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Nigerians have taken to social media with sarcasm in reaction to a book that was allegedly published by the Chairman of the Lagos branch of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo. The book which is titled, “My Service to Humanity” is trending on social media and many Nigerians on social media had reacted to it sarcastically. MC Oluomo is yet to comment on the book...

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ABUJA  — The Presidency has alerted the nation of another orchestrated smear campaign against President Muhammadu Buhari, using some online newspapers and blogs. Mr. Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman, who raised the alert in a statement in Abuja on Friday, said the campaign was designed to further exacerbate tension in the land, by portraying the president as pandering to ethnic and other primordial tendencies. According to him, this narrative is contrary to Buhari’s pledge to...

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The Federal Government on Thursday urged Nigerians to disregard the news circulating on social media that it was contemplating another lockdown. Mr. Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), also Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, made clarification in a statement signed by Mr. Willie Bassey, Director Information in his office. Mustapha also advised Nigerians to join hands with the Federal Government to contain the spread of the virus by adhering...

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Twitter’s chief executive Jack Dorsey on Wednesday defended the platform’s decision to suspend U.S. President Donald Trump’s account indefinitely but also said it sets a dangerous precedent. Twitter banned the outgoing president in the wake of the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob last week. “I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter, or how we got here. After a clear warning, we’d take this...

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A report by the National Bureau of Statistic (NBS) has shown that Internet subscribers in Nigeria grew to 151.51 million subscribers in the third quarter of 2020 In the report on telecoms data for Q2 and Q3 2020 released on Sunday NBS estimated that this represents a 5.48 percent growth quarter-on-quarter. A total of 205 million voice subscribers were reported to have been active in Q3 2020 compared to 196.24 million subscribers in Q2 2020,...

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Twitter has permanently suspended President Trump from its platform citing risk of instigating further violence. Trump’s Twitter account was suspended on Friday as punishment for his role in the attack on the US capitol.  The ban is a significant reprimand for the president who had used the microblogging site to gain political prominence. The US president was suspended after the two tweets which would be his last violated the company’s policy against glorification of violence....

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The Ebonyi government on Monday ordered the arrest of circulators of a video on social media that Fulani herdsmen were being attacked and chased out of the state. Gov. David Umahi said at a news conference in Abakaliki that the video was faked. He ordered security agencies to investigate the source of the video and arrest the circulators. The governor said the video had caused panic and tension. “Security personnel must ensure that those behind...

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A former minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT, Jeremiah Useni, has cautioned the Federal Government against its decision to regulate the Social Media in Nigerian, adding that those seeking for social media regulation must exercise restraints to avoid selfish reasons to cloud their judgement. The former Senator who represented the Plateau South in the National Assembly noted that those in authority should be more concerned with transforming governance to have positive impact on the...

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Nigeria Minister of Youth and Sport Development, Sunday Dare, has said that the Federal Government had the option of shutting down the social media space during the #EndSARS protests but chose not to do so. Dare, who said this on Monday while featuring on Channels Television’s programme, Sunrise Daily, said the government did that to give room for freedom of expression. He said other countries had taken certain measures to regulate the cyber space but...

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The minister of information, Lai Mohammed has said the #EndSARS protest is a war fought with the aid of social media. While defending the 2021 budget proposed by his ministry, on Tuesday, Mohammed explained that it is highly important to regulate social media. He noted that although the government is not seeking to shut down social media because the it has come to stay but that there is need to check its excesses due to...

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