Nigeria

Nigeria blames Twitter CEO for the losses it incurred during last year’s #EndSars protests

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has blamed the founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, for the losses the country incurred during last year’s EndSARS protest. Mohammed said this when he appeared on a Radio Nigeria call-in programme in Abuja today June 14. “If you ask people to donate money via bitcoins for EndSARS …

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Following Nigeria ban, India ask Twitter to comply or face ‘unintended consequences’

Twitter might have underestimated the influence of Nigeria’s ban on its operations as India has now told the company it has one last chance to comply with the county’s IT rules, or face ‘unintended consequences’ according to a copy of an official letter seen by Reuters. Last week, Twitter got into trouble with the Nigerian …

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Foreign policy magazine declare Nigeria a failed state.

American news publication, ForeignPolicy.com has assessed Nigeria’s situation under President Muhammadu Buhari and declared the country “a failed state”. In an opinion piece co-authored by John Cambell, a former American ambassador to Nigeria the influential magazine writes:“Nigeria has long teetered on the precipice of failure. But now, unable to keep its citizens safe… Nigeria has …

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Soyinka calls for the decentralization and restructuring of Nigeria

Prof. Wole Soyinka – the Nobel Laureate has again called for the decentralization and restructuring of Nigeria as a long-term solution to some of the country’s challenges, The Punch Newspaper reports. Soyinka made the call while speaking at the 2021 Obafemi Awolowo Lecture titled, ‘Whither Nigeria?’ organized by the Obafemi Awolowo Foundation. He said: “There …

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Nigeria’s Survival Fund, all you need to know

  The Survival Fund is a scheme created by the federal government of Nigeria to provide support to over half a million medium and small-scale enterprises MSMEs in meeting their payroll objectives. The scheme became important in light of the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic – thus, providing support to vulnerable MSMEs in …

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5 Reasons Why Arabic Script Should Not be Removed from Nigeria’s Currency

  Nigeria’s federal government is currently in court fighting a lawsuit filed by Malcolm Omirhobo, a Lagos based lawyer, seeking the removal of Arabic scripts from the country’s Naira banknotes because they “represent Islam”. This has generated a lot of controversies and is being debated in religious and political contexts. Here are five reasons why …

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