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Senator Moro defends position on “anti-social media bill”

Senator Abba Moro, representing Benue South senatorial district on Tuesday clarified his reasons for supporting the Internet Falsehood and Manipulations Bill on the floor of the senate.
A former British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Senior Producer, Kadaria Ahmed, on Monday said that the Social Media Bill in the National Assembly was a threat to democracy and journalism.

Kadaria Ahmed: Social Media Bill a threat to journalism, democracy

A former British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Senior Producer, Kadaria Ahmed, on Monday said that the Social Media Bill in the National Assembly was a threat to democracy and journalism.
Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly

Shehu Sani: Regulation of social media threat to freedom of speech

The Senator that represented Kaduna Central in the 8th National Assembly, Comrade Shehu Sani, has described the bill on the regulation of social media as a serious threat and danger to freedom of speech and expression.
The 3D-printed “Liberator” gun designed by Defense Distributed.

Donald Trump deal to share 3D-printed gun blueprints online ruled ‘unlawful’

A federal judge has struck down a decision by the Trump administration to allow blueprints for 3D-printed guns to be shared online.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, has re-affirmed his commitment to restructuring if elected on Feb. 16.

Atiku Abubakar: Anti-hate speech bill an abuse of legislative process

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, has said that the bill being conceived by the National Assembly to tackle hate speeches and other social media related contents is an abuse of legislative process.
The Nigerian Guild of Editors Standing Committee has elected Mustapha Isah as Acting President of the Guild, to fill the vacant position of Mrs Funke Egbemode as President, upon her appointment and acceptance of offer as Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation in Osun State.

NGE raises concern over plans to regulate social media, elects acting president

The Nigerian Guild of Editors Standing Committee has elected Mustapha Isah as Acting President of the Guild, to fill the vacant position of Mrs Funke Egbemode as President, upon her appointment and acceptance of offer as Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation in Osun State.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has called for new, stronger and more effective ways to eradicate racism in football in the wake of England players suffering abuse in Bulgaria.

FIFA president ‘disappointed’ by empty stands at Koreas qualifier

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said he was “disappointed” after attending a historic but bizarre World Cup qualifier between North and South Korea that had empty stands and no live broadcast.
Nigerians In Diaspora Organisation - NIDO

[email protected]: Use Diaspora to improve country’s economic well being – NIDOA

Diaspora Nigerians in the Americas running across four countries have urged the federal government to factor in their contributions in the improvement of the economic well being of the country.
Timi Frank

Timi Frank: Nigerians should apologise to former President Jonathan

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has called on Nigerians, particularly those who worked against the re-election and sabotaged the former President Goodluck Jonathan to publicly tender an apology if the country must move forward.
Police in the Philippines are investigating the imageboard 8chan, which has been accused of creating a safe space for far-right mass shooters, according to The Wall Street Journal.

8chan is under police investigation in the Philippines

Police in the Philippines are investigating the imageboard 8chan, which has been accused of creating a safe space for far-right mass shooters, according to The Wall Street Journal
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has petitioned France, Germany, European Union, United States of America and United Kingdom over alleged undemocratic actions and infractions of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Atiku Abubakar condemns ‘kidnapping’ of Nigerians by government

Former Vice President and opposition leader, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned the arrest of two Nigerians by suspected state agents between Friday and Saturday in what appears to be a clampdown on critics of the government.
Street preacher Oluwole Ilesanmi was arrested for breach of the peace

Nigerian preacher arrested in London wins £2,500 compensation

A Nigerian preacher who was halted from expressing his Christian views and driven four miles away by police has been awarded a £2,500 payout for wrongful arrest, it was reported today by several British media.
Ahmet Altan at the Edinburgh international book festival in 2015. Gary Doak-Alamy

Turkey refuses to free two prominent journalists

Turkey’s Constitutional Court on Friday rejected the appeals for freedom from Ahmet Altan and Nazli Ilicak, two prominent journalists who were taken into custody after a failed coup in 2016.
Abubakar Malami

AGF Malami denies alleged plot to reverse Supreme Court decision on Rivers APC

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, has denied an alleged plot to reverse the Supreme Court judgment on Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ambassador of Ukraine to Nigeria, Valerii Aleksandruk

Ukraine envoy urges federal government to recognise ‘Holodomor’ as genocide

Valerii Aleksandruk, the Ukraine Ambassador to Nigeria, has urged the Federal Government to pass a resolution through the National Assembly recognising Holodomor as genocide.
Ambassador of Ukraine to Nigeria, Valerii Aleksandruk

Ukraine urges Nigeria to recognise Holodomor as genocide

Ukraine Ambassador to Nigeria Dr Valerii Aleksandruk has appealed to the federal government to formally recognise `Holodomor' (the man-made famine in Ukraine in which millions of Ukrainians were deliberately starved to death) as genocide against the Ukrainian people.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo sues radio presenter for N1 billion over Bola Ige’s death

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has sued an online journalist and radio presenter, Mr. Akanda Oro, popularly known as Awikonko, for N1billion.
US Vice President Mike Pence (R) and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrive for a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on November 14, 2018. (Photo by Bernat Armangue / POOL / AFP)

Mike Pence takes Aung San Suu Kyi to task over Myanmar treatment of Rohingya

The violence which drove 700,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh was "without excuse", US Vice President Mike Pence told Aung San Suu Kyi in stinging comments on a summit sideline on Wednesday.

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PDP urges Bode George to work with Lagos exco

The national leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Chief Bode George and other disgruntled chieftains of the party in Lagos state to put aside their personal and parochial differences and work with the executive committee in the state chapter.
An unnamed Nigerian player has been sacked by his Slovenian club side after he admitted to impregnating the Club President’s daughter.

Nigerian player sacked by Slovenian club for impregnating president’s daughter

An unnamed Nigerian player has been sacked by his Slovenian club side after he admitted to impregnating the Club President’s daughter.

Air traffic engineers call for training on cyber security

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Adeniran Ogunsanya college to be upgraded to university – Lagos governor

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said the state government owned Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education is to be upgraded to a University of Education.

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