Facebook Exposes, Closes Accounts Managed By Israeli Firm ‘To Dent Opposition Image’

Facebook has closed several pro-Buhari pages run by an Israeli consulting firm that specialized in denting the image of perceived opposition groups. Most of the pages claimed to be run by local Nigerian users, but in fact, were managed from Israel. These accounts were created by the Israeli firm named Archimedes. The accounts, before their closure, were used purposely for disseminating smear campaigns against groups that the Presidency considers as opposing Buhari in whatever way. Many of these pages and accounts targeted the opposition party’s Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, but…

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Vision FM Must Desist From Continued Hate Campaign Against The Islamic Movement In Nigeria

We have observed series of hate campaigns against the Islamic Movement in Nigeria being aired by an Abuja-based FM radio station, Vision FM, in collaboration with some FM radio stations in some selected states. This has gone on in the past week under the guise of airing a documentary by some so-called Shia scholars. The apparent sole purpose of the documentary is to label the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and its leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, as terrorists who are not true Muslims. Such mischievous hate campaigns are potentially inciting, capable…

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Falana tackles Buhari, accuses president of ‘impunity’

Rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of “impunity” in addressing recent killings by herdsmen in Benue and other states. Mr. Falana said the president was giving the impression of favouring one set of people against another. “I’m now bothered when leaders come out to make statements that give the impression that we either out to cover up serious criminality,” he said. “The government, the security forces know those who are carrying out these our problem. “Since 1914, this is the first time in the history of our…

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