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Facebook shuts dozens of Myanmar social media accounts

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had shut 216 social media pages, groups and accounts in Myanmar, some tied to the army, to stymie efforts to “manipulate or corrupt public debate”. The company closed 89 Facebook accounts, 107 pages, 15 groups and five Instagram accounts, some of which had hundreds of thousands of followers, it […]

South-East Governors Write Buhari Over Airport, Herdsmen

Governors in Nigeria’s south east have written to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to delay the closure of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, and act against insecurity in the region. The South East Governors Forum also asked the president to approve its earlier decision banning herders who have no cattle, as well as the […]

Teachers to Wear Black Every Pay Day to Mourn Death of ‘Our Salaries’

Firebrand teachers group, Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Unions of Zimbabwe ARTUZ, famed for embarking on a 275km march to press for improved wages, on Tuesday said they were now turning to wearing black during paydays to protest poor salaries. This was revealed by union president Obert Masaraure while talking to NewZimbabwe.com Tuesday. Masaraure said teachers under […]

League managers fine PSG €2,000 for abusing Neymar

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have been fined €2,000, after their fans unfolded an offensive banner aimed at Neymar during their Ligue 1 win over Nimes. Neymar was targeted by fans during the 3-0 victory at Parc des Princes on Aug. 11, amid growing speculation he wants to leave the club. One banner urged the 27-year-old to […]

Taekwondo gives Nigeria first gold medal at 12th African Games

Team Nigeria’s taekwondo athletes on Wednesday in Rabat helped the contingent  to be placed on the 12th African Games’ medals table with one gold and two bronze medals. Chinazum Nwosu won the gold medal in the female -53kg event, while Sunday Onofe and Okuomose Benjamin won the bronze medals in the male -87kg and +87kg […]

Extrajudicial killings: Coalition of lawyers calls for Police reform

Coalition of Public Interests Lawyers and Advocates (COPA) has urged the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu, to initiate a reform process in the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to ensure its men work according to the rules of engagement. The call followed reactions and condemnation of policemen seen in a viral video, shooting arrested […]

Banks condemn Hong Kong violence in newspaper adverts

HSBC and Standard Chartered have taken out newspaper adverts in Hong Kong condemning the violence in the Asian financial hub. In the adverts, the banks also called for a peaceful resolution after more than two months of political unrest. Protests against an extradition bill have evolved into a pro-democracy movement, concerned about China’s growing power […]

Ryanair flights take off despite pilots’ strike

Ryanair flights in and out of UK airports took off as normal this morning despite strikes by pilots, the airline has said. Thousands of passengers were braced for disruption ahead of a 48-hour walkout over pay and conditions. On Wednesday, Ryanair lost a last-ditch legal challenge to stop the strikes. But the no-frills carrier has […]

Full list of ministers and their portfolios

President Muhammadu Buhari has assigned portfolios to the newly sworn-in ministers. He made the announcement at the Presidential villa on Wednesday. The full list is below: 1. Dr. Ikechukwu Ogah (State, Mines & Steel) 2. Mohammed Musa Bello (FTC) 3. Godswill Akpabio (Niger-Delta) 4. Chris Ngige (Labour & Employment) 5. Sharon Ikeazor (State, Environment) 6. […]

FG issues N59.53 billion in August bond auction – DMO

The Debt Management Office (DMO) on Wednesday, issued N59.53 billion Federal Government bonds for the three tenors it offered to various investors who subscribed at the auction. The DMO said this in a statement it issued in Abuja after the auction. It said it offered N40 billion for the five year papers, N50 billion for […]