Davido’s “IF” is now no.1 on Shazam chart

Ace Nigerian singer Davido’s hit single “IF” has emerged number one on the New York ‘Shazam’ chart for songs that listeners in the United States city have searched. Shazam, a popular app used by millions of music lovers around the globe each month, identify a song that is playing at each moment. The app also[...]

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Just in : Thierry Henry appointed as Monaco manager on three-year deal

Thierry Henry has been named as the new head coach at Monaco. The former Arsenal and France forward replaces Leonardo Jardim, who was sacked by the Ligue 1 side on Thursday. Henry started his career at Monaco, and has been working as an assistant to the Belgium manager Roberto Martínez. Henry has signed a deal[...]

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Newlyweds Princess Eugenie and Jack make their getaway in an Aston Martin DB10 made for the James Bond movie Spectre- See wedding photos

Following a day of lavish celebrations, including a one hour ceremony and a guest list spanning over 800 people, Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank made their getaway in an Aston Martin DB10. Eugenie was opened mouthed when she spotted the vehicle, it's appearance had clearly been a surprise to the newly married princess. She[...]

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Facebook unveils Portal smart speakers with video calling to battle Amazon and Google

Facebook on Monday unveiled a pair of smart speakers, complete with cameras and microphones, for your home. The devices, Portal and Portal+, directly challenge Amazon, Google and Apple in the fast-growing smart-speaker market with a unique approach that will emphasize video calling. It's Facebook's first hardware product outside the Oculus line of virtual-reality devices. To[...]

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No more free entry into Tanzania- Nigerians now required to process Visa

Tanzania has a visa on arrival policy for many African states, but recently changed rules for some nations. These include citizens from Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Nigeria, who previously didn’t have to apply for visas but now have to do so at least three months before their visit. The decision points to the numerous ways in[...]

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How to Check If Your Facebook Account Got Hacked

At the end of last month, Facebook made a bombshell disclosure: As many as 90 million of its users may have had their so-called access tokens—which keep you logged into your account, so you don't have to sign in every time—stolen by hackers. Friday, the company put the actual number at 30 million. Here's how[...]

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NAICOM dissociates self from trending ponzi scheme, warns Nigerians

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has dissociated itself from a Ponzi scheme, which was recently ascribed to it and is currently trending on the social media. The NAICOM spokesman, Abdulrasaq Abdulsalami, said in a statement on Thursday in Lagos that the scheme, which was tagged “National Insurance Commission Newly Launched: Merging Automated’’, was a fraud.[...]

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Man jailed 14 years for raping, impregnating own 13-year-old daughter

A 42-year-old man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison with hard labour in Edo State, South-south Nigeria, for raping and impregnating his 13-year-old daughter. The convict, identified as Friday Moses, is a commercial motorcyclist from Cross River State but has been living in Edo with his family, according to a statement from the[...]

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Obasanjo putting pressure on U.S. to lift visa ban on Atiku – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, as a hypocrite and self-serving for allegedly putting pressure on the United States authorities to lift a visa ban on Atiku Abubakar. The ruling party said this in a statement by its spokesperson, Yekini Nabena, on Friday. The APC said it has credible[...]

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Facebook hack: Almost 30 million user accounts were hacked

Social media  giant Facebook have said hackers accessed data from almost 30 million accounts. Facebook said 29 million accounts were hacked, as part of a security breach that was disclosed two weeks ago. This is the first time the exact number has been known, as Facebook originally said 50 million accounts could have been affected.[...]

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Air conditioning engineer, 35 and his girlfriend, 33, plan to marry after winning £1million on the National Lottery raffle

A couple are planning to tie the knot and bought their dream home after winning £1million Lotto Millionaire Raffle prize from the latest Lotto draw. Mick Tyler, 35, an air conditioning engineer, and fiancée Sarah Harmer, 33, a legal team assistant, played it cool after they discovered their winning ticket the day before they jetted off[...]

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Microsoft investing in Grab to collaborate on AI, big data and tech projects

MICROSOFT Corp is investing in South-east Asian ride-hailing firm Grab as part of a partnership that the two companies said will allow them to collaborate on technology projects, including big data and artificial intelligence. The companies did not disclose the deal value. Grab had earlier said it planned to raise roughly US$3 billion by year-end,[...]

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Just in : Presidential panel recovers over N4bn, $7m

The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property, SPIP, says it has recovered over N4 billion and 7 million dollars in cash as well as physical assets in its various operations. SPIP chairman, Okoi Obono-Obla, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Friday. Mr[...]

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Flood : NEMA declares ‘National Disaster’ in five more states

The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA has declared National Disaster in the five states of Adamawa, Taraba, Rivers, Kebbi and Bayelsa following a devastating flood that ravaged the states. The declaration was contained in a statement issued Thursday in Abuja and signed by the Head, Media and Public Relations of the agency, Sani Datti. “This[...]

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Emir of Kano, Sanusi says it it criminal to sponsor Hajj with government funds

Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has said that it is criminal to sponsor people to Hajj and other pilgrimages with government’s funds. He made the assertion at the two-day Northern Nigeria Traditional Leaders Conference on Out-Of-School Children, which ended yesterday in Kaduna. According to him, any one who takes one kobo to sponsor people[...]

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Shelves Empty as Specter of Hyperinflation Returns to Zimbabwe

Foreign-exchange shortages and austerity measures have left consumers facing long lines for everything from fuel to bread, sugar and cooking oil. It’s the latest challenge to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s newly elected government that’s trying to rebuild an economy wrecked by the misrule of former President Robert Mugabe. Zimbabweans were optimistic about an economic revival when[...]

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Plastic Surgeon Buys $352 Million Stake in South Korea Crypto Exchange

A group led by plastic surgeon and startup investor Kim Byung-gun is boosting its bet on Bithumb, one of South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges. Kim’s BK Global Consortium signed a deal to buy 50 percent plus one share of BTC Holding Co., the largest investor in Bithumb’s operator, for about 400 billion won ($352 million),[...]

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