Facebook has shut down Over 5 billion fake accounts this year

Facebook has shut down 5.4 billion fake accounts so far in 2019, the social networking giant announced in its Community Standards Enforcement Report on Wednesday. According to the data, approximately 5 percent of worldwide Facebook active users were identified as fake accounts throughout the year. The company said that they classify fake accounts into two types: abusive […]

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El-Rufai Kneels, Begs For Forgiveness of Governor Yahaya Bello

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State went all out on Thursday, going down on his knees to canvass support for Governor Yahaya Bello’s re-election bid. El-Rufai who is also the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Gubernatorial Campaign in Kogi State made the gesture at a mega rally held for the governor in the state […]

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Bayelsa Guber: Court Disqualifies APC Governorship Candidate

A Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, has declared invalid the announcement of David Lyon, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate and that of his running mate, Degi Eremienyo, for Saturday’s governorship election in Bayelsa. Justice Jane Inyang said that the APC breached the rules when another person, other than the statutorily recognised authority, the […]

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Court Dismisses Rape Case against Coza Pastor, Fines Timi Dakolo’s Wife N1m

An FCT High Court sitting in Bwari, has dismissed the rape case instituted by a socialite, Mrs Busola Dakolo, against the Senior Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, COZA, Biodun Fatoyinbo. The court in its judgment absolved  Pastor Fatoyinbo from the alleged rape on the grounds that the case of the plaintiff is purely sentimental […]

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APC governors give Oshiomhole ultimatum to resign

The Progressives Governors Forum has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman Adams Oshiomhole to convene a National Executive Council (NEC) meeting to address the party’s challenges or resign his position. “It is either Comrade Oshiomhole respect the provision of the party constitution and convene superior organ meeting to deliberate on all our challenges, or […]

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Senate approves N10bn for Kogi 3 days to governorship election

The senate has approved the sum of N10 billion for Kogi state. The sum is a refund for projects executed on behalf of the federal government by the state government. The approval is coming two days to the governorship election in the state. On October 15, President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the funds was read […]

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241 University of Ibadan students make first class

The University of Ibadan, Ibadan on Tuesday graduated 7,430 students with 241 of them making first-class honours from various degree programmes and faculties in its 2017/2018 academic session. Miss Ebhomielen Ofure Mary from the Department of Computer Science broke record by graduating with 7.0 CGPA. In her brief remarks, she urged her fellow graduands to […]

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70 people killed in Guinea ahead of 2020 presidential polls

At least 70 people have been killed in Guinea during protests ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Amnesty International said on Wednesday. The deaths have occurred since 2015, during various demonstrations against President Alpha Conde’s plans to amend the constitution to run for a third term, the human rights organisation said in a statement. In […]

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JAMB to create new platform for candidates denied admission

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it will create a platform that will enable candidates who scored 250 and above know why they are denied placements in their respective schools of choice. Dr Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Head of Media and Information, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria […]

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Modric beats Ronaldo and Messi to win 2019 Golden Foot Award

Luka Modric travelled to Monaco to collect the 2019 Golden Foot award, which is given to successful players over the age of 29. The Croatian became the 17th player to receive the prize, with the first having been awarded to Roberto Baggio in 2003 whilst the Italian was plying his trade at Brescia. “It is an honour for me to receive […]

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Chinese billionaire’s son banned from flying first class after refusing to pay $21.6 million debt

UK-educated Wang Sicong, the only child of mega-rich property magnate Wang Jianlin, and the heir to his estimated $12.5 billion fortune has been banned enjoying ultra-rich lifestyle. This means he’s forbidden from flying first class, buying luxury goods, taking high-speed trains and going on holiday after refusing to pay debts, according to a district court […]

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Hate Speech: Senate proposes death penalty by hanging

The Senate has proposed death by hanging for anybody found guilty of Hate Speech in the country in a reintroduced Bill. The Bill was first presented in the 8th Senate for consideration, but was stepped down. The bill however was revived by the ninth Senate as it was passed into first reading on Tuesday. The […]

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Buhari Will Seek A Third Term In Office – Femi Falana

Human Rights Lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari has been working against the media to prepare the grounds for the launch of his third term campaign. According to him, Nigeria has gone to the dogs and only the media can assist us. He believes the President […]

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Stay away from ‘Yahoo boys’, EFCC tells students

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has appealed to youths, particularly students, to distance themselves from criminal activities capable of disrupting their future. Mr. Isyaku Sharu, Head of the commission’s zonal office in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, made the appeal on Tuesday while addressing students at University of Ilorin. Sharu said the call […]

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Chelsea players face fines of £20,000 for turning up late to training

Frank Lampard has ushered in a bright new era at Chelsea, lifting the negative cloud over the club brought by his predecessor Maurizio Sarri… but the Blues manager has a stern side. A leaked image of the Chelsea boss’s fines system has shown the club’s all time top goalscorer will not stand for any wavering standards at Stamford […]

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Gives Updates on Scott McTominay Injury

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has outlined his fears that Scott McTominay could be out for two months after suffering an ankle injury. McTominay was passed fit to play in United’s 3-1 win over Brighton on Sunday after suffering a knock to his foot in Thursday’s Europa League victory over Partizan Belgrade. But injury […]

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Domestic workers steal Jewellery worth N234m from Lagos celebrity

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested two domestic workers, Alex Obinyan and Ayuba Samson, for allegedly stealing jewelry worth N243m in the Lekki area of the state. It was gathered that Obinyan, a cleaner, and Samson, a car washer, allegedly stole a Cuban diamond neck chain as […]

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Otedola donates N5bn, as Dangote donates N100m to DJ Cuppy Foundation

Business mogul, Femi Otedola, has donated N5bn to the Cuppy Foundation, a philanthropic project of his daughter, Florence Otedola, popularly known as DJ Cuppy. Mr. Otedola, who was represented by another one of his daughters, Tolani, made the announcement during the ‘Gold Gala,’ an event by his daughter, at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, on Sunday […]

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Redeemer’s University students get business grants

Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State has given three of its students seed funds to implement their business proposals. The students were presented their cheques on Thursday during one of the events marking the Bursary Week of the institution. According to the bursar of the university, Mrs Olutayo David, the gesture is meant to encourage entrepreneurship […]

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NYSC approves white, shoulder-length hijab for corps members

The National Youth Service Corps has said that it will allow female corps members, who are Muslims, to use white, shoulder-length hijabs for religious purposes. The NYSC added that only three types of dressing used for different occasions would be acceptable for corps members. The corps stated this in a document exclusively obtained by our […]

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