Trump accuses Twitter of fact checking his tweets

It was reported that Twitter on Tuesday issued a fact check on President Donald Trump’s tweets. It was the first time ever the veracity of the American leader’s claims were checked. There has been criticism against social media platforms regarding the lack of restraint on leaders who use the means to make unsubstantiated claims. Trump had tweeted that mail-in ballots …

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UN appoint Cobhams Asuquo as National Ambassador

Nigerian musician, producer and songwriter, Cobhams Asuquo has been appointed by the United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF), as its National Ambassador. UNICEF Nigeria Representative, Peter Hawkins, announced this in a statement. Cobhams has become UNICEF Nigeria’s first National Ambassador in the last 15 years. The musician would help raise awareness on concerns around children’s rights and solutions, including issues …

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“La Liga can begin from June 8” – Spanish Prime Minister

La Liga will be able to resume from June 8, Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez has disclosed. The spanish league had been suspended for the past two to three months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sanchez disclosed this on Saturday afternoon during a press conference, in which he assured “the worst is behind us” after COVID-19 deaths and new cases …

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Ayade inaugurates anti-tax agency, says it’s injustice to tax poor, low income earners

As part of COVID-19 palliatives and in furtherance of the State tax exemption law, the Cross River state governor Sir Ben Ayade Wednesday inaugurated the anti-tax Agency with a charge to ensure small that scale businesses and peasant farmers enjoy tax holiday. He insisted that the poor must be protected. Members of the Agency include Bishop Emma Isong who is …

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Bauchi State Government has lifted the ban on religious gathering in the state, which was initially imposed in April to contain the spread of coronavirus in the state. Nation reports that the development would enable Muslims in the state to celebrate the Eld-di- Fitri celebrations and also attend Friday Jummah prayers. Governor Bala Mohammed made the announcement today at a …

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The Nigerian Medical Association in Lagos State has asked its members to embark on an indefinite “sit-at-home” industrial action over alleged harassment and intimidation by security agents in the state. The NMA gave the “stay-at-home directive” in a statement signed by its Chairman, Dr Saliu Oseni, and Secretary, Dr Ramon Moronkola, today. According to the statement, the directive takes effect …

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FG receives 292 evacuees from Saudi Arabia

The Federal Government has received 292 stranded Nigerians from Saudi Arabia. Disclosing this via his twitter handle, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said evacuees which include nursing mothers and children were flown to Abuja. The country has successfully evacuated 265 Nigerians from the United Arab Emirate, 253 from the United Kingdom and 106 the United State of America. …

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