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Tech companies caught in the crosshairs on white supremacy

The neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer had its internet domain registration revoked twice in less than 24 hours in the wake of the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, part of a broad move by the tech industry in recent months to take a stronger hand in policing online hate-speech and incitements to violence.

Igbo seek social media usage regulation over hate-speeches

The President-General of Igbo Community in Kaduna and Vice President of Igbo Delegate Assembly for the 19 Northern States, Mr. Chris Nnoli, has called on government to regulate social media usage in the country.

Chinese drone maker beefs up drone security after US Army ban

Chinese drone maker SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd is tightening data security on its drones after the U.S. Army ordered its members to stop using DJI drones because of “cyber vulnerabilities,” a company official told Reuters on Monday.

Airtel’s SmartConnect offers 100% data bonus to subscribers

Airtel Nigeria says it is offering 100 per cent value of a customer’s recharge as extra data in addition to the eight times instant bonus customers get on every recharge.

Zenith Bank pledges more commitment to Microsoft Championship

Zenith Bank has restated commitment to encourage more Nigerian students to participate in the annual Microsoft Office Specialist Championship.

GoDaddy gives neo-Nazi website 24 hours to find a new host

The web hosting company GoDaddy said on Sunday it had given The Daily Stormer 24 hours to move its domain to another provider after the extremist web site posted an article denigrating the woman who was killed at a white nationalist rally in Virginia.

CodeLagos: Ambode approves phase 2, to launch 300 new centres

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the implementation of the second phase of the CodeLagos Project, which will be launched in September 2017.

NITDA wins outstanding govt agency award

The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, on Friday emerged the outstanding government agency of the year at the Titans of Technology awards in Lagos.

Investors urge SMEs to embrace digital solutions

Investors who participated in the Afro-Austria Business Summit, which recently held in Vienna, Austria, has charged small and medium-sized enterprises in Nigeria to embrace digital solutions and opportunities to propel their growth.

Cryptocurrency surge stirs Bitcoin bubble fears

Bitcoin and other “cryptocurrencies” are big money, virtually as big as Goldman Sachs and Royal Bank of Scotland combined.

IS use eBay, PayPal to channel money to US – FBI

Islamic State allegedly used PayPal and fake eBay transactions to channel money to an operative in the US, The Wall Street Journal reports.

China sets world record in unbreakable code from satellite

China has sent an “unbreakable” code from a satellite to the Earth, marking the first time space-to-ground quantum key distribution technology has been realized, state media has reported.

China targets social media in new crackdown

China's largest social media platforms are being investigated for suspected breaches of the nation's strict cybersecurity laws.

Uber investor Benchmark sues Travis Kalanick for fraud

Venture capital firm Benchmark Capital is suing former Uber Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick to force him off the board of the ride-services company and rescind his ability to fill three board seats, according to the lawsuit.

Google cancels diversity debate Town Hall

Google Thursday cancelled a Town Hall intended to air viewpoints on diversity, sexism and free speech, citing worker safety concerns.

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The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Abia State has boasted that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu would be the last governor of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rule the state.

Seven in 10 Nigerians poor, yet legislators earn more – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has lamented that while 75 per cent of Nigerians live in abject poverty, National Assembly members have refused to cut down their earnings.

Senate assures Nigerians on Electoral Act

The Senate has assured that it would give Nigerians the best in the ongoing amendment of the Electoral Act.

Fed govt obtains $770m loan for water, spends $1.5bn – Minister

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ASUU may end strike within one week – Minister

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Apologise to Nigerians for your corrupt govt – Oni tells Jonathan

“There is no mark for effort. Every mark is about result. What results did he get. The results are very shameful and he should not be talking about what he did or what he did not do on corruption. I think he should just be asking for forgiveness,” Oni stated