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Nextdoor scrambles to address QAnon after Capitol attack

For months, Nextdoor moderators have struggled with the challenge of addressing QAnon content on its neighborhood sites — but after last week’s deadly attack on the Capitol, the pressure between moderators and the company’s policy team may have reached a breaking point.
Ignace Sossou quoted on his Facebook and Twitter pages comments made by Benin’s public prosecutor Mario Metonou at a media event to discuss fake news on December 17.

Facebook says it’s banning the phrase ‘stop the steal’

“We are treating the next two weeks as a major civic event,” the post reads. “We are now removing content containing the phrase ‘stop the steal’ under our Coordinating Harm policy from Facebook and Instagram... With continued attempts to organize events against the outcome of the US presidential election that can lead to violence, and use of the term by those involved in Wednesday’s violence in DC, we’re taking this additional step in the lead up to the inauguration.”
Peloton, a company known for its internet-connected bikes and treadmills, is wading into the Stop The Steal mess.

Peloton blocks #StopTheSteal hashtag from being created or used

Peloton, a company known for its internet-connected bikes and treadmills, is wading into the Stop The Steal mess. The company is now preventing users from creating a #StopTheSteal tag from within the app, saying the tag does not “meet our guidelines” when a user goes to create it.
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump hold a banner as they rally to protest the results of the election in front of Supreme Court building, in Washington, U.S., December 12, 2020. REUTERS-Jonathan Ernst

Pro-Trump groups march and pray to protest president’s election loss

Conservative groups alleging without evidence that President-elect Joe Biden stole the U.S. election gathered for protests on Saturday, including one in Washington featuring President Donald Trump’s recently pardoned former national security adviser.
A poll challenger looks at absentee ballots to be counted on Election Day being processed by poll workers, at the TCF Center in Detroit, Michigan, on November 2 [Rebecca Cook-Reuters]

Donald Trump targets vote certification in late bid to block Joe Biden

Getting nowhere in the courts, President Donald Trump’s scattershot effort to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory is shifting towards obscure election boards that certify the vote as Trump and his allies seek to upend the electoral process, sow chaos and perpetuate unsubstantiated doubts about the count.
Twitter has placed sharing restrictions on a tweet from President Donald Trump, setting up a high-profile standoff between the president and the platform in the aftermath of Election Day. Facebook has added labels to the president’s posts, saying the final vote count isn’t in yet.

Twitter restricts Donald Trump’s post on alleged vote rigging

Twitter has imposed restriction on a tweet by U.S. President Trump in which he alleges an attempt by unnamed persons to “steal the election”.
Twitter has placed sharing restrictions on a tweet from President Donald Trump, setting up a high-profile standoff between the president and the platform in the aftermath of Election Day. Facebook has added labels to the president’s posts, saying the final vote count isn’t in yet.

Twitter, Facebook label Donald Trump posts alleging election theft

Twitter has placed sharing restrictions on a tweet from President Donald Trump, setting up a high-profile standoff between the president and the platform in the aftermath of Election Day. Facebook has added labels to the president’s posts, saying the final vote count isn’t in yet.
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) said that the Nigerian economy has lost over N700 billion to the #EndSARS protests over the last 12 days.

#EndSARS: CSOs put protest on hold in Osun as looting, vandalism continue

Civil Society Groups in Osun, under the aegis of the Civil Society Coalition, on Tuesday said all their agitations and protests have been put on hold and directed all protesters and youths in the state to do the same.
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Kwara governor condemns looting of agro mall, says palliatives meant for flood victims

Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has condemned the looting of palliatives stored at the Agro-Mall in Ilorin, the state capital.
Big Brother Naija housemate, Vee, has said she doesn’t care about Erica’s disqualification and Tolanibaj’s eviction.

#BBNaija: Why I don’t care about Tolanibaj, Erica – Vee

Big Brother Naija housemate, Vee, has said she doesn’t care about Erica’s disqualification and Tolanibaj’s eviction.
Bishop David Oyedepo, founder of Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State and Living Faith Church Worldwide, otherwise known as Winners’ Chapel International, went ballistic on Thursday after he was denied visa by the US Embassy.

Bishop Oyedepo: Coronavirus’ just the beginning of end time woes

The Founder and Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide International aka Winners’ Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, has said the coronavirus pandemic is just the beginning of the woes to be visited on the world “before the Lord returns.”
Lawal Mazaje ‘m’ 40 years from Felele of Kogi State, Adamu Adamu ‘m’ 50yrs from Jada of Adamawa State, Mohammed Shehu Usman ‘m’ 26 years from Illela of Sokoto State and Auwal Abubakar ‘m’ 25 years from Shinkafi of Zamfara State.

Police arrest ‘killers’ of Afenifere leader’s daughter

Police Force Headquarters said Thursday it had arrested suspected killers of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti.

Senate no longer probing mace-snatching incident – spokesperson

The Senate spokesperson, Godiya Akwashiki (APC, Nasarawa North), made this known to journalists on Friday. He said the probe ended as soon as the eighth Senate rounded off and that the present ninth Senate cannot restart it.
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.

Atiku Abubakar: I’ll end Zamfara killings within 30 days of my swearing-in

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has promised to end the blood bath in Zamfara State within 30 days of his swearing-in as president of Nigeria in 2019.
US accuses two Chinese nationals of carrying out extensive hacking campaign on behalf of China's intelligence agency.

US indicts hackers ‘working for Chinese spy agency’

The two, identified as Zhu Hua and Zhang Jianguo, worked in China to hack into computers to steal intellectual property and confidential business and technological data, according to an indictment, unsealed on Thursday.

Insecurity, criminality evidence of government failure – ECWA

Evangelical Church of Wining All (ECWA) has condemned the spate of insecurity in Nigeria, saying the growing insecurity and criminality is a glaring evidence of government failure.

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Voter apathy mars Kano council poll

Saturday’s Kano State local government election, recorded low turnout of voters, as only a handful voters were seen in polling units, newsmen reports.
The executive governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun has urged Nigerian students, irrespective of religious affiliation, to continue working for the unity, peace, and progress of the country.

Osun governor: Nigerians must shun calls for division, inter-ethnic wranglings

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has called on Nigerians to shun calls for division, insurgency, banditry and all inter-ethnic, religious and politically motivated wranglings capable of disintegrating the country.

2023: Igbo president‘ll ensure post civil war full integration – aspirant

A presidential aspirant for 2023 general election and former Chief Judge of Anambra State, Professor Peter Umeadi has argued that electing an Igbo as president of Nigeria in 2023 would ensure full integration of all sections of the country, which is being clamoured for since the end of the Nigeria civil war 51 years ago.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Coronavirus: Lagos orders civil servants to work from home till Feb 1

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed civil servants on Level 14 and below to work from home till February 1, 2021 as part of measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease amid the second wave of the pandemic.

One killed, another injured by suspected armed bandits in Benue

One person has been killed and another badly injured after suspected armed bandits attacked a team of Benue State Livestock Guards and Agro Rangers of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Benue.