Twitter takeover: Billionaire, Elon Musk, ‘makes u-turn’

May 14, 2022 AFP 0

Elon Musk said on Friday he was putting a temporary halt on his much-anticipated deal to buy Twitter, sending shares in the social media giant plunging. “Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users,” he wrote on Twitter. Musk, the world’s richest man and founder of automaker Tesla, Read More

Few days after buying Twitter, Elon Musk moves to buy Coca-cola

April 28, 2022 Blueprint 0

Billionaire Elon Musk has said his next acquisition is to buy the multinational beverage company, Coca-Cola. But his plan to buy this company may be more controversial as he adds that he will “add cocaine back in.” This is coming a few days after sealing a $44 billion deal to acquire the social media platform, Twitter. Musk in a tweet via Read More

Breaking: Elon Musk acquires Twitter

April 25, 2022 Agency Report 0

Twitter on Monday confirmed it is selling the platform to billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk in a deal valued at $44 billion. The sale was a dramatic shift for the board, which had originally maneuvered to block Musk from taking the social media network private. “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the Read More

At last, Twitter set to accept Elon Musk’s $43 billion buyout offer

April 25, 2022 Reuters 0

According to a report, Twitter is on the verge of accepting Elon Musk’s $43 billion bid to take the social network private. Reuters reports that Twitter could announce that it has accepted Musk’s offer later on Monday, after its board has met to recommend the transaction to Twitter shareholders. The talks are fluid and the deal could still fall apart, the sources added. Twitter’s stock Read More

Over 115, 000 Ukrainians flee to Poland as Twitter blocks Russian users

February 26, 2022 Aljazeera, BBC 0

More than 115,000 people have now crossed the border from Ukraine into Poland since the beginning of the Russian invasion, a Polish minister has said. In the past four hours alone, 15,000 people entered the country, interior minister Pawel Szefernaker told a news conference. The Polish government said 100,000 people crossed the border into Poland from Ukraine since Russia’s invasion began on Read More

Twitter surrenders, agree to FG’s conditions

November 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has said that the microblogging platform, Twitter, has agreed to all the conditions presented to it by the federal government regarding its operations in Nigeria. This follows a dialogue between the federal government’s team and Twitter in the wake of the suspension of the social media platform in Nigeria by Read More

CSOs lament Twitter ban, demand conducive environment for businesses

September 23, 2021 Paul Okah 0

An international organisation, Global Rights, in collaboration with Public Policy Initiatives, Civic Freedoms and Human Rights Defenders, Oxfam, Paradigm Initiative, CSR-in-Action, SBM Intelligence, among other civil society organisations (CSOs), has lamented the ban on micro blogging site, Twitter, saying that the losses necessitated by the ban are unquantifiable. It said the loss is not restricted to finance as lack of Read More

Battle of Teens: 2 unknown faces clash in US Open final

September 11, 2021 Supersport 0

Win or lose in Saturday’s US Open final, teen sensations Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez have already cemented their star power after announcing themselves on the big stage at Flushing Meadows. The two unseeded players were virtually unknown quantities this year but Fernandez — who turned 19 this week — beat three top-five seeds along the way while Raducanu became Read More

Breaking: Woman, 4 others stabbed as knife attack rocks London

August 30, 2021 Editor 0

A woman is among five people injured in a mass knife fight outside a London Tube station. All those injured in the incident outside Harrow Tube station were in their teens or 20s and were taken to hospital – with two men said to be in a “serious but stable” condition. Harrow Police wrote on Twitter: “We were called at Read More

Manchester United shares soar as Ronaldo returns

August 28, 2021 Editor 0

Shares in Manchester United have soared by 8 per cent as a consequence of Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to the club. On Friday afternoon United announced that they have agreed a deal to bring the 36-year-old back to Old Trafford. That gave a major boost to the shares of United, which is publicly traded in the United States, as reported by CNN. Undoubtedly one of Read More

COVID-19: India vaccinates 10 million people daily

August 28, 2021 AFP 0

India has given more than 10 million Covid-19 jabs in a single day for the first time, authorities said Saturday, as the South Asian giant bolsters its defences for a predicted new surge. The health ministry said the 10 million landmark was passed on Friday, beating the country’s previous daily record of 9.2 million. The government has been stung by Read More

Breaking: FG reveals when ban on Twitter ‘ll be lifted in Nigeria

August 11, 2021 Editor 0

Nigerians will soom return to micro blogging platform, Twitter, after the federal government assured that the ban on the social media operations will soon be lifted. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave this the assurance after the week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Read More

Osaka reveals Kobe Bryant’s influence on tennis career path

July 17, 2021 Agency Report 0

Japanese tennis star, Naomi Osaka, has narrated how the late Kobe Bryant’s mentorship shaped her career success. “I’m supposed to carry on his mentality,” says the four-time Grand Slam singles champion of her mentor in her Netflix documentary series, Naomi Osaka, released on Friday. Bryant died on January 26, 2020 in air mishap involving a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter that departed from Read More

Indian police summon Twitter head over controversial video

June 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

State police had summoned Twitter’s top official in India for not stopping the spread of a video which allegedly provoked sectarian discord in the country, officials said on Friday. Police in Ghaziabad city in northern Uttar Pradesh state registered a case on Tuesday after the video, showing a group of men beating up an elderly Muslim man, was shared by Read More

Suspension: Twitter writes FG, seeks dialogue

June 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal government Tuesday confirmed that Twitter has formally written to seek for dialogue on issues leading to the indefinite suspension of its operations in the country. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, confirmed this when he featured on Politics Nationwide, a Radio Nigeria call-in programme monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. “I can Read More