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Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends.

Facebook frustrates advertisers as boycott over hate speech kicks off

Advertisements for more than 400 brands, including Coca-Cola and Starbucks, are due to vanish from Facebook on Wednesday, after the failure of last-ditch talks to stop a boycott over hate speech on the site.

How ex-minister Kabiru Turaki diverted Muslim youth’s fund – EFCC witness

The trial of former Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, SAN, began on Tuesday, before Justice Inyang Ekwo, of the Federal High Court, Abuja, with the first prosecution witness narrating before the court how money meant for sensitization and enlightenment of Muslim youth on hate speech and religious intonation was diverted by Turaki.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF warns journalists against fake news, hate speech

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Malam Abubakar Malami (SAN) has urged Judiciary Correspondents in the country to avoid fake news and hate speech in the course of discharging their professional duties.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (AFP Photo - Getty Images - Win McNamee)

Facebook chief wants EU to lead on tech rules

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Monday urged the European Union to take the lead in setting global standards for tech regulation or risk seeing countries follow China as a model.
Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends.

Facebook unveils independent content oversight board that can overrule founder

Facebook’s new content oversight board will include a former prime minister, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and several constitutional law experts and rights advocates among its first 20 members, the company announced on Wednesday.
Antonio Guterres

UN: We still live in the shadow of slave trade

UN Secretary-General António Guterres says the world “still lives in the shadow of the transatlantic slave trade” in spite of rejecting racism.

Imo: What Emeka Ihedioha ought to have done

The recent reaction of the sacked governor of Imo state, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha, to the Supreme Court confirmation of Senator Hope Uzodimma as the duly elected governor of Imo state, was at best a self-deluding inglorious voyage totally blind to the truth, and at worst a hate speech.

Twitter labels video retweeted by Donald Trump as ‘manipulated’

Twitter has used a new policy to identify misleading content for the first time on a post retweeted by US President Donald Trump that appeared to show Democratic Party rival Joe Biden endorsing his re-election.
The Ethiopian House of Peoples Representative (HoPR), the lower house of the Ethiopian parliament, on Thursday ratified a new law that criminalised hate speech and disinformation.

Ethiopian MPs ratify law criminalising hate speech

The Ethiopian House of Peoples Representative (HoPR), the lower house of the Ethiopian parliament, on Thursday ratified a new law that criminalised hate speech and disinformation.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, at the Town Hall Forum on Hate Speech organised by DAAR Communications in Abuja on Monday, February 3, 2020 2

Senator Lawan: National Assembly open to suggestions on ways to deal with hate speech,...

President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, has said that the National Assembly is open to suggestions from Nigerians on the best ways to tackle the menace of hate speech and fake news.

Senator Sabi: Hate speech bill still alive

The sponsor of the controversial Hate Speech Bill, Senator Abdullahi Sabi, has said the proposed legislation is alive and will continue its journey at the National Assembly.

Minister gives directives to regulate online broadcast

The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, has given directives to the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to formulate regulations for the online media.

Minister orders implementation of 70 percent local content in broadcasting

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to implement the 70% local content in broadcasting under the new broadcast regulatuons.
Political Officer of the Embassy of the United States of America, Jerry Howard, on Tuesday described the Hate Speech bill before the National Assembly as an “impressive” piece of legislation needed to address issues of discrimination, hostility and violence in Nigeria. Howard stated this during a meeting with the Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate and sponsor of the Hate Speech bill, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, at the National Assembly, Abuja.

US Sanctions: Hate speech bill a remedy to religious, ethnic persecution in Nigeria –...

Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, has said the passage of the Hate Speech Bill under consideration by the National Assembly will address all issues of discrimination associated with religious and ethnic persecution in Nigeria.
A new law being considered in Ethiopia is being called a threat to free speech and online expression.

Rights group calls new law in Ethiopia a threat to freedom of expression

Ethiopia’s “Hate Speech and Disinformation Prevention and Suppression Proclamation” is in a draft stage, but if approved, it would criminalize online, broadcast or print speech that promotes hatred, said the London-based rights group Human Rights Watch in a press statement Friday.

Cleric: Hate Speech, social media bills misplaced priority

The Hate Speech and social media bills being proposed by the National Assembly has been described as a misplaced priority, considering other pressing needs of Nigerians.

Femi Falana: Nigerians must take corruption fight headlong

Human rights activist, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, has urged Nigerians not to leave the fight of corruption to any institution but to the bull by the horn in order to make it successful.

Group: Death of Kogi PDP woman leader burnt alive must not be swept under...

An international NGO, Centre for Information Technology and Development, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that he diligently followed to the end the prosecution of those held for the death of the Kogi PDP woman leader, Mrs Acheju Abuh, to serve as a deterrent to others.

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12 aspirants jostle for Ondo APC governor ticket

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