After banning Twitter, the Nigerian government has planned to use Koo, a Bengaluru-based microblogging startup. Recently, Twitter took down Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet citing violation of behaviour policy which sparked the argument between Twitter and Nigerian government. Talking about lifting the ban on Twitter, Nigerian minister Lai Mohammad said, "First and Foremost, Twitter must register as a company in Nigeria". Koo… read-more
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Former US President Donald Trump praised the Nigerian government's decision to ban Twitter after the service deleted their President Muhammadu Buhari's tweet due to breach of rules. Praising Buhari, Trump criticized Facebook and Twitter asking who they are to judge good and evil if they themselves are evil. He further urged other countries to ban the platforms as well. Notably, Trump was banned from both platforms after the Capitol Riots.
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Indian microblogging platform 'Koo' is focusing on its expansion in Nigeria after Twitter faced a ban in the African country. “@kooindia is available in Nigeria. We’re thinking of enabling the local languages there too. What say?” company’s co-founder and CEO Aprameya Radhakrishna stated. The Nigerian government banned Twitter on June 4 after the US-based micro-blogging… read-more
Following a tip-off, the NCB on January 15 arrested Nigerian national allegedly carrying 10-12 cocaine-filled capsules in his mouth. Busting him outside a Juhu-based five-star hotel, the police rushed him to hospital for X-ray and CT-scan where more drugs were discovered in his mouth. The police said it is an old modus-operandi of peddlers and has asked to investigate further about his history in contraband dealings.
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The Nigerian police have alerted the non-natives in the country after two Indian workers were kidnapped on gunpoint on December 9. The two Indians were kidnapped from Nigeria’s Ibadan City of Oyo state where they worked in a pharmaceutical firm. While the families of the Indians have not been contacted by the kidnappers, the police spokesman Olugbenga Fadeyi assured of a "concerted effort". Hundreds of Indians work in Nigerian pharmaceutical… read-more
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About 110 civilians have been massacred in an attack near north-eastern Nigeria's Maiduguri city on November 28. Reportedly, the deceased's throats have been found slit in the killings, which are suspected to be done by jihadist group Boko Haram. Moreover, the attack was timed on a long-delayed election day that resulted in postponing the polls. According to an anti-jihadist Militia, the victims were migrant workers, who had travelled seeking… read-more
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UNs Humanitarian Office is set to release $ 100 million ‘emergency fund’ for seven countries on the verge of famine. While releasing $80 Million for Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Congo, Nigeria, Sudan, and Yemen, it has earmarked $20 million for war-struck Ethiopia. According to the UN, the funds will be used to cater the most vulnerable, especially women, girls and differently-abled. Reportedly all these places have been affected by conflicts… read-more
A fuel tanker explosion in Lokoja, Nigeria has killed atleast 25 people including school students. The incident took place in the early hours of September 23. Reportedly, the driver lost control after the brakes of the tanker failed. Police spokesman Willy Aya stated that several victims were charred so severely that bodies could not be recognized. A video shared online shows huge black fumes erupting from the spot of the explosion.
Nigerian Government on September 17 passed a law which suggests surgical castration against rapists. The law also suggested death penalty to anyone who rapes a child under 14 years of age. Nigerian Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai stated that severe penalties should be given, to protect women and children from rapists. Reportedly, rapes in Nigeria hiked during the COVID period and women activists demanded strict laws to eradicate crimes against… read-more