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Chinese President Xi hints at ‘more open’ cyberspace

China's restrictive cyberspace could become more open, the country's president has claimed.

GoFundMe drops 5% personal crowdfunding fee

Crowdfunding service GoFundMe is dropping the 5 percent fee that it collects from personal campaigns within the US today, adding an optional donation option in its stead.

Bitcoin surges past $10,000

Bitcoin is now worth over $10,000. The cryptocurrency, which crossed the milestone for the first time since its creation in 2008, surged past $10,000 on Tuesday evening as it climbs toward $11,000, according to research site CoinDesk.

Banks raise alarm over fake job recruitment website

Commercial banks have raised the alarm over a fake employment website alleged to belong to them, deployed by fraudulent element with the intent to defrauding unsuspecting young graduates.

YouTube removes ads on 2 million inappropriate children’s videos

YouTube has removed more than 270 accounts and over 150,000 videos from its platform, and switched off commenting on 625,000 videos targeted by child predators, according to Vice News.

Banky W’s wedding, Anambra election dominate Google search

Popular Nigerian singer/songwriter, Oluwabankole Wellington, a.k.a Banky W, and actress Adesua Etomi’s wedding dominated the internet search engine Google this week.

Morocco regulator bans bitcoin payments

Morocco's currency regulator has announced a ban on transactions in bitcoin and other virtual currencies, in a country where foreign exchange flows are tightly controlled.

Digital advocates decry US plan to end net neutrality

Several Open Internet advocacy organisations have come out against the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai's plans to end net neutrality.

Skype joins list of apps on China blacklist

Skype has apparently joined the lengthening list of internet communication tools on China’s blacklist, with Apple saying Wednesday it was ordered to clear its download store of apps that violate national laws.

Google admits tracking user location data even when the setting was turned off

Android phones gather your location data and send it to Google, even if you’ve turned off location services and don’t have a SIM card, Quartz reported today.

Why we honoured Chinua Achebe – Google

Technology giant, Google said it honoured Nigerian literary icon, Chinua Achebe on its doodle to underscore his status as a figure of 20th century literature.

AFRIMA, Nigeria vs Argentina match dominate Google search

Sunday’s All African Music Award and the Nigeria/Argentina football match dominated searches on the internet search engine, Google, this week.

Nigerians to get 14-day grace to roll over unused data – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, is set to issue a directive to telecommunications operators to give 14 days window to subscribers to enable them roll over their unused data.

Skype loses Belgian court appeal over failure to share data on messages and calls

Microsoft’s online communication service Skype lost an appeal in Belgium after it failed to comply with a court request to share data from messages and calls.

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FIRS targets 90% tax compliance in 2018 – Babatunde Fowler

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Juventus close Napoli lead at top as AC Milan lose again

Reigning champions Juventus stormed back into second place in the Serie A table, while AC Milan's imploding season took another turn for the worse.

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa in tight spot over picking deputies – report

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa was reportedly facing a tough time in choosing his two deputies after strong backlash for picking a militarised cabinet early in December.

Order monthly inspection of police stations – Femi Falana tells Lagos CJ

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Manchester City’s record run unfairly overshadowing Chelsea form – Antonio Conte

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Boko Haram has killed more Muslims than Christians – ex-Minister Sarafa Tunji

Alhaji Sarafa Tunji, a former Secretary to Ogun State Government and Minister of Mines and Steel Development has faulted the claims in some quarters that Islam is a religion of violence.

NGO urges more sensitisation on polio vaccination

Women Friendly Initiative (WFI), an NGO, has called for more sensitisation and education of the public, especially parents on importance of immunisation of children against polio.

Yuletide: FRSC reassures Ebonyi road users of safety

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