Twitter users want Elon Musk out as CEO

December 19, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Millions of Twitter users have asked Elon Musk, to step down as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the microblogging application. Musk who earlier put up a poll on Monday, asking if he should retain the ownership of Twitter. Reacting to his poll, 57.5 per cent of the 17,502,391 votes recorded against Musk’s ownership.

Twitter suspends account tracking Musk’s jet

December 15, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Twitter has suspended an account that tracked flights of Elon Musk’s private jet on Wednesday. Confirming the report, Twitter Cheif Executive Officer (CEO), Elon Musk posted on his account about the suspension. He said, “ Any account doxxing real-time location info of anyone will be suspended, as it is a physical safety violation. This includes posting links to sites with Read More

New world richest man emerges as Elon Musk loses out

December 8, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

After selling Tesla stocks to fund the $44 billion purchase of Twitter, Elon Musk, has lost his world’s richest person title. According to Forbes, the chief executive of luxury brand Louis Vuitton’s parent company LVMH, Bernard Arnault and his family have taken the ‘world richest’ title with a personal wealth of $185.4 billion. Musk, who has held the top spot Read More

Trump reinstated, turns down Twitter return

November 20, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Donald Trump on Saturday said he had no interest in returning to Twitter even as a slim majority voted in favor of reinstating the former U.S. president, who was banned from the social media service for inciting violence, in a poll organized by new owner Elon Musk. Slightly over 15 million Twitter users voted in the poll with 51.8% voting Read More

Twitter locks staff out of offices amidst massive resignation

November 18, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Twitter has shutdown it’s offices globally after an undisclosed email from Twitter, Friday, informed employees that all offices will be temporarily shut down and that they will be reopened on November 21, 2022. According to reports, less than 50% of the company’s remaining 4,000 staff signed up to work under the new condition. The development has led to Twitter users Read More

Twitter suspends paid verifications

November 11, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Twitter has paused its $7.99/month Blue subscription service, which allowed people to pay for a verification check mark, after users abused it to impersonate brands and famous people. Twitter earlier launched the service this week in its iPhone app, allowing users to buy a checkmark that had previously been used to show that an account was verified or official. According Read More

Like Twitter, Meta plans to sack Facebook employees

November 7, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, is planning to lay off thousands of employees as a measure to fight economic headwinds. In a similar move, Twitter, which was recently acquired by Elon Musk, had abruptly fired about half of its 7,500 employees last week. Meta had about 87,000 employees worldwide across its different platforms, which include social media sites Facebook Read More

Twitter to suspend fake accounts

November 7, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Twitter, has said that it will permanently suspend impersonation accounts which do not clearly specify “parody”. The microblogging application boss, Elon Musk, made this known in a series of tweets Monday. Musk said, “Going forward, any Twitter handles engaging in impersonation without clearly specifying ‘parody’ will be permanently suspended. “Previously, we issued a warning before suspension, but now that we Read More

Twitter owner makes u-turn on $20 decision, announces new price

November 2, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The CEO of popular micro blogging app, Twitter, Elon Musk, has finally reviewed the $20 fee earlier proposed for Twitter handles with the verified badges. Blueprint had reported the Twitter will soon start charging verified users $19.99 per month for the blue check mark verifying the authenticity of an account. But the intended $20 fee continues to spur reactions from Read More

Charging $20 monthly for Twitter will aid fake news – Experts

November 1, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Experts have warned Twitter against charging $20 for verified accounts saying it would aid fake news. Recall that we had reported that following Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter management in a record $44b dollar deal, the platform is eyeing $20 per month subscription fees for its verified badge. The report added that Twitter’s verified users would have 90 days to subscribe or Read More

Twitter to charge users $19.99 for blue tick – Elon Musk

October 31, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Elon Musk has tweeted Monday, that Twitter will be charging verified users for $19.99 per month to keep their blue tick verification status. This is coming days after taking over the microblogging application. Musk completed his $44bn (£37.9bn) takeover on Friday, and has renamed himself as Chief Twit on Twitter.A blue tick is currently free and a way of signalling Read More

Official: Elon Musk takes over Twitter, sacks top executives

October 28, 2022 TheSun 0

Business Billionaire Elon Musk has officially taken over Twitter and reportedly fired several top executives after a fraught $44bn deal was finally secured. The Tesla chief tweeted that “the bird is freed” referencing the company’s iconic logo after finally closing the deal following months of legal wrangling. As the company passed into the hands of the Tesla chief, Twitter’s former Read More

Elon Musk makes u-turn on Twitter takeover

October 4, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Elon Musk has offered to proceed with a deal to buy Twitter at the price he offered months ago before trying to call it off, according to a legal filing, a stunning development weeks before the two sides were due to face off in a trial. A statement by Twitter, Tuesday, said it received a letter from Musk and intends Read More

Twitter: Nigerians demand suspension of #Reno Omokri’s account, sign petition

July 9, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Nigerians on social media, Friday, compiled signatures to effect the removal of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s former aide, Reno Omokri, from the micro-blogging application, Twitter. The tweeps alleged that Omokri is allegedly inciting ethnic and religious war ahead of the 2023 general elections through his tweets on the site. The social media users accused him of allegedly inciting ethnoreligious war, others Read More

Breaking: Elon Musk drops huge announcement on Twitter takeover

July 8, 2022 Dailymail 0

Elon Musk has dramatically announced that he is pulling the plug on his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter. The world’s wealthiest man had earlier stalled on the deal after claiming that he wanted his team to do ‘due-diligence’ over the amount of fake accounts on the social media giant. In a letter dropping the bombshell, Musk’s legal team said that Twitter were Read More

Social media law: FG gives new directives

June 14, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Nigerian Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has given new code of practice on all social media platforms operating in Nigeria to protect them from harmful content. A statement by the head corporate affairs and external relationship, NITDA, Hadiza Umar, Tuesday reads; “The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is mandated by section 6 of the NITDA Act 2007, to Read More

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