Facebook removes multiple accounts from Nigeria, Egypt, two others

Facebook Inc has removed several pages, groups and accounts on its platforms from the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Nigeria and Indonesia, citing “coordinated inauthentic behavior”. A total of 280 Facebook accounts, 149 pages and 43 groups, and 121 Instagram accounts were removed, the social media platform said bit.ly/2LJypCf on Thursday. Facebook, which owns one-time rivals Instagram and WhatsApp, said the accounts were engaged in spreading content on topics like UAE’s activity in Yemen, the Iran nuclear deal and the criticism of Qatar, Turkey and Iran. The social media giant has…

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Man, 26, charged with murder of father, brother, two others

A 26-year-old man has been charged with killing four people, including his father, brother and ex-girlfriend, during a 12-hour shooting spree across Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley region last week. Gerry Dean Zaragoza was charged on Monday with four counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of attempted robbery. If convicted, he faces a possible maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole or the death penalty, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors have not yet…

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Ondo auto crash claims sex workers, two others

Two commercial sex workers and two others lost their lives in an auto crash at Yaba Street, Ondo in Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State on Sunday night. The accident, which occurred shortly after a downpour in the area, paralysed social and commercial activities in some parts of the town. The accident, according to a witness, involved a brown Volvo car marked Anambra 265 AAH and a truck with registration number Lagos 858 EKY. The witness said the accident occurred about 10:30 p.m. on Sunday while the victims…

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LMC suspends Enyimba goalie, two others

…as axe falls on Pillars, Remo, Katsina League Management Company has come hard on some Nigerian Professional Football League sides after fans restiveness at some match venues at the weekend. The league body said it would continue to enforce safety regulations and sanction every act of violation to deter unruliness at match venues. “We recognise that football is a game of passion and there are bound to be emotional outbursts when people pursue their passion  especially in supporting their favourite clubs,” a statement by the LMC said. In review of…

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Ajah: Family sues Ambode, others over illegal land allocation

The Odugbese-Abereoje Chieftaincy Family of Ajah,  Lagos State, has dragged Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and two others to the Lagos High Court over alleged illegal land allocation. The plaintiff, in the suit filed by lawyer and rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, is seeking an order nullifying the allocation of their family land at Ajiwe, by the Lagos State Government. The family is contending that the government is incompetent to allocate their land to a stranger, having secured a court judgment over the said land from the High Court of Lagos State against…

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