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5G: Lesotho, South Africa move ahead of Nigeria

Findings of the survey carried out by Ovum showed that telecommunications companies in the two countries have already commenced 5G applications in different sectors of the economy.
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China calls for global cooperation to create ‘fairer’ internet

President Xi Jinping of China on Wednesday called for greater global cooperation to develop the internet and make it more “fair and equitable”, as Beijing seeks to bolster its global role in shaping the web.
Tim Berners-Lee

World Wide Web inventor wants new ‘contract’ to make web safe

The inventor of the World Wide Web on Monday called for a “contract” to make internet safe and accessible for everyone as Europe’s largest tech event began in Lisbon amid a backlash over its role in spreading “fake news”.

PDP plans ward-to-ward campaign

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) plans to adopt an “aggressive” ward-to-ward campaign against the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

NCC: Internet users in Nigeria hit 106 million in September

Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to 106 million in September, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said.
SMS is used for more than just text messaging in Africa

NCC: Internet users in Nigeria hit 104.6 million in August

Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to 104.6 million in August, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said.
SMS is used for more than just text messaging in Africa

NCC: Internet users in Nigeria hit 103.6 million in July

Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to 103.6 million in July, the Nigerian Communications Commission has said.
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Europe’s news agencies blast Google, Facebook for ‘plundering’ content

Europe’s biggest news agencies accused Google and Facebook of “plundering” news for free on Tuesday in a joint statement that called on the internet giants to share more of their revenues with the media.
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Monica Lewinsky abandons interview over Bill Clinton

Twenty-eight years after her affair with Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinsky appears not to have forgiven her former boss.

MFM founder Daniel Olukoya files N10 billion libel suit against Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore

The General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry, Dr. Daniel Olukoya, has filed a libel suit against the Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, demanding N10 billion in damages.

Cleric: Stop going to the internet to read about your health challenges

Stop going to the internet to read about your health challenges and focus your attention on the word of God with faith because there is power in the word of God, a cleric tells worshipers.

Israeli envoy urges Nigerians to be resilient against electoral violence

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Israeli Deputy Head of Mission, Nadav Goren, has urged Nigerians to be more resilient in opposing electoral violence, to ensure sustainable peace and progress in the country.
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Man sues Google over unwanted tracking of users’ phone locations

A lawsuit filed in federal court here accuses Google of invading people’s privacy by tracking the whereabouts of smartphones users despite “location history” settings being turned off.

Researcher: Snake rearing one of the most profitable ventures

The officer in charge of Snakebite Treatment and Research Centre, Kaltungo in Gombe state, Dr. Abubakar Ballah, has encouraged members of the public to embrace the trade of rearing snakes to enhance their economic status.

Stakeholders want youths in politics to shape future

Some stakeholders in youth affairs have called on Nigerian youths to participate actively in politics and community development to create the change they desire.

FRSC disclaims Facebook account announcing recruitment

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has issued a disclaimer on a fake Facebook account announcing recruitment into the organisation.
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Ethiopian authorities shut down internet amid regional violence

Authorities have shut down the Internet in eastern Ethiopia amid an outbreak of violence in the region, a local resident said on Wednesday.

India to block Facebook, WhatsApp in cases of misuse

India has asked its telecom operators to find ways of blocking applications such as Facebook and messaging app WhatsApp in the case of misuse, according to a document seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

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EU ‘no-deal’ Brexit plan has bad news for travellers

The EU published contingency plans for a “no-deal” Brexit on Tuesday, outlining a host of travel rights Britons would lose, from recognition of driving licences to loss of pet passports.

INEC: 13,000 PVCs unclaimed in Kuje

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says no fewer than 13,000 registered voters were yet to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in Kuje Area Council of the FCT.
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Kwara bye-election: PDP warns against use of security to intimidate voters

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned against “plot’’ to use the police as a tool to intimidate voters and rig the Irepodun/Ekiti/Oke-Ero/Isin Federal Constituency by-election in Kwara scheduled for Saturday.
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Federal government awards N206 billion contract for 2nd Niger Bridge to Julius Berger

The federal government has awarded Julius Berger Construction Company a N206 billion contract for the main work on the 2nd Niger Bridge.

Rob Shuter: MTN to acquire banking licence in Nigeria

Rob Shuter, the chief executive officer at MTN Group, says the group will acquire an independent banking licence in Nigeria by 2019.