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Donald Trump security team considers building US 5G network to counter Chinese spying threats

President Donald Trump’s national security team is looking at options to counter the threat of China spying on U.S. phone calls that include the government building a super-fast 5G wireless network, a senior administration official said on Sunday.

Half of health searches on Google return cancer diagnosis – study

Half of all attempts to self diagnose an illness using Google could leave people fearing they have cancer, a study reveals.

George Soros predicts doomsday for Facebook, Google

Billionaire investor George Soros launched a scathing attack on Facebook and Google at the Davos summit on Thursday, calling them monopolies that could be manipulated by authoritarians to subvert democracy.

Google honors Stephen Keshi with doodle

Search giant, Google today celebrates Nigerian football icon Stephen Keshi, on the occasion of his 56th birthday. The technology firm honoured the former Super Eagles Captain on its doodle.

NCC: What Nigeria needs for efficient broadband penetration

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, says the country needs more than 120,000 kilometres of metropolitan fibre networks interconnected across the country to achieve its goal of pervasive broadband penetration.

21 US states sue to keep net neutrality

A group of 21 U.S. state attorneys general filed suit to challenge the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to do away with net neutrality on Tuesday while Democrats said they needed just one more vote in the Senate to repeal the FCC ruling.

Denmark to charge 1,000 youths with spreading sex videos via Facebook

More than 1,000 youths in Denmark are to be charged with spreading sex videos of two 15-year-olds through Facebook, Danish police said on Monday, in the nation's largest case of its kind.

Philippine govt seeks to close news website

The Philippine government has sought to shut down an independent news website, which has published critical stories about President Rodrigo Duterte, a move observers and journalists say is an attack on press freedom and democracy.

Nigeria ended 2017 with 101,695 domain names

The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) said on Friday that 101,695 domain names existed in the country’s domain registry as at 2017, up from 76,907 names recorded in 2016.

Corp members’ death, foreign news dominate Google search

The death of an unidentified National Youth Service Corps member in Akwa Ibom State dominated searches on the internet search engine Google this week.

Google moved €16bn to Bermuda to avoid tax – report

Google moved 15.9 billion euros ($19.2 billion) to a Bermuda shell company in 2016, saving it billions of dollars in taxes that year, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, quoting regulatory filings in the Netherlands.

Suicide victim video by YouTube star sparks anger in Japan

Japanese social media reacted with a storm of outrage to a video by YouTube star Logan Paul showing a suicide victim in a forest near Mount Fuji, as anger spread over the now-deleted video on Wednesday.

NCC to extend unused data roll over to 14 days

Following complaints, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is to extend the grace period of unused data roll over to 14 days

Chrome to start blocking ads on February 15

In June, Google revealed that Chrome will stop showing ads (including those owned or served by Google) on websites that display non-compliant ads “starting in early 2018.” Now the company has committed to a date: Chrome’s built-in ad-blocker will start working on February 15, 2018.

UN urges member states to safeguard children from online abuse

The UN has called on member states to keep children safe online by safeguarding their privacy and protecting them from abuse and exposure to unsuitable materials.

MainOne, Tizeti, Facebook partner to improve internet connectivity in Lagos

MainOne and Tizeti on Monday announced the completion of a joint development project with Facebook to enable the expansion of internet services in Lagos.

Google to increase number of staff detecting extremist content on YouTube – official

The U.S. IT giant, Google, will increase the number of employees engaged in the detection of extremist content on its video-sharing service YouTube, as well as other materials violating the service’s rules, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said.

9Mobile MiFi subscribers lament depletion of data

Some 9mobile MiFi subscribers on Monday expressed concern over the depletion of their data in addition to the rising costs of the data bundle.

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Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has expressed his administration’s commitment to the development of the education sector as the key to high-level human capital development needed for emancipation of the people.

Kogi declares two day mourning in honour of victims of tanker inferno

In a press statement signed by the commissioner of information, Kingsley Fanwo, and made available to newsmen in Lokoja, it said the Governor and the Government of Kogi State are saddened by the unfortunate incident that claimed many lives in the early hours of Wednesday
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Benue condemns killing by suspected herdsmen

The Benue State government has condemned the killing of five persons by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen during an attack on Tse-Apera Village, Nzorov district of Guma local government.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Inspector extorting motorcyclist to face trial in Lagos

The Nigeria Police Force, Lagos State Command, Thursday, ordered the immediate orderly room trial of an inspector caught in a widely circulated picture extorting a motorcyclist.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Russia may be wishing to see his Democratic rival Joe Biden emerge victorious on Election Day.

US election: Donald Trump refuses to promise peaceful transition of power

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday refused to guarantee that he will transfer power if he loses the November election, earning scorn from his Democratic challenger Joe Biden and even from within his own party.
New York’s famed Metropolitan Opera canceled its entire upcoming season on Wednesday and said it would remain closed until September 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, a sign of the continuing struggles for live entertainment.

New York’s Metropolitan Opera to remain closed for another year

New York’s famed Metropolitan Opera canceled its entire upcoming season on Wednesday and said it would remain closed until September 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, a sign of the continuing struggles for live entertainment.