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“He hasn’t gotten over Erica” – Nigerians reaction as Kiddwaya returns to Twitter with ‘Kiddrica’
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“He hasn’t gotten over Erica” – Nigerians reaction as Kiddwaya returns to Twitter with ‘Kiddrica’

Following the lifting of the Twitter ban in Nigeria, the billionaire’s son took to the platform to write a welcome back message in which he used the hashtag ‘Kiddrica,’ a reference to his prior connection with Erica Nlewedim, a fellow ex-housemate. “Welcome back everyone! I miss ya’ll so much!!! WDG, kiddrica, lovers of kiddwaya. We moveeeee 🌓,” he wrote in a tweet. Fans are left to wonder whether his ‘ship’ with Erica is still sailing or if this is just a dramatic entrance. Take a look at the reactions that followed…
Nigeria loses N499.29bn as Twitter ban hits 200 days
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Nigeria loses N499.29bn as Twitter ban hits 200 days

The Nigerian economy has incurred N499.29bn losses since the microblogging app, Twitter, was shut down by the Federal government on June 4, 2021. According to the NetBlocks Cost of Shutdown Tool, Nigeria’s economy loses N104.02m ($250,600) every hour to the ban on Twitter. It has been 4,800 hours (200 days) since the social networking site was blocked. The Federal Government on June 4 announced the suspension of Twitter after the social media platform deleted a tweet by President Buhari. The suspension came with a directive to telecommunication companies to block access to Twitter for their subscribers. While giving his Independence Day speech, Buhari hinted that the ban would continue until Twitter registered in Nigeria, had a physical presence, and representation. Recently, the ...
Painting Nigeria Bad On Social Media, An Offence – NYSC DG Warns Corps Members
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Painting Nigeria Bad On Social Media, An Offence – NYSC DG Warns Corps Members

The News Agency of Nigeria, the National Youth Service Corps has tagged it an offence for corps members to paint the scheme and the nation bad on social media. NYSC Director-General, Shuaibu Ibrahim, made the disclosure in his address at the closing ceremony of the orientation course for the 2021 Batch C, Stream 1, held on Tuesday at NYSC Temporary Orientation Camp, Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria reported that Ibrahim was represented by the Coordinator, NYSC Lagos Office, Eddy Megwa, at the passing-out of the 2,015 corp members. “It is not in your place to go into the social media to paint the scheme which you are part and parcel bad, but you are rather expected to use the platform to your credit and NYSC. It is, therefore, an offence to have any corps member to go...
Afghanistan better than Nigeria under Buhari – Ortom blasts APC’s Philip Agbese
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Afghanistan better than Nigeria under Buhari – Ortom blasts APC’s Philip Agbese

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, on Sunday, said Afghanistan is currently better than Nigeria under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Ortom said statistics have shown that Afghanistan currently fares better than Nigeria under the Buhari All Progressives Congress, APC-led administration. He made the remark in response to claims by a member of the APC and an aspirant of the Ado/Ogbadibo/Okpokwu House of Representative seat, Philip Agbese, that he has turned “Benue state into Afghanistan.” Speaking through his Chief Press Secretary, Nathaniel Ikyur, the governor, who described Agbese as a “blind Bartimaeus” in the Bible, noted that the Buhari government has turned Nigeria into a killing field. A statement by Ikyur titled: Agbese as Blind Bartimaeus” reads: “We...
Singer, Joeboy Speaks Up After Being Accused Of Encouraging Alcoholism In Hit Song
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Singer, Joeboy Speaks Up After Being Accused Of Encouraging Alcoholism In Hit Song

Since the time that Nigerian singer, Joseph Akinfenwa-Donus, aka Joeboy, released the hit song, Alcohol, it has been greeted with diverse reactions, with some being of the opinion that it encourages alcoholism. However, in an interview with an online platform, Genius, Joeboy stated that that was not his intention. He said, “Being tipsy inspired ‘Alcohol’.There are different challenges in life; it never ends. There is always something one needs to fix or solve. I am not encouraging alcoholism in any way but I understand that people need breaks but trying to run away from one’s problems won’t fix them at the end of the day.” Sharing his thoughts on the success of the song, he said, “It is really special for me, seeing how big the song is becoming and how big it is going to get. It w...
“Giving is not by who worth pass” Don Jazzy says as he recalls how his mother gave even when selling akara
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“Giving is not by who worth pass” Don Jazzy says as he recalls how his mother gave even when selling akara

Don Jazzy has said that giving to others isn't a sign that one has so much. He made this known after a Twitter user asked how much he's worth because of the money he's been giving away on the platform. He explained that "giving is not by who worth pass". He then revealed that even when his mother was selling akara years ago, she sometimes gave out all the profit.
Ozil: I will Help British South Asians in football
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Ozil: I will Help British South Asians in football

Mesut Ozil says he will give British South Asian players a platform to shine after linking up with partners including the Football Association and Bradford City for the launch of the Football for Peace Mesut Ozil Centre. Speaking exclusively to Sky Sports News last year, former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey spoke about growing up in Leicester and playing football with South Asian kids as a youngster, adding the community has an unquestionable passion for the game. Yet despite making up around eight per cent of the UK population, less than 0.25 per cent of players across the leagues in England are from a South Asian background, with Kick It Out chair Sanjay Bhandari telling Sky Sports News that this is "the biggest statistical anomaly in football". "I have always been surprise...
711 ministries, agencies in Nigeria join IPPIS platform
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711 ministries, agencies in Nigeria join IPPIS platform

The Federal Government has enrolled 711 Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS). Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris made the announcement in Lagos on Monday at a training for IPPIS Role Players in the South-West. The MDAs now the platform are out of about 1,000 in the country. Represented by Salawu Zubairu, Director, Consolidated Account, Idris assured his office would ensure that all government employees get on the IPPIS. The AGF said the goal is to decentralise the management of payroll so that any issue encountered in the implementation could be resolved without travelling to Abuja. He explained that the training of IPPIS Role Players would help them to understand operati...
BBNaija: You cannot bully me, we’ll meet outside – Angel blasts Boma
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BBNaija: You cannot bully me, we’ll meet outside – Angel blasts Boma

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija season 6 housemate, Angel has issued a stern warning to Boma never to speak to her in the house. Problem started when Boma confronted Angel and accused her of calling him kiss and tell. Boma hurled insults at Angel’s family members and also said BBNaija platform was her biggest achievement. Angel, responding insulted Boma, warning him not to ever use her as a highlight in the house. Angel screaming at Boma said: “I made it here and it’s a big deal and if it’s not you wouldn’t be here at your age. “You’re looking for who to use for highlight. You’re mad, you’re forming bad boy here for who? Don’t act like a saint. “I worked to be in this house, don’t ever speak to me in this house. You’re a mad person. “Don’t ever in your life tell me this wil...
We’ll migrate all govt personnel, institutions to IPPIS platform – FG
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We’ll migrate all govt personnel, institutions to IPPIS platform – FG

He lauded the application of IPPIS saying it has brought transparency in government payroll administration and enhanced efficiency in the planning for Personnel emoluments in the country since its introduction. “It is heart-warming that since the inception of the IPPIS payment platform, there has been a significant level of transparency in government payroll administration. Furthermore, the IPPIS has brought greater efficiency into planning for personnel emoluments as well as planning for personnel budget. “In the light of the benefits of the system, the federal government resolved to migrate all government personnel, agencies and institutions that draw their personnel cost from the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) to the IPPIS platform. “This task, which was saddled on the Office ...
TikTok bans trending ‘Milk Crate Challenge’ on its platform
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TikTok bans trending ‘Milk Crate Challenge’ on its platform

The trending ‘Milk Crate Challenge’- has just been banned by social media platform, Tik Tok. The very dangerous challenge saw users stack milk or drink crates into the highest pyramid they could, before trying to climb up one side of them and down the other, without any of the crates giving way beneath them. However, the viral challenge has now been banned by the platform as TikTok explained the challenge publicised a dangerous activity.   All search results for the Challenge has been deleted by TikTok.   A spokesperson for TikTok said: 'TikTok prohibits content that promotes or glorifies dangerous acts, and we remove videos and redirect searches to our Community Guidelines to discourage such content. 'We encourage everyone to exercise caution in their beh...
Lady in shock as her boyfriend got married to another woman two weeks after they shopped for a shoe
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Lady in shock as her boyfriend got married to another woman two weeks after they shopped for a shoe

A Nigerian Twitter user has taken to the platform to narrate how her friend was left in shock after her boyfriend got married to another lady without telling her. According to @TheHabaneroChief, the man was all over her friend's apartment and she also had spare keys to his apartment, but he never dropped any hint about his wedding even though they almost see every day since November 2020. She also revealed that her friend feels she picked his wedding shoe as they went shopping two weeks ago. She also revealed that all her friend who has been honest with the guy wanted to know was why he did it, as they've dated before and decided to remain casual.
Secession threats: ‘National Assembly must pave way for needed changes’ – Malumfashi
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Secession threats: ‘National Assembly must pave way for needed changes’ – Malumfashi

A lecturer with the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, Professor Mansur Usman Malumfashi, has called on the National Assembly to urgently provide the constitutional platform that will accommodate changes in Nigeria, even as he declared that the country’s foundation is shaky. Malumfashi, who is with the Faculty of Education, ATBU, stated these in an interview with journalists in Bauchi while reacting to secession threats in part of the country, submitted that the state of the nation was not only alarming but also unfortunate. He said that as of today, every geopolitical zone in the country was experiencing one form of challenge or the other, adding members of the National Assembly were required to bring about the changes being demanded by the zones. “To be very candi...
NEWSIkpeazu signs Abia Diaspora Bill into law
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NEWSIkpeazu signs Abia Diaspora Bill into law

Okezie Ikpeazu, the Governor of Abia State has assented into law, the Abia State Diaspora Bill recently passed by the State House of Assembly. Governor Ikpeazu, after signing the law at Government House Umuahia, commended the leadership of the State Assembly for responding to the yearnings of the Abia community in the Diaspora through the drafting of a bill that would provide legal backing to the participation of Abians in the diaspora in the governance of the State. This was made known in a statement by Onyebuchi Ememanka, the Chief Press Secretary to the State governor and issued to journalists in Umuahia, on Friday. Ikpeazu promised to create a platform for Abians from all walks of life to participate in the governance process, noting that Abia is endowed with men and women wit...
Man to wash public toilet in Abuja motor park for 60 days for attempted fraud
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Man to wash public toilet in Abuja motor park for 60 days for attempted fraud

A man identified as Innocent Destiny has been ordered to wash Mpape Park Toilet in Abuja for 60 days by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, for attempting to defraud clients on messaging platform known as WeChat. The suspect was accused of parading himself as a female by the name Kim Webber and inducing male users of the platform in order to defraud them of their money. Counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ijeabalum Diribe who argued that the act violated section 322 of the penal code, urged the court to convict and sentence Destiny according to the terms of the plea bargain entered on June 22, which stated that upon conviction he would spend a month in prison or pay a fine of N100,000. However his counsel, Holy Nuhu prayed the court to temper ju...
‘I will not let this break me’ – England star Saka critical of social media giants after suffering racist abuse
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‘I will not let this break me’ – England star Saka critical of social media giants after suffering racist abuse

The Arsenal winger thanked his family and friends for their support, while hitting back at online platforms for failing to curb attacks Bukayo Saka says that he will not let his Euro 2020 final penalty miss and the subsequent abuse he received online "break" him and insists that social media companies "are not doing enough" to prevent offensive messages. The Arsenal winger saw his strike from the spot saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma in the final act of the European Championship decider, to leave Gareth Southgate's side heartbroken at Wembley after a sharply-contested 1-1 draw after full-time. Racial abuse directed towards both Saka and team-mates Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho - who also missed penalties - spread across social media shortly afterwards and in his first comments s...
Simon Ekpa Not Nnamdi Kanu’s Successor – IPOB
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Simon Ekpa Not Nnamdi Kanu’s Successor – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has made some clarifications concerning the appointment of Simon Ekpa. Speaking on Monday, IPOB said nobody has been appointed to succeed its leader, Nnamdi Kanu in operating Radio Biafra. The group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful explained that Ekpa was appointed as one of Radio Biafra’s broadcasters. Kanu was reported to have appointed Ekpa as Radio Biafra’s interim leader but Powerful in a statement said Ekpa was appointed as a reporter on IPOB’s platform. He assured that Kanu will soon be free to continue his agitation. According to Powerful: “IPOB ably led by our indomitable leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to confirm the directive by our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, that Mazi Simon Ekpa, an illustrious son of Biafra be inc...
I used to hawk gala and mineral – Instagram comedian Sirbalo Comedy reveals as he shares throwback photo
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I used to hawk gala and mineral – Instagram comedian Sirbalo Comedy reveals as he shares throwback photo

Instagram comedian Sirbalo Comedy has taken to the platform to reminisce on his humble beginning. Sirbalo Comedy revealed that he used to hawk sausage rolls and soft drinks along Mile 2 to Iyana Iba in Lagos, before his breakthrough. He wrote; God is Good. I remember 2012 - 2013. When I use to hawk GALA and MINERALs along MILE 2 to IYANA IBA LAGOS. God the Greatest. I even wear STAR HAND BAND
Osun Commissioner disrespecting elders, our party – PDP
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Osun Commissioner disrespecting elders, our party – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State has described the rally held in front of the house of Senator Kolawole Ogunwale, a PDP stalwart in Iragbiji by the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as hitting the panic button when it is not necessary. The Osun State Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Affairs, Barrister Olubukola Olaboopo had on Sunday morning led some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on a rally in Iragbiji town. The rally was held to counter the PDP rally held for defectors which held in the town on Saturday, 26th June, 2021. The PDP had accused the Commissioner of holding the rally in front of the house of Senator Kolawole Ogunwale, a PDP stalwart. The PDP Director of Media and Publicity, Oladele Bamiji in a chat with ...
Any social media platform used to bring down Nigeria will be suspended – Lai Mohammed warns
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Any social media platform used to bring down Nigeria will be suspended – Lai Mohammed warns

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has warned that any social media platform used to bring down Nigeria will be suspended.   The Minister who appeared before house committees on communication, justice, information and culture, and national security and intelligence on Tuesday June 22, added that the ban of Twitter operations in the country is a good opportunity for "resourceful Nigerians to also look at how they can have an app that can replace Twitter".   He said;   “On Twitter not being the only social media in Nigeria but banning Twitter alone, honestly, we suspended Twitter because Twitter became a platform of choice for those that want to bring down this country. “If any other platform does it, we will suspend their operations too. It...
APC Governors Agree to Implement Judicial and Legislative Autonomy
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APC Governors Agree to Implement Judicial and Legislative Autonomy

Governors elected under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) are set to commence process for implementation of autonomy of the judiciary and state legislature as directed by the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) Committee and other stakeholders. Chairman of the Forum, Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi state said the decision was reached at an emergency meeting of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) where the recommendations of Gov Aminu Tambuwal- led NGF Committee were reviewed. Attorneys-General of APC- controlled States have been directed to begin consultations with a view to providing necessary legal framework for the implementation of the policy. Bagudu said;   "Endorsed agreements reached by the Governor Tambuwal-led NGF Committee and enjoined all APC ...
PDP grieves over FG’s action over Twitter because it represents the curtailment of using the platform to spread fake news – Presidency
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PDP grieves over FG’s action over Twitter because it represents the curtailment of using the platform to spread fake news – Presidency

The Presidency has reacted to a communique Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party issued, over the ban of Twitter's operation in the country.   The opposition party had asked President Buhari to review the ban on Twitter in Nigeria “in national interest”. The PDP had described the ban as "early warning signs of descent into dictatorship" and further stated that "the mere ego of Mr President is not enough for such a drastic action that deprives millions of Nigerians of such an affordable means of expression and communication."   However reacting to this, Presidential aide Garba Shehu alleged that PDP's grieviance over the ban is that it "curtails their ability to use the platform to spread fake news and invented stories to the detriment of co...
US kicks against ban on Twitter by Buhari govt
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US kicks against ban on Twitter by Buhari govt

The United State Government has kicked against President Muhammadu Buhari government’s decision to ban Twitter in the country. The US condemned the ban and described it as a poor message to citizens and investors. The US Mission in Nigeria in a statement on Saturday said the Nigerian constitution provides for freedom of information. Recall that the Nigerian Government, through the Ministry of Information and Culture had on Friday banned the social media platform indefinitely in the country. This happened a few days after Nigerians on Twitter had pleaded with the operators of the platform to suspend President Muhammadu Buhari over his war threat on people of the SouthEast Region. Twitter had in response, deleted the controversial tweet. The decision was said to have angered t...
Atiku Reacts To Twitter Ban In Nigeria
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Atiku Reacts To Twitter Ban In Nigeria

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the decision of the federal government to ban the operations of Twitter in Nigeria. Naija News reports that the Federal Government on Friday suspended indefinitely, the operations of the microblogging and social networking service in Nigeria. Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, announced the suspension in a statement signed by his media aide Segun Adeyemi. The minister cited the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence. He also directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to immediately commence the process of licensing all OTT and social media operations in Nigeria. This platform understands that this development is coming afte...
Five arrested as NDLEA busts online drug trafficking cartel in Abuja
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Five arrested as NDLEA busts online drug trafficking cartel in Abuja

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA have busted an online drug trafficking cartel that sells drugged cookies, cakes, brownies and all sorts of illicit substances to residents of Abuja and beyond, using the cyber space as its platform.   Director, Media & Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, May 9, said five members of the organised drug criminal group were arrested during sting operations carried out between Friday 7th May and Saturday 8th May, 2021 by officers of the FCT Command of the Agency during which different brands of illicit drugs were recovered from them.   The nabbed drug dealers include Queen Nvene, Collins Ozoemena, Samson Peter, Chika Nvene, and Habila Musa. The group specialises in clandesti...
Twitter Users reveal how Hard Life has Been for them
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Twitter Users reveal how Hard Life has Been for them

A number of Twitter users took to the microblogging platform to reveal how life has been hard for them. It began with one woman complaining that "life is hard". She explained that she's about turning 32 and has no house, no car, no partner and no child. Other Twitter users responded with their own stories. See below.
Lewis Hamilton dismisses retirement talk, says he’ll continue to take a knee despite Bernie Ecclestone’s claims he’s being used by “BLM movement” for money
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Lewis Hamilton dismisses retirement talk, says he’ll continue to take a knee despite Bernie Ecclestone’s claims he’s being used by “BLM movement” for money

Reigning Formula One champion, Lewis Hamilton has insisted there are no plans of him retiring at the end of this year after signing only a one-year deal to remain at Mercedes for 2021. The world champion also confirmed he will continue to take a knee in protest against racism ahead of his title defence. But the Briton said: 'I don't feel as though this is the end. 'We have got regulation changes happening next year which are exciting, and this season could be the most exciting yet. We have new teams, new formats, and it is closer. 'Over the next eight months or so I will find out if I am ready to stop, but I don't think I will. 'The position has nothing to do with whether we are or not winning the championship. I don't quit when the going gets tough. 'I wanted a one-y...
Man Shares Screenshot of Text Message he Got From his Rapist Complaining about Losing Everything after the Case was Reported
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Man Shares Screenshot of Text Message he Got From his Rapist Complaining about Losing Everything after the Case was Reported

A Twitter user has taken to the platform to share a screenshot of the text message he got from his rapist. In the screenshot he shared, the rapist was complaining about being expelled from the university he is schooling in, getting sacked from work and not being allowed to come home by his father. The rapist ended the text message by stating that he doesn't deserve getting all he has gotten so far. See the text message below;
Eric Omondi’s show is the exciting new socialite discovery platform
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Eric Omondi’s show is the exciting new socialite discovery platform

Eric Omondi’s dating show, Wife Material is entering its second season. And wouldn’t you know it, he is currently being bashed because the premise of the show has fallen flat. The idea behind it is for Eric Omondi to get a wife he will settle down with. So why are we in the second season of Eric Omondi looking for a different woman? The premise is moot. But I would argue that the show still has some entertainment value in the form of the ratchetry that the socialites, both aspiring and established. And things often get hairy and “real” in the show. You see, we have seen socialites like Shakilla revive their plateaued careers. We got treated to a lot of salacious content and we got to enjoy some hilarious fights. That’s right, I said that we enjoyed the nonsense his show brough...
Nigerians react as lesbian couples pose for photo in Lagos
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Nigerians react as lesbian couples pose for photo in Lagos

Some Nigerian Twitter users have reacted to a photo of a group of lesbians, shared on the platform.   One of the ladies, Amara, had shared the photo with the caption;   This picture is important!!! two lesbian couples in Nigeria lesbianing and loving. #whenthegaysgather     Here's how Nigerians reacted to the photo below;  
Concern for Wale as he posts a cry for help on Twitter
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Concern for Wale as he posts a cry for help on Twitter

Wale took to Twitter to post a tweet that left his followers concerned.   The American rapper of Nigerian descent, whose birth name is Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, revealed on Twitter that he's "tired" "drained" and in "pain". He added that he placed his phone on DND (Do Not Disturb) because all the calls coming in are from people wanting him to do things for them.   He wrote: "Since nobody in my circle will help me I’ll just say this on my platform .. I’m trying to get it together but I’m tired I’m drained pain is exhausting . My phone been on DND and most of my calls are for me to do more for others .. sometimes u got to lay down n regroup !"     Wale eventually deleted the tweet after Twitter users began expressing concern for him.  ...
Benue State politician, Daniel Ukpera, donates ropes to his community to tie their goats
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Benue State politician, Daniel Ukpera, donates ropes to his community to tie their goats

A politician in Benue state has donated ropes to the members of his community so that they can tie their goats.   Daniel Ukpera, who contested for the Guma State Constituency seat in the 2019 Benue State House of Assembly Election under the platform of Labour Party, donated bundles of ropes to the people of Makurdi LGA in Benue State.   After making the donation, he assisted the goat owners to tie their goats then posed for photos with the grateful recipients.     Ukpera's donation is reportedly his contribution to the implementation of the Benue State Anti Open Grazing Law.  
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You May Not Have Platform To Contest 2023 Presidency – APC Group Warns Tinubu

A group of founding members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to demonstrate democratic leadership by wading into the multi – faceted crises rocking the party. The group warned that should Tinubu fail to deploy his political engineering capacity to intervene in the crises now, he may not have a platform to actualise his presidential ambition come 2023. In an open letter to Tinubu on Thursday, signed by Alh. Salihu Mustapha, Deputy National Chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC) and eleven others, the group said urgent and sincere intervention of the former governor of Lagos state is needed before the conduct of the party’s governorship primaries in both Edo and Ondo states. The gro...
Kimmich urges Bayern Munich to join George Floyd protests
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Kimmich urges Bayern Munich to join George Floyd protests

The Bundesliga giants could be the next team to take a stand against racism following recent events in the United States Bayern Munich are considering a joint protest over the death of George Floyd, with Joshua Kimmich keen for players to use their platform to help. Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis last week after an officer knelt on his neck while he lay handcuffed on the ground, sparking demonstrations and riots over racism and police brutality across the United States and beyond. Jadon Sancho, Achraf Hakimi, Weston McKennie and Marcus Thuram all made gestures of support at the weekend, which were examined by the German Football Association (DFB). FIFA urged leagues to use common sense on the issue given the context and on Wednesday the DFB said no players will be sa...
Zuckerberg takes swipe at Twitter for fact-checking Trump
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Zuckerberg takes swipe at Twitter for fact-checking Trump

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has defended the platform’s decision to fact-check Donald Trump’s tweets after Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg questioned the move. Earlier this week, Twitter added fact-checking labels to two tweets from the US president which made unsubstantiated claims about “fraudulent” postal voting in the US. Trump threatened to “close down” social media sites in response, claiming they are biased against him and other conservative voices. Zuckerberg has now also weighed into the argument, telling Fox News that Facebook had a different approach and that private companies such as social media sites should not be the “arbiter of truth”. “I just believe strongly that Facebook shouldn’t be the arbiter of truth of everything that people say online,” he said. “Private com...
Facebook To Pay $52 million For Content Moderators Who Developed PTSD
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Facebook To Pay $52 million For Content Moderators Who Developed PTSD

Facebook has agreed to pay a $52 million settlement to thousands of moderators who developed mental health conditions while helping the network app keep off disturbing content off its platform. In a preliminary settlement filed on Friday in San Mateo Superior Court, Facebook agreed to compensate 11,250 current and former US-based moderators, with each receiving a minimum of $1,000, as reported by The Daily Mail. Some moderators diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or any similar condition will be eligible to receive additional compensation, which will range from $1,500 to $6,000, to help cover the cost of any treatment. Moderators with qualifying diagnoses who are able to show evidence of injuries they suffered while reviewing posts depicting acts of suicide, murde...
Nigerians Reacts To Davido, Nicki Minaj Collaboration
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Nigerians Reacts To Davido, Nicki Minaj Collaboration

Fans and Twitter users have taken to the platform to react to the upcoming collaboration between DMW Boss Davido and Anaconda rapper, Nicki Minaj. Earlier, Davido took to Twitter to announce the Speroach produced hit as he shared very little details concerning this update. In a new trend on Twitter, Fans have alluded his efforts while others express their excitement for the project. While some congratulated Davido, other pointed out that it was fake news, as Nicki Minaj is yet to confirm the collaboration. See Reactions Here: Reactions More Reactions More Reaction
“Twitter Is The Hub For Nigerians With Displaced Aggression” – Beverly Naya
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“Twitter Is The Hub For Nigerians With Displaced Aggression” – Beverly Naya

British-born Nigerian actress, Beverly Ifunaya Bassey better known as Beverly Naya, has stated that Twitter is a hub for Nigerians with displaced aggression. Taking to the social media platform, Beverly Naya wrote that most users of the social media platform are just waiting for celebs to post so they can insult them. According to her, the insults make them feel better about their own problems. See what she wrote below; “Twitter is the hub for Nigerians with displaced aggression. Every time you tweet, even if it’s “hi”, you stand the risk of being insulted for sharing your perspective/opinions. Most times, the insults make them feel better about their own problems, don’t take it personal. Lol”   View this post on Instagram ...
Stop Saying I Have Not Used My Platform To Fight The Government – AY Comedian
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Stop Saying I Have Not Used My Platform To Fight The Government – AY Comedian

AY comedian has rejected claims of him not using his platform to fight the Government. He said he has always used satire as his weapon against the Government. He also backed it with up with a video. In his words: “Over d years AY Live platform has always used political Satire as a weapon to indirectly exposed some bad deeds of politicians Need i tell you what happened to me after this show?Quit saying I have never used my platform.What we have in Nigeria is freedom of thoughts not speech.“ Over d years AY Live platform has always used political Satire as a weapon to indirectly exposed some bad deeds of politicians Need i tell you what happened to me after this show?Quit saying I have never used my platform.What we have in Nigeria is freedom of thoughts not speech. pic.twitt...
IPPIS Operators Manipulating Platform – Audit Report
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IPPIS Operators Manipulating Platform – Audit Report

A performance audit that was conducted by Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation has revealed that operators of the federal government-owned Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) still have access to the backend of the platform that gives them the leeway to manipulate the system at will. Former auditor-general of the Federation, Mr Ukura Tyonongo said the good intention of government for introducing the integrated payroll system has been defeated (while government is unaware) by the operators. “The intention of government was good but the operators messed it up,” the immediate past AuGF said in an exclusive chart with our correspondent. According to the specialised audit, “some contractors from Soft Alliance Ltd have access to the database and the abil...
Youtube revenue jumps 36 percent, hits $15bn in 2019,
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Youtube revenue jumps 36 percent, hits $15bn in 2019,

HYouTube generated nearly $5 billion in ad revenue in the last three months, Google revealed today as part of parent company Alphabet’s fourth-quarter earnings report. This is the first report under newly instated Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, who took over as the chief executive of the entire company late last year after co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepped back from day-to-day duties and promoted Pichai, formerly Google CEO, to the top spot. The announcement marks the first time in YouTube’s nearly 15 years as a Google-owned platform, since Google bought the website in 2006 for $1.65 billion, that the company has revealed how much money YouTube-hosted ads contribute to the search giant’s bottom line. On an annual basis, Google says YouTube generated $15 billion last year...
‘Shatta Wale Gave Me Several Platforms To Grow But I Had To Distance Myself From Him Because…’- Sista Afia Reveals Why She Ditched Wale
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‘Shatta Wale Gave Me Several Platforms To Grow But I Had To Distance Myself From Him Because…’- Sista Afia Reveals Why She Ditched Wale

Sista Afia has cleared the air— she says she has a very personal relationship with Shatta Wale behind the scenes but she had to distance herself from his brand for an even better reason. It could be remembered that Sista Afia and Wale were really close some time ago and people even said they had a relationship beyond the professional one. According to Sista Afia, she never slept with Wale but she had to go her way because she did not want to be associated with Wale’s brand although it is not bad to be. She adds that Wale gave her lots of platforms to grow when she started her career but she needed to be on her own. “Shatta Wale gave me a lot of platforms; and I was all over him. He supported me but I wanted to be on my own. So I had to distance myself from him so people don’t se...
Google Trends Reveals 10 Nigerian States with Highest Search for Gay porn in 2019
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Google Trends Reveals 10 Nigerian States with Highest Search for Gay porn in 2019

Google Trends for 2019 has revealed the states in Nigeria with the highest search for gay pornography on the Google platform. According to statistics provided by Google Trends for 2019, South-East states rank high among the states searching for gay pornography in Nigeria and is closely followed by South-South states. This is despite the fact that same-sex relationships are criminalized in Nigeria and comes with a penalty of 14 years in jail. According to the statistics provided by Google, March 10-16 of 2019 accounts for the lowest search period for gay porn while between December 22-28 recorded the highest search for gay porn. Below are the 10 Nigerian states with the highest search for gay porn on Google in 2019. 1. Imo 2. Enugu 3. Anambra 4. Abia 5. Delta ...
Twitter user receives criticisms after narrating what a man did for her during her period
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Twitter user receives criticisms after narrating what a man did for her during her period

A Twitter user took to the platform to narrate an act of kindness bestowed on her by a man when she was on her period. But there was a plot twist and this caused Twitter users to criticize her.   The lady told of how the man came to her house very early in the morning to be with her when she was suffering as a result of her monthly cycle. The man even brought goodies and kept her company for a while before leaving for church yesterday August 25. However, she added that she doesn't have feelings for the man.   Her revelation led to her being called out as people insisted she was leading the guy on. However, others pointed out that unrequited love is common and there must be someone somewhere who likes the man but he doesn't like them back.   See tweets below...
Smart Adeyemi Is ‘My Political Wife’ – Dino Melaye mocks APC’s candidate after being sacked
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Smart Adeyemi Is ‘My Political Wife’ – Dino Melaye mocks APC’s candidate after being sacked

Dino Melaye has described the All Progressives Congress (APC) Smart Adeyemi as his 'political wife', in reaction to his sack as senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district in the red chamber.   Recall LIB reported that a Dino Melaye was sacked as the senator representing the Kogi West Senatorial district by a three-man panel of the Tribunal led by Justice Anthony Chijioke. The tribunal also ordered a fresh election.   Noting that there were two rulings from the Tribunal while being featured as a guest on Channels Television, Dino who contested the election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stated that the minority judgement was delivered by the chairman of the panel and he described it as “exclusive and wonderful”.   He however fa...
Breaking News: Buhari Approves License Of Online Radio, TV Stations
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Breaking News: Buhari Approves License Of Online Radio, TV Stations

According to The Nation, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved wide ranging reforms in the broadcasting industry, including the licensing of online radio and television stations According to a statement by Mr. Segun Adeyemi, Media aide to the Minister of Information and Culture, the initiative is to bring sanity to the industry. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the statement said disclosed it in Abuja on Friday when he received members of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) on a courtesy visit, was responding to a request made by BON for the review of the Broadcasting Code. “I just want to use this opportunity to inform you that Mr. President has actually already approved a review of the Broadcast Code that is going to take care of many o...
‘I would have raped you’ – Computer teacher tells former student after 13 years
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‘I would have raped you’ – Computer teacher tells former student after 13 years

A Twitter user took to the platform to share a scathing message she received from her Computer Teacher on Facebook messenger after 13 years.   The married Computer teacher said in the chat shared that he would have raped the Twitter user while she was still his student, so her family will force him to marry her. The message stemmed from how beautiful the man's former student has now become.   @thetiffanytweet wrote;   My computer teacher, married man with kids typed this and sent to me via Facebook messenger after failed attempts to link up with me after 13 years. I’m still trying to get over this    
Nigerian Instagram model Uju Icy goes completely naked in new photos (18+)
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Nigerian Instagram model Uju Icy goes completely naked in new photos (18+)

Uju Icy, a Nigerian Instagram model known to give talks which centers on sex on the social media platform, went completely naked in a new photo she shared.   The photo which was shared few hours after celebrity stylist Toyin Lawani fired back at critics over troll comments that trailed her nude photos, came with the caption;   I bodied anybody till I was known for my body Tell Art I said thanks  

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