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June 7, 2021

Twitter ban Violates Civic Rights, Scares investors – US Government

The United States has reacted to the Nigerian government’s ban of the popular microblogging platform, Twitter, saying it impinges on the freedom of expression of the citizens. The U.S Mission in Nigeria on Saturday released a statement condemning the action and stressing that it would send a poor message to its citizens, investors and businesses. Part of the statement read; “Nigeria’s constitution provides for freedom of expression. The Government’s recent […]
June 7, 2021

NBC Directs Broadcast Stations to De-Install Twitter Handles

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has directed all broadcasting stations in Nigeria to suspend the patronage of Twitter with immediate effect. The Commission asked all broadcast stations to de-install their Twitter handles and desist from using it as a source of information gathering for news and programmes presentation, especially phone-in programmes. This directive follows the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria by the Federal Government at the weekend. Armstrong Idachaba, […]
June 6, 2021

Popular Nigerian Televangelist T.B. Joshua dies at 57

Temitope Balogun Joshua, one of Africa’s most popular televangelists who was known as T.B. Joshua, has died. He was 57. The Nigerian-born pastor was founder of the mega church Synagogue Church Of All Nations, or SCOAN, which also runs the Emmanuel Television Station in Lagos. The church announced his death in a statement Sunday. No cause of death was given. “God has taken His servant Prophet T.B Joshua home — […]
June 5, 2021

BREAKING: NBC To License All Social Media ‘Operations’ In Nigeria —– Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), will immediately commence the process of licensing all social media operations in Nigeria. NBC is the regulator of all radio and television stations in Nigeria. The minister made this announcement on account of the suspension of micro-blogging platform, Twitter. The government’s action followed Twitter’s deletion of a ‘civil war’ post by the Nigerian President, Major General […]
June 5, 2021

President Buhari Orders Indefinite Suspension Of Twitter Operations In Nigeria

Federal Government has on Friday, June 4 ordered the indefinite suspension of the operations of popular microblogging and social networking service, Twitter in Nigeria. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the suspension in a statement issued by his office in Abuja. The statement, signed by Ministry spokesperson, Segun Adeyemi, cited the “persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence”. According […]