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Protesters Disseminated Inciting Content On Social Media – Babagana Monguno
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Protesters Disseminated Inciting Content On Social Media – Babagana Monguno

THE National Security Adviser, Maj . Gen . Babagana Monguno ( retd.) , has said the social media was used to disseminate subversive content to incite violence during the #EndSARS protests, which rocked the country . Monguno, who spoke at the multi -stakeholders ’ workshop for the validation of the draft National Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy 2020, organised by his office in Abuja on Wednesday, also attributed the rising cases of terrorism , fake news, and other criminal activities to the cyberspace . The NSA stated , “ We are witnesses to the use of social media to disseminate subversive content to incite violence and heightened tension, causing unrest and sparking widespread looting and destruction across the country. ” He , however , noted that the sophistication of cy...
Employer’s Job Advert Goes Viral and Divides Twitter Users
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Employer’s Job Advert Goes Viral and Divides Twitter Users

An employer took to Twitter to share a job advert as he searched for a reliable employee but the content of the advert caught the attention of Twitter users and made him go viral. Samuel Otigba, a brand strategist who was nominated for Forbes 30 under 30 in 2018, tweeted: "Looking for someone I can trust to manage my food factory in Kaduna. Good pay with health insurance. You can steal cause I know you will & I can’t control it, but keep the thieving within 5-10% of the total net profit & we are good." Some Twitter users found his tweet amusing and said he was being realistic with his expectations. However, others accused him of implying that all Nigerians are potential thieves. Below are his tweets and reactions to them.
Paul O Disagrees with Yul Edochie after the actor shared a Bible study manual denouncing LGBTQ lifestyle
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Paul O Disagrees with Yul Edochie after the actor shared a Bible study manual denouncing LGBTQ lifestyle

Yul Edochie took to Instagram to share the content of a Bible study manual denouncing LGBTQ lifestyle and Paul O, who has a different view, reacted. The page Yul shared from the Bible manual reads: Today, the present world has overtaken Sodom and Gomorrah in immorality and wickedness, Man has degraded himself to the point of getting married to animals. The LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community is ever increasing with new abominable sexual orientations every day. The world classifies all these under the caption of "human rights" and the need to accept others; diversity. This was exactly what happened in Judah at this time."   Paul Okoye, the CEO of One Africa Music Fest and also of Upfront and Personal, reacted to the post by telling Yul Edochie not to j...
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Netflix Signs Partners with Nigerian Film Producer, Mo Abudu to Develop Original Content

Veteran Nigerian TV and film producer, Mo Abudu has partnered with Netflix to create features from western Africa as part of its continued expansion into Africa. The American media streaming service and producer, Netflix, partnered with Mo Abudu to create new content from the west African nation to create two original series as well as multiple Netflix-branded films. In a statement released Friday, Dorothy Ghettuba, Netflix’s lead for original series in Africa, said the streaming giant is working with Abudu because of her “passion for creating high-quality, riveting multi-genre films.” Mo Abudu through EbonyLife which she owns, has produced over 5,000 hours of original television shows and top Nollywood films such as “Fifty” and “The Wedding Party,” which grossed 3.5 billion n...
Microsoft lays off journalists to replace them with AI
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Microsoft lays off journalists to replace them with AI

Microsoft is laying off dozens of journalists and editorial workers at its Microsoft News and MSN organizations. The layoffs are part of a bigger push by Microsoft to rely on artificial intelligence to pick news and content that’s presented on MSN.com, inside Microsoft’s Edge browser, and in the company’s various Microsoft News apps. Many of the affected workers are part of Microsoft’s SANE (search, ads, News, Edge) division, and are contracted as human editors to help pick stories. “Like all companies, we evaluate our business on a regular basis,” says a Microsoft spokesperson in a statement. “This can result in increased investment in some places and, from time to time, re-deployment in others. These decisions are not the result of the current pandemic.” While Microsoft says ...
Lisa George Unveils Avalon Okpe Directed Visuals for ”ODO”
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Lisa George Unveils Avalon Okpe Directed Visuals for ”ODO”

Off her 2019 EP, "Grateful," Lisa George (real name - Chiamaka Lisa Nweke) lets out the Avalon Okpe directed visuals for one of the standout track off the extended play project, "Odo"; starring Nasty Blaq, the popular Instagram sensation/content creator, Lisa George shines on this with a picturesque storyline and dance steps that hit the spot.   Motivated her life's experience which also led her to haveing a spot on the popular music reality show, MTN Project Fame, Lisa George, who started her musical career professionally in 2011, has had quite a number of good songs to her name which includes "Gaza," "Gele" and "Manage," before the release of the "Grateful" EP; she is definitely cementing her position as one of the leading upcoming artistes in the Nigerian music industry and a f...
Quality Of Nollywood Videos Has Dropped – Actor, Yul Edochie Laments
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Quality Of Nollywood Videos Has Dropped – Actor, Yul Edochie Laments

Nigerian actor and film director, politician and philanthropists, Yul Edochie aired his opinion on Nollywood videos Takibg to instagram, he said to all seasoned Nollywood practitioners, pls let’s revive it. People love our content all over the world. We just need to step up the quality. She wrote The quality of our home videos has dropped so much. Lots of crappy actors/actresses, crappy directors. We can’t continue like this. To all seasoned Nollywood practitioners, pls let’s revive it. People love our content all over the world. We just need to step up the quality. The quality of our home videos has dropped so much. Lots of crappy actors/actresses, crappy directors. We can’t continue like this. To all seasoned Nollywood practitioners, pls let’s revive it. Pe...
Bus Driver With 3,000 Cartridges, Woman Transporting Marijuana Arrested in Delta State
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Bus Driver With 3,000 Cartridges, Woman Transporting Marijuana Arrested in Delta State

A bus driver nabbed with 3,000 catridges and a woman transporting marijuana and cocaine have been arrested by the Delta State Police. The state's Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa paraded the suspects before newsmen on Wednesday May 13. He said the 44-year-old driver identified as Felix Ade, was ar­rested along Asaba express­way. Ade who is from Ondo state, claimed he was giveN the boxes to deliver in Edo State. He said; “I am a driver, I do not know about the con­tent of the bag until the po­lice searched it. It was given to me as a waybill and I was told it was padlock that was in the box.” 36-year-old Kate Obi who was nabbed with tons of marijuana and cocaine, said she was not aware that dealing in such drugs is a crime in the country. She said she was given the parcel...
Agency Intercepts Truck with 30 Almajiris Hidden Amongst Pepper in Ogun State
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Agency Intercepts Truck with 30 Almajiris Hidden Amongst Pepper in Ogun State

The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE) says its operatives intercepted a truck loaded with about 30 Almajiris at Joju area of Ado-Odo/Ota local government area of the state. The IVECO truck with Registration number -Kano XG172 KNG, was meant to be carrying only goods and was covered with a tarpaulin. The content of the truck was discovered when operatives forced the driver to park and untie the tarpaulin. When he did, they found Almajiri’s loaded in the truck with pepper. The truck was said to have been turned back and led to tollgate, the border area between ogun state and Lagos state from where they said they came into the state.
Kylie Jenner tries the Don’t Touch Challenge With her Daughter Stormi Webster
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Kylie Jenner tries the Don’t Touch Challenge With her Daughter Stormi Webster

The new "Don't Touch" challenge, which is a social experiment to teach kids about delayed gratification, is one most parents have taken part in. 22-year-old self-made billionaire, Kylie Jenner decided to get in on the challenge with her daughter Stormi. The challenge sees parents place a bowl containing something their child likes in front of the child. The child is then instructed not to touch the content of the bowl until mummy goes out and comes back in. Some children get tired of waiting and begin eating the content of the bowl. Some get tempted to disobey their parent but change their mind. However, there are those kids who obey the instruction not to touch the content of the bowl until their parent returns. Kylie tried it with her daughter, Stormi Webster and shared a...
Australia To Force Google, Facebook To Pay Domestic Media To Use Content
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Australia To Force Google, Facebook To Pay Domestic Media To Use Content

Australia will force Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google to share advertising revenue with local media firms, the country’s treasurer said on Monday, becoming one of the first countries to require digital platforms to pay for content they use. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the move comes after talks with Facebook and Alphabet failed to yield a voluntary code to address complaints by domestic media players that the tech giants have too tight a grip on advertising, their main source of income. “We understand the challenge that we face, this is a big mountain to climb,” Frydenberg told reporters in Canberra. “These are big companies that we are dealing with but there is also so much at stake, so we’re prepared for this fight.” The government has now asked the...
Bobrisky Continues to Drag Tunde Ednut after Speed Darlington Issued him a Warning to
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Bobrisky Continues to Drag Tunde Ednut after Speed Darlington Issued him a Warning to

Bobrisky is not done dragging Tunde Ednut after Speed Darlington set the ball rolling. The popular cross-dresser has now accused the Instagram blogger of never creating his own content. He added that Tunde is always bringing others down and it "disgusts" him. "When has shading other people become a hustle?" Bobrisky asked. He added: "D fool has been on my block list since over 3yrs now. He should come for me I will go for him multiple times. You all know I hardly fight but if I do... it’s always vital ?. I fight to win I never loose a battle. So for those preparing to fight me dis 2020 be ready !!!!!" This comes after internet sensation, Speed Darlington issued a serious warning to Tunde Ednut to stop picking on him and stop posting him on his Instagram platform. Tunde repl...
DSS Invites Campus Journalist For Publishing Content On Sowore, School Demotes Supervising Lecturer
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DSS Invites Campus Journalist For Publishing Content On Sowore, School Demotes Supervising Lecturer

The Department of State Services has invited editor of a campus newspaper at Gateway ICT Polytechnic, Ogun State, Ayoola Babalola, for interrogation over the publication of certain contents on Omoyele Sowore. The campus newspaper had recently published articles demanding good governance and obedience to rule of law in Nigeria. Some of the articles published include: 'Will EFCC investigate Chief Bola Tinubu?', 'Sowore: An equal opportunity offender', and 'President Buhari does not believe in Nigeria'. Rector of the polytechnic, Mr I.K. Oyeyinka, who describes himself a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, said the institution was apologetic to the APC, adding that the published items was against the interest of the party. Oyeyinka went ahead to demote the su...
Kano Emirate Reveals next Action on Ganduje’s Query
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Kano Emirate Reveals next Action on Ganduje’s Query

The Kano Emirate Council has revealed its next action on the query sent to the Emir Muhammadu Sanusi ll by the Ganduje Government over alleged misappropriation of N3.4 billion. Alhaji Mahe Bashir Wali, the Walin Kano and senior member of the emirate council, confirmed the development in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Friday. He explained that the council would have to meet and deliberate on the query before responding. “Yes, we (Emirate Council) received the query yesterday (Thursday, June 6), but the council could not respond to it immediately because we have to look into the content of the query before we respond. “The government wants to hear the response of the emir about the allegation but there is no...
Twitter suspends 166,153 accounts for posting terrorism related content
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Twitter suspends 166,153 accounts for posting terrorism related content

Twitter in its quest to tackle online terrorism content on its platform says it suspended over 166,000 accounts in the second half of last year.   Together with Facebook and Google, Twitter is under pressure from regulators and governments worldwide to remove extremist content more rapidly or face more heavy-handed legislation.   Announcing its latest transparency report, the company said its technical tools were producing results, with 91 percent of accounts promoting terrorism content proactively suspended by its internal technology, the majority of which happened before their first tweet because the data used to set them up raised red flags.   Twitter suspended 166,153 accounts between July and December last for promoting terrorism, a 19 percent drop fro...
No Kane? No Problem As Lucas Moura Treble Fires Spurs Into Third
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No Kane? No Problem As Lucas Moura Treble Fires Spurs Into Third

Tottenham proved they can cope without Harry Kane and retook third place in the Premier League as Lucas Moura’s hat-trick inspired a 4-0 demolition of Huddersfield in the Premier League on Saturday. Tottenham Hotspur’s Brazilian midfielder Lucas Moura (R) is congratulated by Tottenham Hotspur’s South Korean striker Son Heung-Min as he walks off with the match ball after scoring a hat-trick in the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Huddersfield Town at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on April 13, 2019. – Tottenham won the game 4-0. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / AFP) Despite the absence of injured stars Kane and Dele Alli, Mauricio Pochettino’s much-changed side made it three victories from their first three games at the impressive Tottenham Hotspur ...
Why I’ll remain king of rap music in Nigeria— M.I Abaga
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Why I’ll remain king of rap music in Nigeria— M.I Abaga

In a chat with Showtime, the ‘Undisputed Champion’ rapper explained why he would always remain the king of rap music in Nigeria. “Rap is definitely my super power.   If I could sing like RnB I might have been called something else. I love singers and great writers.   So I think I will remain the King of Rap for now”, he said with confidence. He also explained why afro-pop music culture has been gaining more traction than rap music in Nigeria. “Pop music is not actually a genre but the popular sound of the time.   And yes it’s doing great and has definitely been one of our greatest exports; considered as afro-pop or afro-beats outside Nigeria. It’s easier to find great afro-beats than great rappers so it will definitely be bigger than rap music just based on the amount of content a...
Eating ‘Ewedu’ Can Help Prevent Cancer And Coronary Diseases – Nutritionist
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Eating ‘Ewedu’ Can Help Prevent Cancer And Coronary Diseases – Nutritionist

Mr Olugbenga Jagun, a nutritionist at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital ( UATH), Gwagalada, has said that jute leaf known as ‘Ewedu’ can prevent cancer and coronary diseases due to its richness in antioxidants and phytochemicals. Jagun said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja. The jute leaf is one of the common African leafy vegetables cultivated in gardens and farms for home use. He said that “Dieticians called it a pharmacy on your plate due to the numerous nutritional-health benefits. “It is a good source of vitamins and mineral elements such as calcium, potassium, iron, vitamin C, B, K, Folic acid. “These vitamins and mineral elements have great therapeutic effects on our body such as the lowering of blood pressure and ...
Offset Set to Release Album, Says Fatherhood Was Missing in His Life
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Offset Set to Release Album, Says Fatherhood Was Missing in His Life

Rapper Offset has explained to his fans that fatherhood was missing in his life. He made this known while gearing up to release his solo album tithed Father of 4. The album which was suppose to drop last December was held back after news broke out that he cheated on his wife Cardi B with Summer Bunni. Speaking about the alvum, Offset tweeted: This album means the world to me took my time with the project Take your time listening very special stories within the songs. ” I am a FATHER OF 4 The most beautiful and smart kids I could ask for. I want them to understand there dad for the good and the bad. The decisions I made was to feed I’m not a perfect FATHER BUT I AM A FATHER OF 4! Explaining why he chose to name the album Father of 4, Offset said: Father hood was missing in my life...
M-Net Scriptwriter, Osang Abang Dies in Accident
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M-Net Scriptwriter, Osang Abang Dies in Accident

One of the top scriptwriters in M-Net, Osang Abang has died in an accident. The 30-year old University of Calabar graduate, who worked with M-Net, passed away in a bus accident, on Thursday night, and was buried yesterday. Until his demise, Abang was co-writing content for Tinsel, a popular Nigerian soap opera and he was also the head writer of the series, BattleGround. Other projects he worked on includes ‘Forbidden’, ‘Hush’, ‘Hustle’, ‘Jemeji’, ‘E.V.E’, and ‘Ajoche’. Mourning his death, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi wrote, ‘Thank you for soooooo many dramatic twists in all the Africa Magic TV shows(Tinsel, Hush, Battleground and more) R.I.P. Osang Abang, we must not question God but this one is too painful!! Nigeria just lost another..’
Demi Lovato Slams Instagram Over Fat-shaming Advert
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Demi Lovato Slams Instagram Over Fat-shaming Advert

Demi Lovato slammed Instagram over a fat-shaming advert. The pop star called out the popular social media platform for approving the advert. The award-winning “Sorry Not Sorry” hitmaker blasted the social media platform in several posts after a sponsored ad for a mobile game, “Game of Sultan” appeared on her feed and contained fat shaming content. The ad featured an animated character that was labeled “obese” side-by-side with another animated character identified as “pretty.” It is noteworthy that Lovato has been very opened about her about her body image and food shaming herself so she feels the ad is wrong on so many levels because it can inflict pain and harm on those who struggle with eating disorders. “Why is this fat shaming bulls–t on my feed?” Lovato wrote in a series of...
Do Not Have a Round of Sex Beyond 13minutes, It Kills – Man Advises
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Do Not Have a Round of Sex Beyond 13minutes, It Kills – Man Advises

A Nigerian man identified as Shadrack has taken to his Facebook page to advise men against taking aphrodisiac to enhance sexual performances. According to him, a round of sex shouldn’t go beyond 13 minutes. He then went further to advise men to stay away from women who want longer sex as this act will only lead to their quick death. Do not have a round of sex beyond 13minutes, it kills – Man advises He wrote on Facebook: DON’T KILL YOURSELF! ??MAXIMUM EXTREME RANGE OF SEX IS 13 MINUTES..? for married men and women only. Stay away from Tramadol… Men Please, stop killing yourselves with aphrodisiacs (Sex Enhancing drugs). Depending on what side of the sex duration spectrum men fall on, an average of five minutes is good. But, according to a 2008 study of United ...
Watch Cardi B’s “Ring” Video With Kehlan
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Watch Cardi B’s “Ring” Video With Kehlan

Cardi B has shared the video for “Ring,” the fifth single for her debut album Invasion Of Privacy. Joined by Kehlani, who contributes the soaring hook of the R&B-infused ballad, Cardi brings us back to the days before smartphones as she perches herself in a phone booth and gets tangled in a web of cords. The song has yet to hit the Hot 100, but it seems destined to be another hit for Cardi, who has already scored two No. 1 songs off the album (“Bodak Yellow” and “I Like It”). Cardi is set to open the MTV VMAs Monday night, making her first public appearance since giving birth to her daughter Kulture. Rather than performing, she is expected to do some sort of monologue or skit, so unfortunately, we won’t be getting a rendition of “Ring” tonight. For now, watch the clip above to your ...
Emma Nyra Gives Birth To Twins After 36 Hours of Labour
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Emma Nyra Gives Birth To Twins After 36 Hours of Labour

Nigerian singer, Emma Nyra has just welcomed a set twins. Emma Nyra who was once signed on to Ubi Franklin's MMMG records gave birth to two beautiful children named Alexandría and Alexander on August 11, 2018 at about 2 am, after 36 hours of labor.   The singer made the announcement a few moments ago with a lenghty post that reads; I have never been so inspired and full of love as I am today. With style and full force, you’ve both entered this world and forever impacted my destiny. My career has been my top priority for the past ten years of my life, so you can imagine that I was surprised and shocked for what God had in store for me! Last year I over booked and over worked myself tirelessly just to be able to accomplish one of my biggest goals which was to move into my drea...
Whatsapp Group Admin Lands In Jail For Spreading Fake News
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Whatsapp Group Admin Lands In Jail For Spreading Fake News

In a bid to reduce the spread of fake news in India and stop the mob lynching happening in India at an alarming rate the government have begun a massive clampdown on spread of fake news on social media including WhatsApp. This crackdown by the Indian police has already seen a 21 year old student who has already spent 5 months in jail for being the admin of a WhatsApp group in India for spreading what the police called “objectionable content”. It can be recalled that fake whatsapp messages has led to the lynching of many people in India for suspicions of child kidnapping and other reasons. Junaid Khan a student from the town of Talen in India’s central Madhya Pradesh state was arrested on February 14th following a complaint filed at the police station by some locals based on char...