Nigerian military offers to deploy in Lagos amid unrest following anti-police protests

The Nigerian military has offered to deploy in Lagos state if needed to protect key business and government sites amid anti-police protests, the governor said on Thursday. Unrest has broken out across the state, which is under 24-hour curfew, sparked by protests and the shooting of civilians by security forces on Tuesday evening. Governor Babjide… Read More Nigerian military offers to deploy in Lagos amid unrest following anti-police protests

U.S. condemns use of excessive force, urges restraint following shooting of protesters in Nigeria

The U.S. State Department on Thursday condemned “excessive force” by Nigerian military forces on unarmed civilians and called for restraint, two days after soldiers opened fire on protesters demonstrating against police brutality in Lagos. “We welcome an immediate investigation into any use of excessive force by members of the security forces. Those involved should be… Read More U.S. condemns use of excessive force, urges restraint following shooting of protesters in Nigeria

Facebook launches dating service in Europe

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it was launching its dating service in 32 European countries after the rollout was delayed earlier this year due to regulatory concerns. The social media company in February postponed launching Facebook Dating in Europe after concerns were raised by Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), the main regulator in the European… Read More Facebook launches dating service in Europe

Lebanese politician Saad al-Hariri named as new prime minister

Lebanese veteran politician Saad al-Hariri was named prime minister for a fourth time on Thursday and pledged to form a new government that can tackle the country’s worst crisis since its 1975-1990 civil war. After his nomination, Hariri said he would quickly form a cabinet of specialists “with a mission to enact the economic and… Read More Lebanese politician Saad al-Hariri named as new prime minister