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FILE PHOTO: Committee Chairman Roger Wicker (R-MS) attends the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing 'Does Section 230's Sweeping Immunity Enable Big Tech Bad Behavior?', on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., October 28, 2020. Michael Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS

U.S. Senate Republican asks tech firms to explain account, content removals

The outgoing Republican chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee asked the chief executives of major U.S. tech firms Apple Inc, Facebook Inc, Amazon.com Inc, Alphabet Inc and Twitter to answer detailed questions about decisions to restrict or permanently ban accounts of conservative users and other steps to restrict content or platforms.
Ijaw Youth Council, IYC,

IYC scribe: President Buhari tearing Niger Delta apart with bizarre legacy

Pukon, in a statement challenging Mr President to openly declare his legacy to the region, stated: “The Niger Delta today has not been divided in any other time, then this time when you are the commander-in-chief with regard to the region’s socio-economic development and political advancement.”
A former military administrator of Lagos State, Ndubuisi Kanu, has passed away.

Ex-Lagos MILAD Ndubuisi Kanu passes on

Mr Kanu, a retired rear admiral of the Nigerian Navy, who reportedly died on Wednesday after a brief illness, was also at a time the military administrator of Imo State.
YouTube has suspended Donald Trump’s channel for seven days, saying content had violated its policies on inciting violence. Lucy Nicholson-Reuters

#YouTubeBlackVoice fund to provide grants to 10 Nigerians, 13 others – official

YouTube, on Tuesday, announced that 10 Nigerian Creators were among the 23 youtubers from Africa selected to receive grants for the development of their channels from the global #YouTubeBlackVoices fund, an official said.
Twitter said Saturday that hackers “manipulated” some of its employees to access accounts in a high-profile attack, including those of Joe Biden and Elon Musk, and apologized profusely for the breach.

Twitter bans 70,000 QAnon accounts

Twitter has permanently suspended over 70,000 accounts since Friday in an attempt to clamp down on QAnon-fueled conspiracies on its service, the company has announced.

Bishop Kukah accuses JNI of inciting violence against him

The clergyman in a message titled: “A Nation in search of vindication”, had earlier accused the Buhari administration of not living up to expectations of Nigerians due to various economic and security challenges affecting the nation.
Police have ordered the evacuation of several office buildings for the US Congress as supporters of President Donald Trump broke down security barrricades on the steps of the Capitol.

Donald Trump supporters break into US Capitol

Capitol Police sent orders for Congressional staff to leave the Cannon building and other large offices after Trump called on his followers to protest the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory inside the legislature.
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in his New Year broadcast decried the level of violence in the country, saying insecurity is setting Nigeria back at “critical points” through the destruction of public and private investments.

Nigerian president: Insecurity setting us back at critical points

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in his New Year broadcast decried the level of violence in the country, saying insecurity is setting Nigeria back at “critical points” through the destruction of public and private investments.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Ekiti government to build 1,000 housing units for workers

In the broadcast which was aired on all radio and television stations in the state, Fayemi reiterated his administration’s commitment to ensure a safe, secure and prosperous Ekiti State in 2021 where all residents will feel better impact of governance in all the key sectors.
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Nigerian president: How we will tackle insecurity this year

Insecurity, one of the vexed issues in Nigeria currently was one of what President Muhammadu Buhari spoke on today in his national broadcast. He vowed to reorganize the security apparatus in order to be able to tackle insurgency, banditry, kidnappings, piracy and other crimes.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

President Buhari’s New Year broadcast — full text

President Muhammadu Buhari in a speech on New Year’s Day recommits himself to serve the nation, promises to develop Nigerian youths and re-organise the police and the armed Forces to make them proactive.
Peoples Redemption Party PRP

PRP blames APC, President Buhari for Nigeria’s ills

The People’s Redemption Party (PRP) has called on Nigerians to hold president Muhammadu Buhari responsible for all the ills befalling Nigeria under his leadership.

Bishop Kukah: I didn’t call for coup

Bishop Matthew Kukah, Bishop of Sokoto Catholic diocese, yesterday, said he only expressed his personal view “based on evidence” and did not call for a coup in his criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari. He insisted he only spoke the truth on Buhari’s nepotism.
An abortion-rights activists in favour of an abortion bill going through Congress, smokes outside the legislative building during a demonstration in Buenos Aires [Victor R Caivano-AP Photo]

Argentina on the cusp of historic vote to legalise abortion

Argentina is marching towards what could be a historic moment as the Senate considers a bill to legalise abortion that, if approved, would make the Latin American country a leader on reproductive rights in the region.
Former Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng believes the white community is not doing enough to kick racism out of football.

Kevin-Prince Boateng makes passionate plea to white community

Former Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng believes the white community is not doing enough to kick racism out of football.
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Sunday, admitted that the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram exists in many parts of the state and are threat to over six million people in the state.

Borno governor felicitates with Christians, urges Nigerians to remember troops, IDPs, others

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno on Friday in Maiduguri enjoined Nigerians to pray for troops, volunteers of the Civilian Joint Task Force, the displaced and refugees of insurgency as they celebrate Christmas.
Karima Mehtab Baloch received several death threats before she went missing on Monday and was found dead a day later.

Canadian police rule out ‘foul play’ in Pakistani activist death

Karima Mehtab Baloch received several death threats before she went missing on Monday and was found dead a day later.
Lil Baby has brought some to joy into what was an undoubtedly tragic year for George Floyd's family.

Lil Baby funds a birthday party for George Floyd’s daughter

Lil Baby helped throw a birthday party for George Floyd’s daughter, Gianna, on Dec. 16 who turned 7-years-old.

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The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, has released the lists of Primary Six Pupils for placement into public Junior Secondary Schools (JSS).

Parents canvass two shifts system in schools to forestall coronavirus spread

A cross-section of Enugu parents, on Saturday, advocated two shifts for academic activities in primary and secondary schools, reduce overcrowding and thus wide-scale transmission of COVID-19 within schools.
Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has assured that payment of the N30,000 minimum wage will be resumed this January having been suspended due to the negative effect of the covid-19 pandemic.

Governor Inuwa: Gombe’ll resume payment of N30,000 minimum wage end of January

Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has assured that payment of the N30,000 minimum wage will be resumed this January having been suspended due to the negative effect of the covid-19 pandemic.
The new ‘The Village Headmaster’ is expected to start airing in April 2021.

9ice, Jide Kosoko join Akin Lewis, Ibidun Allison, others in ‘The Village Headmaster’

Months after it was announced that the Nigerian Television Authority and Wale Adenuga Productions had embarked on a ground-breaking partnership to revive the iconic TV drama series, ‘The Village Headmaster’, it was recently announced that the recording stage of the first season had been successfully-concluded, and the promotional trailer had started airing across Nigeria.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2019. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni set for sixth term after 35-year rule

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni looked headed for a sixth term as president with election results Saturday placing him firmly ahead of his main rival, who has cried fraud and whose home has been put under heavy guard.
Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu was on taget again for KRC Genk in their Belgian jupiler league clash with Waasland-Beveren on Sunday.

Genk chief: Paul Onuachu good enough to play for Europe top clubs

KRC Genk Sporting director Dimitri De Conde believes Paul Onuachu has the talent to play for any club in the world.