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US: YouTube suspends Donald Trump’s channel

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YouTube has suspended US President, Donald Trump’s channel for at least a week.

The video-sharing platform made this known in a statement, explaining that a video uploaded to President Trump’s channel violated the site’s policy against inciting violence.

As a result, Youtube suspended Trump’s ability to share content on the platform for at least seven days.

YouTube, however, did not provide any details of the video on Trump’s channel which violated its policy and led to the “first strike.”

But five out of the six videos uploaded to the channel on Tuesday were clips from the far-right One America News (OAN) network with Trump’s comments delivered at an appearance in Alamo, Texas.

Part of the statement read: “After a review, and in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, we removed new content uploaded to Donald J. Trump’s channel for violating our policies.

“The content nw has its first strike and is temporarily prevented from uploading new content for a *minimum* of 7 days.”

Youtube also disabled comments on President Trump’s channel.

According to YouTube’s “three strikes” guidelines, if a channel receives a second strike within 90 days it will be suspended for two weeks, a third strike results in a permanent ban.

YouTube’s move is coming after Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other platforms permanently banned Trump following riot at US Capitol on Friday.

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Some Boko Haram militants are white men, Asians and Christians – Governor Zulum

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Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum, has said there are white men, Asians and Christians in the ranks of the deadly Boko Haram sect.

He stated this at the 17th Gani Fawehinmi annual lecture in Lagos while noting that the security challenge in Borno poses a danger to every part of the country and everybody must come together to fight it.

According to him, “I’m from Borno state, and many of our children are into Boko Haram. I’m not denying the fact. But again, they are being sponsored by many people across the world. Among Boko Haram, we have white men, Asians, Africans, Muslims and Christians.

“Throughout northern Nigeria, particularly Borno state, a committee is working on how to reform the Almajiri system of education. We want to streamline the non-formal and formal education sectors to avail those children basic literacy and numeracy skills so they can stand on their own. And we are not in support of street begging.

“We must stop seeing this insurgency as a problem of the north. The distance between Borno state and Lagos state is about 1,700km, but mind you if Borno state is not peaceful, other parts of the nation will never be peaceful. We have to unite and fight these insurgents. We have seen what happened in Libya, Iraq and other countries. Peace building and social cohesion are very important in strengthening the resilience of our communities.

“Unless we get rid of nepotism, tribalism and exploitation of religion, we will not get it right in this country. The constitution is very clear on the need for peaceful coexistence among all of us, which is why the principle of federal character is enshrined in the constitution, but it has been abused.”

There have been calls for the creation of state police to help with internal security, but the governor said he does not support the idea, arguing that it will further polarise an already fragile system and weaken national unity.

”For the sake of national unity, I will not advise the creation of state police. It’s not yet time for us to have it, but as time goes on, the idea of having state police is very good. I’m entitled to my opinion,” he said

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Gunmen disguised in police uniform kidnap IMSU lecturer

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Emma Ogueri, a lecturer at Imo State University, IMSU, Owerri, has been abducted by unknown gunmen.

According to various sources, he was abducted at a pharmacy shop, opposite All Seasons Hotel in Owerri on Saturday.

He was said to be hanging out with friends and had gone to the pharmacy to buy medicine when he was whisked away after receiving severe beating from his captors.

The victim is a native of Eziama autonomous community, in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.

Further reports said his abductors were dressed in police uniform

Meanwhile, the kidnappers had placed their ransom in the tone of millions.

Orlando Ikeokwu, the police spokesperson in the state, said that the kidnap incident had been reported, and the police had swung into action.

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