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The UK government has set up a unit to deal with the “tsunami” of misinformation surrounding COVID-19 vaccines in social platforms, deliver accurate information to ethnic communities reluctant to take the jab.
Google on Tuesday announced a number of initiatives across Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa, to bolster its efforts to ensure safety of internet users, particularly children and young people. Google Country Director, Juliet Ehimuan, in...
Dr Efem Ubi, Director of Research, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, says the allegation by critics that Nigeria is gradually ceding her sovereignty to China on account of excessive borrowing is untrue.
The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Wednesday, advised the government not to mount pressure on Nigerians to accept the COVID-19 vaccine.
Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit on Monday against Rudolph W. Giuliani, the lawyer for Donald J. Trump and former mayor of New York City who played a key role in the former president’s monthslong effort to subvert the 2020 election.
Twitter has locked the account of China’s U.S. embassy for a tweet that defended China’s policy towards Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang, which the U.S. social media platform said violated its stand against “dehumanizing” people.
Chinese officials could have applied public health measures more forcefully in January with the spread of the coronavirus and the World Health Organization (WHO) took too long to declare an international emergency, an independent panel reviewing the global handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has said.
Twitter and Facebook repeatedly mishandled Donald Trump as he pushed baseless claims, including his assertion that US presidential election he lost was rigged, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales told AFP.
The governor of Oyo, Seyi Makinde, says a lot of the negative reports about the state chapter of the Western Nigeria Security Network, Amotekun, are false.
The All Progressives Congress has urged US President Donald Trump to emulate his Nigerian counterparts, President Muhammadu Buhari, after losing an election.
Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has condemned the invasion of the United States of America, USA, Congress, The Capitol, by political thugs and hoodlums, recalling how the US used to be a baseline for measuring democracy in other countries.
Dominion Voting Systems is suing President Donald Trump’s former attorney Sidney Powell for spreading unfounded conspiracy theories about its election equipment. The long-awaited defamation suit could test the impact of legal attacks on disinformation.
American democracy is “limping on both feet” after the storming of the US Capitol by Donald Trump supporters, a senior Russian lawmaker said Thursday.
The Federal Government says the International Criminal Court (ICC) and some human rights organisations have colluded to aggravate the security challenges facing the country.
The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has debunked reports that it diverted N14 billion sales proceeds of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) into private banks.
The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has refuted reports that it diverted N14 billion from the proceeds of the privatisation of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).
Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa says Africa Infodemic Response Alliance (AIRA) will fight COVID-19 misinformation in the continent.
The federal government has cautioned the Newspapers’ Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN) about the malaise of social media as a source of information. It derided the social media as a purveyor of fake news.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has refuted social media reports that he said “Nigeria is at the mercy of Boko Haram.”
Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho may have produced “fabulous technique” for his goal but it was not enough to keep him on the pitch for 90 minutes in the 1-1 away draw against Burnley on Wednesday night.
The Senate Committee on Public Accounts has uncovered how the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) paid N443 billion without appropriation.
A roadside bomb explosion killed a female doctor in the eastern city of Jalalabad, provincial officials said on Thursday, days after three female media workers were shot dead in the same city.
Africa’s number one male Table Tennis player, Aruna Quadri started on a bright note at the World Table Tennis [WTT] championship in Doha on Wednesday.
The federal government has further extended the work-from-home directive to all public workers on Salary Grade Levels 12 and below until March 31 as a measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Global rights group, Amnesty International, has condemned the arrest of Salihu Tanko Yakasai, who was arrested hours after criticising President Muhammadu Buhari, over the rise in school kidnappings.
Police in Myanmar launched their most sweeping crackdown in three weeks of protests against military rule on Saturday in towns and cities across the country, with media reports of a woman shot dead and dozens of people detained.
Suspected Islamist insurgents overran the northeast Nigerian town of Dikwa in Borno state, a military stronghold and humanitarian hub, security sources, residents and an aid worker said on Tuesday.
Ukraine named a former finance minister as ambassador to the United States on Thursday, a sign of its push to upgrade ties with Washington under President Joe Biden after it was sucked into an awkward role in Donald Trump’s first impeachment.
Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has lost huge investments due to the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said.