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Harvard Student Sues Ugandan President For Blcoking Him On Social Media

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President Yoweri Museveni, Hilary Seguya Taylor

President Yoweri Museveni, Hilary Seguya Taylor

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has been sued by a Harvard student for blocking him on Twitter.

The man Mr Hillary Innocent Seguya Taylor, a Ugandan, did not only sued the president but went ahead to sue the government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo and the police Chief Political Commissar Asan Kasingye. According to him, he sued them because they all blocked him from accessing their official Twitter accounts.

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In his lawsuit which has been filed before the High Court in the capital Kampala, Mr Seguya stated that he is a Ugandan citizen pursuing a Master’s degree in International Relations.

In the lawsuit he claimed the President and the two officials use their Twitter accounts as public forums to share information about activities of their state-mandated functions and thus blocking him is “illegal, improper and irrational”.

President Yoweri Museveni, Hilary Seguya Taylor

President Yoweri Museveni, Hilary Seguya Taylor

He went on to say he is a citizen living abroad.

“Before being blocked, I used the same Twitter social media platform handles to communicate my views, dismays and suggestions to the respective officers,” Mr Seguya states adding that after being blocked he can no longer see tweets on the respective accounts and therefore “not capable of contacting, replying, liking, tagging, retweeting and knowing the public information thereon or commenting on the same.”

He went on to say his Twitter handle, @HillaryTaylorVI, was blocked by the accounts on  July 20, July 30 and August 8, and was done without giving him notice.

Seguya is now seeking an order to be unblocked as well as general damages for the inconvenience caused.

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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