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Italy will renew the agreement with Libya to ban migrants

Italy renewed a contentious deal with Libyan coastguard signed in 2017 to block illegal migrants attempting to leave the coast of the North African country, the government said.   On Wednesday, Italy’s Foreign Minister Luigi di Maio told parliament that the agreement with Libya would be immediately prolonged from November for another three years.   […]

Female Oyo pilgrim flee after 2019 Hajj

The Oyo State Pilgrims Welfare Board says Ms Anifat Saheed, a female pilgrim, fled in Jeddah during Saudi Arabia’s 2019 Hajj service.   Professor Sayed Malik, chairman of Muslim wing of the board, revealed this to the Governor Seyi Makinde on Thursday in Ibadan, delivering the 2019 Hajj report.   As indicated by Malik, Anifat’s […]

Facebook agrees to pay fine to Cambridge Analytica company in UK

Facebook has agreed to pay a £500,000 fine imposed by the UK’s data protection watchdog for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. It had originally appealed the penalty, causing the Information Commissioner’s Office to pursue its own counter-appeal. As part of the agreement, Facebook has made no admission of liability. The US firm said […]

‘Bizarre’ diseases destroy our onion farms —Kebbi farmers

The National Association of Onions Farmers,  Kebbi State chapter, has said that it has lost over N1 billion worth of onions to two bizarre diseases affecting farms and storage facilities in the state. The Chairman of the association, Bello Uba, stated that in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday that no fewer than 20,000 farmers were affected. […]

Umahi sacks aide over suspected misinformation

Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi fired his Technical Assistant on Social Media, Mr Ndubisi Itumo, on Wednesday for allegedly misinforming the public.   A statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala, said the termination was effective immediately.   “The termination is on the grounds of misconduct bordering on misinforming the […]

Police arrest 100 people in protest against xenophobia

On Wednesday, South African police arrested 100 people as part of an operation to disperse a group of refugees and asylum seekers who had staged an extended sit-in near the UN refugee agency in Cape Town.   The refugees and asylum seekers have camped for weeks outside the headquarters of the United Nations High Commissioner […]

Opera launches OLeads in Nigeria to enable growth for more than 40 million small and medium size enterprises

Opera Limited, one of the world’s major browser developers and leader in AI-driven digital content, has  launch OLeads—a new online lead generation platform for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). OLeads offers a unique tools to increase SMEs’ visibility and online presence, increasing awareness about their business, and helping ramp up sales.  Today, SMEs are the […]

Stamp duty threatens government’s cashless, financial inclusion drive

• Nigerians opt for cash transactions• Merchants, agents express frustrationMore Nigerians are now shunning transactions via Point of Sales (PoS) terminals; owing to the implementation of a ₦50 additional charge by merchants, as imposed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in collaboration with the Nigeria Inter- Bank Settlement System (NIBSS). The CBN described the […]