Author: McAnthony Anaelechukwu

Sonya Deville: Why I love being the first open lesbian in WWE

WWE lesbian wrestler Sonya Deville opened up on why she loves inspiring others in the community. Deville (real name Daria Berenato) came out on national television three years ago during a televised Tough Enough competition. Deville came out on national TV ‘During the preliminary taping of the first premiere episode, they asked me if I was in a relationship. ‘I had a girlfriend at the time,’ she said. Deville then explained: ‘I thought “What do I do… well, tell the truth, right?” So I said, “Yeah, I have a girlfriend, but she’s not my wife yet”. ‘I got nervous, and they...

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2019 Elections: Israeli firm debunks alleged contract to jam networks

HLSI Security Firms and Technologies, an Israeli firm has denied media reports that the company was paid to jam networks on election day. The company in a statement issued on Saturday and made available to Newsmen in Abuja, described the allegation as malicious, stressing that the company was a reputable one. Media reports had suggested that the All Progressives Congress (APC), through the minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, paid the firm to jam networks on election day. In the statement, the organisation said it had operated in Nigeria for over 12 years within which time it had not been...

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Elections postponement: Financial experts lament

Financial experts on Saturday said the hasty postponement of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would create uncertainty and affect inflow of foreign investments. They told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews in Lagos that the hasty postponement a few hours to the Presidential and National Assembly elections was not good for the economy and investors’ confidence. NAN reports that INEC hours earlier, announced the shift of the Feb. 16 Presidential and National Assembly elections to Feb. 23. The Governorship and State House of Assembly as well as FCT area council elections...

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Foreign observers applaud INEC’s preparations for elections

A Group of foreign observers from South Africa, Pan Africa Womans Project which arrived in Kano to monitor the general elections, has commended the level of preparations by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the presidential election in the state. Leader of the team Belinda Madona who led its members, made the commendation on Friday in Kano while addressing newsmen on the Saturday’s election. According to her, the group has been monitoring elections in various countries, including the 2015 elections in Nigeria and the recent elections in Osun and Ekiti states. She advised Nigerians to conduct themselves in...

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Saturday will be Nigeria’s first WhatsApp election

WhatsApp’s use as a tool for political campaigns and sharing fake news across the global south has become increasingly apparent in the past year. High-profile state level elections in India in May were highly influenced by WhatsApp sharing, according to Washington Post reporters and other observers. Brazil’s presidential vote in October was shaped by WhatsApp sharing of fake news, much of it done by automated bots. That’s happening as well in Nigeria’s elections, where citizens will vote Saturday for a president and the legislature, and on March 2 for state governors. In December, the country’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, used his trip to a U.N. summit to deny...

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