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Central bank issues new guidelines mandating banks to notify customers on all transactions

New guidelines issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) demand all commercial banks and financial institutions to promptly notify customers on all transactions on their accounts as part of their contractual obligations.
Six foreign nationals, including two children, were killed and more than 100 other people injured after gale-force winds, rain and hailstorms struck northern Greece late on Wednesday, uprooting trees and collapsing roofs, authorities said.

Severe weather kills six foreigners, injured over 100 in Greece

Six foreign nationals, including two children, were killed and more than 100 other people injured after gale-force winds, rain and hailstorms struck northern Greece late on Wednesday, uprooting trees and collapsing roofs, authorities said.

Facebook hit by outage in Europe, the Americas, Asia

Facebook on Wednesday grappled with what was described as its biggest outage in history as users in parts of Australia, Asia, Europe, South America and North America faced service troubles.

Official: China deleted 6.18 million illegal online posts in 2018

Chinese government authorities deleted about 6.18 million online posts containing pornographic and vulgar content and closed 26,000 illegal websites in 2018, official sources said on Monday.
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CDM urges CAN to come up with social media code of conduct for churches

The Christian Democratic Movement has urged the Christian Association of Nigeria to come up with Social Media Code of Conduct for the body of Christ in Nigeria.
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Google makes progress in fight against piracy

Google said Wednesday it is making strides in helping internet users legitimately get songs, films and apps while choking off revenue to websites with stolen digital content.
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Facebook rolls out dating service

The social media giant chose the Latin American country as its test lab because Colombians are particularly avid fans of using social networks and websites to find partners.

Egypt freezes assets of Muslim Brotherhood charities

An Egyptian judicial committee on Tuesday announced an asset freeze of more than 1 000 charities tied to the banned Muslim Brotherhood, as well as those of hospitals and individuals.
This picture taken on June 9, 2018 shows a red placard reading "My life is not your porn" during a monthly protest by South Korean women against secretly-filmed spycam pornography in Seoul.Since May, the monthly demonstrations against secretly-filmed spycam pornography in Seoul has shattered records to become the biggest-ever women's protest in South Korea where the global #MeToo movement has unleashed an unprecedented wave of female-led activism. / AFP PHOTO / Jung Hawon / TO GO WITH SKorea-crime-gender, FOCUS BY Jung Hawon

South Korea women hold record mass rally against ‘spycam porn’

Tens of thousands of South Korean women staged a mass rally in Seoul Saturday to protest against spycam porn, urging tougher punishments for peeping Toms as anger over the growing scourge boils over.
Egypt Parliament

Egypt parliament approves bill to monitor social media

The Egyptian parliament on Monday approved in a final reading a bill that would allow authorities to monitor social media users with the aim of combatting “fake news”, the legislature said.
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Over 540 arrested over online football gambling in China

Over 540 suspects have been arrested for organising online football gambling using bitcoin, with over 10 billion Yuan (1.5 billion dollars) of money involved, police in south China’s Guangdong Province said on Wednesday.
A protester is arrested by police during a demonstration in Kampala to protest a controversial tax on the use of social media on July 11 2018 . Isaac Kasamani - AFP

Uganda protest over new social media tax turns violent

Ugandan police on Wednesday used tear gas and bullets to break up a street protest against a new tax targeting social media users.

Reporters Without Borders calls on Tanzania to scrap online content law

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Tuesday called on Tanzania to scrap a new law regulating Internet content, saying it targeted critics who had sought a "safe haven" online.

Tanzania orders all unregistered bloggers to shut down

Tanzania ordered all unregistered bloggers and online forums on Monday to suspend their websites immediately or face criminal prosecution.

WAEC vows to deal with candidates involved in exam malpractice

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has said it has the capability to detect and punish candidates who benefit from the fraudulent activities of operators of websites who illegally provide answers to its examinations.

WAEC refutes claim of leaking question papers to syndicates

West African Examinations Council, WAEC, weekend debunked claims that it collaborated with fraudulent websites to leak question papers through syndicates to candidates.

Apple to introduce new features to help parents protect children

Apple says it has new features and enhancements in the pipeline to help parents control children’s use of iPhones and other devices.

iPhones addiction profitable – Apple

Apple Inc investors on Tuesday shrugged off concerns raised by two shareholders about kids getting hooked on iPhones, saying that for now a little addiction might not be a bad thing for profits.

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Tragedy struck on Friday when a truck loaded with granite crushed a soldier identified as R. A Nata’ala, while one other was injured in the accident that occurred along Iyana Mortuary area of Abeokuta in Ogun state.

Truck crushes soldier, injures one other in Ogun

Tragedy struck on Friday when a truck loaded with granite crushed a soldier identified as R. A Nata’ala, while one other was injured in the accident that occurred along Iyana Mortuary area of Abeokuta in Ogun state.
[File] Nigeria's Olofunke Oshonaike eyes the ball in her women's singles qualification round table tennis match at the Riocentro venue during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 6, 2016.Jim WATSON - AFP

African Games: Nigeria loses table tennis gold medals, Tokyo Olympics ticket to Egypt

Team Nigeria succumbed to Egypt in the men and women’s table tennis team events at the ongoing 12th African Games in Morocco on Friday.
NOW Muzik group, managers of Nigeria’s popular singer, Innocent Ujah Idibia, 2Face paid a courtesy visit to the Brazilian Consulate to table their plans for 2face’s 20 years a King Brazil Musical Tour.

Tuface, FilmTool set to storm Brazil with Nigeria’s culture

Now Muzik group, managers of Nigeria’s popular singer, Innocent Ujah Idibia, 2Face paid a courtesy visit to the Brazilian Consulate to table their plans for 2face’s 20 years a King Brazil Musical Tour.
N’Golo Kante has left Chelsea’s pre-season training base in Japan and returned to England for treatment on a knee injury.

Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante doubtful for Norwich clash

Chelsea midfielder, N’Golo Kante, has suffered an ankle injury and is a doubt for Saturday’s Premier League trip to Norwich City, manager Frank Lampard has said.
Enyimba’s Chinedu Udeagha says he is keen to be more involved in the People’s Elephant’s matches after his fringe role for the club since the start of the season.

CafCL: Enyimba condemn to qualify – goalkeeper

Newly signed Enyimba goalkeeper, Olufemi Kayode, says that the players are motivated to win their second leg clash against Rahimo FC of Burkina Faso and qualify for the next round of the CAF champions League on Sunday.