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WhatsApp adds search feature to help users debunk viral messages

WhatsApp is piloting a new feature that lets users quickly search the contents of viral messages to fact-check misinformation, the company has announced.
Tottenham defender Danny Rose has joined Newcastle on loan. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

England defender says suffering racism is ‘everyday life’

England defender Danny Rose has detailed his experiences of being racially profiled, stating: "I just laugh because I know what's coming".
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo reopens schools for conduct of SSCE

The Ondo State government has declared open secondary schools in the state to allow the conduct of Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE).
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) has expressed concern over the increasing cases of rape and other violence against women and girls in Africa, describing it as alarming.

FIDA: Gender budgeting, key to achieving gender equality

The International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, Lagos State Chapter, has called for the implementation of gender budgeting, arguing that it is key to the achievement of gender equality and a part of the National Action Plan on Resource Allocation for Gender.
Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends.

Bank partners Facebook to build capacity for SMEs

Polaris Bank has partnered with the global social media giant, Facebook, to provide free digital marketing training to SMEs in Nigeria.
Coach Imama Amapakabo has confirmed that he received offers from other Nigeria professional football league clubs before joining Abia Warriors.

Imama Amapakabo targets continental ticket with Abia Warriors

Abia Warriors New Coach Imama Amapakabo has give no himself a personal target on his new role with the NPFL side.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has no plans to sack Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr after the Africa Cup of Nations, according to the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick.

Segun Odegbami: Gernot Rohr not qualified for Super Eagles

Former Nigerian international Segun Odegbami says Gernot Rohr is not qualified to coach the Super Eagles, arguing that some former players are more worthy of the role than the German.
Bill Gates, co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft, is stepping down from the board of the company.

Bill Gates denies ‘inventing’ coronavirus outbreak

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates on Thursday pushed back against some of the conspiracy theories spreading online accusing him of creating the coronavirus outbreak.
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Segun Odegbami: Rangers and 3SC are more than a club

Former Green Eagles Captain Segun Odegbami has described Rangers International of Enugu and Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan as more than ordinary clubs in Nigeria.

NITDA warns Nigerians on fake news

In line with its efforts at enlightening Nigerians on the nefarious actions of cybercriminals exploiting the COVID-19 Pandemic to mislead and defraud unsuspecting victims, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has warned the general public on the recent fake news in circulation.
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NITDA alerts on fake WhatsApp file ‘Argentina is doing it’

A file circulating on WhatsApp named “Argentina is Doing it” is fake news, says the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

Cleric identifies causes of rape cases

Pastor Bridget Kolade, a convener of August Girls Assembly and girls advocate, says collapse of marriage, carelessness and civilisation are factors responsible for incessant rape cases in Nigeria.
A former Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Alhaji Zakawanu Garuba, has passed on.

Former Edo speaker Zakawanu Garuba passes on

Garuba, a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), who was speaker between 2007 and 2009, died in Abuja in the early hours of yesterday, July 18 after a brief undisclosed illness at the age of 54.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has said that $15.3million, which is part of the money Olalekan Jacob Ponle aka Woodberry stole, was stashed away in a Bitcoin (BTC) wallet.

Grand jury indicts Woodberry for ‘wire fraud’

Olalekan Ponle, a Nigerian held in the United States for alleged multi-million-dollar fraud, has been indicted by the grand jury, a group of lawyers empowered to conduct legal proceedings and investigate potential criminal conduct.

Supreme Court strikes out suit against virtual hearing

The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck out two suits by Lagos and Ekiti Governments challenging the validity and constitutionality of the Virtual Court Sittings procedure.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has congratulated England-born Nigerian striker Adebayo Akinfenwa following Wycombe’s promotion to the Championship.

Jurgen Klopp congratulates Nigerian striker over Wycombe Championship promotion

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has congratulated England-born Nigerian striker Adebayo Akinfenwa following Wycombe’s promotion to the Championship.
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Presidential panel quizzes Ibrahim Magu on N700 million training fund

Suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, yesterday appeared before the Presidential panel probing him over allegations raised by Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, for the sixth time.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned a self-acclaimed social media influencer, Adedamola Adewale Rukayat (a.k.a Adeherself), before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offence Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on one-count charge of possession of fraudulent documents.

EFCC urges court to deny social media influencer bail

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) has urged an Ikeja Special Offences Court to deny popular social media influencer, Adedamola Adewale, bail.

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Tapping the magnifying glass icon searches for the contents of the message. - WhatsApp

WhatsApp adds search feature to help users debunk viral messages

WhatsApp is piloting a new feature that lets users quickly search the contents of viral messages to fact-check misinformation, the company has announced.

Sokoto governor pardons 17 prison inmates

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Tuesday has granted pardon to 17 inmates of Sokoto Correctional centre.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

NCDC: We’re working to ensure Nigerians have access to coronavirus vaccines when available

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it is working hard to ensure that Nigerians have access to the coronavirus vaccines when available.

Group plans nationwide protests against corruption Wednesday

He said similar protests will also take place in cities, towns and communities nationwide under strict working-class discipline and decorum, “to relaunch the campaign for an end to unabating looting of public resources and revamping of the social and economic fabric of our country.”
The Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, says that private school owners are entitled to charge fees for third term as schools start resuming for exit classes.

Resumption: Private schools have right to charge third term fees – minister

The Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, says that private school owners are entitled to charge fees for third term as schools start resuming for exit classes.