Big Tech Giants ‘Competing With States’, Putin Warns After Russia Tells Internet Firms To Delete Posts Backing Navalny Protests

By Our Reporter Abuja (Precise Post) – Russian President Vladimir Putin today sounded a warning about the influence of global tech giants which he said were ‘competing’ with national governments, after Russia told internet firms to take down posts that had fuelled Alexei Navalny-inspired protests. Putin told the virtual Davos summit that tech companies were ‘not just economic giants… in some areas they are already de facto competing with the state’. ‘We just saw it all in the United States,’ he added, referring to the Capitol riot incited by Donald Trump which led to the then-president being banned from Twitter – a move which has caused disquiet in several European countries. Putin’s comments come as Russia ramps up pressure on the activities of foreign tech giants, which are not subject to the same state censorship as most media outlets. Moscow earlier this week accused US tech platforms of interfering in Russia’s internal affairs during the anti-government protests egged on by Navalny. Ahead of the Navalny rallies, Russia’s media watchdog Roskomnadzor ordered several online platforms, including YouTube and Instagram, to delete …

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Write Your Stories’ of Capitol Riot – Pelosi Asks Democrats

By Ogechi Okorie Abuja (Precise Post) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) encouraged her Democratic colleagues to “write their story of January 6,” in a letter sent Wednesday. In the letter, Pelosi makes note of the multiple historic events that have taken place this month, including the second House impeachment of former President Trump and President Biden’s inauguration, each one week apart. “Today also marks three weeks since the insurrection against the U.S. Capitol and against our Democracy,” Pelosi wrote. “I urge all Members to take advantage of this time to write your story of January 6. I also hope you have taken advantage of the trauma and resilience resources provided by the Office of Employee Assistance, and I encourage you to do so if you have not. Members have told me that they have found these resources to be beneficial.” The violent Capitol riot resulted in five deaths, including that of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick. Trump’s alleged role in inciting the violence led to him becoming the first U.S. president to be impeached twice. His Senate impeachment trial …

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Capitol Riot: U.S. Charges Texas Man With Threatening To ‘Assassinate’ Rep. Ocasio-Cortez

By Our Reporter Washington (Precise Post) – The Justice Department revealed charges this week against a Texas man who allegedly stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and threatened on social media to kill U.S. Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Prosecutors asked a judge on Friday to keep the man, Garret Miller, in jail ahead of a court appearance, according to court records. They revealed five criminal charges in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia against Miller on Wednesday, including for making death threats and trespassing offenses. Images of social media posts allegedly authored by Miller, which appear to announce his trip to the Capitol and threaten the life of Ocasio-Cortez as well as a Capitol Police officer, are cited in the court filing. Prosecutors said Miller made numerous threatening remarks online, including one instance in which he commented “next time we bring the guns” on a Twitter video showing rioters exiting a Capitol building. As rioters broke into the Capitol, Ocasio-Cortez worried that her colleagues in Congress might divulge her location to the mob, putting her at …

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Grant to Return to Chelsea – Ibramovich Says

By Ogechi Okorie Abuja (Precise Post) – Chelsea’s owner believes Grant could provide valuable assistance to Frank Lampard; the Blues’ 3-1 defeat to Man City was their latest during a downturn in performances in the Premier League; Lampard and Grant reached the Champions League final together in 2008 Frank Lampard starred for Avram Grant’s side during the latter’s spell at the club between 2007 and 2008 Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is considering a move to bring former manager Avram Grant back to Stamford Bridge to join Frank Lampard’s backroom team. The Russian billionaire believes Grant’s experience could provide invaluable support to manager Lampard and his staff. Chelsea have won only one of their last six Premier League matches and have dropped to ninth in the table. Grant believes his strengths lie as a team manager rather than behind the scenes, so potentially the 65-year-old’s return to Stamford Bridge could be on a short-term basis. Recently on social media, Grant backed Lampard, and urged Abramovich to give him time to prove his doubters wrong. “About the current situation, I can say …

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Social Media Censorship: Banning Alternative Voices is Barefaced Fascism – Fani-Kayode

By Ogechi Okorie Abuja (Precise Post) – Nigeria’s former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has said the banning of alternative voices by Apple, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube is nothing but barefaced fascism. Fani-Kayode who took to his twitter handle to disclose this, warned that Nigerians supporting this mass censorship are simply cutting their noses to spite their faces. Adding that they have been blinded by their hate for Trump and are acting and thinking out of ignorance. He slammed those who argued, rather naively, that Twitter, YouTube, Facebook or Instagram are private companies with their own rules and regulations and if any of them bans or censors you, you can simply go elsewhere. Fani-Kayode reminded that principle of freedom of speech is universal and whether it is a private company or a Government that seeks to limit or censor it makes NO difference. Either way it is wrong. Private companies do NOT have the right to silence dissenting voices any more than Governments do. The tweets read: Apple has finally removed Parler whilst Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube are now …

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Lil Frosh Buys Brand New Mercedes Benz (Photos)

Nigerian musician, Lil Frosh has acquired a new expensive whip. The musician formerly signed to Davido’s record label bought himself a brand new Mercedes Benz. Recall that the singer’s contract with Davido Music World was terminated following a domestic violence allegation by his ex-girlfriend, Gift Camille. In a recent post via Instagram, Lil Frosh showed off his newly acquired Benz in a black & white image filter. Sharing the photo, he wrote; “Tell Your People Say My Gbedu Sweet Pass Bournvita 🦅🔥 Drop your favorite line in #oshaa at the comment section!!” Also spotted in the singer’s photo is a Dolce and Gabbana super king sneakers worth $945, roughly N360k.

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Video Of Senator Elisha Abbo Captured Again Repeatedly Slapping A Young Man In His Hometown

A video has surfaced online showing the moment the Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, Elisha Abbo slapping a young man in his hometown. In the video, a man who looks and speaks exactly like Abbo is seen angrily scolding a young man before exiting his car to slap the man repeatedly in Mubi, Adamawa state. This comes one year after he was captured slapping a nursing mother in a sex toy store in Abuja. Senator Elisha Abbo Below is the recent video that’s circulating on social media;

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BBNaija Housemate, Omashola Reportedly Loses Dad

Former Big Brother housemate, Omashola has reportedly lost his father. Sharing the photo of a book socked in tears, the reality star attached a heartbreak emoji to the post, as fans took to the comment section to send their heartfelt condolences messages. Some of his fan who were confused about the post, asked what happened in the comment section. See Post Below; Source

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How Facebook, Twitter Took Emergency Steps to Counter Trump’s False Victory Claim

By Martins Ifijeh in New Jersey, USA Abuja (Precise Post) – Facebook and Twitter have deployed emergency measures to counter President Donald Trump’s false claims of victory, a move that would bring them more directly into conflict with the US president than ever before. The two tech platforms had announced plans in the run-up to the election to counter misinformation about the vote, as well as premature claims of victory. Facebook notably dropped the euphemistic phrasing that had previously accompanied its announcements, which discussed the risk that “candidates” may falsely claim a win. A company spokesperson cited Trump by name in explaining its decision, saying: “Once President Trump began making premature claims of victory, we started running notifications on Facebook and Instagram that votes are still being counted and a winner is not projected. We’re also automatically applying labels to both candidates’ posts with this information.” When it came to reacting to individual posts, both platforms faced criticism for their responses. In late-night posts cross-posted to both Twitter and Facebook, Trump declared: “We are up BIG, but they are trying …

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Instagram Comedian, Oluwa Dolarz Welcomes New Baby

Oluwa Dolarz, a Popular Instagram comedian, has welcomed a baby with his partner The excited father who shared the news on Instagram revealed that he welcomed his child on October 22, 2020. Oluwa Dolarz added that he has been on #EndSARS protest ground fighting for a better Nigeria. He Wrote; “A reason I have been on the protest ground for a better NG Welcome home (22/10/2020)” Source

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Nollywood Actress, Nkechi Blessing Makes Shocking Confession On Instagram

Nollywood actress, Nkechi Blessing has confessed how she trolls people with fake Instagram accounts. In an IG post, the actress who has quit the act advised others to follow her footsteps and engage in legitimate activities on IG. She shared: “This is an open letter to you that derive joy in opening several Fake acct to troll, abuse, tear apart people on Instagram…How does that make you feel? Seeing a human being like you Sad, unhappy and miserable? I myself may have been one at some point which I am not proud of, But there is a limit…  “I can categorically tell you that this App called Instagram has made millions of people Rich, house owners, business owners ETC…Instead of using the platform you have to troll and bring people down, why not use that same energy into making your own life better, Cus really I have never seen a Successful Hater, always miserable and hungry…I hope this little msg touches your heart to change today…Not all of us can have thick skin, in fact, hard girl I cry most times, pick …

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