Tech: 10 things in tech you need to know today (TWTR, TSLA)

Twitter cracks down on Verified users, the FCC plans a final vote on net neutrality rules, and Uber is being sued by a rider. Good morning! Here’s the technology news you need to know this Thursday.
1. Twitter has removed its blue Verified tick from white nationalists like Richard Spencer, and the company won’t hand out more badges until it revamps its entire verification programme.

We’re Proud Of New Zealand Despite Loss – Kiwis

New Zealand’s fans watch the 2018 World Cup qualifying match between Peru and New Zealand live on television at a bar in Wellington on November 16, 2017. Marty MELVILLE / AFP 
New Zealand football fans lamented the end of their World Cup dream Thursday after a 2-0 defeat to Peru but said the unfancied All Whites’ gritty display had done the nation proud.

Subaru Recalls 400,000 Cars In Japan

(FILES) This file photo taken on October 27, 2017 shows people walking past the logo of Japan’s automaker Subaru outside the company’s headquarters in Tokyo. BEHROUZ MEHRI / AFPSubaru recalled nearly 400,000 vehicles from its domestic market on Thursday due to an inspection scandal — the latest to hit the beleaguered Japanese car industry.

Niger Delta: Niger Delta Militants threaten to bomb Shell Petroleum’s facilities

The militants said that Shell Petroleum has refused to carry the people of  Amabuluo Federated Communities in its operational activities. The Supreme Egbesu Tigers of Africa has threatened to bomb pipeline and gas facilities belonging to Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC).According to Daily Post, the militants said that Shell Petroleum has refused to carry the people of  Amabuluo Federated Communities in its operational activities.

Peru Beat New Zealand To Seal Last World Cup Spot

Peruvian players celebrate after defeating New Zealand by 2-0 and qualifying for the 2018 football World Cup, in Lima, Peru, on November 15, 2017. LUKA GONZALES / AFP 
Emotional Peru advanced to the World Cup for the first time since 1982 by defeating New Zealand 2-0 on Wednesday, goals by Jefferson Farfan and Christian Ramos sealing the last ticket to Russia.

Techpoint Innovation Tour Day 11: Made-in-Nigeria pencils

On Day 11 of the Techpoint Innovation tour, we visted the University of Uyo, Nigeria’s first pencil factory and made a few other stops.
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Akwa Ibom Governor Swears In New Commissioners

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has inducted two commissioners into the State Executive Council.
Mr Ibanga Akpabio is the Commissioner for Ministry of Labour, Productivity and Manpower Planning, while Professor Victor Inoka is assigned the Ministry of Education to replace Pastor Paul Udofia.

Buhari: President does not understand tolerance and diversity – MASSOB

The group also said that Igbos will not be fooled by Buhari’s visit to the South-East. The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has said that President Buhari lacks a good understanding of Nigeria’s diversity.This is coming on the heels of the President’s visit to the South-East region.MASSOB said “It’s like Mr.

NAPTIP: Agency partners police, NMA to fight organ harvesting

Organ harvesting is a reality in many parts of the world where people are dubiously sedated on a surgeon’s table and their organs removed. The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it will liaise with Nigerian Police Force, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) among others to curb illegal “organ harvesting” in the country.

Peru Completes World Cup Party, Book Ticket After 36-year Wait

Peru ended their 36-year wait for a World Cup berth after overcoming New Zealand 2-0 in Wednesday’s inter-confederation play-off.
The play-off tie between the fifth-placed CONMEBOL nation and the Oceania champions was evenly poised following Saturday’s goalless draw in Wellington.

RUSSIA 2018: Super Eagles In Pot 4, Could Draw Brazil, Argentina, Germany, France

By James Agberebi:
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been placed in Pot 4 ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup draw billed for Friday, December 1 in Russia.
The pots were announced by FIFA on their official website on Thursday.
It was confirmed in September, by the Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions, that all teams will be allocated to (eight-team) pots 1 to 4 based on sporting principles.

Pulse List: 3 Nigerian celebrities who have beaten drug addiction

We take a look at some celebrities who have been beaten drug abuse. Becoming a celebrity has its pros and cons as it sometimes becomes too overwhelming for some who then result to drugs for help.Over the years some celebrities have been able to handle the life that comes with being a celebrity while in the case of others they get so mixed it and sometimes break down leaving them with no other option than resulting to drugs.

Ajimobi: Governor seeks CBN support for Oyo State’s agricultural development

The Governor said that Oyo State could develop to become the richest state in the country if its agricultural potential was fully harnesse Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has sought the support of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for the agricultural development of the state, particularly in cassava and maize production.

Ifeanyi Okowa: Delta Govt. approves N7.04bn for Agro-Industrial Park, Construction of Ayakoromo Bridge

The Commissioner for Information, Patrick Ukah said that the approvals were part of the decisions taken at the state Executive Council meeting. The Delta State Executive Council has approved N7.04bn (about 22.7 million dollars) for the implementation of two major projects, the establishment of an Agro-Industrial Park at Aboh Ogwashi-Uku in Aniocha South Local Government Area.

FG following investigations on death of 2 Nigerians in S/Africa

The Federal Government says it is following police investigations on the death of two Nigerians in South Africa.
A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja on Wednesday, signed by the Spokesperson, Mr Tope Elias-Fatile, said their death occurred in two separate incidents.