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Davido to feature in ‘Coming to America 2’

Nigerian singer David Adeleke, who goes by the stage name Davido, will feature in Eddie Murphy’s forthcoming comedy classic, Coming To America 2, according to news reports.
Hollywood actor, Chadwick Boseman, who played King T’Challa in the 2018 American superhero movie, “Black Panther,” is dead, aged 43.

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman passes on at 43

Hollywood actor, Chadwick Boseman, who played King T’Challa in the 2018 American superhero movie, “Black Panther,” is dead, aged 43.
Turkey’s highest court on Thursday ruled in favor of Wikipedia, saying the Turkish government’s two-year ban on the online encyclopedia constitutes a violation of freedom of expression, the state-run news agency reported.

Hausa language tops articles content on Wikipedia writing contest

Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation has said that the Hausa language topped the list of articles created by language category on Wikipedia women writing contest.

Nnamdi Kanu: Nothing like Niger-Delta or South-South

The Leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has faulted the establishment of Niger-Delta and South-South in Nigeria.
Fanny Nylander, Deputy head of Mission, Embassy of Sweden to Nigeria and participants from the Wikimedia empowerement in Lagos, Nigeria.

Sweden partners firm to empower Lagos women

Fanny Nylander, Deputy head of Mission, Embassy of Sweden to Nigeria, has partnered Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation to empower 30 women in Lagos.
The European Parliament has voted on changes to the Copyright Directive, a piece of legislation intended to update copyright for the internet age.

Britain to abandon EU’s controversial copyright directive after Brexit

The UK government won’t adopt the EU’s controversial copyright directive after it leaves the bloc on January 31st, though politicians say they still support the legislation’s “overall aims.”

$24,000 extortion: EFCC may subject Senator Shehu Sani, businessman to polygraph

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is moving closer to administering the lie detector test on detained Senator Shehu Sani and the Chairman/CEO of ASD Motors, Alhaji Sani Dauda over the alleged $24,000 bribe allegation against the human rights activist.
Turkey’s highest court on Thursday ruled in favor of Wikipedia, saying the Turkish government’s two-year ban on the online encyclopedia constitutes a violation of freedom of expression, the state-run news agency reported.

Court rules Turkey violated rights by blocking Wikipedia

Turkey’s highest court on Thursday ruled in favor of Wikipedia, saying the Turkish government’s two-year ban on the online encyclopedia constitutes a violation of freedom of expression, the state-run news agency reported.
A 30-year-old man, Adolfo Martinez, has been sentenced to more than 15 years in jail for burning a gay flag that was flying at a church in the US.

Man jailed 15 years for burning gay flag

A 30-year-old man, Adolfo Martinez, has been sentenced to more than 15 years in jail for burning a gay flag that was flying at a church in the US.
“We are happy to see the continued growth in the number of international students in the United States and U.S. students studying abroad,” said Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Report: 13,423 Nigerian students contributed $514 million to US economy in 2018

At least 13,423 Nigerians currently studying in the U.S. contributed 514 million dollars to the U.S. economy in 2018, according to official data.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for an improved welfare package for teachers in Nigerian as they join their colleagues globally to mark this year’s World Teachers’ Day. 8

2020 Budget: Federal government disowns MDAs over ‘telephone charge’ estimates

The House of Representatives has queried the allocation of huge amounts of money to suspicious items by Federal Government’s ministries, departments and agencies in the national budget on an annual basis.
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Google faces winged-monkey privacy protest

Google has angered a privacy expert by repeatedly identifying him as a “dwarf character actor” famous for playing a winged monkey in The Wizard of Oz.
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Google wins fight to restrict right-to-be-forgotten ruling to EU search engines

Google has won a long-standing battle with European Union (EU) regulators, after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that Google can limit the scope of the so-called “right-to-be-forgotten” (RTBF) requests to searches made within the EU.
The President of the Nigerian Union South Africa (NUSA), Adetola Olubajo, on Friday said that victims of the recent xenophobic attacks in that country deserved to be compensated.

Xenophobia: South Africa’s 10 worst attacks ever

Nigerians and other foreign nationals in South Africa have been the targets of xenophobic attacks in recent weeks.

Parts of Wikipedia offline after ‘malicious’ attack

Popular online reference website Wikipedia went down in several countries after the website was targeted by what it described as a “malicious attack”.
Chairman, Society of Petroleum Engineers Nigeria Council, Mr Debo Fagbami, who is successfully making waves in the Nigerian Energy Industry.

Debo Fagbami: Data key to exploring business insights in petroleum sector

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Nigeria Council says big data remains a key enabler of exploring business insights and economics of services in the petroleum sector.
Clement Abas Apaak

Lawmaker: I’m going into music as an alternative means of survival

A Ghanaian lawmaker, Dr. Clement Abas Apaak, has said that he would be going into the music industry in order to make ends meet. Apaak, who represents, Builsa South in the Upper East Region on...
President Buhari arrives Amman Jordan, ahead of The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa on 4th April 2019 1

President Buhari to attend OIC meeting in Saudi Arabia

President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to travel to Saudi Arabia to attend a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

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Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said- “I strongly condemn the recent killings of civilians, including women and children in the North-West of Cameroon on 14 February 2020.”

British lawmakers write Commonwealth over killings in Nigeria

Thirteen members of the House of Lords, United Kingdom, have expressed concern over the killings by Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East and Fulani herdsmen in the Middle Belt region.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is delighted with his team's effort this season, despite losing the FA Cup final.

Frank Lampard urges Premier League clubs to help save struggling EFL

Frank Lampard has urged Premier League clubs to ‘have a heart’ and help save Football League sides amid the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic.
Wolves have completed the signing of right-back Nelson Semedo from Barcelona in a deal worth around £29m.

Wolves complete signing of Barcelona star

Wolves have completed the signing of right-back Nelson Semedo from Barcelona in a deal worth around £29m.
Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard has tested positive for Covid-19 following Monday’s round of testing, report Onda Cero radio station.

Real Madrid confirm entire first-team squad recorded negative virus tests amid midfielder’s reports

Real Madrid have confirmed that their entire first-team squad and coaching staff have tested negative for coronavirus, ending speculation that Martin Odegaard would have to self-isolate after reports on Tuesday claimed that he had contracted the disease.
The federal government says adherence to social distancing in the era of coronavirus is only applicable at airports terminals and not in the cabin.

Nigeria: Why we only observe social distancing in airports terminals

The federal government says adherence to social distancing in the era of coronavirus is only applicable at airports terminals and not in the cabin.