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19 Jul
Idris Elba has suggested that social media platform make it mandatory for people to identify themselves properly before creating an account. The British actor made this statement on his Instagram page in light of the recent spate of trolling and racial abuse on social media. "People in the public eye get verified on social media,…
15 Jul
Twitter is shutting down Fleets, the feature which allows users to share text, photos and videos that disappear in 24 hours. The feature will be disappear on August 3 after it failed to gain traction with users In a blog post on Wednesday, Twitter's head of product, brand and video ads, Ilya Brown said users…
12 Jul
Facebook and Twitter said Monday they were scrambling to take down racially abusive comments directed at members of the England football team following a heartbreaking loss in Sunday's Euro 2020 final.
8 Jul
Former US President Donald Trump on Wednesday unveiled a lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter and Google, escalating his years-long free speech battle with tech giants who he argues have wrongfully censored him.
6 Jul
Hong Kong's leader on Tuesday brushed off a warning by major tech companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter that they may quit the financial hub if authorities push ahead with a new privacy law.
5 Jul
More judicial and regulatory oversight is needed to sufficiently protect free speech online and personal data, especially when government institutions are responsible for breaches, Nigeria’s data advisory and analytics firm Stears Data, has stated. The report calling for better online free speech laws, data privacy regulations and stakeholder coordination for greater impact, comes at the end…
4 Jul
Given the apparent consensus that the controversy being generated from the ban placed on Twitter by the Federal Government is an ill wind that blows no one any good, the negotiation reportedly
2 Jul
International businessman and serial entrepreneur Alafaa Kariboye-Igbo, popularly known as Oil Money, has joined the growing voice of condemnation that flays the federal government of Nigeria for its ban of Twitter. According to the CEO of the new record label in town, Oil Money Record, banning Twitter wasn't a good move on the part of…
30 Jun
The United States has condemned the continuous suspension of Twitter adding that such action ‘has no place in a democracy.’ That, ‘freedom of expression and access to information both online
29 Jun
A Hindu group has filed a complaint with police against Twitter’s country head for showing regions outside a map of India on its website. A map on Twitter’s careers page showed the Indian-administered Kashmir region, including the Himalayan enclave of Ladakh, outside India. The disputed region is claimed by both India and Pakistan. That provoked…
29 Jun
Indian police have filed preliminary charges against senior Twitter officials over an inaccurate map of the country, an official said Tuesday, in the latest escalation between the US firm and New Delhi.
27 Jun
When the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration first announced that it was placing a temporary ban on Twitter on June 4, it was the subject of ‘cruise and light banter’ for many Nigerian tweeps (Twitter users). However, the reality that the government was standing by its decision dawned on Nigerian when by midnight of June 5,…

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The chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Buba Marwa Thursday said Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos is the epicentre of drug trafficking in Nigeria. Marwa based his assertion on the volume of drugs seized at the airport since the beginning of the year. "Murtala Mohammed International Airport remains the epicentre of the…
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A 25-year-old man appeared in court on Thursday after being charged with the murder of British MP David Amess, who was stabbed to death last week in what lawyers said was an attack with a "terrorist connection". Ali Harbi Ali, who was arrested at the scene of the killing in Leigh-on-Sea, east of London, last…
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Danbatta sees huge role for the media in conflict resolution From January to August, 2021, about 34 million calls were made by Nigerians, who were seeking succor during emergencies or under any circumstance posing security issue and unrest within their communities. These emergency calls were made using the 122 Emergency Number. The calls were processed…
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R&B singer R. Kelly has been placed on suicide watch following his conviction for sex trafficking charges in New York. The 54-year old singer's attorney Steve Greenburg revealed this at the first court hearing since a jury found Kelly guilty three weeks ago. Greenburg told a federal judge in Chicago that R. Kelly had been…
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Antigua and Barbuda prime minister Gaston Browne said the authorities will arrest a Nigerian couple who are thought to be fleeing to the country after pulling off a N22billion fraud in Nigeria. Antigua Observer reported that Browne spoke in response to claims that the Nigerian couple Bamise and Elizabeth Ajetunmobi had obtained citizenship from Antigua…