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China shuts down 4,000 websites in purge on ‘improper values’

China has shut down thousands of websites and online accounts following a three-month campaign against “harmful” content, the state news agency Xinhua has announced. The content, on 4,000 sites, included infringements of copyright and material spreading “improper values, vulgarity or obscenity”, it said. But the purge also appeared to be aimed at platforms offering free e-books. China tightly controls the ...

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Facebook Says Security Flaw Affected 50 Million Accounts!

Facebook on Friday disclosed a security flaw which could have allowed 50 million accounts to be taken over by hackers. The large social network said it learned this week of the attack that allowed hackers to steal “access tokens,” the equivalent of digital keys that enable them to access their accounts. “It’s clear that attackers exploited a vulnerability in Facebook’s ...

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Plateau imposes curfew on two LGAs as gunmen ‘kill 14′

The Plateau state government has imposed curfew on Jos north and Jos south local government areas of the state following attacks which led to loss of lives between Thursday night and Friday morning. Our reporter gathered that 14 persons were killed in the latest attacks. Gunmen were said to have invaded a community in Rukuba Road, Jos north local government ...

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‘Intensify crackdown on corrupt money to fund minimum wage,’ SERAP tells Buhari

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “intensify his government crackdown on corrupt money and recovery of other illicit wealth by public officials and institutions to fund the proposed N65,000 national minimum wage by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), if he is to fulfil the needs of ordinary Nigerians who continue to struggle to make ...

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Buhari urges world leaders to uphold dignity in governance

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has called on world leaders to emulate values of former South African President, Nelson Mandela, by prioritising dignity in their quest to ensure just, peaceful and inclusive governance to all. Buhari, who spoke at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit in New York, said the centenary celebration of Mandela was an opportunity for the leaders to rededicate ...

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EU takes Poland to court over judicial reform

The European Union said Monday it has decided to take Poland to the bloc’s top court over the overhaul of the country’s judicial system and also ask the European Court of Justice to suspend a recent law on Supreme Court judges. The EU’s executive Commission has been increasingly critical of Poland’s judicial reform under a right-wing government and has alleged ...

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[Download] EVA Launches Situational Analysis Report on Sexual Reproductive Health in Nigeria!

A youth-focus organisation in Nigeria, ‘Education As a Vaccine’ (EVA) has launched a situational report on sexual reproductive health and rights of the young persons in Nigeria in Abuja today. According to Patrick Enwerem, Team Leader, Policy Influencing and Advocacy “we are here today basically to disseminate a report of situation analysis that our young advocates were able to gather ...

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CSEAN asks Buhari to assent Electronic Transaction Bill

Cyber Security Expert Association of Nigeria (CSEAN) has called on President, Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the Electronic Transaction bill, which has been passed by the Senate in May last year. The cyber security advocacy group, said that assenting to the bill becomes very crucial at the moment, when cyber criminals are becoming very daring, innovative and are seen destroying ...

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INEC Warns against Publishing Fake Results

The Independent National Electoral (INEC) has warned against announcing or publishing false election results as the collation of the Osun governorship election results is underway. The Commission gave the warning on Saturday through its twitter handle @inecnigeria. It said that the official results would be available as announced by the election Returning Officer. “Announcing or publishing a false election result ...

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Regulating Free Speech On Social Media Is Dangerous And Futile—Expert

Amid recent news about Google’s post 2016 elections meeting, multiple Congressional hearings, and attacks by President Trump, social media platforms and technology companies are facing unprecedented criticism from both parties. According to Gallup’s survey, 79 percent of Americans believe that these companies should be regulated. We know that an overwhelming majority of technology entrepreneurs subscribe to a liberal ideology. Despite the claims by companies such ...

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