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EU warns WhatsApp, Yahoo on data protection
European Union (EU) privacy regulators told WhatsApp to “pause” its sharing of user data with parent Facebook as the policy is investigated, while also issuing a warning to Yahoo about an earlier breach.
Jose Mourinho handed one-match touchline ban, £50,000 fine
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will serve an immediate one-match touchline ban following abusive comments he made against match officials in his team’s game with Burnley.
Mourinho had admitted using abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official and accepted the standard penalty.The incident happened in or around the tunnel area during half-time of United’s game against Burnley on 30 October 2016. As well as the suspension, the standard penalty for this breach of FA Rule E3 also includes an £8,000 fine.
Boko Haram: VSF to empower 7,000 widows
The Executive Director, Victims Support Fund, Prof. Sunday Ocheche has said the organization is planning to empower widows and other women who were victims of insurgency with N120m.
He said the aim of the programme is to create business opportunities for the widows in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.
Airtel fined N5m for unsolicited text messages
Telecommunications company Airtel Nig. Ltd. has been fined the sum of N5m for unsolicited messages.
In his ruling Justice Jude Okeke of an FCT high court Maitama on Wednesday ordered Airtel to pay the plaintiff Mr. Emmanuel Anene, N5m in damages as against the N200m he requested.
Group welcomes Buhari’s peaceful resolution of Niger Delta crisis
The Middle Belt Youth Leaders Forum has commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s move to restore peace in the Niger Delta following his meeting with leaders in the region.
Addressing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, the Secretary-General of the group, Kuanum Terrence, urged the militants to embrace the peace move and avoid any armed conflict.
Terrence said the refusal to embrace the peace initiated will require military action, which will have consequences on the region.
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