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Angry protesters took to the streets over the treatment of minorities by law enforcement[Carlos Barria-Reuters]

Mass protests in US caused no new spike in coronavirus cases – reports

In Minnesota, which is the epicentre of the protests, 1.8 per cent of 3,200 protesters, who tested for COVID-19 at community sites, turned out to be infected with the coronavirus, The Wall Street Journal reported on late Thursday.
President Trump wants to create a panel that would look into complaints of bias against conservatives on social media and other online platforms, The Wall Street Journal reported

Donald Trump ‘considering’ creating a panel to examine bias online

President Donald Trump wants to create a panel that would look into complaints of bias against conservatives on social media and other online platforms, The Wall Street Journal reported.

US senator calls for a criminal antitrust probe into Amazon

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) is calling on federal prosecutors to open a criminal antitrust investigation into Amazon, as laid out in a letter released on Tuesday.

Amazon pilots using video calls to verify third-party sellers

Amazon says its existing verification process for third-party sellers uses a combination of machine learning and human review to weed out suspected bad actors. The company said these processes stopped 2.5 million accounts from listing items for sale in 2019
Appearing before a background that said “we care” over an image of a heart-shaped planet Earth, Zoom CEO Eric S. Yuan said Sunday on CNN that despite the company’s recent security problems, its “intentions are good.”

Zoom chief responds to security and privacy concerns

Appearing before a background that said “we care” over an image of a heart-shaped planet Earth, Zoom CEO Eric S. Yuan said Sunday on CNN that despite the company’s recent security problems, its “intentions are good.”
Google is creating a website for people to screen their health and help them find testing sites at Target, Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart locations

Google uses location data to show which places are complying with stay-at-home orders

Google is using location data gathered from smartphones to help public health officials understand how people’s movements have changed in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. In a blog post early Friday morning, Google announced the release of its COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports.
Newcastle United ‘have a deal in place’ to sign Joelinton

Saudi Arabian takeover interest in Newcastle now intensifying

Yasir Al-Rumayyan, the chairman of the Public Investment Fund being linked with a £300million takeover of Newcastle, registered a new company with Companies House in January – just before the first reports of a deal being close for the Magpies.
China announced plans early on Wednesday to expel U.S. journalists from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post in retaliation for U.S. curbs on Chinese media.

China expels US journalists from three top newspapers

China announced plans early on Wednesday to expel U.S. journalists from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post in retaliation for U.S. curbs on Chinese media.
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Coronavirus: Airlines groan under refund requirements – IATA

Airlines are no longer able to comply with current rules on refunds for cancelled or late flights as the coronavirus pandemic hits the aviation industry.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday that “the preparations for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are continuing as planned.”

Tokyo 2020 Olympics may be shifted by two years

There are strong indications that this year’s Olympics may be shifted to 2022 as battle against coronavirus continues.
(FILES) In this file photograph taken on February 4, 2013, shows a detail of a Boy Scouts of America uniform in Irving, Texas. – The Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy on February 18, 2020, in what it said was an effort to safeguard compensation payouts for sexual abuse victims. The organization has been accused of covering up generations of abuse inflicted on thousands of its young members and failing to do enough to root out paedophiles using the youth movement to prey on minors over its 110-year history. (Photo by TOM PENNINGTON / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

US Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy after abuse scandal

The Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy Tuesday in what it said was an effort to safeguard compensation payouts for sexual abuse victims.

Saudi Arabia wealth fund in talks to buy Newcastle United for £340 million

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is in talks to buy English football club Newcastle United for about 340 million pounds (about N156.4 billion), a source familiar with the situation told Reuters.
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019.

Donald Trump to place travel restrictions on Nigeria, six others

United State President Donald Trump is planning to place travel restrictions to Nigeria and other six African and Asian countries, the Wall Street Journal reported.

US visa process to get more difficult as Donald Trump adds Nigeria to travel...

Donald Trump, president of the United States of America, may sign an executive order expanding visa restrictions to seven countries including Nigeria.
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019.

Donald Trump lambasts Apple’s encryption stance on Pensacola iPhones

President Donald Trump lashed out at Apple Inc on Tuesday, castigating the iPhone maker for what he said was its refusal to unlock phones used by criminals while benefiting from government help on trade.
This screen grab from handout video released on April 9, 2019 by representatives of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn shows Ghosn preparing to speak at the beginning of a video message recorded on April 3 before his rearrest earlier this month in Tokyo. – Japanese prosecutors rearrested Ghosn on April 4, who was out on bail, over an additional allegation that he transferred Nissan money to a dealership in Oman but siphoned off millions for personal expenses — including the purchase of a luxury yacht. (Photo by Handout / Representatives for Carlos Ghosn / AFP) /.

Carlos Ghosn may have been helped by ex-Green Beret in escape from Japan

A couple of Americans with names matching private security contractors, including a former US Green Beret who has served time behind bars, accompanied fugitive Carlos Ghosn out of Japan while he was awaiting trial for financial crimes, according to a new report.
Lee Sang-hoon, the chairman of Samsung Electronics, has been found guilty of violating South Korea’s labor union laws and sentenced to 18 months in prison, the Financial Times reports.

Samsung Electronics chairman found guilty of union sabotage

Lee Sang-hoon, the chairman of Samsung Electronics, has been found guilty of violating South Korea’s labor union laws and sentenced to 18 months in prison, the Financial Times reports.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is considering asking a court to stop Facebook from moving ahead with plans to integrate its WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger subsidiaries, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

FTC weighs action against Facebook over plans to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is considering asking a court to stop Facebook from moving ahead with plans to integrate its WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger subsidiaries, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Former Ekiti governor wants Ibrahim Magu placed on watch list so he won’t flee

Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has asked security agencies in the country to place suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, on watch list.
The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) says it has postponed the screening test for its 72 Regular Course schedule to hold on May 30, adding that a new date will be communicated.

NDA reaffirms commitment to turn out best officers

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Comandant Maj.-Gen. Jamil Sarham, reaffirmed the academy’s commitment to turn out the best officers for the Nigerian Armed Forces.
8. President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting, at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.

Aviation, education ministries, others make presentations at FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the seventh virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

NAWOJ: Houses without decent toilet facilities encourage raping of females

The chairperson of the Plateau Chapter of the Nigerian Association of Women Journalist (NAWOJ), Jennifer Yarima, has observed that women and girls living in houses without toilet facilities are more at risk of being raped.

Segun Agbaje elected into PepsiCo board of directors

PepsiCo has elected Segun Agbaje as an independent member of its Board of Directors.