Fayemi’s wife frowns at abuse on social media platform

By Giwa SHILE The Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Mrs Bisi Fayemi has expressed worry over the shameless lifestyle of some Nigerians on social media platform such as Facebook, Instagram and others. Fayemi said this at a programme tagged: “the Loud Whisper’’, organised by the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), in Ado-Ekiti. She criticised the manner some youths were passionate about getting audience on social media about their private lives thereby exposing themselves to the world. She stressed the need for Africans, especially Nigerians to protect and promote their good…

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Cell phone addiction causes hearing loss, cancer, others – ENT Consultant

By Aliyu DANLADI A Consultant Surgeon, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Prof. Titus Ibekwe,  has warned that cell phone addiction causes noise induced hearing loss. Ibekwe gave the warning on Sunday in Abuja.  Similarly, he warned that the spill of noise from cell phones could aggravate cardiovascular diseases, hypertension and stroke as well as cancer in later years. He noted that this adverse effect was common especially among young persons. Ibekwe, who is also the National Secretary of Otorhinolaryngological Society of Nigeria,…

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Diamond Bank, Facebook begins training of female entrepreneur In C/River

By Thompson BISOLA Diamond Bank in collaboration with Facebook has commenced the first phase of targeted training for Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SME) owners to enhance their businesses through online marketing platforms. The training exercise, which commenced in Calabar, Cross River State on Thursday, 30 August 2018 with over 120 SME owners in attendance, is aimed at scaling up the skills of small businesses to cater to millions of Facebook users in Nigeria and beyond. Head, Regional Businesses -South, Diamond Bank Plc, Nkem Okoro, told newsmen at the event that…

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Online publications have taken away our jobs – Bauchi Newspaper vendors

Aliyu DANLADI Newspaper vendors in Bauchi said they are facing hard times following a drop in sales of newspapers as a result of the advent of online publications. ‎Some of them, who spoke on Tuesday said that they were almost thrown out of job as most of them had to look for other means of sustaining themselves and their families. One of them, Sani Ismaeel, lamented the development, saying he had been reflecting with nostalgia, the ‘good old days’ when they were in ‘real business’. “I have been a newspaper…

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WhatsApp introduces new feature to curb fake news

By Aliyu DALADI WhatsApp has announced the launch of a new feature globally that will highlight when a message has been forwarded and not composed by the sender. The messaging application made the move public on Tuesday through its official blog following calls from various parts of the world, including India, to tackle the spread of fake news. In the statement, the platform, owned by Facebook, said, “Starting today, WhatsApp will indicate which messages you receive, have been forwarded to you. “This extra context will help make one-on-one and group…

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Picketing: We’ll advise MTN to consider shutdown if…. telecoms operators

By Olamilekan FAWAS The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) says it will advise MTN Nigeria to consider preventive shutdown of network if its picketing by the organised labour leads to damage to telecoms facilities. The ALTON Chairman, Mr Gbenga Adebayo, said that the shutdown would be necessary to avoid damage to network. Adebayo made this known in a statement in Lagos. He said damage to telecom facilities would lead to disruption of critical national security and economic services which could expose citizens to danger. “We hereby strongly…

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Facebook boss Zuckerberg becomes world’s third richest

By Olamilekan FAWAS Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now the third richest man in the world, overtaking Warren Buffett on Bloomberg’s list of the world’s richest people. Zuckerberg passed Buffett Friday as Facebook shares rose 2.4 percent, Bloomberg reported. Above Zuckerberg were Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, in the No. 1 spot, and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. The daily rankings of the world’s 500 richest people listed in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index showed the top 3 remained the same Saturday. Zuckerberg is now worth $81.6 billion, nearly $400 million more than…

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We have 3m subscribers in Nigeria — StarTimes

By Thompson ABISOLA  StarTimes Overseas Public Relations Director, Mr. William Masy, on Thursday stated that about three million Nigerians are subscribed to the organisation’s products and services across the country’s six geo-political zones. William disclosed this while receiving a Delegation of Nigerian Journalists at the StarTimes Corporate Headquarters in Beijing, China. According to him, Nigeria has been a big market for the company’s products and services in Africa. “StarTimes, which was founded in 1988, has now established subsidiaries in more than 30 countries, including Rwanda, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique,…

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