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    👍 | Why FG won't ban Facebook over violent postings…

    The Nigerian government has no plans to ban Facebook having reached an agreement to tackle violent postings on its platform, Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has said. The agreement indicates that the social media operator will ensure stricter control over what is posted on its platform, to avoid sanctions from the Nigerian authorities. […] Read more Why FG won't ban Facebook over violent postings- Mohammed

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    👍 | Elon Musk puts Twitter deal on hold

    Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, who has been in talks with Twitter over full acquisition, has put the deal temporarily on hold on Friday. The Tesla Boss disclosed this on his official Twitter handle, citing a recent report from Twitter's first quarter earnings released on Monday. “Twitter deal temporarily […] read more Elon Musk puts Twitter deal on hold.

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    👍 | N50bn comedy industry: Meet top 8 Instagram ski…

    Broda Shaggi, Mr Funny, Cute Abiola, Taaooma and Brain Jotter have been ranked as the top five Instagram Skit makers in Nigeria, a recent report by Dataleum, a global talent accelerator shows. The report titled'The Skit Making Industry in Nigeria' also cited Lasis Elenu, Kie Kie and Mr Macaroni as the bottom three on […] read more N50bn comedy industry: Meet top 8 Instagram skit makers in Nigeria

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    👍 | Here are 7 investors backing Elon Musk's Twitte…

    On April 14, 2022, Elon Musk offered to purchase social media company Twitter, Inc., for $ 43 billion, after previously acquiring 9.1 percent of the company's stock for $ 2.64 billion, becoming its largest shareholder. The world's richest man who's recently had his acquisition. bid approved by Twitter investors appears set to move the microblogging platform into […] read more Here are 7 shareholders backing Elon Musk's Twitter acquisition

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    👍 | Elon Musk to serve as interim CEO after Twitter…

    Elon Musk, Tesla CEO is expected to serve as the temporary CEO of Twitter for a few months after closing a final deal with the microblogging platform, according to CNBC. It is not still certain that Musk would seek to install a new CEO, once his takeover of the company is complete. Musk, who is […] read more Elon Musk to serve as interim CEO after Twitter takeover

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    👍 | Elon Musk raises $ 7 billion for Twitter deal

    Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, has raised $ 7 billion to support his $ 44 billion deal to buy Twitter. A Securities and Exchange Commission filing made public on Thursday disclosed that Musk received equity commitment letters of about $ 7.14 billion from a group of 19 investors. According to the filing, the biggest contribution comes from Prince al-Waleed […] read more Elon Musk raises $ 7 billion for Twitter deal

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    👍 | 2023: Fayemi to declare for president on Wednesday

    Kayode Fayemi, Governor of Ekiti State is set to formally declare his presidential ambition on Wednesday (today). Fayemi made this known in a video clip he posted on his microblogging platform, Twitter. In the one-minute video, the Ekiti governor, who is also the chairman of the Nigerian Governors' Forum (NGF), encouraged Nigerians not to lose […] read more 2023: Fayemi to declare for president on Wednesday

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    👍 | Fayemi joins race for presidential seat

    Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti State has announced that he will declare his presidential bid Wednesday. Fayemi revealed this in a video clip he posted on his microblogging platform, Twitter. In the one minute video, Fayemi said Nigerians must not lose hope In the future of the country, noting that despite the present challenges the […] read more Fayemi joins race for presidential seat

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    👍 | Twitter's value jumped 85% before Musk's take ov…

    The brand value of Twitter microblogging network platform has increased by 85 percent to $ 5.7 billion this year, even before the takeover attempt by Elon Musk, according to Brand Finance, a London based brand valuation consultancy. According to a press statement by the company, the big increase in Twitter's brand valuation was correlated with its […] read more Twitter's value jumped 85% before Musk's takeover attempt

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    👍 | Tesla's shares drop 9% ahead of Twitter takeover

    Tesla shares slid more than 9 percent on Tuesday, wiping about $ 97bn off the electric automaker's valuation, a day after the company's chief executive and largest shareholder Elon Musk clinched a deal to buy Twitter. Musk is funding the $ 44bn takeover with $ 13bn of debt from Wall Street's largest lenders, as well as a $ 12.5bn […] read more Tesla's shares drop 9% ahead of Twitter takeover

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    👍 | EXPLAINER: How Elon Musk won his Twitter deal u…

    Just 12 days ago, some of the most experienced operators on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley privately dismissed Elon Musk's offer to buy Twitter for $ 44bn as nothing more than a gimmick. However, Monday was a game-changer as the world's richest man pulled off a stunning victory, winning unanimous support for his takeover approach from […] read more EXPLAINER: How Elon Musk won his Twitter deal under 2 weeks

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    📱 | Google wants entire ecosystem to tap into Equia…

    An event was recently held in Lagos, to mark the landing of the Equiano subsea fiber optic cable, expected to deliver faster and cheaper internet in Nigeria (and other parts of Africa). Juliet Ehimuan, director, West Africa at Google, spoke with CALEB OJEWALE on the sidelines of the event, highlighting the facility's significance and how […] read more Google wants entire ecosystem to tap into Equiano cable – Ehimuan

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    👍 | Twitter to accept Elon Musk's takeover bid

    The board of Twitter is set to accept Elon Musk's $ 43 billion bid to acquire twitter. The company is reportedly preparing a statement to announce the acquisition of the microblogging platform. Sources also say the deal could collapse at the last minute. The Tesla boss has insisted that his offer of $ 43 billion was the […] read more Twitter to accept Elon Musk's takeover bid

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    👍 | Twitter share price surges as board reconsiders…

    Following Twitter's reconsideration of Elon Musk's offer to acquire the micro-blogging platform, Twitter's share price has increased by 5.3 percent. The Spectacular Index, a popular website that disseminates information and data about companies and markets, confirmed this on its official Twitter account. Twitter share price rises by 5.3 percent in premarket trading ”Spectacular index tweeted. […] Read more Twitter share price surges as board reconsiders Elon Musk takeover bid

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    👍 | Elon Musk continues to list agenda over Twitter…

    Tesla CEO, Elon Musk is not taking a break on his decision to purchase Twitter, as he continues to make possible moves to acquire the micro-blogging platform. The CEO on his official Twitter handle disclosed that he will authenticate all real humans on the platform and declare war against spambots if his offer to take […] read more Elon Musk continues to list agenda over Twitter acquisition bid

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    👍 | Elon Musk unveils his Twitter bid package, larg…

    Elon Musk has unveiled a $ 46.5bn financing package to fund his takeover bid for Twitter as he pushes ahead with a deal that would be one of the largest leveraged buyouts in history. Musk is expected to use the financing package to launch a tender offer to Twitter shareholders in the coming days, a move […] read more Elon Musk unveils his Twitter bid package, largest buyout in history

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    📱 | Google's subsea cable targets heart of Nigeria'…

    After operating in Nigeria for over ten years, Google is now going for the heart of the country's internet market with its subsea cable which is expected to land in Lagos in April. Nigeria's internet market rides on digital infrastructure built by InfraCos (infrastructure companies) or while mobile broadband infrastructure dominates the market, […] read more Google's subsea cable targets heart of Nigeria's internet market

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    📱 | Job opportunities as Google announces first pro…

    Google has announced it is establishing its first product development center in Africa, which will be located in Nairobi, Kenya to develop solutions that would meet the needs of users on the continent. However, opportunities to contribute to the center's output are available to all skilled and interested persons across Africa. The global tech company, […] read more Job opportunities as Google announces first product development center in Africa

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    👍 | Why Elon Musk want to buy Twitter

    Tesla CEO, Elon Musk has been a top trend all round the media following the purchase of 9.2 percent stake in Twitter and consideration to join the Board of Directors of the Microblogging platform. The Tesla Boss is now out with an offer to purchase the full ownership of the platform at $ 54.20 per share […] read more Why Elon Musk want to buy Twitter

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    👍 | Twitter launches poison pill to fend off Elon M…

    Twitter has launched a poison pill takeover defense to fend off a $ 43bn hostile bid from billionaire Tesla chief executive Elon Musk. In the first sign that the social media company plans to fight Musk's bid, Twitter said on Friday that its board of directors had unanimously adopted a year-long shareholder rights plan to […] read more Twitter launches poison pill to fend off Elon Musk deal

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    👍 | Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $ 54.20 per…

    Days after purchasing a 9.2 percent stake in twitter and considering joining the Board of Directors, Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, has offered to buy the platform for $ 54.20 a share, disclosing that the microblogging platform needs to be transformed privately. The CEO made this known in a letter sent to Twitter Chairman, Bret Taylor and […] read more Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $ 54.20 per share

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    📱 | Google celebrates Nigerian playwright, Ola Roti…

    Google is celebrating Olawrale Rotimi, Nigerian renowned playwright, actor, director, choreographer and Designer with a doodle on its page as he would have clock 84 today. The versatile artist, popularly known as Ola Rotimi was born on 13, April, 1938 and grew up in a family of artists, where his mother managed a traditional dance […] read more Google celebrates Nigerian playwright, Ola Rotimi's posthumous birthday

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    👍 | We banned Twitter because of Nnamdi Kanu, End SA…

    The federal government has said the decision to ban microblogging platform Twitter was because it was being used by Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and to promote EndSARS protests on October 1. Abubakar Malami, Attorney-General of The Federation (AGF) said this in response to a motion filed by Inihebe Effiong, a human rights lawyer. In the counter-affidavit filed by the AGF, the government said it at no time restrained Nigerians from using Twitter. The motion filed at the Federal High Court had contended that the Twitter ban was a fundamental human rights bri…

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    👍 | Why Buhari should ban World Bank now

    HARDLY any difference exists between the action of the World Bank and the social media platform Twitter. Both shut down President Muhammadu Buhari, the World Bank more directly. The President told Nigerians that he had pulled 10.5 million of our compatriots out of poverty in two years Did you hear the deafening applause of the rescued? Just like Twitter pulling down Buhari's threat to continue the war against the South East, the World Bank plucked a major star from Buhari's crown – his claim of being the rede…

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    👍 | #TWITTERBAN: What the indefinite ban of Twitter…

    On the 3rd of June, the Nigerian government via a series of tweets, passed messages that could only be translated as genocidal. That day, a vast majority of Nigerians took to their social media platforms to express displeasure, grief, and ultimately, fear for Their lives and loved ones. This fear prompted them to report the tweets, pointing out the number of ways it could spike (tribal) hate, which could progress to war if not checked immediately. In response to the report, Twitter brought down the tweet of the current Nigerian president, noting that there was a violation in its Terms and Cond…

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    👍 | Twitter ban: US condemns FG's threat to arrest…

    The United States embassy Ned Price, released a statement on Thursday and also condemned the continued suspension of the Twitter platform. Price said the United States is concerned that the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission ordered all television and radio broadcasters to cease using Twitter. He pointed out that restricting the ability of Nigerians to report, gather, and disseminate opinions and information has no place in a democracy Part of the statement read; “The United States condemns the ongoing suspension of Twitter by the Nigerian government and subsequent threats to arrest and prosecut…

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    👍 | How Twitter ban would affect employment in Nigeria

    Twitter deleted a tweet by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, 2nd June 2021 because the tweet violated its policy. The Nigerian Government believes that Twitter has been engaging in activities capable of undermining Nigeria's corporate existence. There are several arguments for and against the actions of Twitter and the Federal Government of Nigeria. Of course, many of these divergent views are laced with sentiments. Th ...

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    👍 | FGN-Twitter Duel: One Double Standard Begets An…

    Long after the act must have been undone, it is almost certain that the gust of fumes and dust stirred by the ban on the operations of the microblogging site, Twitter, by the Federal Government of Nigeria will not have cleared away from the Nigerian socio- political space. As expected, the ban, since it was announced, has ignited a deluge of reactions from countless quarters and, given the far-reaching implications of this singular act, one can wager that, no matter how short-lived it eventually turns out to be, interrogation into its whys and wherefores may stay with us for a much longer time….

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    👍 | Twitter ban increases Nigeria's investment host…

    The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced a ban on Twitter, a leading microblogging platform, using a tweet on Friday, June 4, 2021. This ban came after the tech company deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari alleged to convey threatening messages that could incite national violence. Twitter's move was in line with their corporate stance against “abusive behavior,” sources from the tech firm reveal. In what seems like a kickback, the Federal Government announced a country-wide ban on using the highly subscribed platform under the guise. that it “threatens Nigeria's corporate exist…

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    👍 | Drama as PDP Reps stage walkout from plenary ov…

    There was a mild drama at the resumed plenary of the House of Representatives on Twitter when some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caucus staged a walk-out from the Chamber after the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, ruled their Leader, Kingsley Chinda, out of order on the debate about Twitter ban by the Federal Government. Gbajabiamila had earlier in an address of welcome to members who had been away for zonal hearing on constitutional review, mandated the Committees on Communication, Information, Justice and National Security to investigate the suspension of Twitter and report back t…

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    👍 | Hope for Twitter ban reversal as Reps probe FG…

    There are strong indications that the widely criticized decision of the Federal Government to ban the operations of Twitter in Nigeria would soon be reversed. This is as the House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the Federal Government's decision in 10 days with a view to guiding the action of the parliament on the matter. Thus, the House mandated its Committees on Communication, Justice, Information and Culture, and National Security and Intelligence to immediately commence an investigation to determine “the circumstances of the decision by the Federal Government of Nige…

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    👍 |'FG's suspension of twitter usage by broadcasti…

    Tony Abolo, an ace broadcaster on Monday berated the Federal Government for directing all television and radio stations in Nigeria to suspend the use of Twitter, a microblogging platform. Abolo, who spoke to BusinessDay in Benin City, said the action by the Federal Government through the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) “is Decree number 4 of 1984 being modernized in 2021 to clamp down on media houses and suppress freedom of expression.” He further said that the plan was to prevent Nigerians from free access to information, holding the government accountable and controlling the recent co…

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    📱 | Google launches programs to help small busine…

    A series of programs to support the growth and recovery of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in Africa's post-COVID economy, and also to help them thrive have been rolled out by Google through the month of June. This forms part of the international Small Business Month, which will have activities such as the launch of a new Google for Small Businesses portal to help small businesses find the solutions and guidance they need to get online and grow. There will also be a series of SMB skills webinars aimed at helping small businesses use digital tools to connect with and grow their custo…

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    👍 | GPAAN flays FG's ban on Twitter, says it violat…

    Members of the Guild of Public Affairs Analysts of Nigeria (GPAAN) have expressed serious concern over the recent ban placed on the use of Twitter in the country by President Muhammadu Buhari as announced by the Minster of Information, Lai Mohammed, describing it as “ill -advised, embarrassing and unconstitutional ”. A statement by the President of GPAAN, Ayo Oyoze Baje, said:“ It is worthy of note that the ban runs against the grains of Chapter 4, Section 39 (1) of the 1999 Constitution (as) amended) which states that:'every person shall be entitled to freedom of expression, including the free do…

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    👍 | Ban on Twitter: We stand by our words, Diplomat…

    Ambassadors from the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, Canada and Republic of Ireland have told the Federal Government that they stand by their condemnation of the indefinite suspension of the micro-blogging platform Twitter by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Ambassadors made this known on Monday in the conference room of the Minister Foreign Affairs when they heeded the summon of the Minister, insisting that the ban on Twitter by the Nigerian government violates freedom of expression of Nigerians irrespective of the government's concerns that the platform was being used to perpet…