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WhatsApp is planning a payments service for its biggest market (FB)

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Facebook is planning a digital payments service for WhatsApp in India, the app’s largest market.
A recently posted job listing
for a WhatsApp “digital transaction lead” for India reveals that the
messaging app plans to work with local banks and eventually “help scale
global support for digital transactions on WhatsApp.” A separate report by Indian news outlet The Ken says that WhatsApp plans to make the feature available within the next six months.

“India
is an important country for WhatsApp, and we’re understanding how we
can contribute more to the vision of Digital India,” a Facebook
spokesperson told Business Insider. “We’re exploring how we might work
with companies that share this vision and continuing to listen closely
to feedback from our users.”
Facilitating payments would be a first for WhatsApp, which Facebook acquired for $22 billion in 2014. (Digital payments are already supported in Facebook’s Messenger app.) WhatsApp
has over 1.2 billion monthly users, and cofounder Brian Acton recently
revealed that India is the app’s largest market with 200 million users.
During
a trip to India in February, Acton said that WhatsApp was in
discussions with the Indian government about digital payments. The
popularity of mobile payments in India has surged in recent months after
the country’s prime minister banned high-value cash in November.
The job description for WhatsApp’s digital transaction lead says the
person should be familiar with India’s Unified Payments Interface, which
lets money be digitally transferred between bank accounts and other
services.
Facebook has yet to monetize WhatsApp, but the app is currently testing the ability for businesses to message users directly. WhatsApp recently appointed its first chief operating officer, and there are multiple business and monetization-related job listings for the app on Facebook’s website.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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