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Trump says TikTok sale can go through but only if the US gets a cut

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US President, Donald Trump has revealed he would allow an American company to buy social media app, Tiktok but only if the United States gets a sizeable cut from any deal that takes place.

Trump’s comments come after Microsoft released a statement  on Sunday August 3, revealing they intend buying TikTok from Bytedance, a Chinese company that owns Tiktok.

The US president announced last week that Tiktok will be banned from the United States after lawmakers and intelligence agencies expressed concerns that the Chinese government could use the app to spy on Americans.

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Trump says TikTok sale can go through but only if the US gets a cut

After Microsoft announced it was considering buying the app, Trump on Monday August 3, said any potential sale must benefit the US Treasury.


He then set September 15 as the deadline for TikTok to find a US buyer, or else he will shut down the app in the country. 

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“Right now they don’t have any rights unless we give it to them. So if we’re going to give them the rights, then … it has to come into this country,” Trump said on Monday. 

“It’s a great asset, but it’s not a great asset in the United States unless they have approval in the United States.”

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TikTok, in defence says they will become an extinct company and that it remains committed to its large American user base.

“TikTok is loved by 100 million Americans because it is a home for entertainment, self-

expression, and connection,” company spokesperson Josh Gartner said in a statement.
 “TikTok will be here for many years to come.”

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“What are we celebrating” – Yul Edochie fumes, says Nigerians are suffering

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As Nigeria marks her 60th Independence Anniversary today, Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie has cried out over the plight of Nigerians.

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Yul took to his Twitter handle hours ago, to speak on the country’s Independence Day Anniversary and how there is nothing worth celebrating.

The actor said that he could not wish anybody a happy independence especially because most people were not happy.

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The talented movie star went further to list some unfavourable things that had gone on in the country such as fuel price increase, electricity tariff hike, unemployment and others.

Yul Edochie stated that one needed to speak the truth which is that Nigerians are suffering.

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He wrote: “I cannot wish anyone a happy independence when my people are not happy.

“What are we celebrating?

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“Fuel price increase? Electricity tariff hike? Hardship? Bad roads? Killings everywhere?

“Jobless youths turned beggars?

“The list is endless.

“Speak the truth.

“Nigerians are suffering.”

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Nigerian mother disgraces her daughter after catching her in a hotel room with a man (video)

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A video which has gone viral on social media, captured moment a Nigerian mother disgraced her daughter after catching her in a hotel room with a man.

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The angry mother who spoke Yoruba, was seen dragging her daughter out of the facility while hitting her intermittently. Where the incident occurred is still unclear at the time of filing this report.

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Here is the video below;

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”Laycon fans would do well if they formed a political party” – OAP Toolz

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Popular Radio Peronality, Toolz Oniru-Demuren, has reacted to the level of loyalty BBNaija winner, Laycon has gotten from his fans.

According to Toolz, Laycon’s fans, who are known as ICONs, would do well if they formed a political party.

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Her post on twitter reads ;

Over 900 million votes during the seasons #BBNaija!!!! And a good percentage went to Laycon. Laycon fans would do well if they formed a political party.

 

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Below are some reactions ;

@AbdulMustapha8 wrote ;

It goes to show U the zeal and enthusiasm amongst the youth, it’s only making up our minds as youths, if we collectively agree we could be a force to reckon with in electioneering in Nigeria politics , imagine if independent candidacy is approved it.

Chidi wrote ;

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Maybe INEC should recommend the #BBNaija model of voting to Nigerians (₦50 or ₦100 Naira per vote per candidate whatever the case is). I think it would be interesting to see the outcome.

Edward wrote ;

Lol

It doesn’t work that way.

In BBN, you can vote multiple times. In Politics, you can only vote once.

Also, note that the votes also cut across other Africa countries as well…

 

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