Twitter ban: Foreign Affairs Minister meets with diplomatic community
By TVC News Nigeria
09 June 2021 | 9:05 am
The Federal Government says it would restore Twitter operations in Nigeria if the platform would be used responsibly by the citizens.
1 Oct 2021
People in Beijing share their views after a decision announced by the International Olympic Committee that next year's Winter Olympics in the city will be held without fans from overseas. "I think this measure is for the safety concerns and is acceptable," says a pedestrian at Beijing Olympic Park.
5 Oct 2021
We take a look at the jabs, jokes and frenzy over Facebook's seven-hour outage. But first, the French press is widely covering a damning report about paedophilia in the French Catholic church. We also find out about the uncertain, perilous fate of a tanker off the coast of Yemen.
8 Oct 2021
A district judge ordered Texas to suspend its law that imposes a near-total ban on abortions. The ruling comes after a challenge brought by President Joe Biden's administration.
9 Oct 2021
Street begging is illegal in Lagos and carries a fine of around ₦15,000 and up to three months’ imprisonment. With authorities linking crime to the growing number of beggars, the Lagos state government set up a special team to stop panhandling in Nigeria’s most populous state. But these measures have not deterred beggars from thronging the streets of Lagos.
15 Oct 2021
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Friday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Friday.
20 Oct 2021
Justice Department officials say the law is "plainly unconstitutional" and want it blocked until legal clarity is found on the matter. The court previously allowed the ban to go into effect.
25 Oct 2021
A cocktail bar owner in Bangkok hopes fruity mocktails seasoned with Kratom, a recently decriminalised tropical herb, will help keep his business afloat amid a seven-month ban on alcohol service in the Thai capital. The city, once a popular nightlife spot, is under a curfew and bars, pubs and restaurants are prohibited from selling alcoholic drinks as part of coronavirus restrictions.
26 Oct 2021
After the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, a petition calling for a ban on live firearms on Hollywood film sets has gathered more than 15,000 signatures.
26 Oct 2021
Twitter buys out group chat app Sphere
28 Oct 2021
Nigerian's in UAE are facing harsher times as restriction on work permits bites harder. Some of them spoke exclusively to The Guardian about what led to the current situation.
4 Nov 2021
Democratic Republic of Congo's environment minister said on Thursday (October 28) the country intends to ban all log exports and implement other measures to lessen threats to its carbon-absorbing tropical rainforest, a major bulwark against climate change. Home to a majority of the world's second-largest rainforest, Congo is under pressure to improve forest management and curb a high deforestation rate that has doubled in the last decade, according to U.N. figures. Environment Minister Eve Bazaiba announced the suspension of log exports to reporters in the capital Kinshasa, but did not say when it would come into effect.
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FBI agents raided the former president's Florida estate earlier this week. According to court filings, they found a cache of classified documents.
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Conservationists in South Africa have sounded the alarm about 150 endangered vultures found dead in two separate poisoning incidents. Body parts were removed, seemingly with a view to selling them as bogus remedies.
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Presidents and ministers from global powers have been crisscrossing Africa over the past few weeks - we get some analysis on the geopolitical chess game taking place on the continent from Eric Olander, Editor-in-Chief of The China-Global South Project.
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In Africa, greenhouse farming is proving a way of fighting food insecurity and high food prices caused by the Ukrainian war. In Cameroon, this agricultural technique — cultivating crops in an enclosed environment — is helping many families afford food.
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Dubai's high desert dunes attract members of the all-women Grit Girls motorcross team as they brave the summer heat to practice their stunts ahead of the start of next season in September.
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The Nairobi Expressway is a toll road connecting areas in and around the capital, including the international airport. Motorists are complaining about the high price of its tolls.