We’ve not stopped Nigerians from using Twitter, FG tells court

The Federal Government has told a Federal High Court in Lagos that it has not stopped Nigerians from using social media platform, Twitter, adding that many Nigerians are still using it every day. The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami,…

*Fire guts shops at Ladipo Market, Lagos (Guardian)*Police intensify patrol to curb cult activities (Nation)

Fire guts shops at Ladipo Market, Lagos (Guardian) The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says shops containing car accessories worth millions of naira have been gutted by fire at Ladipo Market, Lagos. Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, NEMA Acting Zonal Coordinator, South-West…

June 12: Twitter CEO tweets Nigerian flag

Chief Executive Officer of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, on Saturday, tweeted the green-white-green Nigerian flag as the West African country marked its 2021 Democracy Day. Dorsey’s tweet, which was posted hours to the ongoing nationwide protests in Nigeria, has since attracted…

Trump hails Nigeria for banning Twitter

Former U.S. President Donald Trump has congratulated Nigeria for suspending the operations of Twitter in the country. Trump, in a statement on Tuesday night, commended Nigeria for the action, calling on more countries to “ban Twitter and Facebook for not…

*Lady who lodged with boyfriend in Lagos hotel falls sick, dies (Punch)*Seyi Shay hosts closet raid (Vanguard)

Lady who lodged with boyfriend in Lagos hotel falls sick, dies (Punch) A lady, identified only as Esther, has died after lodging with her boyfriend, Emmanuel Isibor, at the T1 Suites in the Festac area of the Amuwo Odofin Local…

“Twitter ban is not the right way to go” – Radio Now FM responds to NBC

Radio Now 95.3 FM has said the National Broadcasting Commission’s directive to broadcast stations to suspend the patronage of microblogging site Twitter amounts to an attack on the media and freedom of speech.  The radio station conveyed its dismay while…

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…

VPN: FG orders prosecution of persons using Twitter

​The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Saturday, directed the Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation to begin immediate prosecution of those who violate the Federal Government’s order suspending Twitter operations in Nigeria. Malami’s…

*Police arrest pastor over murder of girl for ritual (Punch)*Ban: MTN, Glo, Airtel, others await FG’s formal order to block Twitter (Punch)

Police arrest pastor over murder of girl for ritual (Punch) The Delta State Police Command has arrested a yet-to-be identified pastor and one other for the alleged murder of a 13-year-old girl whose heart was ripped open and other vital…

FG suspends “Twitter operations in Nigeria”

The Federal Government has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria. This was announced on Friday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, according to a statement by his Special Assistant on…

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