Facebook has shut down claims of ‘malicious activity’ behind the seven-hour blackout that cost the company an estimated $100million in lost revenue.
“Configuration changes on the backbone routers that coordinate network traffic between our data centres caused issues that interrupted this communication. This disruption to network traffic had a cascading effect on the way our data centres communicate, bringing our services to a halt,” Facebook Vice President of Infrastructure Santosh Janardhan wrote in the post.
“The underlying cause of this outage also impacted many of the internal tools and systems we use in our day-to-day operations, complicating our attempts to quickly diagnose and resolve the problem,” Janardhan added.
Peoples Gazette reported that Garba Adamu’s Crowwe was heavily funded by the presidency through the initiation of funds (hundreds of millions) from the Central Bank of Nigeria.
They claimed that these transactions are exposed by the bank documents which revealed that the CBN on May 21, 2019, transferred N136.8 million ( just a part of many of such transfers) to Garba Adamu’s IPI Solution, a software engineering firm.
The government aims to fund a locally made Social media platform that will rival popular social media platforms and give the government control over the social space.
“It was while the government was trying to find ways to control the media space that Adamu Garba’s company was picked as one of the promising businesses that could profer solutions,” an administration official said.
Garba would think that the action of the government towards Twitter would put him in a better position, so he began to lend his voice in support of the government controlling the media space.
Unfortunately, his app was taken down recently after the Twitter ban.
Even the government establishment boycotted his app and opened an official account with the Indian platform KOO.
Garba Adamu, speaking to Peoples Gazette correspondent, admitted that the Government indeed transferred money to his company through the Central Bank. However, he claimed the money was for a different project his company was contracted for.
Buhari approves Minister for Communications and Digital Media, Isa Pantami; Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Oyeoma; Minister for Housing and Works, Babatunde Raji Fashola; others, as members to a team chaired by Minister for Information, Chief Lai Mohammed to engage Twitter on its recent ban in Nigeria
The General Overseer of Living Faith Church (Winner’s Chapel) has supported the move made by the government to regulate the activity of social media in the country.
David Oyedepo who was speaking at the convocation of the Landmark University, Omu Aran, Kwara State, stated that social media had stolen a lot of time from the youth such that most youth could not think and plan for the future.
According to him, “It unconsciously robs people of their future by robbing them of their time — no time to think; no time to plan; no time to programme.
“This generation may lose her heroes to social media disaster. Here is one creeping serpent that is eating up the destinies of many individuals.”
However, the Chancellor charged that every youth should wake up from their slumber from the addiction to social media.
Recall that the Minister for Information, Lai Mohammed has asked that the Federal lawmakers make amendment of the National Broadcasting Commission Act (NBC) so that all social media activities will be regulated by the Commission.
In a notice seen by some journalists before it was deleted, MTN acknowledged that their technical support team might delay in responding to distress calls or fault management in record time due to the rising insecurity in Nigeria.