Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
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Topic: Nigeria

India, Russia, Nigeria are all learning to suppress Twitter, Facebook from the US

The Nigerian Twitter ban should be a warning to US lawmakers and activist. Their efforts to rein in US-based social media giants risk restricting democratic freedoms worldwide.

Twitter users are a minority in Nigeria, but the ban will have a heavy cost on all

Nigeria’s move is part of a worrying trend of governments in Africa throttling the use of social media.

Nigerian govt sets up official account on Koo days after banning Twitter

Last week, the Nigerian govt said it was suspending Twitter indefinitely after the platform removed a contentious tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari about a secessionist movement.

Nigeria slips into recession, Singapore sees 12 days of no community cases & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

US says it’s rescued American held hostage by armed men in Nigeria, Trump calls it ‘big win’

No US military personnel were injured during the rescue and the American citizen is now in the care of the US Department of State, said a chief Pentagon spokesman.

‘To be modern is not a crime’ — Why young Nigerians are demanding a different kind of freedom

Nigerians are protesting because they are done with SARS — Special Anti-Robbery Squad — a notorious police force.

Nigerian drug regulator blacklists Gujarat pharma company for ‘substandard’ antibiotics

In a letter to Gujarat pharma company Mars Remedies, the Nigerian drug regulator said the firm manufactured 'falsified' Ciprofloxacin 500mg tablets.

China’s top leaders spar over street stalls, Greece’s tourism plan & other global Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

Latin America’s outbreak rivals Europe, mystery deaths in Nigeria & other global Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

Pirates release 18 Indians abducted from Hong Kong vessel

The India High Commission in Nigeria announced the release of the crew, who were on a ship hijacked by pirates on 3 December.

On Camera

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Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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