Police Vows To Clampdown On Violent Protesters

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Friday maintained that the Force would not allow anybody planning to organise violent protest in the country to have his way again following destruction of properties that characterised the two-week nationwide #EndSARS protests.The police chief also disclosed that significant numbers of inmates who fled various correctional centres across the country during the period have been re-arrested, adding those yet to be re-arrested are strategically being trailed by the force. Adamu, who stated this in Abuja when he met with all Commissioners of Police…

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Social Media Regulation: UK To Regulate Google, Facebook

Britain announced Friday it will set up a watchdog to regulate tech giants such as Facebook and Google, help protect smaller competitors and give consumers more control over personal data. Britain’s announcement comes as US tech giants are facing increasing scrutiny around the world over their power and as other countries step up their regulatory powers. “Our new, pro-competition regime for digital markets will ensure consumers have choice, and mean smaller firms aren’t pushed out,” said Business Secretary Alok Sharma. The measures are due to come into force after Britain…

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Covid-19 Aftermath: India Enters First Recession In 73 Years

India’s economy contracted 7.5 percent between July and September, performing the poorest among major advanced and emerging economies and entering a technical recession for the first time since independence, official data showed Friday. Although the figures were an improvement on the record 23.9-percent contraction recorded last quarter, they indicate that Asia’s third-largest economy is in for a tough fight as it attempts to revive demand and create jobs even as coronavirus infections climb. The two successive quarters of contraction mean that the country has now entered a “technical recession” for…

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Edo 2020: National Sports Festival To Hold Jan 3-17

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has approved January 3-17, 2021 for the National Sports Festival, Edo 2020. The new date was arrived at during a virtual a meeting on Thursday evening, convened by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, which reviewed circumstances around the recent rescheduling of the sports fiesta according to a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Gabriel T. Aduda. It will be recalled that the proposed 2020 NSF has suffered series of postponement in recent due to COVID-19 situations. Few weeks…

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Maina: Court Grants Senator Ndume Bail On Good Behaviour

Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to Senator Ali Ndume following his remand at the Nigerian Correctional Centre in Kuje, FCT on Monday. Justice Okon Abang on Friday said that the bail was pending the determination of the appeal by Ndume challenging his remand over his inability to produce the former chairman of the of the Presidential Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina. The judge ordered Ndume to produce one surety who must  be a respectable member of the society and who must possess landed property in the…

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