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Facebook to launch Internet.org app in Nigeria in May

Monday 27 April 2015 | 10:15 CET | News
Social media platform Facebook has announced that it will be launching its Internet.org app in Nigeria in May. Ebele Okobi, Head of Public Policy (Africa) at Facebook, said recommendations for locally relevant apps are being accepted in order to provide Nigerians with apps they can use for various purposes. Okobi said Nigeria's Internet.org app will include Facebook and locally relevant apps for education, sports, gossip and other things, ITWeb reported.

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Companies: Facebook
Countries: Nigeria
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