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Google, Facebook rejects Russia’s allegations of meddling in elections

The US internet companies Google and Facebook on Monday rejected Moscow’s allegations that they had interfered in Russian elections by running political ads during the voting day.
A vendor continues with his business on the second day after the death of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe in the density suburb Mbare, Harare, Zimbabwe, 07 September 2019. Robert Mugabe, who had been receiving treatment in Singapore since April this year, died on 06 September aged 95. Mugabe became prime minister of Zimbabwe in 1980 after the country's independence from Britain and served as president from 1987 until his ouster in 2017. Zimbabwe's current leader and Mugabe's former deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has declared Mugabe a 'national hero'. - EPA/AARON UFUMELI

Zimbabweans choose work over mourning Robert Mugabe

A day after ex-strongman and founding leader Robert Mugabe died, the only clear sign that Zimbabwe was in mourning were flags flying at half mast.
The responses to the announcement were immediate and widely varied. Some hailed former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe a liberation hero. Others dismissed him as a monster.

US: Robert Mugabe ‘betrayed his people’s hopes’

The United States has blamed Robert Mugabe for impoverishing Zimbabwe and said he "betrayed his people's hopes," following the guerrilla-turned-strongman's death at age 95.

Digify Africa partners Facebook on talent development

Digify Africa, in partnership with Facebook, has disclosed that it is developing Africa’s next generation of digital talent through its annual training of select university graduates in digital marketing.

Stakeholders spell out dos, don’t in fresh four-year roadmap to new minister

On August 21, 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari swore in Mr. Hadi Sirika, as the substantive Minister of Aviation. In Buhari’s first four year tenure as President, Hadi Sirika served as a Minister of State for Aviation, a designation that made him to report directly to the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi.

Delta government orders establishment of PTAs in public schools

The Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, gave the charge at a stakeholders meeting and interactive session with Principals, School Heads and Chief Inspectors of Education (CIEs) at Government College, Ughelli.
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Reps member commends Enugu governor’s initiative against banditry, kidnapping

The lawmaker representing Nkanu East/West Federal Constituency, Enugu, in the House of Representatives, Hon. Nnolim Nnaji, has praised the efforts of the Enugu State Governor, Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, to checkmate the spate of banditry and kidnapping in various parts of the state.

Norway mosque shooting an ‘attempted act of terror’

The shooting at a mosque near Oslo is being treated as an “attempted act of terror”, Norwegian police said Sunday, with the suspect appearing to harbour far-right, anti-immigrant views.

I won’t allow denigration of monarchs under my watch – Anambra governor

Anambra Governor Willie Obiano has cautioned communities in the state against casting aspersions on their traditional rulers.
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Instagram: ‘Likes’ removal will sanitise platform – users

Some users of Instagram, a social media platform say plans to remove ‘likes counter’ will help sanitise the platform.
“We heard that they intend to send a European fleet to the Persian Gulf, which naturally carries a hostile message, is provocative and will increase tensions,” government spokesman Ali Rabiel said Sunday, according to state media.

Iran: European proposal to escort tankers ‘hostile,’ ‘provocative’

“Hostile” and “provocative” is how Iran labeled a proposal to form a European coalition to escort tankers through the Persian Gulf.
Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano at a meeting of the agency's board of governors in Vienna last year.

IAEA: UN nuclear watchdog chief dies aged 72

UN Nuclear Watchdog Chief, Yukiya Amano, is dead, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Monday in Vienna.
British oil tanker Stena Impero at unknown location, believed to have been captured by Iran.

Iran says British tanker seized because of collision

Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency is reporting that the country’s seizure of British-flagged oil tanker a day earlier was due to a collision with an Iranian fishing boat.
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Strong 6.6 quake hits off northwest Australia

A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off northwest Australia Sunday, shaking buildings over a wide area but causing no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam holds a press briefing at the headquarters of Ethiopian Airlines in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sunday, March 10

A strong Nigerian carrier is in Africa’s best interest – Ethiopian Airlines chief

The Group Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam, has made case for a strong air carrier for Nigeria, saying it would benefit Africa and help reduce dominance of foreign carriers (non-African airlines) on the continent.
Russia begins delivery of S-400 missile defence system to Turkey

Russia delivers missile defence system to Turkey, in test of NATO

Russia began delivery of an advanced missile defense system to Turkey on Friday, a move expected to trigger U.S. sanctions against a NATO ally and drive a wedge into the heart of the Western military alliance.
Archbishop of the Niger Delta Province of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, The Most Rev Tunde Adeleye, has said the suspended RUGA programme was an attempt by the Federal Government at “Islamising and Fulanising” the country.

Bishop: Ruga an attempt to Islamise, Fulanise Nigeria

Archbishop of the Niger Delta Province of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, The Most Rev Tunde Adeleye, has said the suspended RUGA programme was an attempt by the Federal Government at “Islamising and Fulanising” the country.

Bayelsa guber: PDP candidate can come from any zone – group

A socio-political group, the Democratic Agenda Watch (DAW), on Friday said the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the November Governorship election could come from any of the three senatorial districts in the state.

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