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NCC: Internet users in Nigeria hit 103.6 million in July

Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to 103.6 million in July, the Nigerian Communications Commission has said.
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Facebook chief says internet firms in ‘arms race’ for democracy

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said late Tuesday that the leading social network and other internet firms are in an arms race to defend democracy.
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Google takes Digital Skills for Africa programme to Sokoto

Google Nigeria on Tuesday launched its Google Digital Skills for Africa Programme in Sokoto, starting with 1,000 trainees.
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Europe’s news agencies blast Google, Facebook for ‘plundering’ content

Europe’s biggest news agencies accused Google and Facebook of “plundering” news for free on Tuesday in a joint statement that called on the internet giants to share more of their revenues with the media.

EU must challenge PayPal, Apple in payment services

European Union countries must foster payment services that work across the continent to boost its financial sector and reduce dependence on third countries like the United States, a top European Central Bank official said Monday.
This photo taken on August 23, 2018 shows the Google logo on display at the Smart China Expo at Chongqing International Expo Center in southwest China's Chongqing. - AFP PHOTO - STR - China OUT

Donald Trump idea on regulating Google ‘unfathomable’

His attacks on Google drew headlines, but President Donald Trump would face an impossible task if his administration tried to regulate the leading internet search engine and its news results.
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UK minister attacks Google over ‘child abuse content’

British Foreign Minister, Jeremy Hunt, accused Google on Thursday of abandoning its moral values by failing to remove child abuse content while launching a version of its search engine in China that will block some websites.
[FILE] US President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion on the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on August 23, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - MANDEL NGAN

Donald Trump says Google is ‘rigged’ with bad news about him

US President Donald Trump claimed Tuesday that Google results were “rigged” because searches for “Trump News” brought up negative stories about him, and questioned whether this was illegal.

NCC moves to actualise 30 per cent broadband penetration by 2018

The National Association of Telecommunications Subscribers says Nigeria Communications Commission’s licensing of more infrastructure companies is a proactive step toward achieving the 30 per cent broadband penetration target.
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ATPN hopes Nigeria will attain 30% broadband penetration by end of 2018

The Association of Telecommunication Professionals of Nigeria has expressed optimism that the country would attain 30 per cent broadband penetration before the end of 2018.
Google is reportedly planning to re-launch its search engine in China, complete with censored results to meet the demands of the Chinese government.

Google employees sign protest letter over China search engine

Hundreds of Google employees have signed a protest letter over the company’s reported work on a censor-friendly search engine to get back into China, The New York Times said Thursday.
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Group: Mali disrupts internet ahead of run-off

An international digital rights group is reporting that authorities in Mali have restricted internet access on the even of a presidential run-off vote.

Website for consumer, producer rights’ protection launched

An independent online website has been formally launched in Lagos for protection of the rights of consumers and producers.
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Baidu is ready to beat Google if it re-enters China

Baidu is prepared to win against Alphabet’s Google in China, its chief executive officer said on social media, amid rumblings the U.S. search engine giant was planning to re-enter a market it left eight years ago.

Google developing censor-friendly search engine for China

Google is crafting a search engine that would meet China’s draconian censorship rules, a company employee told AFP on Thursday, in a move decried by human rights activists.

NCC: Nigeria Internet users decrease in June

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says Internet users in the country decreased to 102,805,122 million in June from the 103,152,726 million recorded in May.
Google is reportedly planning to re-launch its search engine in China, complete with censored results to meet the demands of the Chinese government.

Google whistleblower reveals plans for censored search in China

The whistleblower who spoke to The Intercept said that they were “against large companies and governments collaborating in the oppression of their people,” and suggested that “what is done in China will become a template for many other nations.”

Google launches Google station in Nigeria, targets 200 locations by 2019

Web search engine, Google, has unveiled Google Station aimed at providing free high-quality, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots to millions of Nigerians.

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Amazon launches local ecommerce site for Turkey

Amazon has launched its ecommerce business in Turkey, the company’s seventh market in Europe and sixteenth globally.

Group berates Lagos government over poor waste management

The Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (AWAM), popularly known as Public Private Participation (PSP), says Lagos State has now become one of the dirtiest cities in the world.

Aston Villa coach Steve Bruce hail Tammy Abraham after goalscoring home debut

Aston Villa coach Steve Bruce has heaped praises on Tammy Abraham and Yannick Bolasie after the duo scored on their home debuts to hand the hosts a 2-0 victory over Rotherham United.
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Liberian referee Jerry Yekeh cleared by CAF

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has cleared Liberian referee Jerry Yekeh from all allegations of corruption.

NFF Election: Aminu Maigari risks disqualification over alleged certificate forgery

A former President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, and frontline contender for the NFF Presidency, Aminu Maigari, may be disqualified by the 2018 NFF Electoral Committee over an alleged certificate forgery.