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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.

Facebook launches chat app for children

Facebook on Monday unveiled a version of its Messenger application for children, aimed at enabling kids under 12 to connect with others under parental supervision.

Facebook opens new London HQ and plans 800 more UK jobs

Facebook opens its new London office on Monday and said it would add 800 more jobs in the capital next year, underlining its commitment to Britain as the country prepares for Brexit.

Bitcoin surges closer to $12,000 mark

The price of cryptocurrency bitcoin surged to 11,800 dollars on Sunday afternoon – its highest level yet.

Chinese President Xi hints at ‘more open’ cyberspace

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

Why we didn’t remove anti-Muslim videos shared by Donald Trump – Twitter

Twitter has explained why they failed to remove offensive and unverified anti-Muslim tweets shared by President Donald Trump.

NCC seeks partnership on toll-free 622 line

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is seeking the partnership of consumers advocacy groups to increase consumers’ awareness of its 622 toll free line.

Qualcomm files new patent infringement complaints against Apple

Qualcomm Inc said on Thursday it filed three new patent infringement complaints against Apple Inc (AAPL.O), saying there were 16 more of its patents that Apple was using in its iPhones.

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.

Federal govt has not opt out of $550m Chinese loan for back-up satellites –...

The Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited, NIGCOMSAT, says Federal government has not in any way opted out if the $550 million Chinese loan for two back-up satellites.

Lawsuit accuses Google of stealing data of five million users

A consumer activist launched Thursday a lawsuit accusing Google of illegally collecting data on more than five million British iPhone users, who could possibly see a payout reaching into the hundreds of millions.

Google introduces data-saving app for internet users

Google has inaugurated a new product known as `Datally’, a mobile data-saving app that helps one to understand, control and save data into the emerging market.

Ex-Twitter worker claims responsibility for Donald Trump’s account shutdown

A German man has come forward as the former Twitter Inc employee who shut down the account of U.S. President Donald Trump for 11 minutes this month on his last day of work at the social network.

Facebook tests using selfies as login verifications

Facebook is asking some of its users to upload a photo of themselves to verify their identities.

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.

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In view of this, the Commissioner of Police Akwa Ibom State, Imohimi Edgal, wishes to reaffirm to the general public that the State government directives will be vigorously enforced.

Police arrest five for rape in Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP. Fredrick Nnudam, disclosed this in a statement, Thursday in Uyo, the state capital.
Earlier this month, UEFA indefinitely suspended the Champions League, Europa League and the European Championship playoffs amid the ongoing concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Champions League and Europa League last-16 venues confirmed by UEFA

UEFA has confirmed that the outstanding Champions League and Europa League last-16 second leg matches will be hosted by the clubs who were scheduled to play at home.

DisCos advocate CBN-funded massive roll-out of meters to address power challenge

Power Distribution Companies (DisCos) have advocated a Central Bank-funded massive meters roll-out project, to ensure that electricity customers were adequately metered.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC confirms 17 political parties for Ondo guber poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that 17 out of the 18 registered political parties will be contesting the October 10, 2020 Ondo state governorship election.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

FIDA, NCWS, others fault Governor Ayade over Justice Ikpeme

International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, Nigeria; Women in Politics and National Council for Women Society, Nigeria, among others civil society organisations, have described the refusal of Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State and members of the state House of Assembly to confer Justice Akon Ikpeme as the Chief Judge of the state, as gross injustice.