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Kenyan president quits social media

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday suspended his social media accounts citing infiltration by unauthorised individuals.
Godwin Obaseki

Obaseki partners Facebook to connect public schools to internet

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has entered into a partnership with Facebook for the provision of internet infrastructure, learning resources and community support for teachers in public schools.

Facebook stored hundreds of millions of passwords in plain text

Facebook stored passwords for hundreds of millions of users in plain text, exposing them for years to anyone who had internal access to the files, according to Krebs on Security. User passwords are typically protected with encryption (a process known as hashing), but a string of errors led certain Facebook-branded apps to leave passwords accessible to as many as 20,000 company employees.
Turkey has called an emergency meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss the New Zealand mosque attacks and increasing violence based on Islamophobia.

Turkey calls OIC meeting on Islamophobia after NZ attacks

Turkey has called an emergency meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss the New Zealand mosque attacks and "increasing violence based on Islamophobia".
A rare fish, the size of a boulder, known to “sink yachts” has washed up on an Australian beach, attracting many curious tourists and triggering global interest.

Amazing rare fish, like a rock, washes ashore

A rare fish, the size of a boulder, known to “sink yachts” has washed up on an Australian beach, attracting many curious tourists and triggering global interest.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that her foreign minister will travel to Turkey to confront comments made by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the Christchurch mosque shootings that killed 50 people.

New Zealand minister ‘to confront’ Turkey’s Recep Erdogan over mosque attack comments

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that her foreign minister will travel to Turkey to "confront" comments made by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the Christchurch mosque shootings that killed 50 people.
A sunset view of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge off Lantau island in Hong Kong, China October 21, 2018, before its opening ceremony on October 23, 2018. Picture taken October 21, 2018. REUTERS-Bobby Yip

Hong Kong to build $79 billion artificial island

Hong Kong plans to build one of the world’s largest artificial islands with an eye-watering $79 billion price tag, city officials announced Tuesday.

Facebook to offer grants to bring more to ‘news deserts’

Facebook said Monday it would begin directing some of its funds to support US journalism efforts to so-called “news deserts” with little or no media coverage.

New Zealand shooting: Firms consider pulling ads from social media

Some New Zealand companies are weighing whether to advertise on social media as two industry groups urged them not to in the wake of recent mass shooting in Christchurch that was live-streamed on Facebook and redistributed on other platforms.
Gun control advocates believe New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern must act swiftly on her promises of tighter gun laws. Hagen Hopkins-Getty Images

New Zealand pledges gun control as ‘gunman’ sacks lawyer

New Zealand will tighten gun laws in the wake of its worst modern-day massacre, the government said Monday, as it emerged that the white supremacist accused of carrying out the killings at two mosques will represent himself in court.
An All Progressives Congress Party (APC) supporter waves a party flag while celebrating initial results released by the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kano, on February 25, 2019, two days after general elections. – Nigeria’s main opposition on February 25 accused the ruling party of trying to rig presidential elections, as the incumbent made early gains but monitors voiced concern about polling day problems, including dozens of deaths. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of President Muhammadu Buhari of colluding with the electoral commission in an attempt to “manipulate the results”. (Photo AFP)

Bauchi APC kicks against INEC’s decision on governorship election

The Bauchi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that the fact-finding committee sent to the state by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to probe the irregularities in the governorship election of March 9, 2019 denied the party fair hearing.

WhatsApp co-founder urges users to delete their Facebook accounts

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton appeared as a speaker at a class at Stanford University earlier this week, where he spoke about the decision to sell the company to Facebook, and urged students to delete their Facebook accounts.
Facebook said it quickly removed a live video from the suspected gunman in twin mosque shootings in Christchurch that killed at least 49 people.

Facebook says that it removed 1.5 million videos of the New Zealand mass shooting

In the first 24 hours after the deadly mass shooting in New Zealand, Facebook says that it has removed 1.5 million videos that were uploaded of the attack, and has blocked 1.2 million “at upload.”

Bauchi elections: We were denied fair hearing by INEC – APC

The All Progressives Congress in Bauchi State has alleged that the fact-finding Committee sent by the Independent National Electoral Commission to probe the irregularities in the governorship election of March 9 denied the party fair hearing.
APC Nigeria Supporters

Bauchi elections: APC accuses INEC of unfairness

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Bauchi State Chapter alleged that the fact-finding Committee sent to Bauchi state by the Independent National Electoral Commission to probe the irregularities in the governorship elections of 9 March 2019 denied the party fair hearing.
Facebook said it quickly removed a live video from the suspected gunman in twin mosque shootings in Christchurch that killed at least 49 people.

Facebook blocks video on horrific New Zealand’s mosques attack

A horrific video of the New Zealand mosque massacre was blocked by Facebook during its livestream but circulated on other social media, highlighting the challenges faced by internet platforms in curbing the spread of violent content.
People move the flowers after police removed a police line outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch [Jorge Silva-Reuters]

New Zealand mosque attacks prompt flood of support for Muslims

New Zealanders have responded to the Christchurch mosque massacres with an outpouring of interfaith solidarity - crowdfunding millions of dollars, donating halal food and even offering to accompany local Muslims now scared to walk the streets.
Mass shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand

Gunmen kill 40 people in mosques in New Zealand

Forty people have been killed and more than 20 seriously wounded in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch.

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Supplementary poll: PDP cries foul over alleged militarisation in Sokoto

Sokoto State chapter of the People Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it will not accept anything short of free, fair and credible polls in tomorrow’s supplementary poll in the state.
Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke

Osun guber: Senator Adeleke’s tribunal victory triumph of people’s will – PDP

The People’s Democratic Party ( PDP ) has hailed the verdict of the Osun State Governorship election tribunal, which upheld the victory of its candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, describing the judgement as a victory for democracy and triumph of the will of the people.

Bauchi elections: Group accuses INEC of causing political tension, confusion

A group, Bauchi Youth Awareness Ambassadors, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of causing political confusion in the state due to the way it handled governorship election.

NANS hails tribunal declaration of Senator Adeleke as Osun governor

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has hailed the tribunal declaration of Sen. Ademola Adeleke as governor of Osun State, saying it is hope awakening.
Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke

Tribunal orders INEC to issue Senator Adeleke Certificate of Return as duly elected Osun...

The Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has ordered INEC to issue Certificate of Return as duly elected governor to Senator Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2018 election.