FG Sets New Rules For Operation Of Facebook, Twitter, Others In Nigeria

The Federal Government has set out new regulations for the operation of Internet platforms including Facebook, and Twitter in Nigeria. The regulations issued through the office of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), demand that the social platforms and other internet-based applications are duly registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and appoint a representative from within that will be in communication with the …

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Nigerians to pay 7.5% VAT on Facebook ads from January

Facebook says Nigerians will pay 7.5 per cent value-added tax (VAT) on all ad placements from January 1, 2022. The social media giant said this in a statement issued yesterday. According to the statement, the charge will apply to those buying ads for businesses or personal purposes. “Due to implementation of a value-added tax (VAT) in Nigeria, Facebook is required to charge VAT on the …

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Facebook, others launch #NoFalseNewsZone to minimise spread of fake news

Facebook, Big Cabal Media and Comic Republic on Wednesday announced the launch of #NoFalseNewsZone, a campaign aimed at minimising the spread of fake news in Nigeria. Facebook, in a statement, said #NoFalseNewsZone is an educational campaign focused on helping people identify false news and educate them on the actions to take to help minimise its spread in Nigeria. Oluwasola Obagbemi, Facebook’s Corporate Communications Manager for …

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World Peace Day: DG IPCR Tasks Nigerians on Peace-building Activities Via Sensitization, Advocacies, others

…..Begins consultations with state and non-state actors to strategize on modalities for conducting impactful activities for the recovery and mitigation of COVID-19 pandemic. By Chris Udochukw Abuja (Precise Post) – As Nigeria joins the rest of the world on 21st of September to celebrate the International Day of Peace, the Director General, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) Dr Bakut Tswah Bakut has tasked …

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Facebook bans Taliban-related contents from platforms

Social media giant, Facebook, has banned Taliban and related contents from all its platforms. This confirmation comes after Taliban fighters took over Afghanistan Capital, Kabul on Sunday, causing many citizens to flee the country including the American backed President, Ashraf Ghani. Speaking with the BBC, a Facebook spokesperson said the organisation has been banned under its “Dangerous Organisation policies” which applies to all its platforms …

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Facebook Moves To Roll Out Encryption For Voice, Video Calls On Messenger

By Chris Udochukwu Abuja – Facebook on Friday began rolling out encryption for voice or video calls made through its Messenger texting app, ratcheting up privacy for users. The move comes as the sanctity of data on smartphones becomes an increasingly sensitive topic. Encrypting text chats on Messenger has been an option since 2016. The number of audio or video calls made on Messenger has …

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Reactions as Senator kneels before ex-Governor Ibori

A picture showing the Senator representing Delta South Senatorial District, James Manager, kneeling before a former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori, has gone viral on social media, eliciting reactions from many Nigerians. In the picture, Senator Manager is seen wearing an Ankara outfit with a face mask below his chin and his hands folded while Ibori in a blue outfit sits on a red …

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WhatsApp to be used on ‘non-phone’ devices

Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp has announced the launch of a trial aimed at freeing its users from smartphones. In a blog post on Wednesday, Facebook engineers said the new feature would allow for the hugely popular service be used on multiple “non-phone” devices without needing to connect to the smartphone app. “With this new capability, you can now use WhatsApp on your phone and up …

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16-year-old twin sisters impregnated by age mate in Cameroon

The predicament of a set of twin sisters in the Likoko community in the English-speaking region of Cameroon has been revealed by a Facebook user, Ayisha Toginia. Toginia, who encountered the pregnant teenagers when they visited the Solidarity Hospital in Buea revealed that the girls were subjected to sexual solicitations in order to feed. She said, “A struggling father providing for his almost due pregnant …

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Digital Journalism: Facebook partners with Reuters to launch free online course for journalists

By Our Reporter Abuja (Precise Post) – The Facebook Journalism Project has partnered with Reuters to launch a free online training programme for journalists, called the Reuters Digital Journalism Course. The project works with publishers around the world to strengthen the connection between journalists and the communities they serve. Its training, programmes, and partnerships work by investing in organisations that fund quality journalism; training newsrooms …

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June 12: Abiola Funded 1985 Coup That Removed Buhari – Fani-Kayode Alleges

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister has alleged that Moshood Kashimawo Olawale, MKO, Abiola was behind the 1985 coup. Fani-Kayode alleged that Abiola funded the coup that removed President Muhammadu Buhari from power in 1985. He claimed that the same people Abiola used to remove Buhari from power annulled the 1993 presidential election he won. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain disclosed this in a series …

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After twitter ban, FG, Buhari’s aides switch over to Indian app, Koo

By Alao Abiodun. After the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria, the Federal Government has joined Koo, an Indian microblogging platform, The Nation has learnt. The Nation reports the Federal Government last week alleged Twitter was being used to undermine “Nigeria’s corporate existence”. The suspension of the platform since last Friday forced some Presidential aides and agencies to join Koo. The Nation observed Personal Assistant …

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Jonathan expresses sadness over death of T.B Joshua

By Chris Udochukwu Abuja (Precise Post) – Former President Dr Goodluck Jonathan has expressed sadness over the news of death of the Founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet T.B Joshua. Jonathan who described late Prophet Joshua as a devout man of God who served God and humanity with relentless passion, stated this in a statement released on Sunday via bhis Facebook page. …

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See T.B Joshua’s ‘last words’

Abuja. – The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) has confirmed death of its founder and General Overseer Prophet TB Joshua. It said Joshua died in Lagos on Saturday after concluding a church programme. His last words, according to the church, were “Watch and pray.” Joshua was 57. The church made the announcement in a post on the TB Joshua Ministries official Facebook handle. The …

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Uploading Social Media Bill in the wake of Twitter ban and Decree 4 of 1984

By Chido Nwakanma The Federal Government led by Muhammadu Buhari took Nigeria back to 1984 on 4 June 2021 with the announcement of a ban on microblogging social media app Twitter. It was déjà vu and back to the past. Nigeria has been working and walking to this end over the last four years. Twitter’s offence was deleting a tweet that it considered offensive because …

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