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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.

10 killed in fresh attack on Kaduna community

Gunmen suspected to be fulani herdsmen on Saturday attacked Nandu-Gbok village in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna state, killing 10 people.

Telegram gains three million new users during Facebook outage

Three million new users have signed up to Telegram over the past 24 hours, during a period in which Facebook (and Facebook Messenger), Instagram, and WhatsApp were all experiencing significant outages worldwide.

Governor Masari: Why I stopped using WhatsApp

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has given reasons he stopped the use of WhatsApp application, attributing the stoppage to abuse by some users.
Nigerian troops rallied to flush out Boko Haram rag tag forces in Guzamala

Troops recover four AK 47, rescue 760 in Zamfara

The troops of operation sharar Daji in Zamfara state have recovered 27 Ak 47, 168 round of 7.62 mm special ammunitions from bandits that are terrorizing villages around the state.

CPJ asks NBC to reopen shut radio station

Nigerian authorities should lift the ban on Jay FM radio station in the city of Jos in Plateau state and stop trying to intimidate its staff, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

IGP Adamu order reversal of PCRRU’s name

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has approved and ordered with immediate effect the reversal of the name of Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit to its founding name: Complaint Response Unit.

Governor Wike’s commissioner, PDP lawmaker, others paraded in Rivers

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Maj.-Gen. Jamil Sarham, has paraded Governor Nyesom Wike’s Commissioner for Urban Development and Physical Planning, Dr. Reason Onya; and the representative of Ahoada West constituency in Rivers House of Assembly, Nwanaka Okpokiri, for rigging last Saturday’s elections in the state.
FILE PHOTO- Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki arrives for a news conference at the National Assembly in Abuja, Aug. 8, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

Senator Saraki denies congratulating APC senator-elect

Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has denied reports that Saraki congratulated APC senator-elect, Dr Ibrahim Oloriegbe.

Facebook ‘digital gangsters’ who spread fake news – British lawmakers

A scathing British parliamentary report on Monday branded Facebook “digital gangsters” who failed to fight the spread of fake news and violated data privacy.

Elections: INEC in Imo releases complaint phone lines, WhatsApp accounts

Ahead of the Presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday, the Independent National Electoral Commission in Imo has released WhatsApp accounts and phone lines for complaints.
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CDD launches election analysis centre

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) on Thursday launched its election analysis centre.

Stakeholders: Consistent citizen education needed to curb hate content

Educators and other stakeholders have called for sustained citizens enlightenment by relevant authorities to curb the spreading of hate contents on social media platforms.
FILE PHOTO- Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki arrives for a news conference at the National Assembly in Abuja, Aug. 8, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

Senator Saraki urges Nigerians to come out and vote on Saturday

President of the Senate and Director General of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on Nigerians who have collected their Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) across the nation to ensure that they come out to vote in massive numbers on February 16, 2019.
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Emiliano Sala’s dad breaks down after discovery of plane

Emiliano Sala’s father has spoken of his anguish and disbelief after wreckage of the plane carrying the missing Cardiff City footballer son was discovered in the English Channel.

INEC: We are still using NYSC members as elections’ ad hoc staff

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the FCT, says the commission is still maintaining the existing culture of using National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members as elections’ ad hoc staff.

Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir mocks ‘WhatsApp protesters’

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has ridiculed his opponents' use of social media to organise recent protests against his rule.
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Bisi Fayemi urges women to discourage their husbands, children from engaging in electoral violence

Wife of Ekiti State Governor Erelu Bisi Fayemi has urged Nigerian women to discourage their husbands and children from engaging in electoral violence during the forthcoming general elections.

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Man jailed 15 years in Ekiti for manslaughter

A 52-year-old man, Joshua Akanbi, has been jailed for 15 years by an Ado Ekiti High Court for manslaughter. He committed the offence during a land dispute between Ayede Ekiti and Itaji Ekiti in 2017.

NAF to take delivery of battle aircraft

The Nigerian Air Force says it will take delivery of Augusta 109 power helicopter from Italy soon, to strengthen its arsenal for the fight against insurgency in the North-West.
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Stakeholders seek NJC intervention on violence during Rivers elections

Stakeholders in Rivers State on Tuesday has called on the National Judicial Commission (NJC) to ensure justice is meted out to perpetrators of violence during and after the 2019 general elections.

Election petitions: PCA Bulkachuwa threatens to deal with erring judges

The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, on Wednesday warned that the court will not hesitate to deal decisively with any chairman or member of the Election Petitions Tribunal found wanting in the discharge of his or her duties.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: I’ll reclaim my mandate

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has vowed to reclaim his stolen mandate.