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Saturday, September 19, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: US to ban WeChat and TikTok downloads in 24hrs | Setback or Progress ?............... See Reasons

BREAKING NEWS: US to ban WeChat and TikTok downloads in 24hrs | Setback or Progress ?............... See Reasons

The commerce Department plans to restrict access to TikTok and WeChat on Sunday as the Trump administration's executive orders against the two apps are set to take effect.

The Department said Friday that as of Sunday, any moves to distribute or maintain WeChat or TikTok on an app store will be prohibited. Apple and Google didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.
While users who have already downloaded the apps may be able to continue using the software, the restrictions mean updated versions of the apps cannot be downloaded.

"The only real change as of Sunday night will be [TikTok users] won't have access to improved apps, updated apps, upgraded apps or maintenance," Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Friday morning on Fox Business.

The restrictions targeting WeChat are more extensive. Beginning Sunday, it will be illegal to host or transfer internet traffic associated with WeChat, the Department said in a release.

The same will be true for TikTok as of Nov. 12, it said. (The Trump administration is currently weighing a proposal involving ByteDance, TikTok's Chinese parent, and Oracle, designed to resolve the administration's national security concerns related to TikTok; the deadline for a deal is Nov. 12.)

BREAKING NEWS: US to ban WeChat and TikTok downloads in 24hrs | Setback or Progress ?............... See Reasons

TikTok said in a statement that it disagreed with and was disappointed by the administration's announcement.

"Our community of 100 million US users love TikTok because it's a home for entertainment, self-expression, and connection," the company said, "and we're committed to protecting their privacy and safety as we continue working to bring joy to families and meaningful careers to those who create on our platform."

Tencent, WeChat's owner, said it is reviewing the restrictions outlined by the Commerce Department.
"Following the initial executive order on August 6 we have engaged in extensive discussions with the US government, and have put forward a comprehensive proposal to address its concerns," Tencent said in a statement.

"The restrictions announced today are unfortunate, but given our desire to provide ongoing services to our users in the US — for whom WeChat is an important communication tool — we will continue to discuss with the government and other stakeholders in the US ways to achieve a long-term solution."

Further restrictions could still be announced later, including against other apps if they are seen to be used as workarounds.

In earlier court filings, the US government suggested that the restrictions on TikTok and WeChat would be limited in scope and not aimed at harming consumers or TikTok's US employees.

TikTok employees will still be able to receive salaries and benefits and to do their day jobs without running afoul of the ban.

In a separate filing on Sept. 15, the US government warned that communication over WeChat might be "impaired" as a result of forthcoming policies, but that "users will not be targeted or subject to penalties."

"Today's actions prove once again that President Trump will do everything in his power to guarantee our national security and protect Americans from the threats of the Chinese Communist Party," said Ross. 

"At the President's direction, we have taken significant action to combat China's malicious collection of American citizens' personal data, while promoting our national values, democratic rules-based norms, and aggressive enforcement of U.S. laws and regulations."

Why does the US want the apps banned?

The Trump administration has repeatedly said the apps are a threat because of their collection of data.

Friday's statement from the commerce department said the governing Chinese Communist Party "has demonstrated the means and motives to use these apps to threaten the national security, foreign policy, and the economy of the US."

ByteDance has denied that it holds any user data in China, saying it is stored in the US and in Singapore. Tencent, which owns WeChat, has said that messages on its app are private.

While TikTok has millions of users in the US, it is not clear how many of WeChat's billion users are based outside China, although it is likely to be a significant number.

But the US is not the only country concerned about the companies. India has already banned TikTok and WeChat, while the UK Information Commissioner's Office, a privacy watchdog, is currently investigating TikTok.

What are the apps?

TikTok is a video-sharing app. Users can post up to a minute of video and have access to a vast database of songs and filters.

It collects a huge amount of user data - including what videos people watch and comment on, location data, phone model and even how people type. But much of this data collection is similar to other social networks like Facebook.

In September the company said it had more than 100 million users. It is thought to have more than 800 million members around the world.




WeChat was set up in 2011. It is a multi-purpose app allowing users to send messages, make mobile payments and use local services. It has been described as an "app for everything" in China and has more than one billion monthly users.

Like all Chinese social media platforms, WeChat must censor content the government deems illegal. In March, a report said WeChat was censoring key words about the coronavirus outbreak from as early as 1 January.

But WeChat insists encryption means others cannot "snoop" on your messages, and that content such as text, audio and images are not stored on its servers - and are deleted once all intended recipients have read them.



By Brian Fung, CNN Business
Credit: CNN et BBC


Friday, September 18, 2020

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA: Fairleigh Dickinson Scholarships for International Students


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA
Fairleigh Dickinson Scholarships for International Students

Farleigh Dickinson University
Bachelors/Masters Degree

Deadline: 1 Dec 2020/1 July 2021 (Annual)
Study in: USA
Course starts Spring/Fall 2021

Brief description:
Farleigh Dickinson University is offering the Col. Farleigh S. Dickinson Scholarship and the FDU International Scholarships for international students who are undertaking Bachelors or Masters degrees at the University.

Host Institution(s):
Farleigh Dickinson University in USA

Level/Field(s) of study:
Bachelors and Masters degrees in any subject

Target group:
Open to international students from around the world

Scholarship value/inclusions:
Col. Fairleigh S. Dickinson Scholarship: Up to $32,000 per year for undergraduate studies.

FDU International Scholarships: Up to $27,000 per year for the FDU International Undergraduate Scholarship and $1,000 to $10,000 per year for the FDU International Graduate Scholarship.

The scholarships are awarded per year (Fall and Spring semesters) and renewable to up to 4 years.

Eligibility:
Generally, the scholarships are based on academic merit and test scores. Only candidates who have submited a complete FDU course application will be considered. Scholarships are renewable each year based on continued full-time enrollment, maintaining a good GPA, and remaining in good standing at FDU.

Application instructions:
A separate scholarship application is not required. Upon submission of the application and all required supporting documents, students will be automatically considered for scholarships.  The application deadline for Spring Semester 2021 entry is 1 December 2020, and that for Fall 2021 entry, is 1 July 2021.

It is important to visit the OFFICIAL WEBSITE for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA: Knight-Hennessy Scholars at Stanford University


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA
Knight-Hennessy Scholars at Stanford University

Stanford University
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 14 Oct 2020 (Annual)
Study in: USA
Course starts Autumn 2021

Brief description:
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program at Stanford University cultivates a diverse, multidisciplinary community of emerging leaders from around the world and guides them to collaborate, innovate, and communicate as they prepare to address the complex challenges facing society. Through the King Global Leadership Program, scholars will broaden knowledge, develop skills, and strengthen character, as scholars will go through community experiences, workshops, meetings with leaders, domestic and global study trips, and personal development opportunities.

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars span all 7 schools at Stanford. Knight-Hennessy Scholars are talented individuals, and they are made up of a multidisciplinary community of scholars. The program offers a platform for purposeful leadership development, and empowers you to effect large-scale positive impact in the world.

Host Institution(s):
Stanford University in USA

Level/Field(s) of study:
Full-time Masters and PhD degrees in any subject offered at Stanford (for example, but not limited to, DMA, JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MPP, MS, or PhD) or 1 of Stanford’s many joint- and dual- graduate degree options (for example, but not limited to, MD+PhD, JD+MA, MBA+MS).

Number of Scholarships:
Not specified

Target group:
Applicants from all countries – there are no restrictions based on citizenship, age, field of study, career aspiration, etc.

Application instructions:
To be a Knight-Hennessy Scholar, you have to submit 2 applications:

• Knight-Hennessy Scholars online application
• Stanford graduate program application (application deadlines for Stanford Graduate programs can close as early as August 2020, with other deadlines falling between September and December 2020, so check the individual program websites for application deadlines for the course.)

In order to be considered for a Knight-Hennessy Scholar, you have to be admitted to a graduate program. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars application is now open for Autumn 2021 enrollment and is due 14 October 2020.

It is important to visit the OFFICIAL WEBSITE for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.



๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA: Berea College Scholarships for International Students


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA
Berea College Scholarships for International Students

Berea College
Bachelors Degree

Deadline: 30 Nov 2020 (Annual)
Study in: USA
Course starts Fall 2021

Brief description:
No student pays tuition at Berea College. All admitted students receive the No-Tuition Promise, which covers 100% of tuition costs. Berea College is the only school in the United States that provides 100% funding to all enrolled international students for the first year of enrollment. This combination of financial aid and scholarships offsets the costs of tuition, room, board, and fees.

Host Institution(s):
Berea College

Level/Field(s) of study:
Bachelors degree in any subject

Number of Scholarships:
All admitted students

Target group:
All enrolled students

Application instructions:
International students have to apply by 30 November 2020 for Fall 2021 entry.

It is important to visit the OFFICIAL WEBSITE for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.




Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Burna Boy, Davido And Wizkid Nominated For 2020 AFRIMMA Artist Of The Year – Who Do You Think Deserves It Most??

Burna Boy, Davido And Wizkid Nominated For 2020 AFRIMMA Artist Of The Year โ€“ Who Do You Think Deserves It Most??

See the category below:

Who Do You Think Deserve It Better??

Drop your remarks

[Music] Mr Eazi & Major Lazer – “Oh My Gawd” ft. Nicki Minaj, K4MO mp3 {Download Here}

[Music] Mr Eazi & Major Lazer โ€“ โ€œOh My Gawdโ€ ft. Nicki Minaj, K4MO mp3 {Download Here}
[Music] Mr Eazi & Major Lazer – “Oh My Gawd” ft. Nicki Minaj, K4MO mp3 {Download Here}



Mr Eazi & Major Lazer Oh My Gawd ft. Nicki Minaj, K4MO Mp3 Download
Mr Eazi teams up with Nicki MinajMajor Lazer as well as K4MO to dish out this brand new trending track which he titled “Oh My Gawd”.
This isn’t the first time Major Lazer and Mr Eazi will be collaborating on a track. They have jointly made hits together in the past and certainly this won’t be the last.
Quotable Lyrics:
Oh my god, I’ve never seen a bottom like this
See the way she hula hoop? I’ma jump on like this
See the junk in the trunk? I had to bag her right quick
Feel like magic, more together, more together nicely
Oh my god, I’ve never seen a bottom like this
See the way she hula hoop? I’ma jump on like this
See the junk in the trunk? I had to bag her right quick
Feel like magic, more together, more together nicely
Listen &Download Below:-

I’m Way Bigger Than your FAV "WIZKID" – Davido Brags while replying a troll who drags him (See Photos)

Iโ€™m Way Bigger Than your FAV "WIZKID"  โ€“ Davido Brags while replying a troll who drags him (See Photos)
As we all recognize the controversy among the larger Artiste between Davido and Wizkid will forever be like the one among Messi and Ronaldo in football.

Davido who has been lowkey on line these days made a comback with release of his FEM which some lovers believed the song is an immediate diss for Burna Boy.

It appears the hype around the music angered a few section of the STARBOY FC calling the song a mere noise.

Davido reacted and said he’s larger than the President of Starboy himself.๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

See Screenshot Below:-

We understand that this debate won’t stop anytime quickly.

So guys,
Do You Think Davido Is Truly Bigger Than Wizkid Or This Is Just A Trashy Talk?
Lets hear from You

Drop remarks


Saturday, September 12, 2020

BBNaija 2020: Don Jazzy Humorously Mocks “Ozone ship” Ozo & Nengi In New Video

BBNaija 2020: Don Jazzy Humorously Mocks โ€œOzone shipโ€ Ozo & Nengi In New Video
Music Producer, Don Jazzy has humorously mocked the Nengi and Ozo situationship in a new video.
BBNaija 2020: Don Jazzy Humorously Mocks “Ozone ship” Ozo & Nengi In New Video

He took to his Instagram page to showcase a video of him sarcastically counting the number of times Nengi has told Ozo they are just friends.
BBNaija 2020: Don Jazzy Humorously Mocks “Ozone ship” Ozo & Nengi In New Video

In the video, he was seen taking a walk and counting the numbers in a melody, with amusing facial expressions.

He captioned the video, “How many times Nengi has told Ozo that they are just friends.”
Watch the video Below;

The Big Brother Naija housemate, Ozo has asked his love interest inside the residence, Nengi to be his lover, as he desires to spend the relaxation of his existence with her.


However, Nengi has rejected his advances with one of a kind motives.

Initially, she said she couldn’t be with him due to the fact she had a relationship out of doors the house. Later, she found out that the connection ended before she went into the residence.

Nengi has also given the reason that he's too ideal, prim and right for her and several other reasons.

She has instructed him more than one instances that she sees him as a pal and not anything more. This is wherein Don Jazzy’s shaggy dog story stemmed from.

Just In: LAYCON to Perform alongside Wizkid, Burna Boy at AfroNation as Co-founder offers him slot

Just In: LAYCON to Perform alongside Wizkid, Burna Boy at AfroNation as Co-founder offers him slot

Big Brother Naija housemate Laycon is said to perform alongside Wizkid and Burna Boy at the forthcoming AfroNation festival as co-founder have offered him a slot.

Just In: LAYCON to Perform alongside Wizkid, Burna Boy at AfroNation as Co-founder offers him slot
The festival which is slated to take place in 2021 in Portugal, will be a 3-day event that will see top music stars like Wizkid, Olamide and Burna Boy performing.

The show organizer, Adesegun Adeosun Jr popularly known as King Smade recently wowed Laycon’s fans when he revealed he’ll get the housemate – who is a musician – to perform at AfroNation festival.

Nigerian Singer and music producer, Samklef who is a Laycon stan earlier made a post suggesting they throw a party to celebrate when Laycon wins.

Responding to this, King Smade, The show organizer of AfroNation festival took to the comment section to reveal that he will have the housemate perform at the festival.

Just In: LAYCON to Perform alongside Wizkid, Burna Boy at AfroNation as Co-founder offers him slot
He wrote,
“I will have him perform at AfroNation festival! Lay on for the win!”
Samklef shared a screenshot of the comment via Twitter and fans cannot curtail their happiness, have they’ve taken to the platform to celebrate their favourite.
Laycon perform
Laycon perform
For an upcoming act like Laycon, this offer, if accepted will be a dream come true for him as it would be to any musician hustling for a breakthrough.
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Friday, September 11, 2020

Jay Israel, You're doomed. Nigeria is not South Africa; Your boys have been arrested."- Prophet Gideon Isah Lambasts Jay Israel Snr. in Viral video | See Video | Memo Naija



"You're The Real Charlatan and A Prophet Of Doom", Popular Prophet Gideon Isah replies Jay Israel Snr

In a viral video circulating social media, Prophet Isah Gideon, Senior Pastor of Household of Mercy & Deliverance Ministries, described South African Prophet, Jay Israel as a charlatan, fake prophet looking for cheap popularity and clout.


This casting of aspersions ensued from allegations that Jay Israel hired two Nigerian men to blackmail Isah Gideon’s spiritual father and Senior Pastor of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry, Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin.

According to Aproko Africa, Prophet Gideon Isah described his message as a declaration of war against Jay Israel Snr., adding that should his spiritual father choose to forgive the impetus of creating fake and unfounded stories against his ministry, he, as a spiritual son who knows his fathers worth, would not.

Prophet Isah Gideon promised to see to it that the two suspects of the blackmail scheme, who have since been arrested, serve their time in jail for crimes summing up to defamation of character and fraudulent blackmail. He ridiculed Jay Israel for sending other people to do his dirty work, and in the process, dragging unsuspecting families into the consequences of his actions.

Isah Gideon, who has been popular on social media for touting the good works and philanthropy of Prophet Jeremiah Fufeyin, pronounced Jay Israel a cursed man, for publicly defaming the ministry of numerous men of God, especially one who has been a pinnacle of hope in the COVID19 lockdown season, making donations of food, shelter and other palliatives, worth billions of naira, to different communities, even outside the Christian community.



See Video Below;



It could be recalled that an appreciation video from Prophet Jeremiah Fufeyin’s church staff went viral recently. The Man of God was touted to have made weekly allowances, accommodation and feeding available to his staff, in addition to their monthly salaries, during the COVID19 lockdown season.

Mr. Timothy Shokoya reporting for Aproko Africa.


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