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Nigeria: FG calls fake news, hate speech biggest threat to 2019 polls, seeks states’ support

The Federal Government has said fake news and hate speech constitute the biggest threat to the 2019 general election, and appealed to states to join in the ongoing campaign to sensitize Nigerians to the dangers posed by the twin evils.

ECONOMY

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Election-related uncertainty poses risk to GDP growth forecast for some African Economies

The report, commissioned by ICAEW and produced by partner and forecaster Oxford Economics, provides a snapshot of the region’s economic performance. The regions include; East Africa, Central and West Africa, Franc Zone, Northern Africa and Southern Africa.

POLITICS

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2019: Fake News, biggest threat to polls – Lai Mohammed

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture  says fake news and hate speech, if left unchecked, constitute the biggest threat to the 2019 general elections.

FOREIGN

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Developing countries’ migrants remit $466b home  in 2017 – UN

Statistics released by the UN on Sunday indicate that migrants from developing countries sent home 466 billion dollars in 2017, tripling the amount sent globally for development aid.