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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.

Cleric wants Nigerians to trust God for a better country

“A lot of people are disappointed at the turn of things in the country, but we must all believe that hope is not lost. We must be optimistic and trust God for a better Nigeria,” Enenche said in a Sermon at a “Day of Outreach and Prayers” for media practitioners and journalists.
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Twitter to remove tweets that dehumanize religious groups

Twitter is announcing updates to its policies today to address hateful language directed at religious groups, a significant in how the platform moderates against hate speech. The policy will go into effect starting today, with moderation practices immediately updated to enforce the new rules.

Sultan Abubakar drums support for President Buhari’s second term

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Friday in Abuja urged all Nigerians, irrespective of their political affiliation, to support the agenda of the second tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari.
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Facebook bans Louis Farrakhan, others for alleged hate speech

Facebook announced on Thursday that it has banned several high-profile accounts and people from its platform, including Nation of Islam leader, Minister Louis Farrakhan, according to USA Today.
The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

NLC: Current security architecture has failed

Worried by the increasing state of insecurity in the country, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Thursday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to rejig the current security architecture in the country with the conclusion that the current system has failed the country.

UN condoles families of aid workers killed in Kaduna

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, has extended his heartfelt condolences to the families, colleagues and friends of two aid workers who lost their lives in Friday’s attack on Kajuru Castle, a holiday resort 220 kilometers north of Abuja, the capital of Nigeria.

Facebook’s flood of languages leave it struggling to monitor content

Facebook Inc’s struggles with hate speech and other types of problematic content are being hampered by the company’s inability to keep up with a flood of new languages as mobile phones bring social media to every corner of the globe.
VP Osinbajo after the wreath laying ceremony at the Kigali memorial centre.

Rwanda: VP Osinbajo says ‘never again’ to genocide in the world

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says that many world leaders are committed towards ensuring that there will never be a repeat of the type of genocide that happened in Rwanda.
A famous Kannywood actress, Sadiya Kabala, has cautioned her colleagues against growing rate of hate speech on the social media targeted at their colleagues in the industry.

Actress cautions colleagues against hate speech on social media

A famous Kannywood actress, Sadiya Kabala, has cautioned her colleagues against growing rate of hate speech on the social media targeted at their colleagues in the industry.

Facebook to tighten live stream access after New Zealand attack

Facebook on Friday said it is tightening live video streaming rules in response to the service being used to broadcast deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand.
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Kaduna elections: PDP accuses Governor El-Rufai of sharing money to Muslim clerics

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to investigate the Kaduna State Government for allegedly inducing Muslim clerics with money to campaign for the ruling All Progressives Congress in mosques across the state.
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Facebook’s privacy move: major pivot or headfake?

After building the world’s biggest and most powerful social network in history, Mark Zuckerberg says the future of Facebook is something else.

Joke Silva, Ali Nuhu, Desmond Elliot, other celebrities congratulate President Buhari

Nigerian celebrities, Joke Silva, Desmond Elliot and some others have congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election to office.
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Drama as Kwara APC deputy governorship candidate reads ó tó gé from scripture

A mild drama occurred on Sunday when the All Progressives Congress (APC) Deputy Governorship candidate in Kwara, Mr Kayode Alabi, visited Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Gaa Akanbi, to seek spiritual guidance.
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Nigerian Army confirms 66 killed in Kaduna attack

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of 66 people in the attack on Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
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Twitter says not enough done to prevent online abuse

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has said Silicon Valley companies, including his own, have not done enough to protect victims of online abuse, calling it a "huge fail".
The acting Inspector-General of Police (IG-P), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has assured candidates and political parties of police neutrality and fairness throughout the general elections.

Elections: Acting IGP assures neutrality of police

The acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has assured candidates and political parties of police neutrality and fairness throughout the general elections.

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Tragedy struck in Imo State on Friday after a retired policeman, Emezim Duru, shot and killed a yet-to-be-identified man at an ongoing festival in the state.
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Brendan Rodgers hopeful on Wilfred Ndidi quick return from hamstring injury

Brendan Rodgers is hopeful that Wilfred Ndidi will be fit for Leicester City’s meeting with Bournemouth after a minor hamstring strain kept the midfielder out of the victory over Sheffield United on Saturday.
Kano Pillars narrowly missed out on the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title but they held on to secure the second ticket for the Caf Champions League.

Kano Pillars walk on minefield in Kumasi

Kano Pillars must pull all the stuns in Kumasi today, as they face Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko in the second leg CAF champions league tie.
Thousands of angry and frustrated Rohingya refugees marked the second anniversary of their exodus from Myanmar into Bangladesh on Sunday by demanding their citizenship and other rights in the country they fled from.

Rohingya refugees protest exodus, demand rights in Myanmar

Thousands of angry and frustrated Rohingya refugees marked the second anniversary of their exodus from Myanmar into Bangladesh on Sunday by demanding their citizenship and other rights in the country they fled from.
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Powerful, obscure law is basis for Donald Trump ‘order’ on trade

President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted "order" to U.S. businesses to cut ties in China amid a spiraling trade war between the two nations.