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WhatsApp played a big role in the Nigerian election

29 July 2019 There is growing concern about the potential for the message and media sharing platform WhatsApp to undermine democracy in a number of countries across the world including Brazil and India. Because WhatsApp is encrypted – and so offers users far greater protection from prosecution than Twitter or Facebook – it has become particularly notorious for spreading “fake news”. This is …

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Buhari “heavily-controlled by world powers” – historian Dahiru Yahaya

28 July 2019 Dahiru Yahaya, a professor of history at Bayero University Kano, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is doing the bidding of “world powers” by continuing to detain Shia leader Ibrahim Zakzaky, whose Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) was proscribed last week as a “terrorist group” by an Abuja High Court. Yahaya, speaking in Hausa during an interview, …

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Watford sign Nigerian youth star Tom Dele-Bashiru

24 July 2019 Watford Football Club have announced the signing of Nigerian Under-20 international Tom Dele-Bashiru on a six-year deal after his contract expired at Manchester City. The central midfielder made his senior debut for City in the Carabao Cup quarter-final against Leicester City in 2017/18, coming on for Phil Foden in the 91st minute. He has also played extensively …

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Nigeria: Deadly Crackdown on Shia Protest

24 July 2019 Allow peaceful demonstrations; End use of excessive force Nigerian police fired apparently unlawfully on a peaceful protest by the Shia Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) in the capital, Abuja, on July 22, 2019, Human Rights Watch said today. Eleven protesters, a journalist, and a police officer were killed, while dozens of others were wounded or arrested, according to …

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