We’ll lift Twitter ban ‘in a matter of days’ –FG

The federal government said the ban on operations on microblogging platform, Twitter, will be lifted “in a matter of days”. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave this update after the week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting…

US, UK, EU, Media, others knock FG over Twitter ban

More reactions yesterday trailed the indefinite suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria following the deletion of President Muhammadu Buhari’s alleged inciting tweets against insurrectionists in the South East, with the United States, the media and other Nigerians joining to condemn…

*Residents decry onslaught of traffic robbers, cultists, urge governor to swing into action (Guardian)*5 killed as hoodlums clash over election banner in Lagos (Punch)

Residents decry onslaught of traffic robbers, cultists, urge governor to swing into action (Guardian) Olamide Iwayemi is still very shaken and in disbelief, a week after he, along with his wife were attacked and robbed in front of their estate…

*COVID-19: NIMC shuts down as crowds besiege Lagos offices for NIN registration (Punch)*Yuletide: FRSC deploys 1,200 operatives to Lagos (Vanguard)

COVID-19: NIMC shuts down as crowds besiege Lagos offices for NIN registration (Punch) The National Identity Management Commission has shut down its offices in Lagos State as large crowds gathered there on Monday in a bid to register and obtain…

*EndSARS: Lagos panel dismisses petition seeking N300m damages against police (Punch)*Lagos Assembly confirms nominees for LG Service Commission (Nation)

EndSARS: Lagos panel dismisses petition seeking N300m damages against police (Punch) The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing allegations of human rights abuses against men of the disbanded police Special Anti-Robbery Squad on Tuesday dismissed a petition by one…

*One dead, three injured in Ikoyi road crash (Punch)*Lagos East bye-election: Sanwo-Olu seeks support for Abiru (Nation)

One dead, three injured in Ikoyi road crash (Punch) One person has died in a road accident that happened in Ikoyi, Lagos State on Sunday. The PUNCH gathered that three persons were also injured in the accident. According to the…

FG raises hate speech fine from N500k to N5m

The federal government has raised the fine for hate speech from N500,000 to N5 million and mandated broadcast stations to devote airtime for public education on emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai…

Apprehension as stay-at-home order over COVID-19 may be extended

Not many Nigerians, especially the vulnerable citizens in the country took the warning from the Minister Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, lightly that government might extend the on-going lockdown of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos and the Ogun…

How not to dissolve the people – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

No government in the world has ever won a war against the press. Killing the press is akin to dissolving the people which is well-nigh impossible. A major booby-trap for the Nigerian government is the murky relationship with the media.…

FG to establish fund for the arts, launch national policy on culture, tourism

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that the federal government has finalised plans to launch a national policy on culture and tourism that will serve as the legal framework for the sectors. He made the…

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