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Risks of central bank-issued cryptocurrencies are still unclear

It is too soon to determine whether central banks should issue their own cryptocurrencies, the Bank for International Settlements said on Sunday, as the risks could not yet be fully assessed and the technology underpinning them is still unproven.

EU ministers make push for Google, Facebook tax

Google and Facebook may face higher tax bills in Europe as the EU rushed Saturday to change rules so that more of Silicon Valley's mega profits fall into public coffers.

Lawsuit accuses Google of paying women less than men

A trio of former Google employees on Thursday filed a lawsuit accusing the technology giant of paying women less than men for the same work.

Nigerian singer’s video dominates Google searches

A video posted on Twitter by a Nigerian singer, Oluwatosin Ajibade, claiming that some Nigerian musicians use Ghanaian sounds for hits, dominated searches on Google in the past one week.

Wikipedia to increase Nigerian women visibility online

Wikipedia, the world largest encyclopedia says it will increase Nigerian women visibility on the internet through its affiliate, Wikimedia Nigeria.

France, Germany, Italy, Spain want to tax tech giants on revenues, not just profits

France, Germany, Italy and Spain want digital multinationals like Amazon and Google to be taxed in Europe based on their revenues, rather than only profits as now, their finance ministers said in a joint letter.

Nigeria, Cameroun matches top Google searches

Nigeria’s 4-0 first leg win over Cameroon in the ongoing World Cup Qualifiers, has dominated searches this week on Google, according to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN.

Egypt blocks website of leading rights group

A leading Egyptian rights group says authorities have blocked its website in a "new attack" on free speech.

European court rules that companies must tell employees of email checks

Companies need to make sure that employees are aware in advance of management monitoring of their work email accounts, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday in a landmark privacy case.

China bans ICOs, calls it ‘illegal fundraising’

China on Monday banned individuals and organizations from raising funds through initial coin offerings (ICO), saying the practice constituted illegal fundraising.

NECA unveils online platform to check unemployment

The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association, on Wednesday, unveiled an online platform, NECApreneur project, for the training of youths on entrepreneurial skills to check unemployment.

Uber picks Expedia’s Khosrowshahi as new CEO

Uber has chosen Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi to be its chief executive, ending months of speculation in the firm’s search for a new leader.

Amazon Primes whole foods for more visitors

Today, millions of consumers get lower prices and other perks in exchange for favoring one store chain over another.

Funke Akindele’s pregnancy, JAMB dominate Google searches

Rumors of Funke Akindele’s pregnancy during a hosting gig and the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) result dominated searches on the internet search engine Google this week.

Walmart taps Google to challenge Amazon’s hold on voice-assisted shopping

Walmart is teaming up with Google to enter the nascent voice-shopping market, currently dominated by Amazon, adding another front to the giant retailer’s battle with the online megastore.

UK to treat online hate crimes as seriously as offline offences

Online abuse will be treated as seriously as offline offences, Britain’s prosecution service said on Monday in new guidance on handling hate crimes.

Media practitioners want penalty against hate speech

Some media practitioners in Port Harcourt, Rivers, have advocated for penalty against citizens who propagate speech that threatens Nigeria’s unity.

Egypt blocks Reporters Without Borders website

Egypt has blocked the website of international media watchdog, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), as the country continues censorship measures in place since May.

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Supplementary polls: Nigerian Army warns against violence in Sokoto

Ahead of Saturday’s supplementary polls to conclude the governorship elections in Sokoto state, the Nigerian Army on Thursday, expressed readiness to check all forms of lawlessness during the exercise.

FIFA bans ex-football chief for life

FIFA on Thursday slapped a lifetime ban on the disgraced former head of Ecuador’s football federation, Luis Chiriboga, after finding him guilty of taking bribes.
National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

NOUN denies paying ex-President Obasanjo as facilitator

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) says it has never made any payment to former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, for services he renders to the institution as one of its facilitators.

Murder: Lawyer asks court to reject her confessional statement

Justice Adedayo Akintoye will on April 11 rule whether or not to conduct a trial-within-trial on the confessional statement made by a female lawyer, Udeme Otike-Odibi, standing trial for the murder of her lawyer-husband, Symphorosa Odibi.
Nigeria Police

Police launch manhunt for killers of NYSC members in Bayelsa

The Police in Bayelsa has launched a manhunt for the killers of two National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in the state.