Monday, 2nd October 2023


4 days ago
Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), Command of the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), has alerted the public of a fake Facebook account created in the name of the agency by fraudsters.
24 Sep
It is no news that social media directly affects our state of mind. Vinton Cerf and Robert Khan who are credited with inventing the Internet probably never considered the psychological impact of their invention. Martin Cooper, who developed the first hand-held phone, also played a part in this by making phones portable, so that we…
5 Sep
Social media giant Meta said on Tuesday it would pull the plug on the Facebook News tab in December in its biggest European markets, the UK, France and Germany.
22 Aug
Facebook and Instagram users in Europe will have greater control over how they view content, Meta said on Tuesday, as platforms take steps to meet imminent stricter European Union rules. Under a landmark EU law, digital giants will be forced to more aggressively police content online to protect users, especially against hate speech and disinformation.…
19 Jul
Social media networks like Facebook and Instagram were back online in Ethiopia on Wednesday after being blocked for five months, according to an internet advocacy organisation and an AFP journalist.
11 Jul
Networks of fake Facebook accounts run from China are "evolving" and adopting new tactics in their quest to sow discord overseas, the social media platform told Australian lawmakers Tuesday.
9 Jul
In the era of social media dominance, where the scroll of a thumb can make or break a brand, influencer marketing has become the talk of the digital town. The days of traditional advertisements featuring celebrity endorsements are long gone. Welcome to the age of influencers — individuals who hold the power to sway consumer…
7 Jul
Meta-owned Facebook has handed US users the controls over fact-checked content, in a potentially significant move that the platform says will give them more power over its algorithm but some analysts insist could benefit purveyors of misinformation.
6 Jul
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Zonal Command in Abuja has convicted two male fraudsters, Canice Agabi and Nwozor Martins, on charges of impersonation and fraud. Agabi, sometime in 2021 in Abuja, falsely represented himself as an American citizen and created an Instagram account with the username Randy Sylvester, according to EFCC. The anti-graft…
4 Jul
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp may need to overhaul how they collect the data of users in Europe after the top EU court ruled against parent company Meta on Tuesday. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in favour of Germany's anti-cartel watchdog, which had argued that it could take data privacy issues into account when…
23 Dec 2022
Facebook parent Meta has agreed to pay $725 million to settle a long-running lawsuit that accused the social network of allowing third parties, including Cambridge Analytica, to access users' private data.
15 Dec 2022
Urges users to download apps only from official sites, stores A MALWARE that steals Facebook account credentials, known as ‘Schoolyard Bully’, has infected over 300,000 android devices. This has prompted the Nigerian Communications Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) to issue an advisory, reminding users to only download applications from official sites and application…


15 mins ago
The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) has warned the public against fake recruitment exercises being carried out by some fraudulent individuals in the name of the agency.
47 mins ago
What Happened? In a recent announcement, a popular Cement producer in Nigeria announced they have decided to lower the price of their cement from ₦5,500 to ₦3,500 per bag, effective from October 2, 2023.  Though the cement had previously hinted at reducing cement prices once they completed their new production lines by the end of…
52 mins ago
In the heart of Nigerian sports, a revolution is brewing, one that promises to elevate women's football to unprecedented heights. Spearheading this transformation is the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL), under the dynamic leadership of Chairman Ms. Nkechi Obi. With a compelling vision and a 5-pronged execution strategy, NWFL is set to redefine women's football…
54 mins ago
As far as the former director general of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Dr Salihu Lukman is concerned, Nigeria cannot muster the resources required to meet the demands by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). Lukman in a piece titled "Opening Door to Renew the Hope of Workers" argued that if revenue indices are anything to…
1 hour ago
Amy E. Pope of the United States of America has begun her five-year term as the 11th Director General (DG) of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The first woman to become Director General in IOM’s 72-year history, DG Pope was elected on May 15, 2023 during the Sixth Special Session of the IOM Council…
1 hour ago
More than 1,000 people in Bangladesh have died of dengue fever since the start of the year, official figures showed, in the country's worst recorded outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease. Dengue is a disease endemic to tropical areas and causes high fevers, headaches, nausea, vomiting, muscle pain and, in the most serious cases, bleeding that…
1 hour ago
  THE Federal Government hopes to create about 50,000 jobs through Artificial Intelligence (AI) by 2030. The Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani, made this known Monday, when he released his Ministry’s draft Strategic Blueprint for the next four year. In the 31-page document, titled: ‘Accelerating Our Collective Prosperity Through Technical…
1 hour ago
The Federal Government has announced a new plan to help startups raise a total of $5 billion in funding rounds by 2027 and create over 50,000 jobs in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) industry in the next couple of years.
1 hour ago
Terrorists hibernating in the Tumbuns on the fringes of Lake Tchad in Borno State were at the receiving end of Nigeria Airforce’s firepower as air strikes obliterated their hideouts, destroying their structures and strategic logistics base. Specifically, it was learned that Tumbun Fulani and Tumbun Shitu were struck between 27-30 September 27, 2023, to eve…
1 hour ago
Super Falcons star Michelle Alozie was voted Player of the Match in Houston Dash’s 2-0 win against Gotham FC in Sunday’s National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) in the US.