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Israel to hold early election in April – Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Monday a snap election in less than four months. The April 9 election would otherwise not have been due until November. The prime minister is appealing directly to voters for a fresh political mandate that could help him weather possible charges in corruption investigations. The government cited differences […]

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Kylie Jenner ties Jay-Z for 5th position Forbes wealthiest celebrity

Cosmestic mogul, Kylie Jenner has tied rapper, Jay Z as the 5th American wealthiest celebrity in 2018 with networths of $900 billion each, according to Forbes. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the list, released on Wednesday, ranks the wealthiest American celebrities based on fortune they have amassed off their fame. 21-year-old Jenner, who […]

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Facebook sued by Washington, D.C. over data breach accusations

The attorney general for Washington, D.C. said on Wednesday the U.S. capital city had sued Facebook Inc for allegedly misleading users about how it safeguarded their personal data, in the latest fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The world’s largest social media company has drawn global scrutiny since disclosing earlier this year that a third-party […]

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Innovations: Facebook expands investment on startups

Facebook says it has expanded its investment on start-ups toward boosting innovations. The company’s Director of Platform Partnerships, Konstantinos Papamiltiadis, said this during the TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018, a technology innovation pitching competition, on Tuesday in Lagos. He said that FacebookStart (FbStart), a platform for startups, had been expanded to include any tech-based startup. […]

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France increases minimum wage after protests, as Nigeria refuses to do same

French President, Emmanuel Macron, yesterday announced that the minimum wage in the country would be increased by an additional €100 starting early 2019. The promise is part of the President’s concession speech which he made on live television in a bid to calm down and appease the yellow-vested protesters who, for many days, protested against Macron’s […]