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Nigeria: Clerics, health experts slam glitzy wedding ceremony of President Buhari’s son

The wedding of Yusuf Buhari, son of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, to Zahra Nasir Bayero the daughter of a prominent monarch in northwestern Kano State was conducted in a lavish ceremony over the weekend. The festivities, spanning over two days, commenced on Friday amid tight security at the palace of the Emir of Bichi, the […]

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Nigerian President Muhammadu BuharI forms team to negotiate with Twitter, two weeks after ban

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari assembled a reconciliation team to lead negotiations with Twitter, more than two weeks after banning the social media company’s operation indefinitely. The move came about after Twitter wrote to the President “seeking to engage with the Federal Government over the suspension,” according to a statement on Tuesday. The team comprises some […]

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Nigerian government will prosecute anyone breaching country’s Twitter ban

The Nigerian government will prosecute anyone found to have breached the country’s ban on the social media firm Twitter. The government announced on Friday it was suspending Twitter’s operations in the country. Mobile phone networks blocked access after being ordered to do so, but some users are getting around the ban. The move comes after […]

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Nigeria bans Twitter for deleting President Buhari’s tweet

The government of Nigeria “indefinitely suspended” Twitter’s operations in the country, the Ministry of Information and Culture announced in a statement on Friday. “The Federal Government has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria,” it read. The statement, which was posted on the ministry’s official Twitter handle on […]