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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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Grammys 2021: Full list of winners

Los Angeles, US |  THE INDEPENDENT & XINHUA  | Nigerian singer Burna Boy win his first ever Grammy under the “Best global Music Album” category for the “Twice As Tall” 2020 project, at last night’s 63rd Grammy Awards main event. Meanwhile, women dominated the 63rd Grammy Awards Sunday as Taylor Swift won her third …

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Nigerian Idol Season 6 premieres Sunday

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The sixth season of popular singing competition show, Nigerian Idol, premieres Sunday, March 14. The much-anticipated show  on DStv Channel 198 and GOtv Channel 29 will open with a special airing of the most entertaining moments from the auditions which took place late last year. …

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IK Osakioduwa to host Nigerian Idol Season 6

Seyi Shay, DJ Sose, Obi Asika Unveiled as Judges for Nigerian Idol Season 6 Lagos, Nigeria | THE INDEPENDENT | MultiChoice Nigeria has just announced the host and judges for the new season of the Nigerian Idol. The announcement was made on Monday, February 1st weeks after the company announced the …

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AU council calls for urgent de-escalation of unrest in Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria | Xinhua | The Economic, Social and Cultural Council(ECOSOCC) of the African Union(AU) has called for an urgent de-escalation of the current unrest in parts of Nigeria arising from recent protests against police brutality. In a statement made available to Xinhua in Lagos on Saturday, the council called …

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UN chief calls for end to reported police brutality in Nigeria

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for an end to reported police brutality in Nigeria and asked for de-escalation, said his spokesman. “The secretary-general is following recent developments in Nigeria and calls for an end to reported police brutality and abuses,” said Stephane Dujarric, the …

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Nigeria announces major nationwide anti-terror operation

Lagos, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigeria announced the launch of a major military operation across the country to combat insecurity, the army said in a statement on Saturday. The annual exercise code-named “CROCODILE SMILE” is part of the army’s efforts to combat insecurity in the West African nation, said Sagir Musa, …

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UBA provides $200 Million for Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Africa’s multi-lateral lender, United Bank for Africa Plc, has acted as Facility Agent Bank for the Nigerian Commercial Banks in a consortium with other international banks in a $1.5 Billion Pre-Export Finance Facility for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and its upstream subsidiary, …

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