In spite of the ban on the annual Durbar festival in Ilorin, Kwara State, the organisers still found a way to actualise some of their programmes. The state government had earlier prohibited the cultural event slated for the second day of Sallah, citing security concerns. But this development did not […]

The government had on June 4, 2021, announced the suspension of Twitter two days after the platform deleted a tweet by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), which many users found offensive. Three weeks after the suspension, on June 22, the President set up a committee consisting of five […]

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has replied to the Federal Government of Nigeria over the reason it offered for the suspension of flights to Dubai in the past four months. The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika had during a briefing by the Presidential Steering […]

Popular activist and Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho has been warned by the police against the forthcoming rally in Lagos. On Thursday, the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu announced a ban on rallies in the state. Odumosu stated that the mega rally, in continuation of the secessionist agenda for Oodua […]

The Federal Government says it had no immediate plan to ban the importation of gas cylinders as part of its LPG expansion and implementation plan. Dayo Adesina, Senior Special Assistant on Domestic Gas in the office of the Vice-President, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of […]

Miyetti Allah has stated that the ban on open grazing by the Governors of Southern Nigeria will not be accepted until an alternative is provided for herders. South East Chairman of Miyetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, Gidado Siddiki, said this in response to the call by former National […]

According to The PUNCH, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court in Abuja “to stop the Federal Government and the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Muhammed from using their patently unlawful directive to all TV and radio stations not […]

The United Arab Emirates, UAE, yesterday finally lifted the ban on travels between Dubai and Nigeria after a protracted disagreement between the two countries on Covid-19 protocols. UAE had insisted on travelers from Nigeria undergoing several other covid-19 tests after the initial test in Nigeria. Announcing the resumption of flight […]

Dhruv Rathee @dhruv_rathee wrote: List of Countries where Twitter is Banned: North Korea China Iran Turkmenistan NigeriaAnyone who wants India to be added to this list is doing a big disservice to the nation by downgrading India to the level of these countries.

Twitter has reached out to the federal government seeking dialogue over ban. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has revealed on Tuesday that he has gotten a message from Twitter asking for dialogue over the ban placed by the federal government. Mohammed confirmed this when he featured […]

A notice has been served President Muhammdu Buhari by ECOWAS Court of Justice following his ban on Twitter. This comes after the Buhari government was sued by SERAP and 176 Nigerians over the unlawful suspension of Twitter. The suit is fixed for 22 June 2021 for the hearing of application […]

Due to the ban of microblogging platform, Twitter in Nigeria, on June 5, over N24.72bn ($60.14m) has been lost. According to NetBlocks Cost of Shutdown Tool, Nigeria loses N102.9m ($250,600) every hour to the ban. The Federal Government had on June 4, 2021 announced the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria. […]

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has served hearing notice on the Buhari government in the suit filed by SERAP and 176 Nigerians on the unlawful suspension of Twitter. The suit is fixed for 22 June 2021 for the hearing of application for interim orders, SERAP said on Twitter on Monday […]

Nigerian politician, Ned Nwoko has said he’s in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ban on Twitter. “On the current issue with twitter, I wholeheartedly support the position of the federal government,” he said. According to BluePrint Newspaper, Nwoko who spoke as guest speaker on Saturday at June 12 lecture organised […]