Why we are charging N5m for hate speech -Minister

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Blasphemy: Reverse musician’s death sentence, Amnesty urges Ganduje

Global rights group, Amnesty International, has condemned the death sentence handed down to a musician, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, by a Sharia Court in Kano State for blaspheming Prophet Mohammed.Amnesty also called on the Abdullahi Ganduje-led government to immediately quash the conviction.The rights group said this on Thursday in a statement titled, ‘Authorities must quash the conviction[...]

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Covid-19 Regulations: FCTA warns public schools against non-compliance

The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA has warned principals of government-owned secondary schools in the territory against non-compliance with Covid-19 safety guidelines.Chairman, FCTA Ministerial Enforcement Taskforce on Covid-19 Restrictions, Ikharo Attah gave the warning on Thursday during an inspection tour of some schools in Kubwa, Dutsen Alhaji, and Gwarinpa Housing estate.The taskforce which visited some[...]

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UNILAG: Ogundipe resumes at VC’s office

Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe on Thursday went back to work in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, despite his alleged removal from office by the Governing Council of the institution.Ogundipe, who breezed in when members of the Joint Staff Union, JSU, of the institution were holding a special Congress, told the[...]

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NBC fines radio house in Lagos N5m for hate speech

The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has fined Nigeria Info 99.3FM Lagos the sum of N5 million.According to the News Agency of Nigeria, this was for providing its platform to be used to promote unverifiable and inciting views that can incite crime, public disorder. The full press statement from NBC management:The National Broadcasting Commission has noted[...]

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Obiano suspends 12 monarchs for alleged misconduct

Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra has approved the suspension of 12 traditional rulers in the state for an initial period of one year with effect from Aug. 11, over alleged misconduct. Mr Greg Obi, the Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, who made this known in a statement on Thursday said the suspended[...]

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Take over political positions from older generation, Obasanjo tells youths

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called on African youths to take active part in political activities in their various countries, so as to flush out older generation from office.Obasanjo, who made the call while delivering a keynote address at an interactive session held virtually to mark this year’s International Youth Day, organized by the Youth[...]

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Israel halts Gaza fuel supply over fire bombs

Israel announced Thursday it was halting the “import of fuel into the Gaza Strip”, the latest punitive measure over a wave of airborne firebombs from the Palestinian territory.The defence ministry announcement came hours after Israeli jets and tanks hit targets affiliated with Hamas, the enclave’s Islamist rulers.No casualties were reported.The latest round of hostilities has[...]

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Int’l Youth Day: Ooni wants Big Brother Naija show replaced

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has called for the replacement of the Big Brother Naija show with better show that will boost the strength of Nigerians youths.Ooni Ogunwusi, made the call when he played host to scores of Nigerian youths from all parts of the country under the aegis of the[...]

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Why we are charging N5m for hate speech -Minister

The Federal Government says “any speech, broadcast or publication that denigrates a person, a group of people on the basis of their sex, religion, political belief or origin is hate speech”.The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the explanation on Thursday when he appeared on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum[...]

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Man bags 25-years imprisonment for raping 11-year-old girl in Ogun

An Abeokuta High Court has sentenced a 36-year-old man, Ugochukwu Obiakor, to 25 years imprisonment for raping an 11-year-old girl.Obiakor, who had pleaded not guilty to a one- count charge, was convicted for forcefully having sexual intercourse with the 11-year-old.Delivering her judgment, the Chief Judge of Ogun, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu, held that all evidences presented[...]

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Bill Cosby files new appeal over sexual assault conviction

US comedian Bill Cosby, who is serving three and a half years in jail, has filed a new appeal against his conviction for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman 15 years ago. In court documents filed Tuesday with Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court, Cosby’s lawyers argue that five women should not have been allowed to give evidence[...]

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FM resumes office after COVID-19 negative test

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has tested negative for the COVID-19 and has resumed his official duties.Onyeama tested positive to the virus on July 19.The Minister disclosed this via his twitter handle @GeoffeyOnyeama on Wednesday expressing appreciation to his medical team, family, friends, colleagues, among others.Onyeama tweeted “By the special grace of God, my[...]

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Uber, Bolt customers to pay more as Lagos introduces new taxes

Customers are set to pay more for ride-hailing services such as Uber and Bolt due to a new regulation being introduced by the Lagos State Government.This comes barely weeks after the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration increased LAGBUS fares by 46 per centThe new regulation for e-hailing taxing services is set to come into effect on August[...]

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#BidenHarris2020: Kamala more than prepared for VP job, says Obama

Ex-President Barack Obama has applauded Joe Biden’s choice of Senator Kamala Harris as a running mate in this year’s United States Presidential Election scheduled to hold in November.Biden named Harris, a high-profile black senator from California, as his vice-presidential choice on Tuesday, after a months-long search for a Democratic partner to challenge President Donald Trump[...]

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COVID -19 claims 3rd council boss in Lagos

Tragedy struck in the early hours Wednesday, when the Chairman of Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area, LCDA of Lagos State, Mr Babatunde Oke, reportedly died as a result of COVID-19 complications.It was gathered that Oke, a second-term council boss, who had been sick for a while and recuperating suddenly took ill and was rushed to[...]

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Access Bank rewards 9,000 for digital platforms transactions

Access Bank Plc says over 9,000 customers have been rewarded for saving and transacting on the bank’s digital platforms in the DiamondXtra campaign tagged, XtraWins.Mrs Adaeze Umeh, Head, Consumer Banking of the bank disclosed in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.Umeh said that it was the bank’s way[...]

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Prince Harry, Meghan move out of Tyler Perry’s LA mansion

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have secretly moved out of Los Angeles after buying a private mansion 95 miles away.The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been at their new Santa Barbara pad since early July after moving out of the Beverly Hills mansion owned by movie producer Tyler Perry.The couple reportedly plan to settle[...]

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Buhari, Governors call for joint strategy to end conflicts

President Muhammadu Buhari and State Governors on Tuesday ended their meeting on the state of the nation’s security with call for a joint strategy to bring various conflicts to an end within time limits.They also called on field commanders to take measures to protect civilian communities as a confidence-building mechanism between the military and those[...]

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US: Biden picks Kamala Harris to be first black female Vice President

White House hopeful Joe Biden named Kamala Harris as his running mate Tuesday, a landmark pick that puts the senator from California in contention to become America’s first female, and first black vice president.Biden’s announcement capped a months-long search for a Democratic partner to challenge President Donald Trump in November.“I have the great honor to[...]

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