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Twitter boils hot at Trump again.


Trump was a prolific user of Twitter during his campaign and in his four years at the White House, using the platform for policy announcements

Twitter will not allow former president Donald Trump back on the platform even if he runs for office again, the company’s chief financial officer said Wednesday.


“The way our policies work, when you’re removed from the platform, you’re removed from the platform, whether you’re a commentator, a CFO or a current or former public official,” Ned Segal said in an interview with television network CNBC.

Trump’s “de-platforming” by Twitter came after a violent uprising by his supporters leading to a deadly siege at the US Capitol on January 6. Facebook and other social networks also banned Trump after the incident.

“Our policies are designed to ensure that people are not inciting violence,” Segal said.

“And if anybody does that we would have to remove them from the service and our policies don’t allow people to come back.”


Trump was a prolific user of Twitter during his campaign and in his four years at the White House, using the platform for policy announcements, to settle scores and for his political campaign.

He had more than 80 million followers when his account was suspended.



Twitter suspend Trump’s account ‘permanently’


Trump was required to delete three rule-breaking tweets before his account was unblocked.

Twitter said it has permanently suspended United States President Donald Trump’s account due to the risk of further incitement of violence after hundreds of his supporters stormed the US Capitol.


“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” the company said in a statement on Friday.

Social media platforms have come under growing pressure to take further action against Trump in the wake of Wednesday’s riot, where crowds of Trump supporters breached the building amid chaotic scenes in which at least five people died.

Facebook announced on Thursday that Trump would be blocked from using the platform for the remainder of his term.


Twitter initially suspended Trump’s account for 12 hours on Wednesday after the president posted tweets during the riot in which he repeated baseless claims about fraud in the 2020 presidential election.

“In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action. Our public interest framework exists to enable the public to hear from elected officials and world leaders directly. It is built on a principle that the people have a right to hold power to account in the open.”

Trump returned to Twitter on Thursday with a video acknowledging that President-elect Joe Biden would be the next US president and said his focus would be on a smooth transition of power to the next administration.

But on Friday, he posted a series of tweets including one in which he said he would not attend Biden’s swearing-in ceremony on January 20 and one in which he referred to his supporters as patriots.


The company said in its statement that two of Trump’s tweets on Friday violated its glorification of violence policy.

In the first tweet that violated this policy, according to Twitter, Trump said the “75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!”


Twitter said in its assessment this tweet “is being interpreted as further indication that President Trump does not plan to facilitate an ‘orderly transition’ and instead that he plans to continue to support, empower, and shield those who believe he won the election.”

In a separate tweet, Trump said: “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”

Twitter said “Trump’s statement that he will not be attending the Inauguration is being received by a number of his supporters as further confirmation that the election was not legitimate” and “also serve as encouragement to those potentially considering violent acts that the Inauguration would be a ‘safe’ target, as he will not be attending”.


The White House did not immediately issue a statement in response to the permanent suspension.

Jim Anderson, CEO of Social Flow, a social media optimisation company, told NoRM‘s known Media the suspension was “a very big deal. I will say it’s had a sense of inevitably.”

Anderson referenced the previous, temporary suspension of Trump’s account following the violence at the Capitol.

“What’s a little bit surprising is that Twitter got together” and “preemptively decided” to suspend Trump’s account due to fear of further violence, Anderson said.


Reporting from Washington, DC, NoRM agreed about the importance of the suspension. Reporter noted that Trump has used his Twitter account “effectively” and as “his own personal newspaper”.

“He’s used this as a very powerful tool for many years now. This move by Twitter was quite significant.”



Facebook, Twitter blocks Donald Trump over Capitol attack posts


Facebook said it would search for and remove content which praised the storming of the Capitol or encouraged the violence.

Twitter and Facebook suspended Donald Trump on Wednesday over posts accused of inflaming violence in the US Capitol, as social media scrambled to respond to mayhem by supporters buying into his baseless attacks on the integrity of the election.


The unprecedented sanctions came after the president took to social media to repeat his numerous false claims about fraud and other impropriety in the election he lost to Joe Biden.

“This is an emergency situation and we are taking appropriate emergency measures, including removing President Trump’s video,” said Facebook vice president of integrity Guy Rosen.


“We removed it because on balance we believe it contributes to rather than diminishes the risk of ongoing violence.”

Facebook barred Trump from posting at the social network or its Instagram service for 24 hours, saying his messages were promoting violence.

Trump’s falsehoods, ranging from specific allegations to broad conspiracy theories, also prompted Facebook to change a label added to posts aiming to undermine the election results.


The new label reads: “Joe Biden has been elected president with results that were certified by all 50 states. The US has laws, procedures, and established institutions to ensure the peaceful transfer of power after an election.”

An activist group calling itself a mock Facebook oversight board said sanctions against Trump at the social network were long overdue.

“This is too little, too late,” the group said in a statement.

“Donald Trump has breached Facebook’s own terms and conditions multiple times. His account is not just a threat to democracy but to human life.”


– Permanent Twitter ban? -The crackdown came after Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol in an attack that led to one woman being shot and killed by police, interrupting congressional debate over Biden’s election victory.

The assault came after the president had urged supporters to march on the seat of government during a speech outside the White House in which he alleged baselessly that the election had been stolen from him.


He later released a video on social media in which he repeated the false claim — even telling the mob “I love you.”

YouTube removed the video in line with its policy barring claims challenging election results.

Twitter said Trump’s messages were violations of the platform’s rules on civic integrity and that any future violations “will result in permanent suspension of the @realDonaldTrump account.”


The messaging platform said Trump’s account would be locked for 12 hours and that if the offending tweets were not removed, “the account will remain locked.”

The platform said it would seek to take down additional calls for protests, including peaceful ones, if they violated a curfew imposed by the city of Washington, or any attempts to “re-stage” the storming of Congress.

“The violent protests in the Capitol today are a disgrace,” a Facebook spokesperson said.

“We prohibit incitement and calls for violence on our platform. We are actively reviewing and removing any content that breaks these rules.”


Facebook maintained that it was in contact with law enforcement officials and continued to enforce bans on QAnon conspiracy group, militarized social movements, and hate groups.

A #StormTheCapitol hashtag was blocked at Facebook and Instagram, according to the internet titan.



Just in: 17-year-old Twitter hack mastermind nabbed


Criminal charges were filed on Friday against the suspected teenage mastermind of an epic Twitter hack and two others who allegedly helped hijack celebrity accounts to swindle people out of more than $100,000 in a cryptocurrency scheme.

Prosecutors in Florida said they filed 30 felony counts against 17-year-old resident of the state identified as the “mastermind” of the cyberattack. He was arrested in Tampa, Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren said.

Separately, the US Attorney’s Office in San Francisco announced charges against three people, one of them from Britain, for roles in the mid-July cyberattack that rocked Twitter.


US officials said 19-year-old Mason “Chaewon” Sheppard of Britain along with Nima Fazeli, 22, of Florida face criminal charges in the case.

Details about the third individual were not released by US officials because he is a minor, but it appeared they were referring to the Florida teenager being prosecuted as adult in that state.

The attack on Twitter involved a combination of “technical breaches and social engineering” that let hackers hijack accounts of politicians, celebrities, and musicians, according to federal prosecutors.


Follow the money
The three defendants are accused of hacking Twitter accounts, creating a scam Bitcoin account, and sending out imposter tweets from hijacked account offering to double Bitcoin cryptocurrency deposits.

“This case serves as a great example of how following the money, international collaboration, and public-private partnerships can work to successfully take down a perceived anonymous criminal enterprise,” said criminal investigation special agent Kelly Jackson of the Internal Revenue Service.

The attack which Twitter said resulted from a “phone spear phishing” attack enabled hackers to take control of accounts of famous people such as Bill Gates, Elon Musk and former US president Barack Obama and dupe people into sending Bitcoin.

“These crimes were perpetrated using the names of famous people and celebrities, but they’re not the primary victims here,” Warren said in a release.


“This ‘Bit-Con’ was designed to steal money from regular Americans from all over the country.”

Scamming by phone
Hackers who accessed dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts in mid-July gained access to the system with an attack that tricked a handful of employees into giving up their credentials, according to a company update.

Twitter said this week that the July 15 incident by Bitcoin scammers stemmed from a “spear phishing” attack which deceived employees about the origin of the messages.

The hackers “targeted a small number of employees through a phone spear phishing attack,” according to a Twitter Support statement.


“This attack relied on a significant and concerted attempt to mislead certain employees and exploit human vulnerabilities to gain access to our internal systems.”

Twitter said that following the incident it has “significantly limited access to our internal tools and systems” and is taking additional steps to tighten security.

The massive hack of high-profile users from Elon Musk to Joe Biden affected at least 130 accounts, with tweets posted by the usurpers duping people into sending Bitcoin to accounts that Warren said were associated with Clark.

The official accounts of Apple, Uber, Kanye West, Bill Gates, Barack Obama and others were also affected.


Faked tweets were sent from 45 accounts, according to Twitter, and the hackers accessed private messages of 36 and downloaded Twitter data from seven.

The incident has raised concerns about the security of the platform increasingly used for conversations on politics and public affairs.

John Dickson of the security firm Denim Group said the latest disclosure did not necessarily suggest a sophisticated attack from a nation-state and noted it may have been possible to find targets through research on LinkedIn or Google.

“This is like the original hackers from the 1980s and 1990s; they were very good at conning people and getting them to give their credentials,” Dickson said.


‘I’m not Racist’ – UK rapper, Wiley says after Twitter ban


British rapper Wiley apologised Wednesday for “generalising” in a series of anti-Semitic posts that got him permanently banned by Twitter.

“I’m not racist, you know. I’m a businessman,” Wiley told Sky News after the social media platform made its initial suspension of the artist permanent.

“I want to apologise for generalising, and I want to apologise for comments that were looked at as anti-Semitic.”

The 41-year-old east Londoner — born Richard Cowie but known to his fans as the “Godfather of Grime” — is one of the most popular and successful artists in the British rap scene.

He had around half a million followers before Twitter suspended him for seven days last Friday for a series of posts that compared the Jewish community to the Ku Klux Klan.


Other posts said Jews controlled business interests and should get out of Israel because it “is not your country”.

Wiley also shared the posts on the Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram.

Facebook deactivated his Instagram account on Tuesday and Twitter permanently banned him on Wednesday.

But Twitter’s decision only followed a 48-hour boycott launched by several UK celebrities and members of parliament for leaving some of his posts visible for hours.


Twitter said it had used the temporary suspension period to review the case.

In this file photo illustration, a Twitter logo is displayed on a mobile phone on May 27, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia. Olivier DOULIERY / AFP

“Upon further investigation, our teams have permanently suspended the account in question for repeated violations of our hateful conduct policy,” Twitter said in a statement.

“Let us be clear: hateful conduct has absolutely no place on our service and we strongly condemn anti-Semitism.

“We are sorry we did not move faster and are continuing to assess the situation internally.”


British police have also said they are investigating his statements on social media accounts.

The Campaign Against Antisemitism said it welcomed the news that Twitter had “finally listened”.

But it said the decision was “too little, too late”.

“It is at least a start for this deeply irresponsible social network,” the group added.


Twitter burns over rapper’s anti-Semitic posts in UK


Twitter on Monday faced a temporary boycott by some critics in Britain and a backlash from the government over its handling of a series of anti-Semitic posts by a high-profile rapper.

The social media giant, along with photo sharing site Instagram, on Friday banned grime artist Wiley from their platforms for seven days after he posted messages described as “abhorrent” by interior minister Priti Patel.

But some see the punishments as too soft and that the US companies took too long to remove the messages, prompting politicians, celebrities and other high-profile figures to launch a 48-hour Twitter boycott from Monday.


Patel has written to the firms asking why some of Wiley’s posts were visible for more than 12 hours before being removed, and the government has said it expects a full response.

“The message is clear: Twitter needs to do better on this,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s official spokesman told reporters on Monday.

“Social media companies need to go much further and faster in removing hateful content such as this.”

Police are now investigating the comments made on the Instagram and Twitter accounts of Wiley, who is considered a pioneer of the UK’s popular grime music scene.


Britain’s Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis on Monday accused the two platforms of lacking “responsible leadership” in their response to the posts.

“This cannot be allowed to stand. Your inaction amounts to complicity,” he said in letters sent to the heads of both firms.

Lisa Nandy, the main opposition Labour Party’s foreign affairs spokeswoman, businessman Alan Sugar and television presenter Rachel Riley were among those to join the two-day boycott of Twitter.

Johnson’s spokesman said he would continue to use the site for “important public health messages”.


Kanye West threatens to uncover ‘kardashian secrets live’


Billionaire rapper, Kanye West is threatening to unearth the Kardashian family secrets lives on the microblogging platform if they attempt to stage an intervention amid his public meltdown.

According to reports, the embattled rapper, Kanye has allegedly told his wife that ‘if the Kardashian family try and stage an intervention he’ll live stream it on Twitter and ‘show the world the truth’.’

The report also claimed that, ‘He’s acting extremely paranoid and seems convinced Kim and Kris Jenner are ‘out to get him,’ adding: ‘He’s warned Kim that he knows the family ‘secrets’ and will put them all out there.’
‘There’s a lot that isn’t on the reality show – feuds, secret celebrity hookups, surgery, financial deals, and rows within the family.’

The source concludes: ‘But Kim’s only concern at this stage is getting Kanye help and protecting their children. She’s very worried.’

Kanye, 43, in one of his recent posts on Twitter, alleged that his wife Kim, 39, and mother-in-law Kris Jenner, 64, had tried to get physicians to hospitalize him following his rants on the platform. The rapper also claimed that he had been ‘trying to get divorced’ from Kim after she met with rapper Meek Mill for Prison reform


QAnon moves into conservative mainstream despite twitter crackdown


Twitter’s decision to crack down on the conspiracy-theory mongering of QAnon underscores the loose-knit group’s increasing reach into the mainstream of US politics.

From an anonymous 2017 posting claiming bizarre child exploitation and deep state plots, the headless and bodiless movement has earned a place in President Donald Trump’s Twitter stream.

His son Eric posted a QAnon image to promote his father’s recent campaign rally; and more than a dozen Republican candidates for Congress in November openly support the group.

But Twitter’s decision this week to shut down some 7,000 accounts pushing QAnon material came amid rising concerns that the movement could spawn violence.

The FBI last year said in a report that QAnon was one of several movements that could drive “both groups and individual extremists to carry out criminal or violent acts.”


Anti-mask rallies
QAnon began three years ago with posts on the fringes of social media by the self-identified, anonymous “Q”.

They alleged that Democrats ran a global child kidnapping and sex trafficking conspiracy, and that the US security establishment “deep state” was conspiring against Trump.

Q moved his or her posts to more prominent sites and picked up followers, helped by Trump’s repeated claims that there was indeed a plot against him from inside the US government.

The movement now appears to have possibly hundreds of thousands of followers in a loose network, expanding and embellishing numerous baseless conspiracy stories, and speaking of a “great awakening” coming with Trump.


They wear shirts and patches with large “Q” symbols, often together with the US flag and their motto “Where We Go One, We Go All,” expressed #WWG1WGA.

In this file photo illustration, a Twitter logo is displayed on a mobile phone on May 27, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia. Olivier DOULIERY / AFP

They also have an international presence, especially in Europe, where a French QAnon website has more than 25,000 followers, according to Julien Bellaiche at the Global Network on Extremism and Technology.

The group became a force this year in the protests against confinement and masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, in both the United States and Europe.

Some claim the virus is a hoax and others that it is China’s contribution to the plot against Trump.


A significant number of QAnon adepts are joining Trump rallies, and the movement has followers in the military and police as well.

A Florida SWAT-team member assigned in 2018 to protect Vice President Mike Pence wore a QAnon patch on his chest.

And last week Ed Mullins, the head of a New York police union, spoke on Fox news over video with a coffee cup carrying a QAnon logo prominent behind him.

Embraced by Republicans
Sometimes tacitly and increasingly openly, Republicans, including Trump and the White House, are embracing QAnon and its bizarre theories as part of the party’s base.


Media Matters, a watchdog group, said it counted 185 times that Trump amplified the QAnon message in likes and retweets on Twitter, 90 in recent months.

Trump’s former national security advisor Michael Flynn recently took an “oath” of fealty to QAnon, while seeking donations from its followers to fight his federal court conviction on lying to the FBI about his Russian contacts in 2016.

Last October Erin Perrine, the director of press communications for Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign, gave an interview to the QAnon Patriots’ Soapbox Network, a dedicated YouTube channel with 79,000 followers.

And on June 20 Eric Trump posted on Facebook a picture of an American flag with a large “Q” on it along with #WWG1WGA, and the words “Who’s ready for the Trump Rally tonight?”

He later deleted the post.

QAnon in Congress
QAnon has gone more unapologetically mainstream in the congressional elections coming in November.

Media Matters counted 66 followers, nearly all Republican, seeking the party’s nomination this year.

In Oregon, the Republican US Senate candidate, Jo Rae Perkins, has publicly declared she “stand(s) with Q” and recited a “digital soldier” pledge popular with QAnon followers.


Colorado congressional candidate Lauren Boebert, who has also appeared on the Patriots’ Soapbox Network, said in an interview that “Everything that I’ve heard of Q, I hope that this is real, because it only means America is getting stronger and better.”

Not banned by Twitter
Twitter’s crackdown angered QAnon followers, many of whom have created accounts on the new right-wing oriented platform Parler.

But Twitter did not ban the group or topic outright. It only shut down accounts that appeared to coordinate in deliberately propelling QAnon theories and personal attacks.

Noble Reporters Media learnt that Facebook also plans to place similar controls on QAnon posting.


Ycee react as Nigerians engage in Twitter war with Ugandans.


Nigerian rapper, Ycee has Taken to his Twitter page to reveal what gets his bothered whenever Nigeria gets engaged in a Twitter war.

Nigerian Twitter users engaged in a battle of words and wits with both Ugandan and Ghanaians Twitter yesterday.

Ycee revealed his concern over this trending Twitter wars saying it always puts Nigeria in a tight spot especially when it drags the presidency into it.

See what he wrote below…



Twitter set to block virus 5G conspiracy theory tweet.

Twitter is taking down comments inciting “harmful activity,” specifically calls to destroy wireless equipment stemming from a conspiracy theory that linked 5G to the coronavirus.

“We have broadened our guidance on unverified claims that incite people to engage in harmful activity, could lead to the destruction or damage of critical 5G infrastructure, or could lead to widespread panic, social unrest, or large-scale disorder,” the Twitter safety team said on Wednesday.

The move follows social media calls that have resulted in attacks on 5G towers in some European countries.

Twitter’s update is the latest in an effort by social media platforms to curb rampant misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a blog post, Twitter said it was refining its policy to deal with the latest incidents.

It will remove “unverified claims” what could lead to the destruction or damage of critical infrastructure, “widespread panic, social unrest, or large-scale disorder,” the statement said.

These include tweets that falsely tell people food is running out or that 5G wireless causes coronavirus, the San Francisco firm said.

The 5G conspiracy theory has prompted the British government to step in to debunk the claim, which was promoted by an ITV news presenter.

>>> ECOWAS appoints Nigerian Presidency as coordinator of the sub-regions’ response to coronavirus <<<

Member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have appointed Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari as the coordinator of the sub-regions’ response to coronavirus.

“ECOWAS leaders at an extraordinary summit held by video conference have appointed President Muhammadu Buhari as Champion that will coordinate the COVID-19 response in the sub-region,” Nigeria’s presidential spokesman Femi Adesina tweeted on Thursday.

Adesina expressed optimism that “all the other Presidents will be available to support President Buhari.”

>>> Malaria deaths could double during pandemic <<<

The new coronavirus pandemic could severely disrupt access to anti-malaria nets and drugs in sub-Saharan Africa, the World Health Organization said Thursday, warning that malaria deaths risked doubling if efforts are not urgently scaled up.

The UN health agency called on countries in sub-Saharan Africa, where nearly 95 percent of all the world’s malaria cases and deaths occur, to rapidly distribute malaria prevention and treatment tools now before they become too overwhelmed with novel coronavirus cases.

“Severe disruptions to insecticide-treated net campaigns and access to antimalarial medicines could lead to a doubling in the number of malaria deaths in sub-Saharan Africa this year compared to 2018,” the WHO warned, citing new modelling analysis.

The analysis, it said, considers nine scenarios for potential disruptions in access to core malaria control tools during the pandemic across 41 countries, and the resulting possible increases in cases and deaths.

Under the worst-case scenario, in which all campaigns to distribute insecticide-treated nets are suspended and there is a 75-percent reduction in access to effective antimalarial medicines, “the estimated tally of malaria deaths in sub-Saharan Africa in 2020 would reach 769,000,” WHO said.

That is twice the number of deaths reported in the region in 2018, it stressed, adding that such an increase would mean returning to malaria mortality levels not seen in two decades.

The hike would have particularly dire consequences for young children, with those under five making up more than two-thirds of all malaria deaths in 2018.

‘Critical window’

WHO stressed that so far, sub-Saharan African countries had reported relatively few cases in the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed more than 180,000 people globally and infected more than 2.6 million.

But the agency, which has long warned that weak health systems in the region risked becoming seriously overwhelmed as cases increase, said the disease was picking up pace there.

“This means that countries across the region have a critical window of opportunity to minimise disruptions in malaria prevention and treatment and save lives at this stage of the COVID-19 outbreak,” it said.

“Mass vector control campaigns should be accelerated, ensuring protection for both health workers and communities against COVID-19 transmission,” it said.

In a separate statement Thursday, the WHO also reiterated its call to maintain immunisation services worldwide to ensure the measures taken to halt the pandemic do not end up sparking a resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and polio.

“While the world strives to develop a new vaccine for COVID-19 at record speed, we must not risk losing the fight to protect everyone, everywhere against vaccine-preventable diseases,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in the statement.

“These diseases will come roaring back if we do not vaccinate.”


Don Jazzy sob as Nigerians beg for financial help on his Twitter handle.

Foremost Nigerian producer, Don Jazzy was in tears after seeing the number of Nigerians that have flooded his social media handles, dropping their account numbers as they request for financial assistance during these trying times.

In a post shared on his Twitter handle, he wrote

I swear scrolling tru my mentions just gets me so sad. I’m in real tears. Account numbers everywhere. And I cant blame them becos if they have enough they won’t ask. This is not even a tweet to bash the govt. How can our lives be better?? Where do we start from?


True love won’t let her feel free to ask you for money – Dr. Toolz

A popular Nigerian twitter user known as Dr. Toolz’ has taken to the micro-blogging platform to share her opinion on a very controversial topic.

The lady is of the opinion that a girl who really loves a guy, would find it difficult to ask the guy for money.

Dr Toolz (@toolzbabe) | Twitter

Here is what she said on Twitter;

A girl who loves you would never feel comfortable to ask you for money, a girl asking for money just like that is a clear sign she doesn’t love you and does not see anything in you except what she can gain from you.


COVID-19: Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey says he need to re evaluate his plans on mingling with Africans.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Twitter, Jack Dorsey has cancelled his plan to relocate to Africa for up to six months in 2020. Jack described his tweets about moving to Africa as “a mistake”.
In November 2019, after visiting Africa on a month-long trip, Dorsey tweeted:-

“Sad to be leaving the continent … for now. Africa will define the future (especially the bitcoin one!). Not sure where yet, but I’ll be living here for 3-6 months mid-2020. Grateful I was able to experience a small part.”

However, Dorsey has now said that he needs to re-evaluates his plans about living in Africa due to the Coronavirus outbreak amongst other things

He said this while speaking at an investor conference sponsored by Morgan Stanley.

“When I tweeted about my intention to spend a few months in Africa this year, I made a mistake and should have provided more context about why.

The continent will be one of the most populated in the next 20-30 years, and room for tech innovation there is incredible, but in light of COVID-19 and everything else going on I need to reevaluate.

Either way, we’ll continue to pursue opportunities in Africa.” Dorsey said.

Coronavirus aside, Dorsey risks being replaced as Chief Executive Officer of the company he co-founded due to the new activist investors that are currently rooting for his removal.

News reports last week said Elliott Management, the activist hedge fund founded by billionaire Paul Singer, a major Republican political supporter, has acquired nearly 5% in Twitter and is now pushing for the removal of Dorsey as CEO, and has nominated four members to Twitter’s board.

The firm pushed for the change stating that Dorsey’s attention is divided between running Twitter and his financial transactions startup Square, and that Dorsey intends to live part of each year in Africa.

Dorsey said he remained capable of managing the two San Francisco-based tech firms.

“I have enough flexibility in my schedule to focus on the most important things and I have a good sense of what is critical on both companies,” he said.


Wizkid react to death of Twitter used named Dolapo

Nigerian songster, Ayo Balogun better known as Wizkid in a latest statement has reacted to the death of a Twitter user named, Dolapo.

It was revealed that Dolapo prior to his death was a big fan of Wizkid and could argue in support of the artiste to any length with anyone.

In a show of love, Wizkid also prayed for God to bless his soul and grant his family the strength to bear the loss.

Wizkid wrote on Twitter, “Rip Dolapo! God bless his soul and I pray God bless the family with the strength at this time.”

Dolapo is being mourned by his followers days after he took to his Twitter handle to advise everyone to live their best lives because they could die at any moment.

On February 19, 2020, Dolapo, whose Twitter is @Kinyels tweeted:
“Anybody can die anytime, enjoy your life! You only live once.”

His last tweet was shared on February 22. His followers went under his tweet to reveal that he has passed on.
One of them claimed that he died in his sleep.

So far the cause of his death remain unknown but it has become mysterious to many owing to the tweet he posted earlier about death.


Davido Curse Hacker Trying To Seize His Twitter Account

after hacking Naira Marley’s Twitter account

Singer, Davido has revealed attempts by social media hackers to compromise his twitter account via the same micro blogging platform.

Attempts to take over Davido’s twitter account happened barely two weeks after hackers took over famous street-pop musician, Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley‘s Twitter account.

Davido who has over 6.2 million followers on his twitter account clearly knows the implication of losing the social profile that has been very useful for him over time.

The singer who uses the medium for promoting his songs and brands was furious after detecting the intrusive attempts and he quickly raised alarm about the unauthorized attempts to take over his account via a tweet in the early hours of Sunday, 22nd of February.


Anyone That Mess With Chioma Will Die – Davido

Davido has made it known in a recent convo with a Nigerian on twitter that he does not joke with his fiancée, Chioma and his son.

The Nigerian had notified him on Twitter that in Igbo culture, he could lose his son, Ifeanyi to any man who marries his fiancee, Chioma if he doesn’t quickly do the needful with her.

Davido replied that the man will die.


See reactions after Glory Osei deactivate her Twitter account

In October 2019, a series of accusations trailed Glory Osei and her husband Muyiwa Folorunso.

The couple who cofounded Divergent Enterprise was called out on social media by former employees for their alleged high-handedness, allegations of scam business ventures and poor treatment of former staff as well as maintenance of a toxic work environment.

Osei, who says she is a “negotiation and international procurement expert” is also accused of posing as a single woman on social media. Osei often states her strong dislike for men and “Nigerian married women”. It came as a shock when it was revealed that she married Folorunso in 2016.

Osei, in a series of tweets and a separate statement she published on her Medium page, denied running Ponzi schemes as businesses. According to her, the allegations were the handiwork of disgruntled ex-staff trying to bring her down.

In the wake of the allegations that trailed Divergent Enterprises, Osei released a long thread on Twitter trying to justify herself and defend Divergent Enterprise.

Though it has been months that the allegations surfaced, social media users are not one to forget and from time to time, she still receives backlash.

It now appears that Osei may have caved into the pressure from social media as she has deactivated her Twitter account, an action some have attributed to her having “small shame.”

This comes after she made a post on Twitter but many users of the microblogging platform dredged up the scandal and began to bully her.

Following the negative trail, she deactivated her Twitter account.

Osei appears to be more active on Instagram since the Twitter drama and here i=are some reactions to her deactivating her Twitter account.


Just in: Naira marley’s twitter account hacked

Nigerian street sensation, Naira Marley’s Twitter account with 683k followers has been taken over by a hacker in Denmark.

The official Twitter account of the No Belt Gang president has been hacked by a hacker who seems to be resident in Denmark.

A visit to his profile shows the current location of the handler to be Denmark, with a brief Bio written in Turkish: Ortam sanal olsa da işlenen suç gerçektir.

Translated to English language, the text reads: Although the environment is virtual, the crime is real.


Man land himself in trouble after commenting on this photo (see reactions) ..

A Nigerian married man got busted after his comment on a Twitter user’s boobs photos.

Commenting on @____booty_ photos which came with the caption “My Boobs look bigger than usual today. I bet you won’t be able to stop staring at my cleavage lol”, the Nigerian married man wrote “Ordinary boobs I don release”.

Nigerian married man busted after commenting on Twitter user

Nigerian married man busted after commenting on Twitter user

Some Twitter users who reacted to his comment, pointed out that he is flirting on the platform with his tradional marriage photo to his wife being clearly displayed on his cover photo. He deleted his comment after being dragged by Twitter users.

Nigerian married man busted after commenting on Twitter user

Nigerian married man busted after commenting on Twitter user

Nigerian married man busted after commenting on Twitter user
Nigerian married man busted after commenting on Twitter user
Nigerian married man busted after commenting on Twitter user


Update: O’Neal’s son shared Bryant’s last message ..

American basketballer Shareef O’Neal, who is Shaquille O’Neal’s son, has shared the message Kobe Bryant sent to him on the morning he died alongside his daughter and seven others in a helicopter crash.

Shaquille O’Neal’s Son, Shareef Shares The Last Message Kobe Bryant Sent Him Before He Died

At 8:19am, Kobe reached out to Shareef, writing, “You good fam?”

Unfortunately, Kobe Bryant never replied till his death.

Shaquille O’Neal’s Son, Shareef Shares The Last Message Kobe Bryant Sent Him Before He Died

At about 9:40am on the same day, Kobe’s chopper crashed, killing him and his daughter, Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant.

Shareef, whose father Shaquille was teammates with Kobe, has dedicated his Twitter account to remembering the late legend and his daughter Gigi


Think before disrespecting who made phyno, others popular – Twitter users stand for Olamide

A Nigerian social media user identified as @uncleajala on Twitter, has sparked a debate on the platform after coming out to state that indigenous rapper Olamide played a significant role in Phyno’s rise to fame.

Ajala had urged music lovers to learn to appreciate Olamide for everything he has done in the music industry. He listed artistes like Lil Kesh, Naira Marley, Chinko Ekun, Fireboy DML alongside his colleague Phyno, who all owe their success to the rapper.

His post reads ;

Before you disrespect Olamide, just know that Olamide had done alot for Nigeria entertainment industry, he made us know Lil Kesh, Adekunle Gold, Chinko Ekun, Naira Marley, Zlatan Ibile, Fireboy, Young John, Pheelz, Dj enimoney, Lyta, Phyno etc, always put a respect on his name.


Anyaene drags DMW boss Davido on twitter over signing Peruzzi

Patrick Anyaene, a record producer and CEO of Golden Boy Entertainment has voiced his frustration on the matter concerning DMW, a record label owned by Davido and Peruzzi.

Anyaene took to his Twitter account @KingPatrickGB on Thursday, to get judgment from Twitterati over an alleged breach of contract by Peruzzi, as he claimed that the matter was been delayed in court.

In a 17 tweet thread, Anyaene narrated how he met Peruzzi and helped him return to school during a turbulent phase of his life.

He also claimed that Davido helped Peruzzi in breaching the contract he had with Golden Boy Entertainment.

He wrote: “While they are delaying this case in court, I have also brought it here for Twitter to see my reward for helping @Peruzzi_VIBES. Be the judge and ask yourself if this is fair.

“I want to make it clear that all I want from this is the Royalties & credit that DAVIDO MUSIC WORLDWIDE owes GOLDEN BOY ENTERTAINMENT, nothing more or less. We signed a contract and that should be respected.

“I met Peruzzi in 2014, then he was out of med school because of his father’s financial problems but I did everything in my power to help him go back to school. I paid for his ticket and visa, he was like a brother to me.

“He was more interested in music, so my investment in his education was a failed project but I still decided to support his music career. I clothed him, fed him and gave him allowances, I also made sure he had comfortable accommodation.

“I had another artist called “BONDO KRAZZY” who Peruzzi moved in with. There he worked on his music while waiting for me to sign him by November 2016, as I had promised.

“When I was ready I signed Peruzzi and we all moved to Lagos, I got a better accommodation for him, a 5 bedroom house in Sangotedo. I also shot 3 videos for him but we released only one (For Your Pocket) which caught the attention of @Davido.

“Davido reached out to Peruzzi and they were in constant contact. Peruzzi started telling me about how Davido wanted “US” to join DMW, I was excited because I wanted that exposure.

“Instead of letting Davido know that he is signed to me, Peruzzi presented me as just the guy that helped him shoot his video.

“Davido was billed to perform at the One Africa Music festival, late 2017. For Your Pocket remix was trending then so he told me wanted to perform it at the show with Peruzzi, which never happened.

“I bought Peruzzi’s ticket to meet Davido for the performance, but instead of performing he got signed to DMW, without my consent, therefore breaching his contract.

“I woke up to the news of the signing and I was mad and that marked the beginning of my depression. If only you know how it feels to be cheated by someone you truly loved and supported with all your heart.

“I have moved past wanting our brotherly relationship back, now all I want is my due compensation. I cannot be cheated out of this unjustly.

“For you to know the guilty party in this case, I have been attacked and ambushed before because of this matter, now tell me would an innocent person do this?. Twitter please help me restore my sanity and tell your fav to do the right thing.

“Fast forward to 11/2019, Peruzzi set up a fake meeting with me to discuss how to pay back what he owes, instead of having the meeting I was ambushed, he threatened to kill me, saying what he owed me is chicken change but he is still yet to pay.

“Davido knew Peruzzi was signed to Goldenboy yet he went ahead to “Audio Sign” Peruzzi without following due process. I reached out to him, look at what a so-called boss had to say in my dm. Fact: @Peruzzi_VIBES is not Signed to DMW.

However, in one of the recorded conversations shared, Peruzzi called N43 million “chicken change” and boldly told Anyaene that, “I played you.”


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