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Nigeria outlaws payment of ransom to kidnappers

Abuja, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigerian Senate on Wednesday passed a bill seeking to outlaw the payment of ransom to kidnappers while amending an existing law against terrorism in the most populous African country. The newly passed Terrorism (Prevention) Act 2013 Amendment Bill 2022 is expected to be assented to by …

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Nigerian president demands return of looted artifacts from abroad

Abuja, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appealed to nations, international institutions, and private and public bodies to return the country’s looted artifacts. Buhari’s appeal came after Saturday’s return of two Benin bronzes pillaged by British troops. The bronzes were repatriated from the University of Cambridge and …

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Nigerian gov’t ends 7-month suspension of Twitter

Abuja, Nigeria | Xinhua | The Nigerian government on Wednesday ended its suspension of Twitter, seven months after it halted the operation of the California-based microblogging platform in Africa’s most populous country. The lifting of the ban in Nigeria would take effect from 12 a.m. local time on Thursday (2300 GMT …

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Nigerian president lifts ban on Twitter with conditions

Abuja, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said he had directed that the ban of Twitter’s operations in the country be lifted, but only if the California-based microblogging giant meets certain conditions given by the government. In an Independence Day broadcast to mark Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary, …

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Nigeria suspends Twitter’s operations indefinitely

The social media company says the post violated its abusive behaviour policy, leading to a 12-hour suspension of his account Abuja, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigerian government on Friday suspended the operations of Twitter, two days after it accused the U.S. social networking company of double standards and supporting the secessionists …

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