Nigerian government demands that social media firms obtain local operational licence

Social media firms wanting to operate in Nigeria must register a local entity and be licensed, the country’s information minister said on Wednesday, the government’s latest move since it banned Twitter last week. “We are insisting that for you to operate in Nigeria you must first be a Nigerian company and be licensed by the… Read More Nigerian government demands that social media firms obtain local operational licence

Nigerian telecoms firms suspend access to Twitter

Nigerian telecoms firms blocked access to Twitter on Saturday following a regulatory directive aimed at suspending the U.S. social media giant indefinitely, a move criticised by rights campaigners and diplomats as a gag on free speech. Nigeria’s government said on Friday it had suspended Twitter’s activities indefinitely, two days after the platform removed a tweet… Read More Nigerian telecoms firms suspend access to Twitter

Nigerian government suspends Twitter indefinitely over removal of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet

Nigeria said on Friday it had indefinitely suspended Twitter’s activities, two days after the social media giant removed a post from President Muhammadu Buhari that threatened to punish regional secessionists. Information Minister Lai Mohammed said the government had acted because of “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s… Read More Nigerian government suspends Twitter indefinitely over removal of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari signs 2021 budget into law

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2021 budget into law. The signing was done at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday and confirmed on the official Twitter handle of the presidency. The signing of the budget comes exactly ten days after both chambers of the National Assembly passed the ₦13.6 trillion budget for… Read More Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari signs 2021 budget into law

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari signs oil reform bill, to present before Senate for approval

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has signed a long-awaited oil-reform bill and it will be formally presented in the Senate as early as next week, four sources familiar with the matter said. The legislation has been in the works for the past 20 years, and the main laws governing Nigeria’s oil and gas exploration have not… Read More Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari signs oil reform bill, to present before Senate for approval

President Muhammadu Buhari signs new minimum wage bill into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the new minimum wage bill. The bill, which has now become a law, will usher in a new pay structure for Nigerian workers. The National Assembly had passed the bill approving N30,000 as the minimum wage for workers. State governors had opposed the N30,000 minimum wage with many of them… Read More President Muhammadu Buhari signs new minimum wage bill into law

President Muhammadu Buhari signs bill against discrimination of persons with disability

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday signed into law a legislation that will henceforth criminalise common discriminations against persons with disabilities. The Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act would see corporate entities and individuals face excruciating sanctions if found guilty of discriminating against persons with impairments, according to Ita Enang, the president’s National Assembly liaison… Read More President Muhammadu Buhari signs bill against discrimination of persons with disability

One dead, dozens injured following platform collapse at presidential campaign rally in Borno State

At least one person died while over 50 people were injured on Monday after a platform at President Muhammadu Buhari’s election campaign venue in Maiduguri, Borno State, collapsed, witnesses said. President Buhari campaigned for his reelection in the state capital and the All Progressives Congress event at the Ramat Square was attended by thousands of… Read More One dead, dozens injured following platform collapse at presidential campaign rally in Borno State