White House asks Silicon Valley to help silence ISIS online

The White House is exploring several ideas, according to a discussion outline from Friday morning obtained by CNNMoney, and a source from one of the tech firms. One key focus is tracking radicals. The White House wanted to discuss "techniques to detect and measure radicalization." Federal officials recognized the discussion "requires consideration of First Amendment protections and privacy and civil liberties concerns," according to the outline. A second idea centers on propaganda. ISIS is adept at sharing warfare propaganda. The government hopes tech firms will block pro-ISIS messages, photos and videos. But the White House also wants an "increase the availability of alternative content," according to the outline. In a separate briefing Friday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the administration is seeking "ways to create, publish and amplify content...

Raja set to conclude deal for Babatunde

      Super Eagles midfielder, Michael Babatunde, is inching closer to a deal with Moroccan club, Raja Casablanca. Babatunde and his representatives jetted into Casablanca on Saturday to conclude negotiations with the Botola Pro teams, allnigeriasoccer.com reports. The talks between the ex-Dnipro midfielder and Raja Casablanca officials were fruitful, with the 23 – year – old set to undergo a routine medical in the coming hours before signing a deal....

Pam, top athletes expected at Lagos marathon

Top Nigerian marathoner Deborah Pam is expected to participate at the Lagos Access Bank Lagos City Marathon scheduled for February 6, organisers of the event have said. Pam emerged the best Nigerian female athlete during the last two editions of the Okpekpe Road Race and also the last edition of the 42km Ibadan Marathon in a record time of 3hrs, 3mins and 23secs. The winners of the men and women’s events at the marathon will go home with $50,000 each, while second and third place finishers will take $40,000 and $30,000 respectively. The top 20 Nigerians would also be rewarded with cash prizes with the first winning N1m, while the second and third-place winners will receive N750,000 and N500,000 respectively....

INEC declares PDP’s Henry Seriake Dickson as the winner in Bayelsa State

Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the People's Democratic Party Gubernatorial Candidate Henry Seriake Dickson as the winner of the Bayelsa election. This is a break down of the result of the eight local government areas in Bayelsa State, Nigeria: Nembe: PDP: 11,927 APC: 8,374 Ekeremor: PDP: 17,297 APC: 8,175 Yenegoa: APC: 15,011 PDP: 25, 097 Brass: APC: 23,434 PDP: 6,521 Sagbama: APC: 5,493 PDP: 29,114 Ogbia: APC: 9,245 PDP: 14, 341 Southern Ijaw: APC: 10,216 PDP: 23,081 Kolokuma/Opokuma APC: 79,948 PDP: 171,613...

Motorola is dead, long live Moto by Lenovo

The Chinese PC maker will use "Moto by Lenovo" instead, and add its own blue logo to tie the brands together, according to COO Rick Osterloh. The Motorola name will still be used internally at Lenovo from a "corporate perspective." "We'll slowly phase out Motorola and focus on Moto," he said in an interview with source on Thursday. There's currently a huge line of recognizable Moto products, including smartphones, smartwatches, fitness software and Bluetooth headsets....

Eagles assistant coach Losciuto undergoes surgery in S’Africa

Super Eagles assistant coach Jean Francois Losciuto had a surgery on Saturday in Pretoria, South Africa, venue of the team’s camp ahead of the 2016 African Nations Championship in Rwanda. The Belgian was in severe discomfort before he was taken to hospital, where doctors reportedly found a small metal in his stomach during the surgery. A top of official of the Nigeria Football Federation confirmed the incident saying the football body footed the medical bills....

Navy intercepts refined products concealed in polythene bags

TVCE [UYO-] - The Nigerian Navy Ship(NNS) Jubilee, with operational base at Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom State, South-south Nigeria has intercepted diesel worth over N4.2 million in parts of the Niger Delta area. Military sources disclosed to TVC NEWS that the illegally refined products were loaded in a total of 143 drums and 725 polythene bags. The interceptions and arrest of culprits were done in the last quarter of last year. Briefing newsmen over the weekend at the operational base of NNS Jubilee Ikot Abasi, the Commander, Commodore David A. Adeniran said the Navy in the last four months curbed the criminality that had affected the maritime activities within Akwa Ibom and parts of Rivers State. Giving accounts of his activities particularly between August 31 and December, Commodore Adeniran disclosed that the Navy stopped the illegal activities on the sea and assisted to a great extent on land. He said the criminal activities of...

Benin marks National Voodoo Day with procession, rituals

TVCE [BENIN] - Local believers and international visitors converged on Benin republic on Sunday (January 10) to slaughter chickens, make voodoo sacrifices and celebrate the religion that has been hyped and exaggerated by Hollywood movies. These practices, according to sources, were illegal until Benin lifted the ban on Voodoo practices and was declared an official religion in the early 1990s. National Voodoo Day in Benin is seen as an important public holiday and is viewed in the same manner as Christmas and the Muslim Eid as it is a religious day. The believers gather to watch Voodoo priests sacrifice chickens by tearing out the birds' throats with their teeth and drinking their blood. Although this act is thousands of years old, health authorities have warned that these acts create a major risk of contamination. But Voodoo believers are convinced that their faith shields them from infection during ceremonies in which sacrificed chickens' blood is sprayed...

Fire razes 20 shops in Nasarawa timber market

TVCE [LAFIA] - No fewer than 20 shops were On Saturday razed in a major timber market in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital, north-central Nigeria. Some eyewitnesses, who preferred names not mentioned disclosed that the fire outbreak began around 1am, razing about 20 shops and destroying properties worth millions of Naira. “The effort by the residents of the area to put off the fire was not successful and the State Fire Service men arrived the scene with empty tanks. “The level of destruction is so devastating,” the eyewitness said. Co0nfirming the incident in Lafia, the State Chief Fire Officer, Dogara Dalhatu, said the cause of the fire is yet to be established, adding that it was not true that the fire fighters came with empty tanks.” ...

Adekuroye returns home after Indian Pro-Wrestling league victory

TVC - SPORTS - Sensational wrestler, Odunayo Adekuoroye arrived Lagos on Saturday {January 9) amidst loud cheers and warm reception from friends and family members. Adekuoroye who was adjudged the Best Woman Wrestler at the just concluded Pro Wrestling League in Delhi, India where she led her team, Mumbai Garudu to the title was received at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport alongside her coach, Purity Akuh by a large crowd including members of the National Sports Commission (NSC), Nigeria Wrestling Federation, members of the Supporters Club and wrestling fans. Expressing gratitude to the reception, the 2014 Commonwealth gold medalist said she is now focusing on making the country proud at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. “When I was going, I just thought I was going to fight against those wrestlers that I will meet at the Olympics, wrestle them and then come back to the drawing board maybe to correct the mistakes I...

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