Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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    ‘It will check character assassination’ — Gov Abiodun backs social media bill

‘It will check character assassination’ — Gov Abiodun backs social media bill

Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun state, has expressed support for the proposed law to regulate social media in Nigeria. Speaking at an event to mark 160 years of journalism in Abeokuta, the state capital, on Monday, Abiodun said the law will help sanitise the social media and stem the rise of misinformation. A statement from Kunle Somorin, his chief press secretary, also [...]

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    Umahi sacks social media aide over ‘misinformation’

Umahi sacks social media aide over ‘misinformation’

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, has sacked Ndubuisi Itumo, his technical assistant on social media, for allegedly misleading the public. This was contained in a statement signed by Ugbala Igwe, secretary to the state government. In September, Umahi approved the appointment of 180 aides to serve as executive assistants (EA), senior technical assistants (STA), and assigned 68 sports utility vehicles (SUVs) [...]

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    Envoy: Recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians fuelled by misinformation

Envoy: Recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians fuelled by misinformation

Godwin Adama, Nigeria's consul-general in South Africa, says the recent attack on Nigerian businesses and property was fuelled by false information. Nigerian businesses came under attack on Wednesday following the death of a South African Taxi driver in Pretoria. The taxi driver was alleged to have been killed by a Tanzanian. Adama, however, said Nigerian businesses were seriously affected in the crisis as the killing was [...]

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