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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.

Peter’s intention to terminate contract with Psquare’s dominates Google searches

The intention of Peter Okoye of Psquare to terminate contract with the Psquare brand dominated searches on Google Nigeria this week.

EU to propose Google, Facebook tax in 2018 – Juncker

The EU will propose a new tax on tech giants such as Google and Facebook next year despite opposition by several states that fear a blow to their economies, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday.

NCC asks telcos to give customers 14-day grace period for data usage

Umar Danbatta, executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), says all telecommunications operators must give customers a 14-day grace period to exhaust their remaining data after 30 days.

Apple Music now has over 30 million subscribers

Apple Music has surpassed 30 million subscribers, according to Billboard. The streaming service has picked up 10 million subscribers since December, and 3 million since WWDC back in June.

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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Tribunal: I have not been certified – Atiku Abubakar’s data analyst

Petitioners’ Witness 60, Joseph Gbenga, called by Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as an expert witness admitted before the Presidential Election Petitioner Tribunal, on Friday, that he had not been certified.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Presidency: Court will decide Ibraheem El Zakzaky’s fate

The Presidency has enjoined El-Zakzaky-led Shiite members to desist from needless violent street protests and await the decision of the court in Kaduna where their leader is currently being tried.

Governor Masari pushes for collective dialogue with bandits in North-West

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State says, for dialogue and amnesty programme for cattle rustlers and bandits in the Northwest to succeed, it must involve all state governments in the zone.

Tailor arrested over alleged N1.48 million fraud

A 47-year-old tailor, Popoola Abolade, was on Friday brought before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly defrauding a company of N1.48 million.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Kogi guber: APC stakeholders drag NWC to court

The All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders Kogi State chapter, have taken legal action against the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) over the indirect mode of primaries adopted by the national leadership for the election of candidates for the November 16 Kogi State governorship poll.