Nigerian Govt Barred From Prosecuting Twitter Users

A West African court has restrained the Nigerian government from "unlawfully" prosecuting people from using Twitter, while it is considering a legal action launched by activists and journalists seeking to reverse a ban on the social media giant.The ruling follows a suit filed against the government by dozens of human rights and civil society groups

South Africa announces tough new coronavirus restrictions

The South African president has announced tough new restrictions to limit the impact of a third wave of the coronavirus.For the next two weeks alcohol sales are banned and all gatherings – including political and religious ones – are not allowed.The South African government has also extended an overnight curfew

Ivorian ex-PM rejects life sentence

Former Ivorian prime minister Guillaume Soro has rejected a verdict that sent him to prison for life.“I totally reject these unfair verdicts, which have been handed down in violation of all the rules of law, and which are solely based on political reasons,” he said, in a statement published on

Nigerian lawyer sues government for N510 million over Twitter ban

Human Rights lawyer, Chief Malcolm Omirhobo, has filed a suit against the Federal Government before the Economic Community of the West African States (ECOWAS) community court in Abuja over the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria.Omirhobo is asking the court to declare that there is no law enacted by the

TB Joshua Reported Dead

Pastor Temitope Balogun Joshua, popularly called TB Joshua, has died.He was 57 years.Pastor TB Joshua died shortly before midnight of June 5 after a church programme in Lagos. He reportedly fell ill two days ago.His last words were "Watch and pray"

FG suspends Twitter in Nigeria

The Federal Government on Friday announce the suspension of microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria.Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed made the announcement during a press conference on Friday. https://twitter.com/FMICNigeria/status/1400843062641717249?s=19 https://twitter.com/benmurraybruce/status/1400861157066514432?s=19

Buhari Appoints New Chief of Army Staff

The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Mohammadu Buhari has appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff.Prior to his appointment, Major General Yahaya was the General Officer Commanding 1 Division of the Nigerian Army and the incumbent Theatre Commander

Strive Masiyiwa becomes UK’s first black billionaire

London-based Zimbabwean businessman Strive Masiyiwa has hit another record-breaking career milestone, as his £1.087 billion fortune earned him the title of Britain’s first black billionaire on the Sunday Times Rich List, a daily ranking of wealthiest people or families resident in the United Kingdom.Masiyiwa, 60, comes in at No. 159, just