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Lalong tasks journalists on safeguarding peace, democracy

Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong, has urged journalists to be mindful of the kind of information they dish out to the public in order to safeguard peace, security and democracy.

Hate speech: I will not be intimidated by fed govt – Wike

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that he will not yield to the threat by the federal government to punish those who make “hate speeches”.

Biafra: Kanu is the master of hate speech – Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has described Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), as the master of hate speech.

IPOB: Opposition’s plot to destabilise Nigeria – Lai

The Federal Government says Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is not set up to fight for the right of anyone or group but a tool by opposition to destabilise the country.

Python Dance and the bite of Biafra

Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, the army chief, is a famous snake farmer. Naturally, he had no hesitation in unleashing pythons on south-eastern Nigeria to enforce the peace. The pythons have been dancing dangerously.

Kenyan lawmaker, former senator detained over hate speech allegations

Kenyan police detained a lawmaker from the ruling party and a former opposition senator on Monday over allegations of hate speech, a spokesman for the interior ministry said.

Hate speech law is a resurrection of Decree 4

I have two predictions to make: before you’re through with this piece, the federal and state governments of Nigeria may issue a decree against hate speech. The authorities, its agents, and some Nigerians would call for my head for circulating hate speech.

Drawing a line between hate speech and constructive criticism

Few weeks back, the Nigerian government drew a line on hate speech in the country, equating it to terrorism. The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, stated this at the National Economic Council security retreat held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Sultan wants hate speech, fake news criminalised

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, said on Thursday that the traditional institution was in support of the recent move by the Federal Government to criminalise hate speech and fake news.

Hate speech: Fed govt directs NBC to sanction erring stations

The Federal Government has directed the National Broadcasting Commission to sanction any radio or television station that broadcasts hate speech.

Lawyers express divergent views on classification of hate speech as terrorism

Some lawyers on Monday described hate speech as a moral issue not constitutional, while others said it should be treated as a treasonable offence.

Osinbajo directs police chief to commence community policing

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has announced that the Nigeria Police would now commence the implementation of a Community Policing Programme in a bid to shore up protection of life and security in the country.

Plan to make hate speech a plot to silence PDP – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has cautioned the federal government over its categorisation of hate speeches to act of terrorism, “This appears as another plot to silence the opposition and I make bold to say that saying the truth concerning the country and its rulers cannot be termed as hate speech.”

We can combat hate speech without trampling on citizens’ rights – Sani

The senator representing Kaduna Central, Sen. Shehu Sani, Friday, said that Nigerians can fight hate speech without violating the right to freedom of opinion and the right to condemn the government, if they involve themselves and come together to agree on one simple definition of the term ‘Hate speech’.

Hate speech will be considered an act of terrorism – Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has described hate speech as an act of terrorism, saying the federal government has drawn a line on in it.

Hate speech is terrorism – Osinbajo

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, said the Federal Government has drawn the line on hate speech.

Bolanle Ambode charges youth corps members on security consciousness

Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, has stressed the need for youth corps members posted to the state to be security conscious and avoid hate speech.

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General Yahaya assumes duty as Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole

Farouq Yahaya, a major general, on Friday took over as the new Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Ondo governor appoints nine-member coronavirus palliative committee

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Friday constituted a nine-member palliative committee on COVID-19 to deliberate and make recommendations to the government on how to cushion the harsh economic impact of the lockdown on residents.
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Minister: Chinese medical experts on their way to Nigeria

The Federal Government has said that 18 Chinese medical experts are on their way to Nigeria with medical supplies including ventilators, to assist in overcoming the COVID-19 global pandemic.
United Kingdom airline British Airways will resume direct flights to Pakistan in June, a decade after suspending services to the South Asian nation over security concerns, the carrier has announced.

Coronavirus: UK set to evacuate citizens from Nigeria

The United Kingdom says it is working round the clock to airlift its citizens in Nigeria amid the COVID-19 crisis.
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Face masks do reduce spread of flu and some coronaviruses – study

Face masks could help limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to researchers who studied the effect of surgical masks on the transmission of other corona and flu viruses.