Covid-19: Saudi Arabia arrests 936 violators of Holy sites entry rules during Hajj

Saudi Arabia’s authorities arrested 936 people who tried to enter Holy sites during Hajj without prior authorization, the General Directorate of Public Security said on Thursday. The official spokesman for the Hajj Security Forces Command said the authorities took the necessary actions against them, including imposing the previously announced fines. Pilgrims began the first day …

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Manchester City agree fee for highly rated Valencia winger

Manchester City have agreed an initial fee with Valencia for highly rated 20-year-old winger Ferran Torres. Stats Perform News understands the Spain Under-21 international will cost City £21.2million (€23m), plus further add-ons. Talks between the clubs are on-going, with an agreement on the wider terms of the deal thought to be close. Ferran is considered …

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Transferring Federal government roads to states not feasible – House of Rep Speaker

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said it is not feasible for states to take the ownership of the Federal government roads unless the privatisation Act is amended. Gbajabiamila said this while speaking with journalists shortly after he met with the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, in his Oke-Mosan office in …

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Federal Government announces dates for NECO, NABTEB, others

The Federal Government on Wednesday released the timetable for all National Examinations for pupils in exit classes, beginning from 17 August to 18 November, 2020. The government said the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) organised by the National Examination Council (NECO) for SS3 pupils will commence on October 5 and end on November 18, …

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Indian businessman converts office to isolation centre

An Indian businessman who recovered from coronavirus has converted his office into an 85-bed isolation facility to provide free treatment for the poor. The coronavirus epidemic is still raging in the world’s second-most populous nation, with the number of infections passing 1.5 million on Wednesday, and almost 35,000 deaths. With public hospitals struggling to cope, …

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British rapper Wiley apologises after Twitter ban

British rap scene godfather Wiley apologised Wednesday for “generalising” but refused to distance himself completely from anti-Semitic posts that got him permanently banned by Twitter. “I’m not racist, you know. I’m a businessman,” Wiley told Sky News after the social media platform made its temporary suspension of the artist permanent. “My comments should not have …

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1999 Constitution amendment begins after Sallah – Chairman Senate Committee

  Works on altering the 1999 Constitution commence after the Sallah break, Chairman Senate Committee on Constitution Review, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, said on Wednesday. Omo-Agege, who is also the Deputy Senate President, made this assertion when two groups, Women Education Advocacy and Development Initiative (WEADI) and League of Women Voters of Nigeria (NILOWV), visited him …

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Why some of my appointees are disappointed – Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has said that political appointees that felt disappointed with his administration were those who came into office believing that such appointments would aid primitive acquisition of wealth. Akeredolu said none of his political appointees is owed any salaries and allowances. He described the resignation of some of them as good …

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I kidnap people to raise money for charity – 52-year-old pastor arrested by the police says

A 52-year old pastor, Adetokunbo Adenokpo, has been arrested for allegedly abducting a dispatch rider and detaining him in an underground facility in his church in Sagamu, Lagos. Parading the suspect before newsmen today July 29, the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, DCP Frank Mba, said the pastor who is the General Overseer of …

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TikTok is unsafe and scary – Facebook, Google, and others

Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook are too powerful and will likely emerge from the coronavirus pandemic even stronger, the head of a US congressional antitrust committee said Wednesday at a high-stakes hearing featuring the CEOs of the four US tech giants. “Simply put, they have too much power,” Representative David Cicilline said in his opening …

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