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Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Lai Mohammed lambastes opposition, says it peddles fake news

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has alleged that the opposition will go any length at fabricating “ludicrous and fake stories” to discredit the government ahead of 2019 elections
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

2019: Atiku Abubakar boycotts Peace Accord as EU pledges to be neutral

The candidate of the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday boycotted the signing of Peace Accord among all presidential candidates for the elections.
Adama Dieng

UN: Rise in hate speech alarming

The current rise in hate speech, racial tensions and identity-based violence is alarming, the UN Special Adviser on Preventing Genocide, and head, UN Office on Genocide Prevention, Adama Dieng, has said.

Facebook holds exhibition against fake news

As part of its continued commitment to tackling false news, fake accounts and hate speech, as well as improving the transparency of advertising on its platform, Facebook, recently held an election Integrity Exhibition for media, civil society partners and other stakeholders in Nigeria.

Nigerian media and political accountability

“Only a redeemed media can redeem the nation from drowning in the turbulence of malicious misinformation and hate-mongering that is already gathering,” – Prof Ayobami Ojebode on Thursday, November 29 at the Radio Nigeria 2018 Annual Lecture in Abuja.

Hate speech: Adebayo Shittu urges responsible political debate on social media

The Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu, has called on Nigerians to engage in responsible political debates devoid of hate speech in the interest of peace and development.
Ish'aq Modibo Kawu

Muhammadu Buhari approves 213 new broadcasting licences

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the issuance of operating licences to 213 new public and private broadcasting outfits in the country.

Ikra Bilbis: Politicians promoting hate speeches in Nigeria

As the campaigns for 2019 general elections commences, the Board Chairman, Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Mallam Ikra Aliyu Bilbis, has argued that politicians are the ones behind nearly all the hate speeches hence they promote it.

Boko Haram attack: Center warns against circulation of fake images on social media

The Center for Information Technology and Development, CITAD, said it has sadly noticed fake pictures of Nigerian military officers in circulation, especially on social media platforms.

2019: Davies Ikanya urges politicians to shun campaign of calumny, hate speech

Politicians have been urged to dwell more in selling themselves and their party manifestoes, and avoid campaign of calumny and hate speech during campaigns.

2019: Senate minority leader writes INEC on campaigns, underage voters

The Senate Minority Leader, Biodun Olujimi, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to tackle the menace of underage voters in order to ensure the credibility of the general elections in 2019.

Abdullahi Ganduje urges NYSC members to join fight fake news, hate speech

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has advised National Youth Service Corps members posted to the state to join the campaign against hate speech and fake news in the country.
Atiku Abubakar

2019: Abubakar Atiku campaign pledges issue-based campaign

Segun Showunmi, Spokesman of the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Organisation, has pledged to run an issue-based campaign ahead of the 2019 general elections.

AU: Internet connectivity triples in Africa amid rising cybercrime

The African Continent is exhibiting one of the fastest growth rate in internet penetration worldwide with digital connectivity almost tripled in the last five years, the African Union (AU) revealed on Tuesday.

2019: Lai Mohammed wants media to play its gate-keeping role during political campaigns

Ahead of the 2019 General elections, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has called on the media to play its gate keeping role to forestall hate speech during political campaigns.

Insurgency: USAID harps on adequate security in LGs ahead of 2019 elections

Security apparatus involved, in the fight against insurgency, have been urged to ensure normalcy everywhere, especially insurgency affected LGAs, as political activities heightened ahead of the 2019 polls in Adamawa state
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Osun guber: Political parties urged to shun hate speech

Ahead of the Sept. 22 Osun governorship election, an NGO, Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA Africa), has appealed to political parties to shun hate speech and violence before, during and after the exercise.

Internet companies may face EU fine if extremist content isn’t removed within an hour

The European Union’s chief executive on Wednesday proposed fining Google, Facebook, Twitter and other online platforms if they fail to remove extremist content within one hour.

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NLC urges federal government to respect ILO principles

Comrade Ayuba Wabba, President, National Labour Congress (NLC), has urged the federal government to respect International Labour Organisation (ILO) principles and the rights of workers in order to have peaceful industrial relations.
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Explosion in Japanese restaurant leaves more than 40 injured

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Nigerians ‘too religious’ – Chinese cleric

A representative of the International Assembly (IA) of the True Jesus Church in Nigeria, Pastor Hong-Hsiung Ko, has described Nigerians as “too religious a people” who also have respect for their religious leaders.
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2019: Debates will not win election – APC chieftain

The immediate past Commissioner for Works in Lagos State, Ganiyu Johnson, on Sunday said debates would not determine who would win the 2019 presidential elections in Nigeria.
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Yemi Osinbajo urges Nigerians to appreciate local talents

Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, has urged Nigerians to show better appreciation of local abilities and talents to enable the country to be competitive globally.