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There are few countries with almost zero diplomatic relationships; the United States of America and Iran is a ‘good’ example. For both countries, there have been ups, but mostly downs. With just 3 months to new sanctions against Iran coming into effect, Iran is promising to resist it while Donald Trump threatens war from his favourite podium, twitter. Speaking with diplomats earlier in the week, President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, complained about the US move towards sanctions against
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Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, got a lot of accolades for his This is Nigeria song and video wherein he lamented a number of social ills so effectively CNN reports that he held a mirror at the Nation. But many in the Muslim community are unable to place his show of a group of girls, on hijab and jeans, dancing with him. The song, which is actually a cover of Childish Gambino’s This is
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Nigeria’s new excise tax on Tobacco is actually in line with Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the World Health Organization (WHO) directives, which urged member States and Countries to increase duty rates on tobacco products in order to curtail abuse and promote moderation in consumption. An excise duty is a type of tax charged on goods produced within the Country, as opposed to customs duties, charged on goods from outside the country.
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Hours before FIFA’s deadline handed Nigeria to fix its football body expires, the Government was between disobeying a Supreme Court verdict and Nigeria being banned from international football. It chose the former. FIFA’s threat to ban Nigeria came after years of leadership tussle, between Amaju Pinnick and Chris Giwa, at the Nigerian Football Federation. While Pinnick is recognized by FIFA as the legitimate NFF Chairman, Giwa, who took the matter to Court and lost at
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In continuation of online media houses’ obtaining News from social media and spicing up stories with sensational headlines, Lagos Based Daily Independent reported that Leah Sharibu, one of the kidnapped Dapchi girls who is yet to gain her freedom, is feared dead. A claim coming from a tweet which clearly said she was actually alive.

The screaming headline “Boko Haram: Leah Sharibu feared dead” came from a tweet by an aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, who was actually thanking God that Leah was alive after he had heard in the past that some journalist feared for her life.

Omokri wrote “Everyday, I pray that Leah Sharibu is kept alive, especially as a journalist with links to Boko Haram told me he feared she might be dead. Today I thank God, whose I am and who I serve, that a proof of life audio has been released by Boko Haram. God be praised! .”

The story, written by  Sodiq Oyeleke, ignored the fact that Omokri was referring to a proof of life audio wherein Leah spoke appealing to Nigerians and the Government to help her while also calling for assistance for her family. Media reports of her plea also featured a photo of Leah Sharibu, alive. Her father was to later confirm the audio as…

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In what many have lamented as an alarming display of how people will believe anything, there have been torrents of messages on Facebook Messenger claiming that the receiver’s account has been cloned and that the sender had received a new friend request with the receiver’s name. The message then instructs the receiver on how to send the same message to other people saying they should not accept a new friend request. And the chain continues. 

Chain Letter is the term used to describe such messages which tries to convince the reader to make copies and forward to others. They are common in religious and non-religious circles and strive more in a superstitious society. Or so many thought.

“It’s bogus. And you’re just making it worse,” the Plaquemines Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said about the viral inbox messages which have shown to a great extent that the desire to not think information through is not an exclusive preserve of people in a certain part of the world. Plaquemines Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana.

An older version of the message read,

“Heads-up!! Almost every account is being cloned. Your picture and your name are used to create a new facebook account (they don’t need your password to do this). They want your friends to add them to their Facebook account. Your friends will think that it’s you and accept your request. From that point on they can write what they want under your name. I have NO plans to open a new account. Please DO NOT accept a 2nd friend request from ‘me’. please…

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