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(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Russian watchdog fines Google over illegal advertisement

Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service on Thursday, fined Google 100,000 roubles (1,560 dollars) for an overspreading illegal advertisement for financial services.
Waris Kareem and his incredible work- now the 11 year-old boy to meet Taiwanese President

Young Nigerian artist Waris Kareem for Taipei’s one-week charity event

Eleven-year-old Nigerian artist, Waris Kareem, has emerged the recipient of Taiwan’s Chou Ta-Kuan Cultural and Educational Foundation 22nd Fervent Global Love of Lives Award for 2019.

NAPTIP warns youths against social media marriages

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has warned youths against engaging in social media and Internet marriages.

NCC warns internet users against fraudsters

In response to the increase in cybercrime around the world, the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has warned internet users and other users of telecommunication in the country to guard against being defrauded by internet fraudsters known as “yahoo yahoo boys”.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC arrests 48 internet fraudsters in Benue

No fewer than 48 suspects have been arrested by the Benue State Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for alleged internet fraud.
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Comedian Kevin Hart hospitalised after car crash

Comedian and actor Kevin Hart was hospitalized Sunday with major back injuries after his car crashed into a ditch, according to highway authorities.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Ibrahim Magu: 28 arrested in EFCC, FBI collaboration

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said its collaboration with America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation against Internet fraudsters, popularly called Yahoo boys, is yielding results.
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps are are displayed on an iPhone. Jenny Kane-AP

Australia to block internet domains that host extremist content during terror attacks

Australia will block access to internet domains hosting terrorist material during crisis events and will consider legislation to force digital platforms to improve the safety of their services, officials said on Sunday.
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Festus Keyamo opens up on relationship with ‘fraudster’ nabbed by FBI

Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Festus Keyamo, has described suspected fraud kingpin, Jerry Ikogho, as a brother and friend from a good home. The newly appointed minister said this in an interview with newsmen after pictures of the two men appeared on the Internet.

Expert: How indiscriminate Internet usage exposes children to pornography

An education technology startup, Mrs Deola Eka, on Tuesday in Lagos said that indiscriminate usage of Internet connectivity through phones and other gadgets was responsible for early exposure of children to pornographic contents.

Survey: Excessive exposure to mobile phones weakens children’s eyesight

Nearly 83 percent of Chinese parents have blamed excessive use of electronic products such as mobile phones for their children’s weakening eyesight, showed a survey released by China Youth Daily on Thursday.
Explaining the possible reasons, it continued: “The restrictions come after the publication of a video where Algeria’s ex-defense minister Khaled Nezzar addressed “members of the National People’s Army” calling on them to “realize the demands of the people,” understood as to be a call for the public to oust military leader Ahmed Gaid Salah.”

Algeria briefly blocked internet after online call to oust army

Internet rights group, NetBlocks, reported on Thursday (August 8) that Algeria blocked internet briefly over a politico-security incident.
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NIRA set for sensitisation on .ng domain name

The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) on Tuesday said that it would generate more sensitisation and advocacy around the .ng domain.
For months, President Trump's biggest supporters have demanded that he and Republicans offer more than lofty rhetoric when it comes to combating what they perceive as anti-conservative social media bias.

Donald Trump escalates war on social media at White House ‘summit’

President Donald Trump ramped up his attacks on Silicon Valley giants on Thursday with a call for “regulatory and legislative solutions” to what he described as unfair treatment of conservatives by major online platforms.
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IT expert urges youths to change Nigeria’s image online

The Coordinator, Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF), Mrs Mary Uduma, has urged youths to change Nigeria’s image and rewrite the country’s history online.

NCC: Cyber crooks threaten Nigeria’s digital transformation

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, yesterday warned that the digital transformation of Nigeria into a network society is under threat due to the activities of cybercriminals.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Three Internet fraudsters bag one year imprisonment each

A High Court sitting in Ilorin on Wednesday sentenced three internet fraudsters to a year each for fraud.
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announces a failed coup as he addresses the public on television, June 23, 2019. The failed coup in the Amhara region was led by a high-ranking military official and others within the country’s military, he said.

Ethiopia’s chief of staff, 3 others killed in Amhara coup attempt

Ethiopia’s chief of staff and at least three other senior officials were killed during a coup attempt by an army general in the northern state of Amhara, state television said Sunday.

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CafCL: Enyimba will fight back, beat Al Hilal in Omdurman – Ifeanyi Anaemena

Enyimba defender, Ifeanyi Anaemena, says they’re determined to play the game of their lives in Ormdurman when they face Al Hilal of Sudan next week in their CAF Champions League Second Preliminary Round second leg match.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin began two days of crucial talks Sunday with party leaders before selecting his candidate for prime minister, after a deadlocked repeat election was set to make forming any new government a daunting task.

Israeli president begins talks to form new government

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin began two days of crucial talks Sunday with party leaders before selecting his candidate for prime minister, after a deadlocked repeat election was set to make forming any new government a daunting task.

Zamfara emir cautions low income earners to stop marrying many wives

The Emir of Anka in Zamfara, Alhaji Attahiru Ahmed, has cautioned low income earners against marrying more than one wife.
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Flooding: Three children die in Delta

Three children have allegedly died in the recent flooding that ravaged communities, including Polobubo (Teskelewu) in Warri North council area of Delta state.
Chairman CPDC Capt Dr Idahosa Wells Okunbo and Managing Director of NPDC Alhaji Mansur Sadiq Sambo at the signing ceremony at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Dubai.Sept 18 2019

New NPDC-CPDC deal to fetch Nigeria $6.35 billion in taxes and royalties

The push by the Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to increase crude oil production and grow the nation’s revenue profile was boosted with the closure of $875.75m alternative financing deal for the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) operated OML 65 through the Funding and Technical Services Agreement with CMES-OMS Petroleum Development Company (CPDC).