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Pastor Samuel Olusegun Oladele

Religious leaders, politicians urged to shun hate speech

The General Superintendent, Christ Apostolic Church, Worldwide, Pastor Samuel Oladele, has advised religious leaders and politicians to shun hate speech, as Nigeria prepares for 2019 general elections.

The impending implosion of APC

The extent of this implosion became more evident during the party’s recent state congresses. Parallel congresses were held in more than 10 states, there were reports of boycotts, violence and general confusion.

U.S envoy urges media to uphold ethics, eschew hate speech

The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington, was among stakeholders in the media industry that have counseled journalists to uphold the ethics of their profession and eschew making hate speeches.

Press Freedom Day: Report me fairly – President Buhari tells journalists

President Muhamamdu Buhari on Wednesday told Nigerian journalists that he wants to be reported fairly.

2019: INEC raises alarm over hate speech, fake news

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said hate speech, fake news and other forms of media reporting may likely trigger crisis that would threaten the peaceful conduct of the 2019 general elections.

Nigerian media under scrutiny over herder-farmer conflict

A photograph of a man with an assault rifle in front of cattle is frequently used to illustrate Nigerian media stories about bloody clashes between farmers and herders.

Mark Zuckerberg: Russia always seeks to manipulate Facebook

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg accepted personal responsibility Tuesday for the leak of data on tens of millions of its users, while warning of an “arms race” against Russian disinformation during a high-stakes hearing with US lawmakers.

PDP: A hysterical, tabloid opposition

Many are disappointed with the ruling party. The opposition has been presented a ridiculous opportunity. But a bleary-eyed, voluble, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has allowed beer-parlor habits distract it from diligent purposeful oppositional politics.

President Buhari greets Christians, commits to security, progress

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a felicitation message to Christians on Easter celebrations and with the assurance of his commitment to security, peace, unity and development.

President Buhari: Rigging, political violence belong to dustbin of history

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the issue of rigging and political violence during elections now belongs to the dustbin of history.

President Buhari hails Nigerians at Easter

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday sent his Easter message to Nigerians, assurance that all the abducted schoolgirls would be freed safely.

Bill Gates as ‘a wailing wailer’

Mr. Bill Gates, Microsoft founder, friend of Nigeria and one of the richest men in the world was in Nigeria recently, but he ended up violating the official interpretation of “table manners” in Nigeria’s corridors of power.

Presidency urges politicians to avoid hate speech in their campaigns

The trio, who spoke at a conference on Hate Speech and Campus Journalism Awards Ceremony organised by Youths Digest in Abuja, warned that hate speech, as evil does nobody any good, must be avoided by politicians and religious leaders in the interest of the corporate existence of the country.

Ex-Governor Lamido: President Buhari came to power through blackmail, hate speech

The former governor of Jigawa State and current presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sule Lamido, has said his Party was voted out of power in 2015 based on blackmail.

Hate speech: Federal govt urged to reactivate Nigerian Press Council

Nigerian Government has been enjoined to reactivate the Nigerian Press Council and review its Code of Conduct so as to enable it discharge its duties effectively as enshrined in the Constitution.

Africa: A continent without democrats

In the past two decades, there have been many electoral transitions across the continent indicative of a pattern of democratic consolidation. In reality, however, mercenaries of democracy, dictators and a military culture dominate African politics.

Nelson Mandela Foundation seeks ban of apartheid-era flag

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has asked the courts to ban "gratuitous displays" of the apartheid-era South African flag.

NBC warns stations, OAPs on political campaigns

Malam Is’haq Kawu, Director-General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has urged broadcasting stations not to air political campaigns before the stipulated period for commencement.

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Pastor Samuel Olusegun Oladele

Religious leaders, politicians urged to shun hate speech

The General Superintendent, Christ Apostolic Church, Worldwide, Pastor Samuel Oladele, has advised religious leaders and politicians to shun hate speech, as Nigeria prepares for 2019 general elections.

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Sikiru Tae-Lawal: Ekiti people tired of APC, PDP misrule

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