Nigerian government-enforced Twitter suspension takes effect

Image Source : AP Nigerian government-enforced Twitter suspension takes effect Millions of Nigerians were unable to access Twitter Saturday after the government enforced an indefinite suspension of the microblogging platform’s operations in Nigeria. The Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria said in a statement that its members have suspended access to Twitter in compliance … Read more

Amid Spotlight on Bollywood, NCB Mumbai Makes 2 Drug Busts, Arrests Nigerian Man

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Representaional pic The agency seized around 260 g of heroin and 22 g of cocaine from the Nigerian national in Navi Mumbai, and 55 g of mephedrone from a man in Jogeshwari. Mumbai Last Updated:April 02, 2021, 17:24 IST FOLLOW US ON: The Mumbai unit of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has seized around 260 grams … Read more

Nigerian Stunt Crew Aims To Kick-start Nollywood Action Boom

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PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria: With fists, flips and kicks, a Nigerian stunt crew is bringing blow-by-blow recreations of famous fight scenes to Nollywood, aiming to put some muscle into a film industry better known for drama, comedy and romance. The 15-member Xcel Theater, based in the southern oil city of Port Harcourt, started out posting dance … Read more

Nigerian Drug Peddler Swallows 12 Cocaine Pellets after Confronted by Cops in Mumbai, Held

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Image for representation. The accused, Ifeamyichukwu Pius, was charged for possessing 12 pellets of cocaine when he was caught roaming near a five-star hotel in Juhu for the delivery of the contraband. News18 Mumbai Last Updated: January 18, 2021, 17:06 IST FOLLOW US ON: Herman Agnelo Gomes The zonal unit of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) … Read more

Nigerian police mobilise to quell worst unrest in two decades – world news

Violence, particularly in the commercial capital Lagos, escalated after demonstrators were shot on Tuesday night

Nigeria’s police chief ordered the immediate mobilisation of all force resources on Saturday to try to control the worst street violence in Africa’s most populous country in two decades, stemming from protests against police brutality. The unrest, unprecedented since the 1999 return to civilian rule, is the most serious political crisis confronting President Muhammadu Buhari, … Read more

Nigerian Held For Drug Peddling; Cocaine Seized

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The court sought the law ministry’s response after going through a statement by the World Health Organisation, which has declared virginity testing as unscientific, medically unnecessary and unreliable. : A 32-year-old Nigerian national was on Tuesday arrested here on the charge of drug peddling and six grams of cocaine seized from him, police said. Based … Read more

Cut from the same cloth, Nigerian waste fabric becomes art – art and culture

Akpojotor, 31, creates portraits using discarded pieces of ankara, a brightly coloured African fabric that is ubiquitous from the slums of Lagos to high-powered meetings in the capital, Abuja. (Representational Image)

Marcellina Akpojotor weaves past thumping sewing machines, and leaves a Lagos shop with a bag brimming with discarded fabric. The colourful pieces, which would typically be burned or thrown into the Nigerian city’s lagoon as waste, find a second life in the hands of the artist. Akpojotor, 31, creates portraits using discarded pieces of ankara, … Read more

Blasphemy Convictions Spark Nigerian Debate Over Sharia Law

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LAGOS/ABUJA: Fuad Adeyemi, an imam in Nigeria’s capital Abuja, respects those who believe that a 22-year-old man accused of sharing a blasphemous message on WhatsApp should be punished. But he thinks the death sentence is too harsh. He was referring to a ruling handed to Yahaya Aminu Sharif by a sharia court in the … Read more

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