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Outbreak of Monkey pox, other national issues dominate Google search

The outbreak of monkey pox which was reported by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) dominated searches on Internet search engine — Google — this week.

Russian central bank to block websites offering cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin

Russia will block access to websites of exchanges that offer crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin, Russian Central Bank First Deputy Governor Sergei Shvetsov said on Tuesday.

NDIC warns about risks of trading with Bitcoin, other digital currencies

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has said Nigerians who use Bitcoins and other digital currencies as means of payment, commercial transaction and online investment do so at their own risk as such currencies are not insured by the corporation.

Nigeria ratifies Internet copyright treaties

Nigeria has ratified four international copyright treaties for the protection of Intellectual Property across the country.

Google reportedly finds Russia-linked ads on YouTube, Gmail, Search

Google has found evidence that a Russian government campaign used the company’s platforms to spread propaganda, according to a new report from The Washington Post.

AOL Instant Messenger to shut down December 15

AOL Instant Messenger, one of the pioneering chat applications of the internet’s early days, will be shut down December 15, the company said Friday.

YouTube changes search algorithms after Las Vegas shooting misinformation

YouTube has changed its search algorithms to display more reliable and trustworthy sources after the violent attack in Las Vegas saw a spike in misinformation and hateful content appear on the site, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Second-hand items worth N12.1tn offered for sale in 2016 – OLX

An online classified site in Nigeria, OLX, on Thursday revealed that the total value of second-hand items posted in 2016 was N12.1tn.

Jumia introduces Jumia Bot to aid business goals

Jumia, an e-commerce platform, on Wednesday introduced Jumia Bot, to help companies make meaningful connections with their customers to meet their business goals.

2013 hack hit all 3 billion Yahoo accounts – company

A 2013 hack affected all three billion accounts at Yahoo, triple the original estimate, the online giant's parent company said on Tuesday following a new analysis of the incident.

Polygamy dating app draws criticism in Indonesia

A Tinder-style dating app for polygamists has sparked controversy in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation — but its developer says he “just wants to help” unmarried middle-aged women.

North Korea gets new internet connection

North Korea has opened a new internet connection with the outside world, this time via Russia, a move which cybersecurity experts say would strengthen the country’s internet and its ability to conduct cyberattacks.

Google unveils new moves to boost struggling news organisations

Google announced new steps to help struggling news organizations Monday -- including an end to a longstanding "first click free" policy to generate fresh revenues for publishers hurt by the shift from print to digital.

Google introduces 5 more products

Google has announced introduction of five additional products that would enable internet users to access information with ease.


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Court grants ex-House of Reps member Farouk Lawan’s application for transfer of case

Justice Yusuf Halilu of the FCT High Court, Jabi, on Tuesday granted the application of Farouk Lawan seeking transfer of his case from Justice Angela Otaluka of FCT Lugbe High Court.

Fed govt alerts Nigerians on high rate of kidney trafficking in Egypt

The Federal Ministry of Health has released a memo to the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, to alert Nigerians on the high rate of kidney trafficking in Egypt.

Google launches advanced Gmail security features for govt officials, journalists

Alphabet’s Google Inc said, on Tuesday, that it would roll out an advanced protection programme in order to provide stronger security for government officials and journalists who are at a higher risk of being targeted by hackers.

Governor Wike urges Nigerians to disregard VP posters

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has called on Nigerians to disregard Vice Presidential Posters being posted in parts of Abuja by a faceless group, describing it as the handwork of mischief makers.

Senate backs fed govt’s plan to tax rich Nigerians more

The Senate has thrown its weight behind the position of the Federal Government that rich Nigerians should pay more taxes.

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Playing in World Cup my biggest ambition – Super Eagles’s Ikechukwu Ezenwa

The Super Eagles goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, on Tuesday said Nigeria’s qualification for Russia 2018 was a fulfilment of what has always been the biggest ambition of his football career.

Human Rights Watch, Britain, United Sstate criticise election of DR Congo to UNHRC

Human Rights Watch, Britain and the United States criticised the election of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for a three-year term.

Nigeria’ll fare better if restructured into regions – Emeka Anyaoku

Former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, says Nigeria will fare better if the ongoing call for restructuring of the country into regions is heeded.

Russian organizations procure Microsoft software despite sanctions

Software produced by Microsoft has been acquired by state organizations and firms in Russia and Crimea despite sanctions barring U.S-based companies from doing business with them, official documents show.

NDLEA seizes 14.03kg drugs in 3 months at Lagos airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Command, has seized 14.03 kilogrammes of controlled and prohibited drugs between May and July.