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War Against Fakenews as WhatsApp Limits Message Forwarding to 1 Chat

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You are probably aware that a lot of fake news has been spreading fast this days and one of the medium used to spread this news is on WhatsApp.

WhatsApp is adding additional restriction to curb the spread of fakenews on its platform… According to what Facebook owned messaging platform said today, that any message that has been forwarded five or more times will now face a new limit that will prevent a user from forwarding it to more than one chat (contact) at a time.

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If you can recall, sometimes last year, the messaging app rolled out a feature that limits people from forwarding a message to more than 5 persons at once which led to a 25% decrease in message forwards globally at the time.

WhatsApp says that the company has seen a significant increase in the number of forwarded messages and it might lead to the spread of fake information during this lockdown period. As a result, it is introducing a limit so that these messages can only be forwarded to one chat at a time.

Apart from this, to help users with correct information, WhatsApp is working directly with the governments, WHO, NGOs and over 20 national health ministries.

Before you forward any message to anybody, it is important you verify the information if it is right or fake…atleast google is just a few seconds away from giving you the answers you need.

The update is already available, you can update to have the new feature.

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We’ve Licensed Telcos To Provide NIN – NIMC

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Telecommunications companies have been licensed to register people who do not have National Identity Numbers so as to reduce the large crowds at the offices of the National Identity Management Commission , the NIMC has said .
Director – General, NIMC, Aliyu Aziz, said some other private and public organisations had also been licensed by the commission to provide NINs in order to address the crowds at commission’ s offices .
This came as workers of the commission told our correspondent on Tuesday that the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy , Isa Pantami , had constituted a committee to address the demands of NIMC employees.NIMC workers had downed tools on January 7, 2021 in protest against the poor welfare issues at the commission, but their strike was suspended after the intervention of the minister.
Responding to an enquiry as regards measures taken by NIMC with respect to complains by citizens and the crowds at the commission’ s offices, Aziz said mobile network operators had been empowered to also give the identity numbers .“ We have licensed private and public sector organisations including telcos ( telecommunications companies) so as to create more centres, ” he stated in a WhatsApp message to our correspondent.On December 15, 2020, the Federal Government declared that after December 30, 2020 , all SIMs that were not registered with valid NINs on the network of telecommunications companies would be blocked .It later extended the December 30, 2020 deadline following widespread opposition against the earlier announcement and gave three weeks’ extension for subscribers with NIN from December 30, 2020 to January 19, 2021 .It also gave six weeks’ extension for subscribers without NIN from December 30 , 2020 to February 9, 2021, but many organisations had called for further deadline extension or outright suspension of the NIN registration process due to the large crowds who had yet to have their NINs .On the meeting between NIMC workers and the communication minister, the President, Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, NIMC Unit, Asekokhai Lucky, said some resolutions were reached.He said the minister told the union that some of the demands being presented by the workers were new to him, as he only took over the supervisory role of NIMC in October 2020.“So what he (Pantami) did was to set up a seven-man committee to work on the issues and submit a report to him in two weeks’ time,” Lucky stated.Lucky said the 21-day ultimatum earlier issued the management of NIMC was still in force, although there had been calls for the union to step down the ultimatum.

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WAEC Releases SSCE 2020 Results

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The address by the @waecnigeria Head of National Office, Patrick Areghan, to announce release of results of WASSCE SC, 2020 today at the WAEC National Office, Lagos.

Remember the smart identity card used during the exams? Well, the result checker pin and serial number contained on it are all that is needed.

1. Go to https://www.waecdirect.org. which is the WAEC result checking portal.

2. Enter your WAEC Examination Number in the required column.

3. Select your Examination Year

4. Select your Examination Type which is “school candidate result”.

6. Enter the Card PIN afterwards.

7. Finally, click “Submit” button to get your 2020 WAEC Result.

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Reno Omokri Challenges General Buratai To A Physical Combat Without Weapons

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Former Presidential aid Reno Omokri has challenged General Buratai to a one-on-one deadly fight to avenge the death of unarmed protestors killed.

Reno Omokri reacting to the denial of the army of killing unarmed peaceful protestors challenged the General to a fight without weapons.

According to him, he wants God to use him to avenge the death of the slaughtered unarmed peaceful protestors at Lekki tollgate two weeks ago.

My greatest desire in November is to be in a room with General Buratai. No weapons. No referee. Man to man combat. Only one man coming out alive. Let God use me to avenge the cowardly slaughter of peaceful, unarmed, #EndSARS protesters at #LekkiMassacre by that spineless coward!

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