How Boko Haram, ISWAP Use Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram To Recruit, Spread Propaganda In Nigeria

Institute for Security Studies has called on governments across the African continent to mount pressure on tech companies to deal with terrorism on the internet, especially on social media platforms. The institute in its report revealed that members of one of the most dreaded terrorist groups, the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), are skillfully exploiting WhatsApp and Telegram to organise and carry out their criminal activities across the West African region. According to the report, many groups, especially Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, are embedding the internet deeper into their operations in the West African region, and they are using it to recruit and organize criminal activities. The Punch quoted the report as stating: “Groups such as the Boko Haram breakaway faction, Islamic State West Africa Province, appear to rely on messaging services like WhatsApp and Telegram to communicate internally and externally because they prefer these apps’ encrypted nature. ‘Telegram is becoming the new frontline for terrorist groups in Africa,’ warns Mr Bukarti. ‘On last count, ISWAP had over 50 Facebook and Telegram accounts.’ Furthermore, ‘there’s no scrutiny; …

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Nigerian government grants over N16Trillion Waiver to Dangote, Honeywell, others amid ailing economy

President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has reportedly waived the sum of N16.76tn in revenue to tax reliefs and concessions given to large companies between 2019 and 2021. The beneficiaries of the tax reliefs and concessions included Dangote, Lafarge, Honeywell and 43 other major beneficiaries. At least 46 companies had benefitted from various tax incentives and duty waiver schemes as of the end of 2021, while the requests of 186 companies were still pending, The PUNCH reports. This is according to the tax expenditure statement (TES) reports in the Medium-Term Expenditure and Fiscal Strategy documents posted on the website of the Budget Office of the Federation. The TES deals with revenue forgone on Company Income Tax, Value Added Tax, Petroleum Production Tax, and Customs Duty. In the TES report, Federal Government had forgone revenue of N4.2tn in 2019 from two main sources, CIT and VAT. The estimated amount of revenue forgone for CIT was N1.1tn while N3.1tn was for VAT. “The most significant conclusion is the large size of Nigeria’s revenue forgone from just two of the main taxes, i.e., CIT and …

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Nigerians in diaspora storm Queen Elizabeth’s funeral service in Asoebi (photos)

Nigerians in disapora have gone the extra mile to celebrate the life of the late Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth. Kemi Filani reported that Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and the nation’s figurehead for seven decades, died aged 96, in Buckingham Palace on Thursday, September 8. “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement”. Despite dying at the ripe age of 96, Queen Elizabeth II’s death came as a shock to many after an official statement was made public by Buckingham Palace. Following the sad news, photos of the late Queen flooded the internet with many sharing heartwarming tributes to mark the Monarch’s legacies. This morning, September 19th her state funeral held in London’s ancient Westminster Abbey. The funeral was preceded by days of carefully choreographed public events, including a majestic procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall. Countless admirers lined up for miles, waiting all day and night for a chance to file past the queen’s coffin during her four days of lying in state. Following the state funeral service, the queen’s coffin …

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Mother In Tears As Twin Daughters Gift Her Brand New SUV (Video)

A mother has been reduced to tears after her twin daughters surprised her with a brand new SUV.  Instagram skit makers, Moyin and Doyin Oladimeji, AKA Twinz Love showered love on their mother by gifting her the brand new car.  Sharing photos, the twins wrote:  “We Got Our Mum a Car. Congratulations IYA IBEJI. Iya ibeji fainted o. “Iya Ibeji, our pillar, ever strong, always there! There is absolutely nothing we will not do for iya Ibeji. She deserves our big thank you all day everyday.”    View this post on Instagram            A post shared by Alexander Thandi Ubani (@thandiubani)

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Most Guys Don’t Want Me, They’re After My Billionaire Father – Cuppy (Video)

Dj Cuppy and father, Femi Otedola Popular disc jockey and billionaire heiress, Florence Otedola aka Cuppy has opened up about why she is not in a relationship. Speaking in a recent podcast, Cuppy revealed that most men are only interested in her because of her father, Femi Otedola. She stated that she hopes someday, she would get to meet a man who loves her for her and would only see her dad as a ‘by product‘. In her words:“Back home, I feel like so many guys don’t want me, they want my dad. If I meet a guy in the UK, and I have met guys in the UK; when I tell them that I am from Nigeria, they ask me what village. And it makes me feel the person is not really Nigerian. “They just love my dad. I met a guy recently and the next thing he asked me was, ‘so when am I going to meet your dad.’ I was shocked. I want someone to love me a lot and be happy and my dad would be …

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Davido Gave Me My First $1,000 – Oxlade

Nigerian musician, Oxlade has revealed that Davido gave him his first $1000.  Oxlade made the revelation after fellow singer, Dammy Krane alleged that Davido is owing him.  He hailed the DMW boss for his generosity.  According to Oxlade, Davido supported him, especially financially during his early career days.  In the now-deleted post, Oxlade shared how Davido gave him his first one thousand dollars, adding the music industry so far has been good to him.  The “Ku Lo Sa” singer wrote: “Baddest gave me my first 1k dolls…First time I ever felt that sum in my life… The Whole game has been good to me… So don’t even trip.”

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“While I was chasing my passion, my best friend was chasing my man”- Singer Wendy Shay reveals

Singer Wendy Shay has opened up about the agonising experience she faced as a hardworking woman who was searching for true love.Sharing her experience, the singer said while she was on the road chasing her passion, she lost her partner to her best friend. She said her best friend snatched her lover while she was busy pursuing her passion in music and till date, they are still together. Wendy wrote: IT’S HARD FOR HARDWORKING WOMEN TO GET GENUINE LOVE. WHILE I WAS ON THE ROAD CHASING MY PASSION, MY SO CALLED BEST FRIEND WAS ALSO CHASING MY MAN AND NOW THEY ARE TOGETHER

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Obi Cubana, Others React As FG Plans To Ban ‘Kpomo’ Consumption

There have been mixed reactions online following reports about the Federal Government’s plan to ban the consumption of animal skin, locally known as Kpomo. News making the rounds online holds that Mr Muhammad Yakubu, director-general, Nigerian Institute of Leather and Science Technology (NILEST), Zaria disclosed, on Sunday, that a legal action to ban the animal skin was necessary to revive the comatose leather industry in the country. He stated further that the consumption of the animal skin, which has no nutritional value, should be stopped to save the industry and boost the nation’s economy. He said: “To the best of my knowledge, Nigerians are the only people in the world that overvalue skin as food, after all, Ponmo has no nutritional value. At one point, there was a motion before the two chambers of the national assembly, it was debated but I don’t know how the matter was thrown away If we get our tanneries, our footwear and leather production working well in Nigeria, people will hardly get pomo to buy and eat. When implemented fully, it would turn around …

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“Davido don show love” – Ecstatic Portable expresses excitement as Davido follows him back on Instagram months Osun clash [Video]

Controversial street-hop artiste, Habeeb Okikiola, professionally known as Portable Omolalomi has shared excitement after his senior colleague, Davido followed him again on the photo-sharing app, Instagram. Recall that Davido and Portable clashed in July 2022 due to divergent political interests. Portable who claimed to have received money from the All Progressive Congress, APC to drum support for the incumbent governor, Oyetola Adegboyega got unfollowed by Davido who backed his uncle, Ademola Adeleke under the Peoples Democratic Party. Portable later initiated a rant online where he shaded Davido which caused him to receive several threats from fans of OBO. In a recent development, after Portable previewed his incoming song, Aza Man, Davido left a positive remark on the post which sparked reactions from netizens. In a follow-up post, Portable who seemed very much excited took to his Instagram page to announce that Davido has followed him again. HE WROTE: IF YOU WANT TO SHINE LIKE A SUN FIST BURN LIKE A SUN 🔥🔥🔥 👑 @DAVIDO DÕN FOLLOW ME BACK AZA MAN 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 AZA MAN 💴💰 EVERY OTHER DAYS IS AZA MAN 💯💯💯 ANY DISAPPOINTMENT …

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Netizens drags Banky W for endorsing PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar [Video]

Popular singer Banky W lands trouble with his fans over his endorsement of PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. The singer is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and as such, it wasn’t surprising for him to endorse his party candidate. Atiku Abubakar was given a befitting welcome as he visited the singer’s constituency, Eti-Osa. Sharing a video of his visit, Banky W revealed that they attended the Lagos Chamber of Commerce Economic Forum and had a meeting to rally the Lagos PDP troops towards the 2023 elections. “IT WAS A PLEASURE TO WELCOME OUR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE HIS EXCELLENCY @AATIKU AND OUR GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE H.E @OFFICIALJANDOR TO ETI-OSA LAST WEEK, AS WE ATTENDED THE LAGOS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ECONOMIC FORUM, AND A MEETING TO RALLY THE LAGOS PDP TROOPS TOWARDS THE 2023 ELECTIONS”. Nteizens were left disappointed and displeased with his post as they lashed out at him in the comment section. One Fabulous Kassi wrote, “It’s funny how you guys switch lanes selfishly. So because you are in PDP, you rae supporting Atiku, I thought you were one of the few pushing …

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Davido excited as FaceTimes Singer, Boi Chase did a cover for ‘Electricity’

The young artiste did a cover of Pheelz and Davido’s Electricity which he remixed to sound like Rema and it impressed OBO so much that he posted it. Omo Baba Olowo then subsequently followed him on social media and video-called Boi Chase. In a video posted by the up and coming act, he could be seen going haywire with excitement after getting a followback and speaking with Davido via FaceTime.

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“After we don ‘tap’ finish?”- Netizens react as BBNaija’s Kiddwaya reveals he has no Fiancée

Reality TV star, Kiddwaya has tweeted about his relationship status. Recall that a video of the former BBNaija housemate went viral last week, where he was seen kissing his girlfriend in a fancy restaurant. He also told friends and colleagues who were present that he will be getting married soon. Few hours ago, Kiddwaya tweeted: I’M NOT GETTING MARRIED AND I DO NOT HAVE A FIANCÉ. IT WAS FUN SEEING ALL THE REACTIONS THO. ✌️ Some comments on his post reads: @Thingz4me Hmmm Kidd! Okay oh! This one that ur clearing the air!😩🤣Heard when u said that the wedding will be in Nigeria!🤷🏽‍♀️When ur friends where hailing her!!😉🤔But what do I know! @Dahnumero This one na mad person. So the kiss na wetin? Giveaway? @Atinuke Who won impress if you married or not na ur problem be that ooo🌚😂 @gorretkisa After congratulating for the whole month, now this is the out come,naaa kid grow up and stop being aplay boy😳😳😍😍 @HopeAkumu Abi una don break up and you know wan talk😂 @Atupa Nobody asked the first time you posted, even now, still nobody …

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Meghan And Harry Are Fake For Attending Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral And Acting Sad – Dencia

Dencia, popular Cameroonian singer and entrepreneur, has taken a swipe at the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, and his wife, Meghan Markle for attending Queen Elizabeth’s funeral held on Monday, September 19. Dencia claimed that Prince Harry and Meghan are “fake” for attending the funeral and acting sad, given that things didn’t work out well between the couple and the British monarchy when the Queen was alive. The businesswoman also said she would have banned Harry and Meghan if she was a King. She Tweeted;“Meghan Markle is actually hella fake for going to that funeral & acting all sad. Infact Harry Too. Infact I’d have banned & Banished them if I were the King. Y’all argue with your ancestors !! Let me stop minding racist slave master Caucasian peoples business anyways.”

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Nnamdi Kanu’s Health Worsens, Suffering From Gastrointestinal Disorder In DSS Custody

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, is suffering from gastrointestinal disorder.  His lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor who revealed this yesterday added that Kanu’s health has worsened in the custody of the Department of State Security (DSS).  Ejiofor, after his usual visit to Kanu in the custody of the Department of State Services, said his client had been diagnosed with gastrointestinal disorder.  The lawyer then asked Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court in Abuja to grant his client the opportunity to seek medical attention.  He said, “Presently, Onyendu is experiencing gastrointestinal disorder, which requires regular intake of antacid and other availing medical solutions, following persistent heartburn. “Unfortunately, the DSS have denied him the least of the prescribed pain killer tablets that could provide momentary relief. “Following this development, our erudite lead counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) has immediately swung into action to ensure immediate end to this maltreatment and impunity.”  He added, “Nevertheless, we still deem it compelling to place the World on Notice, that should anything untoward happen to Onyendu, the DSS and the Federal Government …

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Dismissing Wike Will Be Dangerous For PDP – Gov Ortom

The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has given a warning to the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).  According to him, if the party doesn’t resolve issues with Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, the party will have issues in the 2023 presidential election.  Speaking at the Benue state government house on Monday, September 19, Governor Ortom said the leadership of the party has failed to deploy its internal mechanism and conflict management skills in handling the crisis.  “There is injustice that has been meted to my friend, Wike, because he stood for the party and supported it to the end. The leadership of the party should do the needful to resolve the problem and not to shove people around as though they are not relevant. Everyone is relevant and one vote can make you fail election. So, the leadership, at the national level, should do more. Politics is interest and what is the interest of out state and our people. What do I tell my people in Benue?”  Governor Ortom cautioned the party at the national level not …

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Youths Have Accepted APC, Tinubu Will Be President – FCT Minister

Ramatu Aliyu, the FCT Minister of State, has said that Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), will be Nigeria’s President in 2023 because youths across Nigeria are supporting him.  She made the comments in Abuja on Monday when she received ex-National Youth Leader of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), Paul Ogudu, into the APC. She noted that the defection confirmed the stren gth of the ruling platform ahead of the 2023 elections, NAN reports.  Aliyu said every political party has two legs – the youths and women – and that one of them has joined the APC youth fold. “A single decision of a youth in this country matters. We said it is youth O’clock, youths have awaken to their responsibility. They have embraced APC in totality.The minister advised citizens who want the best for young Nigerians to come on board and urged Aliyu youths to encourage others to toe his path. “I thank you for making the right decision at the right time. I urge you to use your privileged position to show others the …

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