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Divided opinion trails Buhari’s travel ban on 50 high-profile Nigerians
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Divided opinion trails Buhari’s travel ban on 50 high-profile Nigerians

Poll The recent travel ban on 50 high profile citizens by Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari through an executive order to firm up his campaign against graft, has generated mixed reactions from Nigerians. “A number of enforcement procedures are currently in place by which the Nigeria Immigration Service and other security […]

Facebook expands its fact-checking programme to Nigeria with Africa Check and AFP
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Facebook expands its fact-checking programme to Nigeria with Africa Check and AFP

Communications Manager, Sub Sahara Africa, Kezia Anim-Addo; Public Lead, Anglophone West Africa, Akua Gyekye, and Strategic Media Partnerships Manager, Sub Sahara Africa, Jocelyne Muhutu-Rémy, all of Facebook at the launch of its Fact-Checking Programme in Nigeria with Africa Check and AFP on Tuesday October 16 in Ikeja, Lagos Joining fact-checking […]

Shooting at toddler’s Texas birthday party leaves 4 dead
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Shooting at toddler’s Texas birthday party leaves 4 dead

dispute between members of two families at a toddler's first birthday party in Texas erupted into gunfire. A dispute between members of two families at a toddler’s first birthday party in Texas erupted into gunfire, leaving four men dead and a fifth wounded, police confirmed Sunday. The fight broke out […]

Tech firm unveils App that locates advertising targets on internet
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Tech firm unveils App that locates advertising targets on internet

Technology company, Dochase, has developed a computer application software that is capable of locating consumers of certain kind advertisement on the internet and delivers it to them. Dochase is co-founded by two young Nigerian programmers, Chibuike Goodnews and SaintGermaine Onwukeme.“Over the years, we have discovered that 75 percent of media […]

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Firm to boost SMEs capacity through social media

A multimedia agency, NixxHash Communication has concluded plans to host its maiden digital training to boost the capacity of Small and Medium Enterprises(SMEs) in Ikorodu area of Lagos.   The training, which is slated for Thursday, 27 September, is expected to improve the skills of entrepreneurs through social media channels. […]

Facebook chief says internet firms in ‘arms race’ for democracy
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Facebook chief says internet firms in ‘arms race’ for democracy

Facebook Chairman and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerber (AFP Photo / Stephen Lam)<br /> Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said late Tuesday that the leading social network and other internet firms are in an arms race to defend democracy. Zuckerberg’s Washington Post op-ed came on the eve of hearings during which lawmakers […]

2019: APC raises alarm over fake registration website
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2019: APC raises alarm over fake registration website

APC leader, Adams Oshiomole The All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised concern over a trending fake website, apcregistration.com, which it says is meant to harvest its members ahead of the 2019 general elections. The party raised the alarm in a statement issued by Mr Yekini Nabena, its National Publicity Secretary […]

2019: Nasarawa APC worried over mutual attacks on social media attacks
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2019: Nasarawa APC worried over mutual attacks on social media attacks

Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nassarawa State As politicians gear up for the 2019 general elections, the Nasarawa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has advised governorship aspirants to restrain supporters from attacking opponents on social media. “The social media is awash with mutual attacks by supporters of […]

10m Nigerians to get free Wi-Fi facilities as Google Station opens
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10m Nigerians to get free Wi-Fi facilities as Google Station opens

Participants attend the Google for Nigeria event in Lagos, Nigeria, on July 26, 2018. PHOTO: AYODELE ADENIRAN/GUARDIAN NIGERIA Tech giant, Google will make available free Wi-Fi facilities in about 200 sites in Lagos and five other states in Nigeria between now and 2019. Within this period, about 10 million Nigerians, […]