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Facebook may get a name change soon
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Facebook may get a name change soon

The popular social media giant, Facebook may change it’s name soon. The name change could be finalized at the company's annual meeting scheduled to hold next week.  This is according to the news agency Reuters, citing a report in The Verge.  However, Mark Zuckerberg's company has so far dispelled the rumors.  But why is Facebook thinking of changing it’s name?  Although Facebook has emerged as a social media, it’s effectiveness is not limited to that. This is the world's leading means of social communication committed to moving forward with a variety of services.  So Zuckerberg's company wants to change the name, which gives a hint of Facebook's expanded target.  Next Thursday, October 26, the annual conference of Facebook will take place...
NAUTH’s CMD raises alarm over fake Facebook account
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NAUTH’s CMD raises alarm over fake Facebook account

The Chief Medical Director CMD of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital NAUTH Nnewi Anambra State, Prof Joseph Ugboaja has warned members of the public to beware of a fraudster presenting himselves as the CMD of the hospital on Facebook. The disclaimer was contained in a press release signed by the Head, Corporate Affairs Department of NAUTH, Mrs Chinyere Onwuka. "The attention of the Chief Medical Director of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi has once again been drawn to certain fraudster on Facebook claiming to be 'Dr. Ugbaja Joseph', the CMD of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, chatting people up privately on Facebook messenger and WhatsApp, soliciting for jobs, procurement and other fraudulent requests. "The Chief Medical Director would...
How to recover a disabled Facebook group
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How to recover a disabled Facebook group

It is usually annoying and frustrating when you receive that notification from the blue app announcing that your Facebook group has been disabled. I feel your pain, but it is however important to understand that having your Facebook group disabled is not necessarily the end of your social life. In this piece, I will share with you some information that could help you recover your Facebook group and also help to keep it safe going forward. Firstly let’s look at what a Facebook group is and what makes it different from a Facebook page. A Facebook group is a platform created for a business or an organization to promote activities.  In Facebook group, users can join and have the ability to post their thoughts and interact using a discussion threads. For many years, before the...
Court sentences ‘Mark Zuckerberg’ to 1-year imprisonment
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Court sentences ‘Mark Zuckerberg’ to 1-year imprisonment

A State High Court sitting in Ilorin the Kwara State capital has sentenced one Jatto Sheriff Umar to 1 year imprisonment for impersonating Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, and owner of other social Apps in an attempt to defraud unsuspecting victims via online relationship. Other suspects convicted with Jatto on offences bordering on cybercrime are Oguntoyinbo Oluwatobi Damilola (fake US military officers), Taiwo Akinyemi Kayode, Adebayo Adeola Mark. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Zonal Command in the state had dragged the 21-year-old  Jatto and other suspects to the court. The Daily Vendor Newspaper gathered that the defendants pleaded guilty to their separate charges. Delivering judgment, the presiding Judge Mahmud Abdulgafar sentenced ...
Facebook, WhatsApp, others suffer outage in India
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Facebook, WhatsApp, others suffer outage in India

The popular social networking site Facebook has gone down in India, as many users faced problem in opening its desktop version.  And suddenly WhatsApp and Instagram also stopped working in India and in different parts of the world. Facebook messenger is also not functioning. The three apps – which are owned by Facebook and run on shared infrastructure – all completely stopped working shortly before 5pm (12pm EST). Other products that are part of the same family of apps, such as Facebook Workplace, also stopped working.  Following this development, millions of customers have fallen into misery. The situation has been the same in different parts of the world for the last few hours. At the same time, the news sources claimed that such disruption of four social media h...
Husband kills wife for chatting with male friends on Facebook
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Husband kills wife for chatting with male friends on Facebook

A man named Rintu Das killed his wife Pallabi Das for spending too much time on Facebook chatting with male friends in defiance of his warnings. The Daily Vendor Newspaper learnt that the incident happened in Kannagar, a place near Kolkata, West Bengal. According to the report, the wife chats with many male friends on social media.  The news sources said, Rintu  used to suspect his wife and warned her many times to refrain from being over active on social media.  On Sunday morning, the locals saw the body of the 24 years old Pallabi lying in the house. Immediately the incident was reported at the local Police stations. Operatives then recovered the body and sent it to Srirampur Walsh Hospital for autopsy. The Relatives of the deceased have filed murder charges against R...
Facebook set to lend money to small and medium businesses in India
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Facebook set to lend money to small and medium businesses in India

Facebook (FB) has finally landed in direct trade in India. This social media company will lend to small and medium businesses in the country.  No other country in the world has used Facebook as a financial institution to provide such loans. This is the first. In fact, it can be said from India that this new step of the social app company has started.  However, Facebook itself is not entering this trade as a financial non-banking organization. They have entered into a commercial agreement with an Indian financial institution. Loans will be disbursed through that agency. The social media giant announced the decision on Friday. The Daily Vendor correspondent gathered that for the time being, loans will be given to small businesses, including retail and small and medium enterprises (...
Facebook blocks users in Australia from finding or sharing news
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Facebook blocks users in Australia from finding or sharing news

Facebook said Wednesday that people and publishers in Australia cannot share and view news from local and international outlets. The announcement is a response to proposed legislation in Australia that would force tech platforms to pay news publishers for content. "What the proposed law introduced in Australia fails to recognize is the fundamental nature of the relationship between our platform and publishers," Campbell Brown, Facebook's vice president of global news partnerships, wrote in a blog post. "Contrary to what some have suggested, Facebook does not steal news content. Publishers choose to share their stories on Facebook." "I hope in the future, we can include news for people in Australia once again," Brown added. During a January hearing in Australia's senate, Faceb...
Trump blocked from posting on Facebook, Instagram until end of transition
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Trump blocked from posting on Facebook, Instagram until end of transition

Facebook on Thursday blocked the United States President, Donald Trump, from the platform for at least two weeks. The development means the president will be unable to post on Facebook and Instagram until after the handover of power to President-elect, Joe Biden on January 20. The social network had originally imposed a 24-hour ban after the president’s supporters caused a riot at Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Twitter had earlier suspended President Trump for 12 hours over “severe violations of its civic integrity policy.” Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, said in a statement that the risks of allowing Trump to post on its platform “are simply too great.” In a video posted to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, the president backed the rioters attacking the seat of ...
Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, freeze Trump’s accounts after Capitol protest
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Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, freeze Trump’s accounts after Capitol protest

Social media giants, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have frozen the accounts of the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, following violent protests that erupted at the Capitol building while Congress leaders sat to certify the November 3 election win of Democrat candidate, Joe Biden. Reacting swiftly to the protests on Wednesday, the three social media titans temporarily locked Trump’s accounts as they scrambled to crack down on his insistent claims about the US presidential elections being rigged and his refusal to concede defeat to Biden, which led to his supporters storming the Capitol in Washington DC and forced a halt to proceedings. According to the Washington Post, Facebook also said it would search for and remove contents which praised the storming of ...
Facebook Closes Fake Accounts Linked To French Military And Russia
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Facebook Closes Fake Accounts Linked To French Military And Russia

Facebook said Tuesday that it had removed two networks based in Russia and one linked to the French military, accusing them of carrying out interference campaigns in Africa. Two networks running multiple Facebook accounts were assigned to people associated with the Russian Internet Research Agency, and the third had "links to individuals associated with French military," the social media platform said. All three were removed from the site for breaking its policy against foreign or government interference, Facebook said, adding that the networks targeted countries mainly in north Africa and some in the Middle East. The French military made no immediate comment on the allegations. Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook's head of security policy, and David Agranovich, head of global threat...
Katsina government bans use of Whatsapp in schools, Facebook by civil servants
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Katsina government bans use of Whatsapp in schools, Facebook by civil servants

The Katsina State government has banned the use of WhatsApp in all schools in the state, and also the use of Facebook by civil servants in government offices. In a circular issued on Tuesday, December 8, by the state government and signed by one Mohammed Sadda Dikko, on behalf of the Zonal Education Quality Assurance of the Ministry of Education, titled “Abolishment of WhatsApp groups in our schools,” the government ordered all principals of government schools to abolish the existence of Whatsapp groups in their respective schools. The state government also clamped down on the use of Facebook and other forms of social media by civil servants in all government offices. This move, according to the government, is to curb workers usage of social media platforms to make either neg...
Facebook Announces Opening Of New Office In Lagos
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Facebook Announces Opening Of New Office In Lagos

Facebook on Friday said it would be opening an office in Lagos, Nigeria, as part of its continued commitment and ongoing investment in Africa. Facebook, in a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos, said this would be its second office on the African continent.It said the opening of the new office was aimed at supporting the entire Sub-Saharan Africa region. The office, it said, was expected to become operational in 2021. According to Facebook, it will be the first on the continent to house a team of expert engineers building for the future of Africa and beyond. It said the office would be home to various teams servicing the continent from across the business, including Sales, Partnerships, Policy, Communications as well as Engineers. Commenting, Ime Archibong,...
Facebook launches Avatars across Sub-Saharan Africa
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Facebook launches Avatars across Sub-Saharan Africa

…Avatars include hundreds of global sticker packs and integrations with GIF providers and can also be shared across Facebook and Messenger JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Facebook today, launched Avatars in Africa to give people new ways to express themselves online. Avatars are digital personas that enable people to engage across Facebook and Messenger in a more personal and dynamic way. You can use your personalised avatar to share a range of emotions and expressions via a digital persona that is unique to you. There are many ways you can use your avatar including in comments, Stories, Messenger and soon, text posts with backgrounds too. With so many emotions and expressions to choose from, avatars let you share your authentic reactions and feelings with family and friends across t...
Facebook expands Coronavirus Information Center to 24 more countries in Africa
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Facebook expands Coronavirus Information Center to 24 more countries in Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) is expanding its Coronavirus Information Center to 24 more countries in Africa as part of its ongoing commitment to empowering people around the world with timely and accurate news from trusted health authorities. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Center is featured at the top of News Feed and provides a central place for people to keep informed about the Coronavirus. It includes real-time updates from national official sources, regional and global organizations such as the Africa Center for Disease Control (https://bit.ly/3cH9PN5) and the World Health Organization as well as helpful resources - articles, videos and posts - and tips about social distancing and preventing the spread of COVID-19. Facebook users can opt-in...
Authorities question suspected Lebanese trafficker for attempting to sell Nigerian Lady for $1,000
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Authorities question suspected Lebanese trafficker for attempting to sell Nigerian Lady for $1,000

Lebanese authorities have questioned Wael Jerro for his Facebook post advertising sale of a Nigerian lady. Jerro in a Facebook post tagged Facebook marketplace – Buy & Sell In Lebanon (Original) الأصلي – with a Nigerian international passport belonging to one Peace Ufuoma, born on May 19, 1988. According to reports, the passport was issued in Ibadan May 23, 2018, and will expire on May 22, 2023. The suspected trafficker wrote on Facebook, “Domestic worker from Nigeria for sale with new legal documents. She’s 30 years old, she’s very active and very clean. Price: $1,000.” The Arabic post was translated into English by Renee Abisaad, who first shared the news on her Instagram page. THE DAILY VENDOR learnt that the Lebanese immigration is investigating Jerro already. B...
IPOB Kick as Facebook Shutdown Nnamdi Kanu’s Page
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IPOB Kick as Facebook Shutdown Nnamdi Kanu’s Page

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has flayed Facebook Nigeria for allegedly shutting down the page of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. The group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, in a statement, said the action was taken by Facebook Nigeria to diminish the growing popularity of Kanu in his cause.  Powerful said the page had endeared Kanu to most people as it was used to expose the atrocities of government. He said Biafra, during the Nigeria’s Civil War, suffered great denial of media space, and IPOB would not allow a repeat in the 21st century. Powerful said, “We can confirm that Facebook Nigeria has shut down the page of our leader, Nnamdi Kanu. “This is not unconnected with the fact that our leader’s page has become a rich resource for thos...