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Monthly Archives: November 2022

Aminu Adamu remanded in prison custody for criticising Aisha Buhari

Aminu Adamu, a student of the Federal University, Dutse, who was arrested after criticising First Lady Aisha Buhari, on Twitter, has been remanded at Suleja Prison in Niger State. Back in June, the student had tweeted, “Su mama Anchi Kudin Talakawa an koshi”, meaning “Mama has fed fat on poor people’s money”. Months after, security operatives arrested and whisked him …

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Oath Keepers boss guilty of seditious conspiracy to overthrow Joe Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes was convicted Tuesday of seditious conspiracy for a violent plot to overturn Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential win, handing the Justice Department a major victory in its massive prosecution of the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection. A Washington, D.C., jury found Rhodes guilty of sedition after three days of deliberations in the the nearly …

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Toomaj Salehi: Dissident Iranian rapper charged with “corruption on Earth”, could face death penalty

A dissident rapper who backed the anti-government protests in Iran has been charged with “corruption on Earth” and could face the death penalty.   Toomaj Salehi, 31, was also accused of spreading propaganda, co-operating with a hostile government and incitement to violence, a judiciary official said. The official denied a report by a human rights group that his trial had …

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Elon Musk says Apple threatened to remove Twitter from App Store

Elon Musk said Apple Inc. AAPL, -2.63% is threatening to remove Twitter Inc. from its App Store and criticized the tech giant for what he called censorship. He also said the iPhone-maker has withdrawn most of its advertising spending from the social-media company. In a series of tweets Monday, Mr. Musk asked if Apple supports free speech and posted a poll asking users …

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China’s 26-storey pig skyscraper ready to slaughter 1 million pigs a year

The world’s biggest single-building pig farm has opened in Hubei province, but critics say it will increase the risk of larger animal disease outbreaks On the southern outskirts of Ezhou, a city in central China’s Hubei province, a giant apartment-style building overlooks the main road. But it is not for office workers or families. At 26 storeys it is by …

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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the first player to score in five straight World Cups

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score at five World Cups after netting a penalty in Portugal’s 3-2 win over Ghana. The game was goalless after 65 minutes before exploding into life following Ronaldo’s powerful penalty after a foul by Mohammed Salisu. Inaki Williams nearly earned Ghana a point at the death, but Portugal held on to go top of Group …

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DSS Withdraws Application Against Alleged Terrorists’ Negotiator, Mamu

The Department of State Services (DSS) has withdrawn a suit before a Federal High Court in Abuja, to detain an alleged terrorists’ negotiator, Tukur Mamu, for 60 more days. Counsel to the DSS, A.M. Danlami on Thursday requested the court applied for the discontinuation of the matter which was granted by the court, on the grounds that it had been …

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