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Monday, February 29, 2016

Streaming search engine, JustWatch launches in South Africa

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JustWatch, a search engine for online streaming, has launched in South Africa with the aim of connecting movie fans with their favourite contents worldwide.

JustWatch help users find out where to watch movies legally. They can easily search through streaming services like Netflix, iTunes, ShowMax, BoxOffice, Google Play et al, and instantly find out what’s new and popular in the streaming world.

The platform comes with some amazing features such as the Timeline which features all recently added movies, sorted by service and the Watchbar, which remembers individual settings.

Users can also can customize their search whether you are looking for the newest streams or most popular movies. Further filter options include release year and favourite genres.

#Oscars2016! Leonardo DiCaprio Finally Wins an Oscar After Six Nominations

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28:  Actor Leonardo DiCaprio accepts the Best Actor award for 'The Revenant' onstage during the 88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 28: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio accepts the Best Actor award for ‘The Revenant’ onstage during the 88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)Leonardo DiCaprio’s win is the biggest moment of the 2016 Oscars and is currently trending on social media.

Exchange rate as of today February 29th


The official rate of the dollar at the parallel market.

Friday, February 26, 2016

K ready to repatriate looted Nigerian funds – Envoy

The United Kingdom says its ready to repatriate the looted Nigerian funds in the UK banks, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Paul Arkwright has said.Arkwright told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja that the UK Government had no intention of holding onto the money.According to him, however, there are certain legal requirements that Nigeria had not met to facilitate the repatriation of the funds.“We (UK) have no intention of holding onto Nigerian funds, they belong to the Nigerian people and they should be returned to the Nigerian people.“Clearly, there are legal requirements that we have to meet.

$2.1bn Arms Scam: Buhari behind my ordeal…, Dasuki tells Court

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The Former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Mohamed Dasuki on Friday opened up at Abuja High Court alleging that President Muhammadu Buhari was behind his unlawful arrest and detention without trial since December 29, 2015.a Speaking through his counsel, Mr. Joseph Daudu (SAN), Dasuki claimed that President Buhari instigated his detention unjustly against the bail granted him by three different courts through his (Buhari) comment on Presidential Media Chat in December 2015. In a further and better affidavit filed in support of his application at the court, the Ex-NSA claimed that the President betrayed the emotion during the Presidential Media Chat when he openly told Nigerians that he (Dasuki) and Nnamdi Kanu could not be allowed on bail because they would jump bail.

New media and The 10 Things you must know about Nigeria’s Cybercrime Act 2015

Digital media has been touted as new and exciting platform for international development. The Internet, cell phones and other social technologies have been used to strengthen communities by making information readily available and by empowering the voiceless. 

Internet and communications technology is undoubtedly a tool that can be harnessed for positive social change, but as with every other technological advancement, ICT is a double-edged sword. As access to new media increases, there is growing concern among academics, activists and technology professionals that real-world issues of privacy, security, conflict and crime are moving into the digital sphere more quickly than they can be monitored or addressed.

For digital advocates and new media users, the major areas of concern has always been the double edged issue of government control of freedom of expression and the legal challenges of an increasingly global Internet community and the ways in which some private citizens are responding to the issues of cyber-crime.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Olajumoke Orisaguna: The Nigerian Cinderella By Reuben Abati


About three weeks ago, 27-year old Olajumoke Orisaguna was a complete unknown on the streets of Lagos, hawking bread.  A loaf of bread is about N100, and even with a full tray such as she carried in her first public embrace of fame, her whole ware for a day may not be more than N3,000, with daily profit between N300-N700.  She had trained as a hair stylist, got married but had to leave her husband and a daughter back home in Ire, Osun state, to “hustle” as it were in Lagos. The life of a bread seller in Lagos is easily imaginable: exposure to the elements, to sundry abuse, including the possibility of being raped by unruly artisans and bachelors, who will offer to buy bread and something else along with it, if the hawker is willing. This was Olajumoke Orisaguna’s reality until she ran into TY Bello and Tinie Tempah and her life changed. Today, she has been enrolled as a model. Her story has appeared in all newspapers, on CNN, Huffington Post, and virtually everywhere online.

Robert Mugabe's 92nd birthday to be marked with £550,000 festivities


Robert Mugabe who has been in power in Zimbabwe for 36 years turned 92 this week and staff at his office presented him with a huge cake to mark the occasion. A bigger party will be held this weekend in the city of Masvingo featuring a huge 92kg cake and the whole party costing £550,000.

Photos: 17 year old king meets with Delta state governor, Okowa


17 year old Obi Chukwuka Noah Akaeze I who was recently Installed as the king of Ubulu-Uku Kingdom in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State, met with the state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa at the government house today February 23rd. Continue to see more photos...

Matters Arising In MTN/Visafone Deal


THE initial headlines announcing the acquisition of the last operational CDMA standing, Visafone by telecoms giant MTN naturally focused on MTN’s claim that they are committed to improving the quality of voice and data services as well as deepening the growth and rollout of broadband services across the country. However, the impact of this deal on the jobs of about 2,000 Visafone employees has been muted amidst the rave of the acquisition and the different projections for providing broadband services.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Naira trades N370 to dollar at parallel market

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Lagos – The Naira appreciated by N20 on Monday, exchanging for N370 to the dollar at the parallel market. The Naira sold at N390 to one dollar on Feb 19. However, it closed at N199.50 to the dollar as the official bank rate. A trader, who preferred anonymity, said that the market

Facebook’s Zuckerberg ‘sympathetic’ with Apple’s fight with US authorities

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Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said Monday he was “sympathetic” with Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook in his stand-off with the US government over breaking into the iPhone of a mass shooter. “I don’t think that requiring back doors to encryption is either going to be an effective thing to increase security or is really the right thing to do.

The Rich Kids of Russia: Instagram mocks the children of oligarchs photographed posing beside luxury golden cars, mansions and private jets

A woman poses next to a sports car in a photograph anonymously posted to the Instagram page, considered the Rich Kids of Russia
An anonymous Instagram account revealing the lifestyles of the rich children of Russian oligarchs has become an internet sensation.
The biography of the anonymous profile says it is dedicated to documenting the lives of the kids from Russia growing up in luxury. 
The account specializes in collecting photos of rich Russian kids that they post online themselves, with everything from luxury cars through to selfies with expensive cars, boats or famous people.


CBN Clarifies – Forex is Still Allowed for School Fees & Medical Bills

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Footballer Memphis Depay treats gf Lori Harvey to ride in £250k Rolls Royce (photos)


Man U attacker Memphis Depay who is currently earning £90,000 per week at the club over the weekend treated his girlfriend Lori Harvey, TV host Stevie Harvey's step daughte , to a ride in his new £250,000 Rolls Royce. More photos after the cut...

President Buhari Departs Nigeria for Saudi Arabia/Qatar


President Buhari has departed Abuja for an official visit to Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The Minister of State for Petroleum: Dr. Ibe Kachikwu is among the delegation on the Official Trip.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

My take on the $2.1 billion arms fund - Jonathan

My take on the $2.1 billion arms fund - Jonathan
 Former President Goodluck Jonathan, in a media chat with members of the Swiss Journalists Union in Geneva, Switzerland, where he was honoured by International Diplomats Association, Cercle Diplomatique, last week, spoke on the probe of his administration’s by President Muhammadu Buhari, alongside other issues. The AUTHORITY on SUNDAY presents excerpts of the ex-president’s responses to the international media and visiting Nigerian editors, as reported by Deputy Editor/Group Politics Editor, LOUIS ACHI.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

I couldn't sleep for 3days after Chinese club offered me over £200k per week - Odion Ighalo

 Super Eagles and Watford Fc of England hotshot Odion Ighalo has revealed how restless he felt after a chinese club offered to pay him a mega sum to leave Watford last summer and join them.
The Edo native has been a revelation this season after his 14 goals in 24games  has helped Watford climb up the table and on the brink of avoiding relegation.

Hebei China Fortune had offered Ighalo a four - year deal and were willing to pay Watford £10 million compensation to severe ties with the Nigeria international.