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9 minutes ago · @samsteini’m sorry. But he actually said, out loud, to a room of bankers, that he operated a pay-to-play scheme while an elected official???
@GlennThrush:
Mick Mulvaney had a policy when he was in Congress: if you were a lobbyist who wanted a meeting — you had to contribute to his campaign. He told this to 1,300 bankers and lobbyists today before urging them to donate to bank-friendly reps.  https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/04/24/us/mulvaney-consumer-financial-protection-bureau.html 
, @joshgersteinSo this guy is overseeing the probe into Pruitt's ethics and spending?
@GlennThrush:
Mick Mulvaney had a policy when he was in Congress: if you were a lobbyist who wanted a meeting — you had to contribute to his campaign. He told this to 1,300 bankers and lobbyists today before urging them to donate to bank-friendly reps.  https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/04/24/us/mulvaney-consumer-financial-protection-bureau.html 
, @asmith83Wow. Mick Mulvaney told a bunch of bankers today that he and members of Congress are corrupt.  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/24/us/mulvaney-consumer-financial-protection-bureau.html  pic.twitter.com/doiZyKOmWZ, @danpfeifferTHIS IS A CRIME
@GlennThrush:
Mick Mulvaney had a policy when he was in Congress: if you were a lobbyist who wanted a meeting — you had to contribute to his campaign. He told this to 1,300 bankers and lobbyists today before urging them to donate to bank-friendly reps.  https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/04/24/us/mulvaney-consumer-financial-protection-bureau.html 
and 22 others
Up Campaign Donations to Diminish Consumer Watchdog

Mick Mulvaney, the acting director of the bureau, said that trying to sway legislators with such contributions was one of the “fundamental underpinnings of our representative democracy.”

mobile.nytimes.com

11 minutes ago · @AmannamaHere's a breakdown of our latest story on #Aadhaar. It makes the following key point: The most immediate sec/privacy is not a data breach, but Aadhaar-seeding
@HuffPostIndia:
AADHAAR seeding fiasco: How to geo-locate minority families in Andhra Pradesh with one click  http://huffp.st/pK7GV95  @Amannama pic.twitter.com/5r7LODgyzT
, @HuffPostIndiaAADHAAR seeding fiasco: How to geo-locate minority families in Andhra Pradesh with one click  http://huffp.st/pK7GV95  @Amannama pic.twitter.com/5r7LODgyzT, @kingslyjShutting down the website doesn't mean the data is gone or safe. It's still accessible to the govt. and can be shared with any entity they chose to share it with and can still be used to target vulnerable people.
@digitaldutta:
AP Govt has now shutdown this website, which was publishing religious information about it's residents along with #Aadhaar  https://www.huffingtonpost.in/2018/04/25/aadhaar-seeding-fiasco-how-to-geo-locate-every-minority-family-in-ap-with-one-click_a_23419643/ 
, @logicAADHAAR Seeding Fiasco: How To Geo-Locate Minority Families In Andhra Pradesh With One Click  https://www.huffingtonpost.in/2018/04/25/aadhaar-seeding-fiasco-how-to-geo-locate-every-minority-family-in-ap-with-one-click_a_23419643/  and 1 others
How To Geo-Locate Minority Families In Andhra Pradesh With One Click

Is this Big Brother enough for you?

HuffPost India

13 minutes ago · @Oddy4realLOOOOL. But @kayodebakre8 insists Buhari must win in 2019. Very what? Very good
@PremiumTimesng:
How Buhari administration encourages human rights abuses – U.S. Government  https://goo.gl/M8u5BQ 
and @PremiumTimesngHow Buhari administration encourages human rights abuses – U.S. Government  https://goo.gl/M8u5BQ 
How Buhari administration encourages human rights abuses – U.S. Government

Just days before President Muhammadu Buhari meets his American counterpart, Donald Trump, in Washington DC, the United States government has released a report indicting the administration of the Niger...

Premium Times Nigeria

16 minutes ago · @BBCNewsRoyal baby: 'New mums have so much unnecessary pressure'  https://bbc.in/2r0gzj4  and @EscapologistFiWow, the new royal baby is woke.
@BBCNews:
Royal baby: 'New mums have so much unnecessary pressure'  https://bbc.in/2r0gzj4 
Kate baby pics spark mums' debate online

After the Duchess of Cambridge left hospital to face the world's media, some mums shared their own post-pregnancy experiences.

BBC News

21 minutes ago · @BloombergQuint#BQMoney | Rupee breaches 66.50 per dollar, hits fresh 13-month low.  https://goo.gl/WvG3W9  pic.twitter.com/mTsVvwDbwJ, @BalakrishnanRThanks to outstanding results??
@BloombergQuint:
#BQStocks | Bharti Airtel surges 3% to become Nifty’s top gainer.  https://goo.gl/5ykhj1  pic.twitter.com/JZzXhSR8u2
and @menakadoshiDebatable.
@BloombergQuint:
Huge amount of positive development for affordable housing, says Anarock's Anuj Puri.  https://goo.gl/f4kEr5  pic.twitter.com/D8InxB0nC8
Nifty Futures Indicate Weak Start; Rupee Hits Fresh 13-Month Low

The Singapore-traded SGX Nifty, an early indicator of Nifty 50’s performance, fell 0.8% to 10,535 as of 6:38 a.m.

Bloomberg Quint

21 minutes ago · @BeatsEncodeAre these your kings???
@bellanaija:
#APC_Governors endorse Buhari for a 2nd Term  http://dlvr.it/QQjPtt 
and @bellanaija#APC_Governors endorse Buhari for a 2nd Term  http://dlvr.it/QQjPtt 
APC Governors endorse Buhari for a 2nd Term

Governors under the All Progressives Congress (APC) have endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a 2nd term in office

BellaNaija

23 minutes ago · @ebuoeYou Don start
@NigeriaNewsdesk:
Steven Gerrard: Mo Salah better than Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi  http://nnd.ng/QQjMcV  via @todayng pic.twitter.com/zqRNMbYJvE
Steven Gerrard: Mo Salah better than Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has said that Mohamed Salah is the best player on the planet after another excellent performance against Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday.

TODAY.NG

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Philips

35 minutes ago · @MalwareJakeThis is appalling. @BillGates you should be ashamed. I don't want to hear another word from you about social justice until you petition for his release. This man helps prevent e-waste, he wasn't pirating software. You sent "experts" to put him in prison.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/true-crime/wp/2018/04/24/recycling-innovator-eric-lundgren-loses-appeal-on-computer-restore-discs-must-serve-15-month-prison-term/ , @sehnaouiThis story makes me really sad, and mad. To see good people being treated so. @BillGates please take notice and petition for this man’s release.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/true-crime/wp/2018/04/24/recycling-innovator-eric-lundgren-loses-appeal-on-computer-restore-discs-must-serve-15-month-prison-term/  and @r0h1nReminder: While Facebook may be the new Microsoft, the old Microsoft is still around and won’t give up without a (court) fight. Why it used to be called “M$”.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/true-crime/wp/2018/04/24/recycling-innovator-eric-lundgren-loses-appeal-on-computer-restore-discs-must-serve-15-month-prison-term/ 
Recycling innovator Eric Lundgren loses appeal on computer restore discs, must serve 15-month prison term

A plan to provide “restore discs” to computer users equaled copyright infringement, according to Microsoft and the government, even though the software was available free online.

Washington Post

41 minutes ago · @TechCrunchGrab’s acquisition of Uber Southeast Asia drives into problems  https://tcrn.ch/2r36CBt  by @jonrussell pic.twitter.com/uzJTKeu1U1 and @rajeshsawhneyMy first ride with @Uber today in Singapore after merger announcement and the uber app is encouraging me to download the Grab app. Uber driver is though not so enthusiastic about shifting to Grab. He thinks it’s anti-competitive @jonrussell
@TechCrunch:
Grab’s acquisition of Uber Southeast Asia drives into problems  https://tcrn.ch/2r36CBt  by @jonrussell pic.twitter.com/uzJTKeu1U1
Grab’s acquisition of Uber Southeast Asia drives into problems

The long-rumored Grab acquisition of Uber’s Southeast Asia business may be official now, but it’s far from complete. In fact, what should be a celebratory coming-of-age moment for the Southeast Asian ...

TechCrunch

42 minutes ago · @triqx213😂😂😂😂😂
@thesignalng:
Governance in Nigeria is Spiritual Warfare – Osinbajo  http://dlvr.it/QQhkk0  pic.twitter.com/eO4ZsvpG6e
, @iamMrBoro🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️
@thesignalng:
Governance in Nigeria is Spiritual Warfare – Osinbajo  http://dlvr.it/QQhkk0  pic.twitter.com/eO4ZsvpG6e
and @thesignalngGovernance in Nigeria is Spiritual Warfare – Osinbajo  http://dlvr.it/QQhkk0  pic.twitter.com/eO4ZsvpG6e
Governance in Nigeria is Spiritual Warfare – Osinbajo

The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has called for prayers for leaders in the country, saying governance is spiritual warfare. Osinbajo..

SIGNAL

an hour ago · @DFID_UK"I wish Times readers and other Brits could see the difference they have made to so many Syrians through UK aid. And I want to thank them, for without them none of this would be possible." @PennyMordaunt in this morning's @thetimes  http://ow.ly/ucGh30jFgYt , @MatthewRycroft1Saving lives in conflict zones. #UKaid is helping to alleviate extreme suffering in #Syria + supporting refugees in neighbouring countries. But peace is what the people of Syria really need. @PennyMordaunt + @AlistairBurtUK at #BrusselsConference today
@DFID_UK:
"I wish Times readers and other Brits could see the difference they have made to so many Syrians through UK aid. And I want to thank them, for without them none of this would be possible." @PennyMordaunt in this morning's @thetimes  http://ow.ly/ucGh30jFgYt 
and @timesredboxBritain is not fighting in this war, we are working to alleviate extreme suffering in Syria, writes @PennyMordaunt  http://bit.ly/2HSCBym  pic.twitter.com/fPiT4AHxSr
We are not fighting in this war, we are working to alleviate extreme suffering in Syria

For seven long years we have watched cruel and abhorrent attacks by the Assad regime and its backers on its own people in Syria.I know how appalled people feel when they see this slaughter. Especially...

www.thetimes.co.uk

an hour ago · @yew1e#AmericaWillKnow
@thecableng:
US punctures anti-graft war, says massive corruption evident under Buhari | TheCable  http://bit.ly/2HnC5oD  pic.twitter.com/wUUFoCOeL3
and @ImohUmorenWater is wet, the grass is green, Police take bribes
@thecableng:
US punctures anti-graft war, says massive corruption evident under Buhari | TheCable  http://bit.ly/2HnC5oD  pic.twitter.com/wUUFoCOeL3
US punctures anti-graft war, says massive corruption evident under Buhari

TheCable | Nigeria's independent online newspaper

TheCable

an hour ago · @Gbenga__Na so so vow and assurance. But no action, just words. 😑😏
@NigeriaNewsdesk:
President Buhari vows to apprehend killers of Catholic priests in Benue  http://nnd.ng/QQj0Y2  via @todayng pic.twitter.com/u9X8yCOqjA
President Buhari vows to apprehend killers of Catholic priests in Benue

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to apprehend the killers two Catholic priests, Rev Fathers Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha, who were murdered in Mbalom community, Gwer West Local Government Council ...

TODAY.NG

an hour ago · @todayngSol Campbell: Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp a really good combination for Arsenal  http://tdy.ng/QQj9zh  pic.twitter.com/WLb4qKtDzM and @NigeriaNewsdeskSol Campbell: Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp a really good combination for Arsenal  http://nnd.ng/QQjDJr  via @todayng pic.twitter.com/TlFh8dCh57
Sol Campbell: Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp a really good combination for Arsenal

Arsenal greats Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp could be a "really good combination" in charge of the club's first team when Arsene Wenger departs, according to their former team-mate Sol Campbell.

TODAY.NG

an hour ago · @nidhi1902Remember the Zomato Gold craze a few days ago? What explains people eating at restaurants they normally wouldn't go to if they were to pay the full price? As @R_Thaler would say, it's the Transaction Utility. @gauravsabnis explains:  https://www.thinkpragati.com/housefull/4326/i-want-my-free-sub/  and @ThinkPragatiElaine from Seinfeld wants a free sub. You from India have joined Zomato Gold. The same principle is at play here. @gauravsabnis explains!  https://www.thinkpragati.com/housefull/4326/i-want-my-free-sub/ 
I Want My Free Sub

Our weekly explainer on economics using lessons from popular culture. In Installment 44, Elaine from Seinfield falls for Transaction Utility.

Pragati

an hour ago · @BBCBusiness#MeToo at work  https://bbc.in/2HZo2XJ  and @kprescottHotlines, hierarchy & hiring : how businesses can stop harassment at work by me & @charlottermcd for @BBCRadio4  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43866590 
How can businesses tackle sexual harassment?

How companies deal with cases of sexual harassment in the workplace is being scrutinised like never before.

BBC News

an hour ago · @NeoIghodaro🔥🔥🔥
@TechCrunch:
Real-time developer tool startup Pusher pulls in $8M in Series A funding  https://tcrn.ch/2Ffghd3  by @sohear pic.twitter.com/SDMGxKCZv9
and @maxthelionWe’ve come a long way with Pusher already, but we’re just getting started…  https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/24/real-time-developer-tool-startup-pusher-pulls-in-8m-in-series-a-funding/ 
Real-time developer tool startup Pusher pulls in $8M in Series A funding

Pusher, the London startup that provides tools and cloud infrastructure for developers to add real-time functionality to their apps, such as push notifications and messages, has pulled in $8 million i...

TechCrunch

VIDEO: 2slik - DOPE (Dir. Paul Gambit)

International Connection Music Group, founded by female rapper Pryse and her brother Big H are proud to announce the rising Port Harcourt star, 2slik as the first official signee of the label. ICON is...

PHcityPromo

2 hours ago ·
Reports: Zimbabwe sets up 'special courts' to deal with election violence, intimidation

Zimbabwe has reportedly set up special courts around the country and a police task team to deal with cases of political violence and intimidation ahead of the forthcoming elections.

TODAY.NG

2 hours ago · @amitvarmaImmense excitement. Over at @ThinkPragati, we're launching a group blog called Pragati Express. That lineup of writers is just crazy. Fun will come!
@ThinkPragati:
We're excited today to launch a new group blog: Pragati Express! Writers include @amitvarma, @acorn, @yazadjal, @HamsiniH, @zeusisdead, @nasac, @pranaykotas, @nidhi1902 & @anupammanur. Check out the intro post here:  https://express.thinkpragati.com/2018/04/25/welcome-to-pragati-express-2/ 
and @karthiksOK I've made my debut in Pragati Express already, with a piece on Incels in India:  https://express.thinkpragati.com/2018/04/25/incels-and-tinder-taming/ 
@ThinkPragati:
We're excited today to launch a new group blog: Pragati Express! Writers include @amitvarma, @acorn, @yazadjal, @HamsiniH, @zeusisdead, @nasac, @pranaykotas, @nidhi1902 & @anupammanur. Check out the intro post here:  https://express.thinkpragati.com/2018/04/25/welcome-to-pragati-express-2/ 
Welcome to Pragati Express ⋆ Pragati Express

This is the most exciting day for me at Pragati since we relaunched the site over a year ago. Today we launch this group blog that you are now reading, ... Read moreWelcome to Pragati Express

Pragati Express

2 hours ago · @TechpointdotngAbout 128.5 million Nigerians will have a mobile subscription by 2025  https://techpoint.ng/2018/04/25/nigeria-mobile-subscription-2025/?utm_campaign=Twitter&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitter , @HerRoyaleFlynesAbout 128.5 million Nigerians will have a mobile subscription by 2025  https://ift.tt/2Joqoi1 , @wexcelyAbout 128.5 million Nigerians will have a mobile subscription by 2025  https://ift.tt/2Joqoi1  pic.twitter.com/ZGHYOxZ1if, @suaveveekthawAbout 128.5 million Nigerians will have a mobile subscription by 2025  https://ift.tt/2Joqoi1  and 1 others
About 128.5 million Nigerians will have a mobile subscription by 2025

According to the Mobile Economy 2018 report by GSMA Intelligence, 55% of Nigerians will have a mobile subscription by 2025. This equates to 128.5 million subscribers, going by Population Pyramid’s pro...

Techpoint.ng

2 hours ago · @emilyyoshidaGOOD  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/24/us/daca-dreamers-trump.html , @nytpoliticsThe DACA program, which protects young immigrants, must resume and accept new applicants, a judge ruled in a major setback for President Trump  https://nyti.ms/2FefBVs  and @nytimesBreaking News: The DACA program, which protects young immigrants, must resume and accept new applicants, a judge ruled in a major setback for President Trump  https://nyti.ms/2JmcvRE 
U.S. Must Resume DACA and Accept New Applications, Federal Judge Rules

The judge rejected the government’s assertion that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was unlawful.

www.nytimes.com

2 hours ago · @ReutersWorldJames Comey's tell-all book sells 600,000 copies in first week  https://reut.rs/2K81KU5  pic.twitter.com/EORN6g5iKm, @ReutersJames Comey's tell-all book sells 600,000 copies in first week  https://reut.rs/2KaaI3g  pic.twitter.com/Jjdq57U0Mk and @IfeanyiUddinJames Comey's tell-all book sells 600,000 copies in first week  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-books-jamescomey/james-comeys-tell-all-book-sells-600000-copies-in-first-week-idUSKBN1HV2TQ 
James Comey's tell-all book sells 600,000 copies in first week

Fired FBI director James Comey's memoir that details his private meetings with U.S. President Donald Trump sold some 600,000 copies in all formats in its first week, its publisher said on Tuesday, the...

U.S.

2 hours ago · @tajmahalfoxtrotLethal dose: Indian farmers are dying because the government is regulating pesticides poorly, report @mridulachari and @vinitagrajan in the first part of a rigorously reported series  https://scroll.in/article/875775/lethal-dose-indian-farmers-are-dying-because-the-government-is-regulating-pesticides-poorly  via @scroll_in, @AjayvirjakharMust read: Lethal dose: Indian farmers are dying because the government is regulating pesticides poorly  https://scroll.in/article/875775/lethal-dose-indian-farmers-are-dying-because-the-government-is-regulating-pesticides-poorly  via @scroll_in, @scroll_inThe Indian government assesses pesticide impact on plants and animals – but not on humans.  https://scroll.in/a/875775  and @sharmasupriya50 farmers died in India last year of toxins inhaled while spraying pesticides. India allows the use of 99 pesticides that are banned in other countries. The regulatory system is a mess. Special two-part series by @mridulachari and @vinitagrajan  https://scroll.in/article/875775/lethal-dose-indian-farmers-are-dying-because-the-government-is-regulating-pesticides-poorly 
Indian farmers are dying because the government is regulating pesticides poorly

India has approved around 280 pesticide molecules for use in its farms. At least 99 of those molecules are banned in other countries.

Scroll.in

2 hours ago · @guardian_sportJürgen Klopp warns ‘brilliant’ Liverpool to prepare for Roma backlash  https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/apr/24/jurgen-klopp-liverpool-roma-mo-salah-di-francesco-barcelona?CMP=share_btn_tw  By @AHunterGuardian and @guardianJürgen Klopp warns ‘brilliant’ Liverpool to prepare for Roma backlash  https://trib.al/pjnAtSZ 
Jürgen Klopp warns ‘brilliant’ Liverpool to prepare for Roma backlash

Jürgen Klopp said Liverpool will withstand another Roma recovery next week after dominating their Champions League semi-final with a 5-2 win lit up by the ‘world-class’ Mohamed Salah

Guardian

Buhari backs Oshiomhole for APC national chairman

Former Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole looks set to become the next national chairman of the the All Progressives Congress (APC), with the majority of the governors elected on the platform of the ...

The Nation Nigeria

How Nigerian pupils cheat during WASSCE through websites

Samson Folarin While some youths sweat and rack their brains for answers to questions at the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examin...

Punch Newspapers

3 hours ago · @MrTomideThen resign,you short hypocritical fraud.
@MobilePunch:
My job is a very difficult one, says Osinbajo  https://ift.tt/2I0T8y8 
and @jhybolarThen resign........
@MobilePunch:
My job is a very difficult one, says Osinbajo  https://ift.tt/2I0T8y8 
My job is a very difficult one, says Osinbajo

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has admitted that his job as the nation’s Vice-President is a very difficult one. He said the job of ...

Punch Newspapers

3 hours ago · @VoicingNGChampions League: Gerrard speaks on Liverpool conceding 2 goals against Roma in 5-2 win  http://dlvr.it/QQhXZ5  pic.twitter.com/smI5Ql9EWv and @DailyPostNGRChampions League: Gerrard speaks on Liverpool conceding 2 goals against Roma in 5-2 win  http://dailypost.ng/2018/04/25/champions-league-gerrard-speaks-liverpool-conceding-2-goals-roma-5-2-win/  pic.twitter.com/YIJRZ5GZTc
Champions League: Gerrard speaks on Liverpool conceding 2 goals against Roma in 5-2 win

Liverpool legend, Steven Gerrard has slammed the club for conceding two late goals against Roma in the Champions League semifinal first leg on Tuesday. Liv

Daily Post Nigeria

3 hours ago · @businessHong Kong's stock market is about to change radically  https://bloom.bg/2HZAYg3  via @gadfly pic.twitter.com/iYctOpHDr5 and @gadflyHong Kong's stock market is about to change radically  https://bloom.bg/2HWwy9E  pic.twitter.com/Q2I7Sj7YOO
Big Bang Means Buyer Beware in Hong Kong IPOs

There’s a wave of exciting, and riskier, companies coming.

Bloomberg.com

3 hours ago · @barneyronayThoughts on Salah, the Red Zone, and where exactly is all this madness heading
@guardian_sport:
That majestic Salah spring just keeps rolling along for relentless Liverpool | @barneyronay  https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2018/apr/24/majestic-mohamed-salah-liverpool-roma-champions-league-semi-final?CMP=share_btn_tw 
That majestic Salah spring just keeps rolling along for relentless Liverpool

Liverpool’s talisman Mohamed Salah broke the back of his former club before Roma hit back with two goals as he caught his breath back on the bench

Guardian

3 hours ago · @MasalaBaiJUST IN: The 2018 World Press Freedom Index, compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). India is down two spots at 138th.  https://rsf.org/en/rsf-index-2018-hatred-journalism-threatens-democracies  pic.twitter.com/LgVZNhxdP3, @annavetticadIndia has fallen further in the #WorldPressFreedom Index. The 2018 report does what too many Indian journalists are now afraid to do: it names #NarendraModi -->  https://rsf.org/en/rsf-index-2018-hatred-journalism-threatens-democracies  and @curbsetOne can understand indices have to rely on data/parameters. But press freedom in India at par with Myanmar, Sudan, Pakistan?!?! In those places journalists “disappear” and news services go off air. India is not in that class.  https://rsf.org/en/rsf-index-2018-hatred-journalism-threatens-democracies 
Hatred of journalism threatens democracies

The climate of hatred is steadily more visible in the Index, which evaluates the level of press freedom in 180 countries each year. Hostility towards the media from political leaders is no longer limi...

RSF

3 hours ago · @CHSommersHey, Don’t mess with the narrative, dude.  http://quillette.com/2018/04/24/kanye-west-future-black-conservatism/  and @KelvinOdanz"But the Left’s strategy of sweeping black conservatism under the rug, and of pretending that blacks unanimously converge on Left-wing opinions, can’t continue forever, not least because it’s OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY"  http://quillette.com/2018/04/24/kanye-west-future-black-conservatism/ 
Kanye West and the Future of Black Conservatism

On April 21st, Kanye West sent a tweet out to his 13.4 million followers that read: “I love the way Candace Owens thinks.” A celebrity endorsing his favorite political pundit is hardly unusual, but on...

Quillette

3 hours ago · @KrisJennerNope...not true!
@people:
Kanye West ‘Seems to Be on the Edge’ and ‘Is Very Hard to Deal with Right Now’: Sources  http://peoplem.ag/OPhrgYt 
and @MrAyeDeeThis is BS, plain and simple.
@people:
Kanye West ‘Seems to Be on the Edge’ and ‘Is Very Hard to Deal with Right Now’: Sources  http://peoplem.ag/OPhrgYt 
Kanye West 'Seems to Be on the Edge' and 'Is Very Hard to Deal with Right Now'

"I don't know if I've ever seen him like this," a friend of West tells PEOPLE

PEOPLE.com

3 hours ago · @_odino_Amazed by the work done by @shidhincr, @mohamedamin8, @0xFAFFFF and the rest of @TechNamshi (a bit of background as well:  http://tech.namshi.io/blog/2017/05/02/rebuilding-our-mobile-website/ )
@TechNamshi:
😉😉 Which brands have the most user-friendly mobile sites in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia?  https://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/intl/en-145/which-brands-have-most-user-friendly-mobile-sites-united-arab-emirates-and-saudi-arabia/  😉😉 #namshi #webperf
and @TechNamshi😉😉 Which brands have the most user-friendly mobile sites in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia?  https://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/intl/en-145/which-brands-have-most-user-friendly-mobile-sites-united-arab-emirates-and-saudi-arabia/  😉😉 #namshi #webperf
which-brands-have-most-user-friendly-mobile-sites-mena

In conjunction with usability experts cxpartners, Google has reviewed almost 500 of Europe's most visited sites in Retail, Finance and Travel verticals to find out who are the mobile masters, and who ...

Think with Google

3 hours ago · @thecablengIt’s April 24 — but n’assembly hasn’t passed 2018 budget as promised | TheCable  http://bit.ly/2qU1Jv6  pic.twitter.com/h2monOX3aX and @asemotaImagine?
@thecableng:
It’s April 24 — but n’assembly hasn’t passed 2018 budget as promised | TheCable  http://bit.ly/2qU1Jv6  pic.twitter.com/h2monOX3aX
It's April 24 — but n'assembly hasn't passed 2018 budget as promised

TheCable | Nigeria's independent online newspaper

TheCable

3 hours ago · @dondekojoThe house has fallen. Internal security structure is dead and GMB supporters still lie to themselves about this
@TheNationNews:
20 killed in Nasarawa communal clash  http://thenationonlineng.net/20-killed-in-nasarawa-communal-clash/ 
, @TosinOlugbengaThis government is a failure... Argue with your keypad... Arrant nonsense
@TheNationNews:
20 killed in Nasarawa communal clash  http://thenationonlineng.net/20-killed-in-nasarawa-communal-clash/ 
and @akaebubeTell me what else defines a failed state.
@TheNationNews:
20 killed in Nasarawa communal clash  http://thenationonlineng.net/20-killed-in-nasarawa-communal-clash/ 
20 killed in Nasarawa communal clash

About 20 people were feared dead at yesterday's communal clash between Ebira and Bassa ethnic groups in Ugya, Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

The Nation Nigeria

4 hours ago · @NedunaijaFresh bloodbath in Benue, 2 Catholic priests, 17 others killed by herdsmen Read more at:  https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/04/fresh-bloodbath-benue-2-catholic-priests-17-others-killed-herdsmen/ , @DOlusegunThis is insane. Benue cannot continue like this. Nigeria cannot continue to let this happen 💔
@Nedunaija:
Fresh bloodbath in Benue, 2 Catholic priests, 17 others killed by herdsmen Read more at:  https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/04/fresh-bloodbath-benue-2-catholic-priests-17-others-killed-herdsmen/ 
and @Tund3_ https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/04/fresh-bloodbath-benue-2-catholic-priests-17-others-killed-herdsmen/amp/?__twitter_impression=true 
Fresh bloodbath in Benue, 2 Catholic priests, 17 others killed by herdsmen

Suspected herdsmen in the early hours of yesterday, stormed St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Ukpor-Mbalom Parish, Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State, killing two Catholic priests and 17 paris...

Vanguard News

4 hours ago · @vinodjoseOn the day Asaram judgment is out, a must read Caravan profile of the man. It is a stroy that plays out at the intersection of religion, politics, rape and murder. @writetopd took great risk to tell this story.  http://www.caravanmagazine.in/reportage/asaram-nightmarish-struggle-bring-justice  pic.twitter.com/agX6JdVeHm, @HartoshSinghBal#Asaram convicted. this @thecaravanindia piece is definitive, theparallels to ram rahim case frightening - continued sexual exploitation of devotees, murder, intimidation of witnesses, attack on journalists, patronage of politicians such as Modi/Shah  http://www.caravanmagazine.in/reportage/asaram-nightmarish-struggle-bring-justice  and @thecaravanindiaFrom May 2017, @writetopd's cover story on the nightmarish struggle to bring #Asaram to justice. "What emerges is a story of a man who, by accumulating vast wealth and a mix of religious and political influence, acquired untrammelled power."  http://www.caravanmagazine.in/reportage/asaram-nightmarish-struggle-bring-justice 
Crisis of Faith

"If they kill me, my children will fight," the victim's father said. "We'll fight till the last person is alive but we won't leave this man." Cover story.

The Caravan

4 hours ago · @Pawankhera'Social media, an echo chamber of society’s baser prejudices, has unleashed communal whataboutery.....' This brilliant piece needs to be seen as a timely warning to all those who are pushing India into an abyss. In the abyss, there's neither Left nor Right.
@sagarikaghose:
My column in The Times of India today. The Kathua mindset, how deadly religious polarisation is spreading across India  https://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/bloody-mary/the-kathua-mindset-divide-between-hindu-jammu-and-muslim-kashmir-is-spreading-across-india/ 
, @waglenikhil. @sagarikaghose on dangerous Kathua mindset. A must read.
@TOIOpinion:
The Kathua mindset: Divide between ‘Hindu’ Jammu and ‘Muslim’ Kashmir is spreading across India  http://toi.in/2jYY5Z 
and @sagarikaghoseMy column in The Times of India today. The Kathua mindset, how deadly religious polarisation is spreading across India  https://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/bloody-mary/the-kathua-mindset-divide-between-hindu-jammu-and-muslim-kashmir-is-spreading-across-india/ 
Divide between ‘Hindu’ Jammu and ‘Muslim’ Kashmir is spreading across India

The gruesome rape and murder of an eight-year-old in Kathua took place in January. That it took three months for a court monitored investigation to be completed, that lawyers from Jammu sought to prev...

Times of India Blog

4 hours ago · @kayleighmcenanyA great win for the @GOP in #AZ08! Well done @DebbieLesko. The impressive, positive agenda & accomplishments of @realDonaldTrump carried our party to victory this evening!
@AP:
Republican Debbie Lesko wins U.S. House race in Arizona GOP stronghold.  http://apne.ws/4BFVJcS 
and @APRepublican Debbie Lesko wins U.S. House race in Arizona GOP stronghold.  http://apne.ws/4BFVJcS 
Republican wins US House race in Arizona GOP stronghold

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Republican Debbie Lesko has won the special election in Arizona's 8th Congressional District, keeping the U.S. House seat in GOP control. The

AP News

Suspected Bayelsa drug baron nabbed

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa THE Bayelsa State Police Command says its operatives have arrested a suspected drug baron and a leader of an armed robbery ...

Punch Newspapers

4 hours ago · @KingMufasahYou had over $300 million for about 20 years and the interest is $1.5million? Um ok. Thieves
@GuardianNigeria:
Switzerland says it has returned all the money kept in the country by late Sani Abacha, with 1.5 million dollars interest.  http://editor.guardian.ng/news/switzerland-returned-322-5m-abacha-loot-with-interest-says-envoy/?F 
, @tosinolaseindeIt could have been more if it was put in assets that yield higher return. Can they pls return it all to us at once?
@GuardianNigeria:
Switzerland says it has returned all the money kept in the country by late Sani Abacha, with 1.5 million dollars interest.  http://editor.guardian.ng/news/switzerland-returned-322-5m-abacha-loot-with-interest-says-envoy/?F 
and @AuduOnly?
@GuardianNigeria:
Switzerland says it has returned all the money kept in the country by late Sani Abacha, with 1.5 million dollars interest.  http://editor.guardian.ng/news/switzerland-returned-322-5m-abacha-loot-with-interest-says-envoy/?F 
Switzerland returned $322.5m Abacha loot with interest, says Envoy

Switzerland said it has returned all the money kept in the country by late Nigeria’s Head of State Gen. Sani Abacha, with 1.5 million dollars interest.

editor.guardian.ng

why all companies fear 'death by Amazon'

With its profound knowledge of its customers, Amazon can move into almost any sector – striking fear into the hearts of rivals. And the $740bn company is ‘just getting started’

Guardian

5 hours ago · @d_problemsolverProtesters in Benue as herdsmen kill two Catholic priests, 17 others inside church.  http://punchng.com/protests-in-benue-as-herdsmen-kill-two-catholic-priests-17-others-inside-church/  via @MobilePunch
Protests in Benue as herdsmen kill two Catholic priests, 17 others inside church

•Killings vile, satanic, says President •We can’t continue like this –PFNPage Olalekan Adetayo, Friday Olokor, Adelani Adepegba, Alexande...

Punch Newspapers

5 hours ago · @SpirosMargarisI rode in a #selfdrivingcar through one of #China's most congested #cities  http://bit.ly/2qVsyyW  @echohuangy #fintech #insurtech @psb_dc @helene_wpli @SabineVdL @andi_staub @ipfconline1 @nigelwalsh @guzmand @rickhuckstep @Minh_Q_Tran @mr_insurtech @stratorob @JeroenBartelse pic.twitter.com/sjVuK9hdzs and @qzI rode in a self-driving car on the streets of one of China’s most congested cities  http://bit.ly/2Ke3Amw 
I rode in a self-driving car through one of China's most congested cities

The world is racing to put self-driving cars on the road, and outside the US, no country is moving faster than China. The nation’s tech giants and startups are both investing in automotive technology,...

Quartz

5 hours ago · @TNWgoogleReport: Google Play Music will be killed off and replaced by YouTube Remix this year  https://tnw.to/MHQCi  and @TheNextWebReport: Google Play Music will be killed off and replaced by YouTube Remix this year  http://tnw.me/Kyrbj97 
Google Play Music will be replaced by YouTube Remix this year

Droid Life reports that Google Play Music will be replaced by the upcoming YouTube Remix platform, which is slated to launch later this year, and existing Play Music users will be migrated to the new ...

The Next Web

6 hours ago · @EghosaO#Crypto Billionaire Sued by Sequoia After Funding Deal Goes Awry  https://buff.ly/2KeDdwU  interesting story re the #Binance founder. this must have gotten quite testy. founder clearly optimizing for valuation (won't be the first so no biggie) but issue will be if done in bad faith and @jasonlkGuess those No Shops aren't throw away clauses after all
@alex:
 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-25/crypto-billionaire-sued-by-sequoia-after-funding-deal-goes-awry 
Crypto Billionaire Sued by Sequoia After Funding Deal Goes Awry

A legal dispute between Zhao Changpeng, founder of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, and a unit of Sequoia Capital is offering a rare glimpse into one of the digital-asset industry’s fastes...

Bloomberg.com

6 hours ago · @evankirstelHow bacteria are changing your mood  http://www.bbc.com/news/health-43815370  @IrmaRaste and @rossdawsonInteresting! Microbiome mood control Researchers believe they are on the cusp of a revolution that uses "mood microbes" or "psychobiotics" to improve mental health.  http://www.bbc.com/news/health-43815370 
How bacteria are changing your mood

Scientists think "mood microbes" are a new frontier for improving the health of the brain.

BBC News

6 hours ago · @albertalbsCrazy Rich Asians Author on the First All-Asian Cast in 25 Years: ‘It’s Long Overdue’  https://ti.me/2JozpHZ , @theREALmarvinWhat he said 👉 Crazy Rich Asians Author on the First All-Asian Cast in 25 Years: 'It's Long Overdue'  http://time.com/5248928/kevin-kwan-crazy-rich-asians-time-100-gala/  👍✊🙏🏼 @CrazyRichMovie and @TIME'Crazy Rich Asians' author on the first all-Asian cast in 25 years: "It's long overdue" #TIME100  https://ti.me/2JqNchn 
Crazy Rich Asians Author on the First All-Asian Cast in 25 Years

Kevin Kwan talks about the importance of Crazy Rich Asians: "it's long overdue."

Time

7 hours ago · @estherschindlerHow the Border Patrol Faked Statistics Showing a 73 Percent Rise in Assaults Against Agents  https://theintercept.com/2018/04/23/border-patrol-agents-assaulted-cbp-fbi/ , @ACLUFrom numbers of border crossings to statistics about assault of officers, DHS continues to use misinformation to further its agenda of targeting immigrants and militarizing the border.  https://theintercept.com/2018/04/23/border-patrol-agents-assaulted-cbp-fbi/  and @UNITEDWEDREAMBorder Patrol faking statistics on assaults against their agents is in line with Trump's hate mongering and fear tactics. But we aren't surprised, as there is little to expect from an agency that shows no accountability. #AbolishICE #AbolishCBP  https://theintercept.com/2018/04/23/border-patrol-agents-assaulted-cbp-fbi/ 
How the Border Patrol Faked Statistics Showing a 73 Percent Rise in Assaults Against Agents

Customs and Border Protection has grossly inflated its data on assaults against Border Patrol agents.

The Intercept

7 hours ago · @maggieNYTAll worlds collide
@EricLiptonNYT:
JUST POSTED: The head of Pruitt’s security detail at EPA spent part of 2016 working on assignments with tabloid news publisher American Media which was then involved in an effort to help boost Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/24/us/pasquale-perrotta-epa-american-media.html 
, @AyresAlyssaAs Alice would say, “curiouser and curiouser!”
@EricLiptonNYT:
JUST POSTED: The head of Pruitt’s security detail at EPA spent part of 2016 working on assignments with tabloid news publisher American Media which was then involved in an effort to help boost Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/24/us/pasquale-perrotta-epa-american-media.html 
, @jimrutenbergPruitt Security Chief Moonlighted for A.M.I. @kenvogel @EricLiptonNYT and me  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/24/us/pasquale-perrotta-epa-american-media.html , @LessienThis all feels like “Memento,” where we’re reeling backward to the beginning, when things will finally make sense.
@EricLiptonNYT:
JUST POSTED: The head of Pruitt’s security detail at EPA spent part of 2016 working on assignments with tabloid news publisher American Media which was then involved in an effort to help boost Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/24/us/pasquale-perrotta-epa-american-media.html 
and 1 others
Pruitt’s Security Chief Moonlighted for Tabloid Publisher That Helped Trump

Pasquale Perrotta is being investigated by the E.P.A. and Congress for his outside work, which included assignments for American Media Inc., the publisher of The National Enquirer.

www.nytimes.com

8 hours ago · @EricLiptonNYTA National Security Aide’s Departing Wish: Cooking for the State Dinner Anton to Landler: “I’m a rare thing in Washington conservative circles: a right-wing Francophile," @MarkLandler  https://nyti.ms/2HoAVgM , @BretBaierThis is a great story.
@EricLiptonNYT:
A National Security Aide’s Departing Wish: Cooking for the State Dinner Anton to Landler: “I’m a rare thing in Washington conservative circles: a right-wing Francophile," @MarkLandler  https://nyti.ms/2HoAVgM 
and @TVietor08This is a cool way to go out via @MarkLandler -  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/24/us/politics/michael-anton-white-house-state-dinner.html 
A National Security Aide’s Departing Wish

For his exit from the Trump administration, Michael Anton, a self-described “right-wing Francophile,” asked to work as a line cook helping to prepare dinner for the French president.

www.nytimes.com

8 hours ago · @Nairametrics3 things critics of Dangote won’t like about Dangote Cement’s latest results.  https://nairametrics.com/3-things-critics-of-dangote-wont-like-about-dangote-cements-latest-results/ , @ugodre3 things critics of Dangote won’t like about Dangote Cement’s latest results.  https://nairametrics.com/3-things-critics-of-dangote-wont-like-about-dangote-cements-latest-results/  and @NigerianBizNews3 things critics of Dangote won’t like about Dangote Cement’s latest results.  http://dlvr.it/QQgd0S  pic.twitter.com/90KJv2Ds2Z
3 things critics of Dangote won't like about Dangote Cement's latest results.

Nairametrics Business News, Financial Literacy, and Investing

Nairametrics

Trump administration must accept new DACA applications

D.C. judge calls administration’s attempt to end protections for dreamers unlawful, gives government 90 days to provide a better explanation.

Washington Post

8 hours ago · @MsPackyettiScrew @WaffleHouse, Saraland PD, and anyone who doesn’t stand with black women. And that’s the PG-13 version. #ChikesiaClemons Better words here:  http://bit.ly/StandWithChikesia , @womensmarchWe stand with #ChikesiaClemons. The institutional response to this situation is disgraceful. We will do everything in our power to push back against the degradation and deprioritization of Black women across all sectors. https://buff.ly/2qSM92Y  pic.twitter.com/c8wK1NOlk4, @KirstenPowersIf You’re Not Angry About Chikesia Clemons, You’re Not Paying Attention  https://www.thecut.com/2018/04/chikesia-clemons-assault-waffle-house-video.html?utm_source=tw&utm_medium=s3&utm_campaign=sharebutton-b  via @TheCut by @MsPackyetti and @BerniceKingWho will stand up for #ChikesiaClemons? @MsPackyetti asks the question. How we answer + the silence of the patrons in @WaffleHouse that night reflect our collective courage level to defeat the bigotry, racism & harm to Black women that persist in America.  https://www.thecut.com/2018/04/chikesia-clemons-assault-waffle-house-video.html 
If You’re Not Angry About Chikesia Clemons, You’re Not Paying Attention

A video circulating on social media showed Chikesia Clemons being humiliated and violently restrained at a Waffle House in Alabama by three white male police officers who wrestled her to the ground, e...

The Cut

10 hours ago · @PhilipRuckerAn @AshleyRParker dispatch from the White House titled “Playful dominance”  https://wapo.st/2HpJcRL , @CaseyNeistati knew i wasn’t seeing things 🤝
@AshleyRParker:
There was, simply, so much touching. My look at Trump and Macron getting all handsy.  https://wapo.st/2HpJcRL 
and @washingtonpostWhat to make of the displays of affection between Trump and Macron? "Playful dominance," says one expert.  https://wapo.st/2HpMODj 
The touchy-feely relationship between Trump and Macron

From cheek kisses to shoulder rubs, the unusual friendship between the U.S. and French leaders was on display Tuesday.

Washington Post

10 hours ago · @Playm8zWhen we say Men are Trash...
@JuddLegum:
The Toronto van attack suspect is an "Incel" It's a virulently misogynistic online community of men who blame women for their involuntary celibacy and occupy many of the same spaces as the far-right  https://goo.gl/6hAa7r 
and @kyalbrIf "men are trash" feels too antagonistic for you, here's a way to frame it: the greatest threat in the world are men who want to but are unable to attract women and collude in the dark recesses of the Internet to plot about that inability. You should know what Red Pill is.
@JuddLegum:
The Toronto van attack suspect is an "Incel" It's a virulently misogynistic online community of men who blame women for their involuntary celibacy and occupy many of the same spaces as the far-right  https://goo.gl/6hAa7r 
The virulently misogynistic online community linked to the Toronto van attack suspect

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