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Facebook slammed with $5 billion fine over privacy breaches

Facebook Inc has been slammed with a hefty $5billion fine by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission following its investigation into the social media company’s handling of user data, multiple sources familiar with the situation said.
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.
Aurora, the autonomous vehicle technology startup backed by Sequoia Capital and Amazon, has struck a deal with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to develop self-driving commercial vehicles.

Aurora and Fiat Chrysler partner to build commercial autonomous vehicle platforms

Self-driving car software startup Aurora said on Sunday it would partner with Fiat Chrysler to build autonomous platforms for commercial vehicles, the latest collaboration with an automaker for the fast-growing Silicon Valley company.
Uber and Uber Eats

Uber loses $1 billion in Q1 2019 as costs grow for drivers, food delivery

Uber Technologies reported a $1 billion loss on Thursday as the ride-hailing service spendt heavily to build up its food delivery and freight businesses, sending revenues up 20% in its first quarterly report as a public company.
IGBINEDION UNIVERSITY

Igbinedion university commences ICT programme

Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye, the Vice-Chancellor, Igbinedion University Okada (IUO), has urged students to be involved in Information Communication Technology (ICT) programmes of the university.
US intelligence chiefs have been briefing Silicon Valley tech execs about the possible dangers of doing business in China, according to a report from the Financial Times.

US spy chiefs used classified info to warn tech execs about doing business with...

US intelligence chiefs have been briefing Silicon Valley tech execs about the possible dangers of doing business in China, according to a report from the Financial Times.
On Capitol Hill yesterday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a Democratic frontrunner, told Politico that he supports his colleague and presidential competitor Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) calls to break up Facebook.

Bernie Sanders becomes latest 2020 candidate to call for Facebook breakup

On Capitol Hill yesterday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a Democratic frontrunner, told Politico that he supports his colleague and presidential competitor Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) calls to break up Facebook.
Students of Regina Paecies who won Gold in the World Technovation Challenge

Anambra Technovation girls, IFEST boys valued at billions of dollars

The Silicon Valley-Nigeria Economic Development (SV-NED) says the five Nigerian girls from Regina Pacies Secondary School, Onitsha, and the four boys from St. John Science and Technical College, Alor, both in Anambra, are worth several billions of dollars.
President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria has taken the lead with cyber policing in West Africa.

President Buhari: Nigeria leading in cyber policing in West Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on world leaders to come up with proposals to create a digital world that is accessible, inclusive and safe to all.
President Buhari arrives Dubai for the Annual Investment Meeting on 7th April 2019 4

President Buhari challenges world leaders on safe, inclusive digital world

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on world leaders to come up with proposals to create a digital world that is accessible, inclusive and safe to all.
Nipsey Hussle

Nipsey Hussle’s funeral to take place on Thursday at `The Staples Centre’

The public memorial service for the late rapper, Nipsey Hussle, will be held at Staples Centre on Thursday.

Minister: President Buhari’s re-election proves Nigerians support his policies

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajia Aisha Abubakar, says the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari was a proof of support for his administration’s policies by Nigerians.

Uber not criminally liable in fatal autonomous car crash

Uber is not criminally liable in a March 2018 crash in Tempe, Arizona, in which one of the company’s self-driving cars struck and killed a pedestrian, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

NACC leads trade mission to United States

The Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) is set to lead delegates on a five-day trade mission with the theme: ‘Turning Promises to Action,’ to the United States.
FILE PHOTO- Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey addresses students during a town hall at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi, India, November 12, 2018. REUTERS-Anushree Fadnavis-File Photo

Twitter says not enough done to prevent online abuse

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has said Silicon Valley companies, including his own, have not done enough to protect victims of online abuse, calling it a "huge fail".
Peter Obi

Peter Obi: Atiku Abubakar will turn Ikeja computer village in ICT hub

Peter Obi, vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said that the government of Atiku Abubakar will ensure that Ikeja Computer Village is made an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) hub.
There is high security in and around the Swiss ski resort of Davos as many of the world's political and corporate leaders gather this week. AFP

WEF: China, Europe take centre stage on Davos day two

China and Europe take centre stage in front of the world’s business elite at Davos on Wednesday, a day after Brazil’s hard-right President Jair Bolsonaro promised reform and tried to win over sceptics about his environmental platform.
FILE PHOTO- Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey addresses students during a town hall at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi, India, November 12, 2018. REUTERS-Anushree Fadnavis-File Photo

Myanmar defends Twitter CEO blasted for ‘tone deaf’ tweets

Patriotic internet users in Myanmar have rushed to defend Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, whose tweets following a visit to the “beautiful” country drew global scorn for failing to mention the persecution of Rohingya Muslims.

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Bauchi governor swears in HoS, five special advisers

They are Nasiru Yelwa as Head of Civil Service; Musa Shittu, SA Political; Abdon Gin, SA Civil Service Affairs; Prof. Sani Malami, SA Multilateral and Non-Governmental Organisations; Mohammed Burra, SA State and National Assembly Matters and Madaki Gololo, SA Social Investment and Focal Person.
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Bill Gates loses ‘second richest man’ seat to LVMH’s Bernard Arnault

Bill Gates has been unseated as the second richest man in the world, losing the position to Bernard Arnault, the chairman and CEO of LVMH.

Runaway truck kills eight children in Philippines

Eight schoolchildren were among nine people killed Friday aboard a runaway truck that crashed in the central Philippines while transporting them to a sports activity, the authorities said.
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Kola Daisi University donates boreholes to host communities

Kola Daisi University, Ibadan in Oyo on Friday donated one water borehole each to its two host communities of Agede and Onidundu as part of the institution’s corporate social responsibility.

Senator Okorocha challenges Governor Ihedioha to publish details of N100 billion debt claim

Former governor of Imo State Senator Rochas Okorocha has challenged Governor Emeka Ihedioha to publish the details of the N100billion debt for public consumption just as he said that the governor is taking Nigerians, Imo people for granted.