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target=_blank rel=noopener>Actor Yemi Solade backs Presidency on Twitter ban

Veteran Nigerian actor, Yemi Solade, has backed the Presidency on the recent Twitter ban, describing the move as the “best decision the Presidency could have made”. Solade, in an interview with GoldmyneTV, stated that the microblogging platform went too far by insulting the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and by extension, all Nigerians. He…
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Twitter ban: Malami’ll decide prosecution of Adeboye, Kumuyi, others, says Lai Mohammed

…There’ll be no human rights if Nigeria is on fire —Minister  Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, will decide whether or not to prosecute the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye; the Founder and General…
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Brazil braces for third wave of COVID-19

Already reeling from one of the highest death tolls in the pandemic, Brazil is bracing for the threat of a third wave of Covid-19, fueled by vaccination delays and a lack of containment measures. So far, each pandemic wave has been successively worse in Brazil, peaking at a weekly average of around 1,000 deaths per…
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Sunday Igboho visits Igangan after herdsmen’s attack

One of the Yoruba Nation agitators, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, has visited Igangan, one of the communities in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State. Our correspondent gathered that Igboho stormed the town on Monday evening to sympathise with the people and to see the level of destruction carried out by the gunmen…
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target=_blank rel=noopener>We are in depressing times in Nigeria – Kate Henshaw

Veteran actor, Kate Henshaw, has called on all Nigerians to look out for one another in this period, which she calls ‘depressing times’. Henshaw, in a tweet on Monday, said, “Talk to someone if you have to. Take a break. We are in depressing times. Make person head no go blow like gasket for engine….
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Arresting, prosecuting Twitter offenders not our job –NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission has said that it is not within its purview to arrest and prosecute violators of the Twitter suspension order. Recall that in a statement on Saturday, the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, had directed the Director of Public Prosecution to liaise with the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy,…
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target=_blank rel=noopener>IPOB: Northern elders fume over Igbo leaders’ silence

Pan-Arewa socio-political organisation under the aegis of Northern Elders Forum, on Monday, called on Igbo leaders to prevail on members of the Indigenous People of Biafra championing secession to sheathe their swords to avoid instigating another civil war in Nigeria. The organisation said the Northern leaders have resolved not to allow any war again in…
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Ebube Agu: Why I resigned as South-East security committee chairman —Umahi

THE Chairman, South-East Security Committee, Major General Obi Umahi (retd.), has resigned his appointment. The South-East Governors’ Forum had on August 31, 2019, appointed Gen. Umahi as the chairman security committee. The committee was charged to draft a framework for the establishment of a South-East joint security outfit to cater to the security needs of…
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target=_blank rel=noopener>FG seeks effective policing of borders

The Federal Government on Monday said that it would tighten security in its international land and maritime borders with seven countries through effective policing. While assuring that it would “never compromise an inch of Nigeria’s integrity”, the government also sought the cooperation of relevant borders management structures in Nigeria and integration of traditional rulers in…
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Recovered loot: Emefiele, others must appear on Thursday, Reps insist

The House of Representatives’ Ad hoc Committee on Assessment and Status of All Recovered Loots Movable and Immovable Assets from 2002 to 2020 by Agencies of the Federal Government of Nigeria for Effective Efficient Management and Utilisation has threatened to invoke its constitutional powers against top Federal Government officials who failed to attend its investigative…
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