Nigerians Mock Buhari Govt For Announcing Suspension Of Twitter Via Twitter
Some Nigerians have taken to social media to slam the Federal government over the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria.
DAILY POST had reported that the Federal Government on Friday announced the suspension of the microblogging and social networking service in the country.
Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed made the announcement during a press conference.
He cited the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence as reason for the suspension.
This is coming after Twitter had on Wednesday deleted a tweet by President Buhari for violating its rules.
Following the development, Nigerian took to their social media account to blast the Federal government for making such insensitive decisions.
While some mocked Lai Mohammed for using the same Twitter to announce the ban of Twitter in Nigeria, others said the Buhari-led administration is full of confused hypocrites.
Some also demanded that government officials deactivate their accounts first if they want the suspension to be taken seriously.
Source – Daily Post
12 Farmers, 10 Others Killed As Bandits Attack Zamfara Communities
Twelve farmers have been reportedly killed and nine others injured by suspected bandits in Magami and Mayaba communities in Gusau local government area of Zamfara State.
Channels TV gathered that the armed bandits launched the attack when the farmers were in their respective farmlands trying to clear their lands in preparation for this year’s farming activities.
The bandits also carted away livestock and other valuables.
It was also said that the twelve persons killed were buried according to Islamic rites while those injured are receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.
In another attack, about ten people were killed and many animals rustled as bandits attacked Bardi And Girkau villages of Anka local government.
According to a source in Anka, the bandits invaded the villages about 9pm Thursday evening and started shooting sporadically killing six people in Bardi village and four persons in Girkau village.
The bandits also set one motorcycle ablaze and took two away.
Spokesperson of the Zamfara State Police Command SP Shehu Mohammed said troops have been deployed to the affected communities and efforts is ongoing to trace the perpetrators and ensure they face the full wrath of the law.
Source – Channels TV
Catholic Church Bans Mbaka From Partaking In Political Matters
The Catholic church has banned Ejike Mbaka, Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministries Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), from commenting on partisan politics.
According to the Cable, Callistus Onaga, Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, in a letter to the priest also converted the adoration ministry to chaplaincy.
Following the development, Mbaka will no longer solely oversee the activities of the ministry as its spiritual director, as making it chaplaincy, brings it under the control of the Enugu Diocese and gives the bishop the power to appoint a chaplain to oversee its operations.
The bishop further stated that he can appoint any ministerial officer “to assist the chaplains to oversee the pastoral activities of the ministry.”
These directives were announced following Mbaka’s resumption to church activities of the ministry which was suspended following his one-month private retreat.
Source – Daily Post
Atiku Breaks Silence After Buhari Suspended Twitter In Nigeria
A former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the suspension of Twitter operation in Nigeria by the federal government.
Reacting on Friday, Atiku said hopefully he’s not making his last tweet.
Recall that the government decided to suspend Twitter after the platform deleted a tweet and a video from the President’s official handle.
In the tweet, Buhari had made a genocidal statement threatening the South-East over its rising Insecurity.
Source – Tori NG
Black Friday In Awka As Lorry Kills 8 Hawkers, Irate Youths Burn Lorry-load Of Cows
It was black Friday in Awka, Anambra State as about eight children hawking wares at Kwata flyover junction in Awka, Anambra State were killed by a lorry carrying cows.
Irate youths who were irked by the development also quickly mobilized and set ablaze the lorry, including the cow, burning them to death.
A source said the accident happened when a truck which was conveying cattle to an unknown location lost its break while descending the Kwata junction slope, knocking down eight hawkers and injuring four occupants of two other SUV cars, which were all mangled.
The incident which happened about 2pm attracted irate youths, who burnt down the truck and the cattle, resisting attempts to free the cattle before setting ablaze the truck.
Our source was, however, unable to say if the driver of the truck and the truck attendant were spared.
Source – Daily Post
Nigerians Begin Payment of N6.98 Per USSD Bank Transaction
Nigerians will henceforth pay N6.98 for each USSD transaction session starting this month of June, according to a report by DailyPost.
USSD is mainly used by Nigerians who do not have access to the internet.
“Welcome to USSD Banking. Please note, a N6.98 network charge will be applied to your account for banking services on this channel,” one notice read.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) decided to charge users in March this year.
The decision was part of an agreement reached following a disagreement between banks and telecom firms over USSD and other text message transaction requests.
A joint statement signed by the CBN and NCC said “USSD services for financial transactions conducted at DMBs (Deposit Money Banks) and all CBN-licensed institutions will be charged at a flat fee of N6.98 per transaction.”
The charge will be removed from users’ bank accounts and remitted to mobile network operators.
Source – Tori NG
300-Level Student Allegedly Raped, Killed In UNILORIN
An undergraduate of the University of Ilorin, Blessing Olajide, was allegedly raped and murdered in her room in the Tanke area of Ilorin, Kwara State.
The 300-level who was a student of the Agricultural Science Department hailed from Oke-Opin in the Ekiti Local Government Area of the state.
As of the time of filing this report, details were still sketchy.
Source – Wuzup Nigeria