Nigerian students arrested for cyber crimes in Benin Republic

Authorities in the Benin Republic have released 7 of the 12 students from Nigeria who are alleged to have committed cyber crimes in the country. This comes after Nigeria's Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, announced their release and explained that initially it…

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Nigeria's government launches campaign against fake news

Nigeria's government has launched what it calls a "campaign against fake news." This was announced by Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information, at a press briefing on 11 July 2018. Mohammed further exclaimed that fake news was like a time bomb waiting to explode. “In a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country…

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Facebook for Creators training programme launched in Nigeria

Facebook and Afrinolly will be collaborating on a programme aimed at developing creative skills in Nigeria. Known as Facebook for Creators, the training programme is designed to equip Nigeria's content creators with "the skills to thrive in a digital world." With creative entrepreneurs and journalism students at the heart, the…

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New cryptocurrencies investment platform launched in South Africa

BitFund, a new diversified cryptocurrencies investment platform, has been launched in South Africa. It offers potential investors the opportunity to in index portfolios of more than 20 of the largest cryptocurrencies. BitFund was founded by Joshua Miltz, Jonathon Ferrer, Bradley Goldman, and Dean Joffe. “In South Africa, the only safe…

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