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January 30, 2023
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Nigeria charges student with defamation over tweet about first lady

Student arrested five months after posting comment about Aisha Buhari

Nigeria has charged a student with “criminal defamation” over a tweet he posted about the physical appearance of the country’s first lady.

Aminu Adamu was arrested at his university in northern Jigawa state on 18 November and transferred to the capital, Abuja, five months after his online post about Aisha Buhari, the president’s wife.

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