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WhatsApp copies Telegram to add one-way ‘broadcast’ mode to group chats

“Good artists borrow great artists steal” is a phrase that Facebook seems acutely aware of. It’s common to speak of Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo-app-now-social-network, borrowing from Snapchat, but now Facebook’s WhatsApp chat app is increasingly drawing its innovation from others such as Telegram. This week, WhatsApp outed a new feature for its groups that is essentially a replica of Telegram’s channels — that is, a one-way broadcast communication stream. Telegram channels are popular for setting up a broadcast news feed that allows people to sign up to get alerts from channel admins, who might be news agencies, companies, schools, public interest groups or more. Now WhatsApp is adding the feature to gives its message app new use cases. Actually, as is often the case for WhatsApp, ...

Benue: Support military operation Cat Race to quell unrest, Group urges Indigenous

A group,  Joint Coalition of Conflict Managers in Nigeria, has called for local support for the ongoing operation Cat Race launched in Benue State on February 20 y the Nigerian army quell the unrest in the state. According to the group, the exercise, which was code- Army deploys troops to Benue, 5 other states named exercise Cat Race and known in local parlance as exercise ‘Ayem a Kpatuma’ was a right step to bring to an end the killings in the state. Speaking at a press conference, the group’s Convener/National Co-ordinator, Onjejefu Peter Bawa, urged the people to support the exercise, saying “Operation Ayem a Kpatuma must succeed and the inky way that can be achieved is if we support it by way of volunteering information and not by making inflammatory comments.” “Ot...

Obasanjo’s CNM Is A Group Of Failed Politicians, He Stole Our Name – CN

Feb 2nd, 2018 – Obasanjo’s Coalition For Nigeria Movement Is A Group Of Failed Politicians, He Stole Our Name – Says Coalition For Nigeria Coalition for Nigeria (CN) group has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of adopting its name to launch his Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM). The proposed political movement by Chief Obasanjo was on Wednesday with former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Donald Duke in attendance.. The group warned Nigerians not to be into thinking they are dealing with the authentic members of the group. CN described the Obasanjo-led Coalition Movement as a group of failed politicians and those that do not anything to offer the country again. Speaking at a news conference yesterday, Mr. Sabo Odeh, the National Co-odinator, said...

Herdsmen: Group storms Abuja, calls for immediate probe of Ortom, Ishiaku

Protesters numbering over 500, Thursday, shutdown the capital city of Abuja, in protest of the protracted clashes between farmers and herdsmen, which have resulted to the deaths of many Nigerians in Benue and Taraba States and other parts of the country. Group storms Abuja, calls for immediate probe of Ortom, Ishiaku over herdsmen/farmers’ clashes in Benue, Taraba The group, under the aegis of Good Governance and Transparency Initiative,  is demanding the Nigerian government as well as the international community to urgently wade into the foot-dragging crises, which have rendered many citizens homeless and bereaved. Group storms Abuja, calls for immediate probe of Ortom, Ishiaku over herdsmen/farmers’ clashes in Benue, Taraba The protesters, who were seen displaying pl...

Buhari group hits Jonathan over attack on APC

The Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG) has described as outrageous, what it said was ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s attack on the government after he ruined the country. It chided Jonathan for what it termed his ill remarks against the All Progressives Congress (APC) government and said it was unbecoming of the firmer president to speak of President Muhammadu Buhari in bad light. Jonathan-Buhari “To us, it was uncharitable for the former President to refer to APC as running a government of lies and propaganda, while all the same time, attempting to impress Nigerians that he ran a faultless government with time-tested achievements,” the group said. It reminded Jonathan of what it said is the belief of some Nigerians that he (Jonathan) ran what it described as the worst...

Group Slams Fayose For Diverting Workers Salaries & Pensioners Fund, Calls Him Callous & Greedy

Group Slams Fayose For Diverting Workers Salaries & Pensioners Fund, Calls Him Callous & Greedy October 18, 2017 – Group Slams Fayose For Diverting Workers Salaries & Pensioners Fund, Calls Him Callous & Greedy A group under the umbrella of Ekiti State Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has expressed shock at alleged diversion of funds meant to pay pensioners and workers by the Ayo Fayose administration. Reacting to a report by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which indicted the Fayose government for allegedly diverting N680 million bailout fund, the CNPP described the alleged diversion as “callous and greedy”. A statement released yesterday in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, by CNPP’s Director of Publicity, Kunle Omotayo, said 16 political par...

Biafra: CESJET slams US over refusal to recognise IPOB as terror group

A civil society group, Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has condemned in strong terms the refusal of the United State government to recognise the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, as a terrorist group. The centre said the action was a clear indication that the US was not in support of Nigeria’s unity. IPOB’s Nnamdi Kanu and U.S President-elect Donald J. Trump The United States Government had, during the weekend, said that its law does not recognise IPOB as a terrorist organisation. Spokesman of the American Embassy in Nigeria, Russell Brooks, stated that the US was committed to Nigeria’s unity and would support a peaceful resolution of any crisis in the country. Reacting to Brooks’ assertion, CESJET said it was disappointed to learn about th...

 IPOB remains terrorist group, EU, US should mind their business – Presidential aide

By Anthony Ogbonna Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Prosecution, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, has said that the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, remains a terrorist organisation in Nigeria and its activities stands proscribed regardless of what the foreign nations such as the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (US) think of IPOB. Read also:IPOB not a terrorist organisation – US govt He said being an internal affair in Nigeria, both EU and US should mind their businesses and not meddle with Nigeria’s affairs, maintaining that doing so could amount to infringement to Nigeria’s territorial integrity. Okoi Obono-Obla Recall that the United States government had, weekend, said that it does not see the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, as a ter...

Biafra: Court Bans IPOB Activities, Declares Group Members As Terrorists

Biafra: Court Bans IPOB Activities, Declares Group Members As Terrorists September 20, 2017 – Biafra: Federal High Court Officially Declares IPOB, A Terrorists Group, Bans Activities All Across Nigeria An Abuja Federal High Court today approved the application by the Federal Government, seeking the proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra. Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdu Kafarati, granted the order on Wednesday, five days after the military released a statement declaring IPOB a terrorist group and South-East governors proscribed its activities. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), had filed an ex-parte motion filed motion asking the court to proscribe the activities of the group and declare it a terroris...

Group Calls Out Fayose For Promising To Commit Suicide If Buhari Returns To Nigeria Alive

Group Calls Out Fayose For Promising To Commit Suicide If Buhari Returns To Nigeria Alive August 21, 2017 – Muslim Group Calls Out Fayose For Promising To Commit Suicide If Buhari Returns To Nigeria Alive The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has urged Ekiti sate governor, Ayo Fayose, to inform Nigerians when he plans to commit suicide now that President Muhammadu Buhari is back in Nigeria. This is contained in a statement by MURIC president, Professor Ishaq Akintola, in his message welcoming Buhari. He reminded Nigerians that Fayose allegedly promised to commit suicide if Buhari returns to Nigeria alive. “Well, the president is back and Nigerians owe it a duty to ask whether or not Fayose would redeem his pledge. Is Fayose a man of his words? Will Fayose commit suicide? Will he be man enough ...

Group rescued from sea after boat sinks off Guernsey

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Talking about (green) change at the office

Collaboratively aggregate impactful mindshare and goal-oriented imperatives. Globally fashion superior outsourcing with adaptive collaboration and idea-sharing. Efficiently exploit cross-platform architectures without professional internal or “organic” sources. Efficiently actualize. Dynamically brand synergistic schemas via cross functional networks. Quickly visualize web-enabled strategic theme areas for cross functional e-business. Enthusiastically productize client-centered web-readiness without cost effective outsourcing. Uniquely target integrated content whereas backend deliverables. Appropriately simplify viral bandwidth via premier users. Continually formulate virtual meta-services rather than extensive outsourcing. Distinctively optimize low-risk high-yield experience...