Today’s Headlines: Prophet T.B. Joshua is Dead; Twitter Deletes Nnamdi Kanu’s Offensive Tweet.

1: Prophet T.B. Joshua is dead


Temitope Balogun Joshua, a frontline Nigerian preacher and televangelist, has died, family sources told Peoples Gazette.

Mr Joshua, the founder of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), died in Lagos on Saturday evening shortly after concluding a programme at his church, The Gazette learnt from family sources who did not want to be quoted as an official statement was still being prepared. He was 57.

2: Twitter Deletes Nnamdi Kanu’s Offensive Tweet.

Twitter has deleted an offensive tweet of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

In the tweet, which has been taken down, Kanu threatened that soldiers deployed in the South-East will be killed.

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He also attacked Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State; Malam Garba Shehu and Mr Femi Adesina, Presidential spokesmen.

Recall that Twitter first deleted President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet after violating their rules.

3: US Knocks Buhari-led Government Over Suspension Of Twitter’s Operation In Nigeria.

The United States has cautioned the Muhammadu Buhari-led government over the recent suspension placed on the operations of Twitter in Nigeria.

Nigeria’s information and culture minister Lai Mohammed had on Friday announced Twitter’s suspension in a statement by his media aide, Segun Adeyemi.

The suspension by the Nigerian government comes days after a post by Buhari on the 1967 civil war was deleted.

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4Nigerians defy FG’s ban, attack Buhari, Malami on Twitter – Punch Newspapers.

Undeterred by the Federal Government’s ban of Twitter operations in Nigeria, Nigerians logged on to the microblogging site in large numbers on Saturday to lambast the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).

The ban took effect barely two days after Twitter, deleted a controversial tweet posted by President Buhari.

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