Trump hails Buhari for suspending Twitter
Donald Trump, a former US President has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for suspending microblogging platform, Twitter.
Trump in a statement he signed on Tuesday urged more countries to ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech.
The Republican who was banned on Twitter and Facebook said, he wished he suspended Twitter when he was President, adding that the platform is evil.
“Congratulations to the people of Nigeria who just banned Twitter because they banned their President.
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“More countries should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech – all voices should be heard.
“In the meantime, competitors will emerge and take hold.
“Who are they to dictate good and evil if they themselves are evil?
“Perhaps, I should have done it when I was President But Zuckerberg kept calling me and coming to the White House for dinner, telling me how great I was. 2024?.”
Discuss with Nnamdi Kanu’s IPOB – Sheikh Gumi tells Buhari
Controversial Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has advised the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government on a step to take with the Indigenous People of Biafra.
Gumi urged the Federal Government to negotiate with the Nnamdi Kanu-led IPOB group.
Speaking with DAILY POST, the Kaduna-based cleric said the government should be frank in negotiating with the Kanu led group.
According to Gumi: “Government should try to be frank and engage even with IPOB’s people. Government should call them ‘you come and sit down let’s talk, what is your problem’.
“Government should call them for a dialogue; see nobody doubts Nigeria. The problem is that the government is not being considerate even with these herdsmen.”
Kanu and his group have been advocating for the actualization of Biafra.
They anchored their agitation on the alleged marginalization of the Southeast by the government.
CAN mourns T.B. Joshua
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has expressed sadness over the death of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) founder, Temitope Joshua.
The death of the 57-year-old controversial televangelist came as a shock to many on Sunday as there was never a report of the deceased battling any underlying illness or sickness that may lead to such a devastating outcome.
Mr Joshua was confirmed dead by his family last Saturday.
CAN, in a letter signed by its president, Samson Ayokunle, extolled Mr Joshua’s vibrant Bible teachings and humility of service to God and humanity while alive.
“Prophet T.B Joshua was one of the foremost Nigerian charismatic pastors, televangelists, and philanthropists who devoted his entire lifetime to the propagation of the gospel and ministering to the needs of the downtrodden,” CAN said.
“He was renowned for his philosophical simplicity and humility. His death is not only a loss to the family and the church, but to Nigeria and the world at large.”
The letter commiserating with Mr Joshua’s family, dated June 6, was shared by the CAN’s spokesperson, Bright Oladeji, on his Facebook account on June 8.
Supremacy battle behind Kwara APC crisis – Mustapha hints on resolution
A former governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State, Mallam Saliu Mustapha has revealed that the crisis rocking the State chapter of the party would be resolved in a matter of weeks.
Mustapha stated this to newsmen on Tuesday in Ilorin, the State capital.
He noted that although the crisis started too early in the life of the party administration, its resolution wasn’t beyond the capacities of APC members to achieve.
“The crisis stems from a battle of supremacy between two blocs. It was, however, heightened after the purported removal of Alhaji Bashir Bolarinwa as the state chairman of the party.
“It’s quite unfortunate that Kwara APC has to find itself in this kind of situation; it is uncalled for; it’s unnecessary because it started way too early.
“But it’s understandable that in politics, there will always be a divergence of opinions, views and interests.
Reps summon Lai over Twitter suspension
The house of representatives has summoned Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, over the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria.
At its sitting on Tuesday, the house mandated its committees on communication, justice, information and culture, and national security and intelligence to immediately commence an investigation into the suspension of the microblogging site.
During the plenary session, Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house, said the green chamber has been “inundated with comments about the decision, requests for intervention and criticism”.
“The House of Representatives recognises that Twitter, like other social media networks, is an important tool for communication and commerce in Nigeria, particularly amongst the younger generation who have used these networks for enterprise and innovation with great success,” he said.
“It is in service of our obligations under the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and our moral duty to the Nigerian people, that the leadership of the House has decided to mandate the House Committees on Communication, Justice, Information and Culture, and National Security and Intelligence to immediately commence an investigation to determine the circumstances of the decision by the Federal Government of Nigeria to suspend the operations of Twitter in Nigeria, and the legal authority for the ban on the operations of Twitter in Nigeria.