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Instagram Launches QR Code and Here’s How To Generate Your QR Code



Instagram launches QR code to the App which allows users to generate QR codes that’ll be scannable from any supporting, third-party camera apps.

This is one of the adjustments Instagram is making to its app.

Having launched the product in Japan last year, Instagram enables QR Code scanning for easy accessibility.

The idea is that businesses print their QR code and have customers scan it to open their Instagram account easily from any place. 

This is to avoid being stranded. This enables customers to view store hours, buy items, or just follow the account.

How to Generate Your QR Code

Go to the settings menu on your profile and tap QR code.

You might still see Nametag there, but eventually, it’ll become QR code.

Save or share the image.



You would recall that Instagram used a similar system of verification called Nametags, which were internal QR-like codes that could only be scanned from the Instagram camera. 

It is set to remove the feature permanently.

This is one of the adjustments to the app including it’s merging with the Facebook story.

You would recall that when Instagram launched Nametag, it also tested a new bio field at some US universities, which will allow you to add your school, class year, and society memberships.

This information helps you to see a directory of everyone at that institution, making it easier to find and add classmates. 

It also permits Facebook to gather more information about you. The QR Code is not far from this.


Similar functionality is already available across other social media networks. 

Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat users can generate QR codes for others to scan and quickly find accounts, while Spotify offers the same for music tracks.

It’s also a very inclusive system as phone apps like WPS Office and Xender have adopted the QR Code System.

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Tattooing Bob Risky on the body might just be the latest way to make money – Twitter NG reacts to Bob Risky gifting three fans money for tattooing her on their bodies



Infamous Nigerian LGBTQ endorser, Bob Risky is trending yet again for welcoming three fans – a male and two females – to his house for taking fanatics to another level— tattooing her name on their bodies.

In the viral video, Bob Risky is seen showing off her fans for the acts done towards him and gifting them large sum of money while promising them dinner later in the week, slated for Saturday; one fan, a young guy had Bob Risky’s face drawn on his arm, close to his palm while the ladies had Bob Risky’s name inscribed on their laps.

Reactions from the viral video have been mixed with the majority of it alluding to a new money making scheme – having Bob Risky’s tattoos on one’s body and we have Twitter NG to thank for it. Let’s see of the hilarious and best reactions by means of text and memes to the recent Bob Risky’s tattoo trend:

Others, however, do not take pleasure in catching cruise and outrightly condemn acts such having tattoos of a popular figure like Bob Risky with the sole aim of cashing out through it.

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Naira falls across forex markets as CBN suggests official rate has been adjusted




The conversion standard between the naira and the US Dollar deteriorated to close at N410.25/$1 at the Investors and Exporters (NAFEX) window, where forex is exchanged formally. This is as the CBN Governor has recommended that the authority conversion scale has been debased.

Additionally, at the equal market where forex is exchanged informally, the naira devalued shutting at N482/$1 on Friday, February 26. This addresses 0.42% drop when contrasted with the N480/$1 that it shut on the past exchanging day.

In any case, forex turnover at the Investor and Exporters (I&E) window diminished by 79.3% from $212.43 million recorded on Wednesday to $43.97 million on Thursday 25th February 2021.

Exchanging at the authority NAFEX window

The Naira devalued against the US Dollar at the Investors and Exporters window on Friday shutting at N410.25/$1. This addresses a 0.39% drop when contrasted with N408.67/$1 recorded on Thursday, February 25, 2021.

The initial demonstrative rate shut at N409.24 to a dollar on Friday. This addresses a 8 kobo drop when contrasted with N409.16/$1 recorded on Thursday.

Additionally, a conversion scale of N415 to a dollar was the most elevated rate during intra-day exchanging before it shut at N410.25/$1. It likewise sold for as low as N392/$1 during intra-day exchanging.

Forex turnover at the Investor and Exporters (I&E) window dropped by 14.7% on Friday, February 26, 2021.

As indicated by the information followed by Nairametrics from FMDQ, forex turnover diminished from $43.97 million recorded on Thursday, February 25, 2021, to $37.49 million on Friday, February 26, 2021.

Cryptocurrency watch

The world’s largest cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, dropped 6.39% to close at $43,165.78 on Sunday, losing $2,944.20 from its past close.

Bitcoin has lost 26% from the year’s high of $58,354.14 on February 21, when it went up in the midst of expanding certainty that it will end up being a standard speculation and installments vehicle.

A brisk recap of bitcoin’s most noticeably terrible week after week execution since March 2020, shows that the week’s high instability was not brought about by one factor. It was to a great extent set off by an overheated subordinates market as dealers raced to exit utilized wagers that had gathered.

Further drops had agreed with an auction in the more extensive financial exchange because of rising worries over flooding security yields, which may decrease the fascination for less secure resources like digital forms of money.

Etherium dropped 8.88% to close at $1,329.46 on Sunday, losing $129.57 from its past close.

In the mean time, Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osibanjo, while contradicting the CBN on its new prohibition on cryptographic forms of money, called for crypto guideline knowing completely well the job it plays in the worldwide monetary biological system. Osibanjo encouraged CBN and SEC to make an administrative guide for digital currencies.

OOil price dip marginally on account of pullbacks

Brent unrefined petroleum cost shut at $64.42 per barrel, dropping $1.69, the WTI Crude shut at $61.50 per barrel, dropping $2.03, OPEC Basket shut at $65.42, acquiring $1.42 while the Bonny Light shut at $64.33 per barrel, dropping $1.20.

These conjectures have required an increment in unrefined petroleum supply in light of costs moving over the pre-pandemic level.

Experts are likewise expecting that following week’s gathering of OPEC and its partners will bring about more stockpile getting back to the market.

U.S. unrefined petroleum creation fell in December to a normal 11.063 million barrels each day, when contrasted with the normal of 12.8 million barrels each day that was accomplished in December 2019, as per the Energy Information Administration’s most recent month to month report.

U.S. unrefined petroleum creation fell a normal of 58,000 barrels each day, the EIA said on Friday.

The consistent decrease in outside saves

Nigeria’s outside has declined by 0.15% to remain at $35.17 billion as of February 24th 2021 contrasted with $35.23 recorded as of 23rd February.

This shows that Nigeria has lost an aggregate of $1.13 billion in outer save positive in the long stretch of February.

As per information got from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), outer stores declined from $36.3 billion as of 29th of January 2021 to $35.17 billion as of 24th of February.

It is anyway significant that the decrease in Nigeria’s outside hold has continued notwithstanding a sharp expansion in worldwide raw petroleum costs as it is as of now more than $64 per barrel from $55.04 recorded as toward the finish of January.

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FG will not succumb to blackmail by bandits who target innocent school students – Buhari




President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Federal Government won’t capitulate to extort by crooks who target honest school understudies in the assumption for immense payment installments.

The President revealed this in an online media proclamation on Friday night, in response to the seize of understudies in Zamfara.

“Our essential target is to get all the school prisoners protected, alive and safe,” Buhari said.

He added that the FG had the ability to convey monstrous power against the criminals in the towns where they worked; notwithstanding, the Army was restricted by the chance of substantial losses of guiltless townspeople and prisoners who may be utilized as human shields by the scoundrels.

“A prisoner emergency is an intricate circumstance that requires most extreme persistence to shield the casualties from actual mischief or even severe demise because of their captors,” he said.

The President said criminals and fear based oppressors ought not engage the fantasy that they were more remarkable than the public authority.

“They shouldn’t confuse our limitation with the compassionate objectives of ensuring blameless lives as a shortcoming or an indication of dread or goal.

“We won’t surrender to coerce by outlaws and crooks who target blameless school understudies in the assumption for colossal payment installments,” he added.

What you should know

The Commissioner of Police in Zamfara, Abutu Yaro, said, “We are giving a valiant effort alongside all sister security offices, individuals from the vigilantè gathering and the state government to get to the lower part of this matter.”

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