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Twitter Reacts As Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Down Globally

The three social media platforms controlled by Facebook Inc. -Instagram, WhatsApp ­and Facebook (including Facebook Messenger) – have been down globally since Sunday morning. A site that monitors downtime of websites, Downdetector.com, indicates that Facebook and other social networks it controls were down since 6:30 a.m in many parts of the world. The social media giant is said to have blamed the outage on a “server configuration change”. It is however uncertain how long it would take for the company to resolve the!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

#NigeriaDecides: How To Curb Rigging – Ex President Goodluck Jonathan

High voter turnout is the best anti-dote to rigging, ex president, Goodluck Jonathan has said. Jonathan called on Nigerians to come out massively for tomorrow’s polls. The ex president gave the prescription in a post on his Facebook page and tasked voters to shun violence during the voting exercise. “My simple message to you is that if you love Nigeria, you must come out to vote,” he wrote on facebook page. “The best antidote to the rigging of elections is a high voter turnout. Remember, none of us is greater…

Buhari Campaign: Benue Youths ‘Wash’ Stadium After President’s Rally

Pictures have emerged on social media of some angry youths in Makurdi, suspected to be of the opposition in Benue who stormed the Aper Aku stadium, venue of the All Progressives Congress, APC presidential campaign rally, to "wash" away the presence of the APC from the state. The APC presidential candidate had visited the state on the 6th of February in continuation of his nationwide presidential rally. Immediately after the rally, some youths besieged the stadium, carrying brooms and water containers. The youths set…

2019 Elections: Facebook To Toughen Advertising Rules For Nigeria

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, Facebook has announced that it will extend some of its political advertising rules and tools for curbing election interference to Nigeria. Facebook also said the advertising rules and tools will be extended to India, Ukraine and the European Union before significant votes in the next few months. Facebook’s director of global politics and outreach, Katie Harbath, in an interview with Reuters said from Wednesday in Nigeria, only advertisers located in the country will be able to run…

American Gospel Singer, Donnie McClurkin Survives Ghastly Car Accident

Popular American gospel singer, Donnie McClurkin has taken to social media to narrate how he survived a ghastly car accident on Wednesday. McClurkin took to his Facebook page to share the miraculous experience. According to the singer, he passed out while driving on the highway “but two human angels followed his swerving car and rescued him. He wrote: “Was in a serious accident at 12:50am this morning…passed out while driving on the highway. Totalled the car…hospitalized, going through a myriad of…

Facebook: I Have No Plan To Resign Says Zuckerberg

Embattled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday he has no plans to resign, sounding defiant after a rough year for the social platform. “That’s not the plan,” Zuckerberg told CNN Business when asked if he would consider stepping down as chairman. He also defended Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, who has drawn criticism over her handling of the social media giant’s recent crises. “Sheryl is a really important part of this company and is leading a lot of the efforts for a lot of…

Trump Slams Mueller’s ‘Gang’, Facebook, Google, Twitter Over ‘Collusion’

U.S. President Donald Trump again launched Twitter tirade against Special Counsel investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Trump in a series of tweets also attacked Mueller’s “gang of Democrat thugs” as well as Facebook, Google and Twitter. The president said: “The inner workings of the Mueller investigation were a total mess. They have found no collusion and have gone absolutely nuts. “They are screaming and shouting at people, horribly threatening them to come up with the…

Hackers Attack 50 Million Facebook Accounts In New Security Flaw

Hackers may have stolen information of 50 million Facebook account holders, the social media giant has disclosed on Friday. The company said in a statement this evening that the targeted accounts may have been taken over by hackers due to a security flaw. Facebook said it discovered in the course of the week that the hackers stole some "access tokens" during an attack on its servers. “It’s clear that attackers exploited a vulnerability in Facebook’s code,” said Facebook's Vice President of product management,…

Instagram Co-Founders Resign In Latest Facebook Executive Exit

Instagram said co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have resigned as chief executive officer and chief technical officer of the photo-sharing app owned by Facebook Inc, giving scant explanation for the move. The departures at Facebook’s fastest-growing revenue generator come just months after the exit of Jan Koum, co-founder of Facebook-owned messaging app, WhatsApp, media reports on Tuesday. These exits leave the social network without the developers behind two of its biggest services. They also come at a…

Another Catholic Priest Murdered In Imo

The Catholic Diocese of Orlu has been thrown into yet another mourning as its priest, Fr. Jude Egbom, was on Monday evening, shot dead by suspected hired assassins. Fr. Egbom, until his demise, was the priest of the St Patrick's Parish Amucha in the Diocese of Orlu, Imo state. A Facebook user, Comr Chikezie Chico described how the Catholic priest was killed. “The priests, entire Catholic faithful and Christians of the Catholic Diocese of Orlu and beyond woke up from sleep on the 11th September with the sad news of…
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