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10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers, Sunday morning, June 6, 2021



Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

These 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers will interest you.

1. T.B Joshua reported dead

The founder of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) based in Ikotun area of Lagos, Pastor Temitope Balogun Joshua, has been reported dead at the age of 57. Read more

2. 2023: No referendum, no election in South-West –Igboho

The popular activist in Yoruba land, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, said on Saturday the 2023 general elections would not hold in South- West without a referendum for the creation of the Oduduwa Republic. Read more

3. EU, UK, three others condemn Twitter ban in Nigeria

The European Union, United Kingdom, and three other nations on Saturday expressed disappointment over the suspension of Twitter’s operations in Nigeria. Read more

4. Buhari’s civil war tweet a statement of fact. Its removal by Twitter disappointing – Presidency

The Presidency said on Saturday the removal of President Muhammadu Buhari’s controversial tweet on the Nigerian civil war by the microblogging platform, Twitter, was disappointing. Read more

5. Lawmakers decry Twitter ban by Nigerian govt, say it’s a constitutional violation

The minority caucus in the House of Representatives has decried the ban of the social media platform, Twitter, by the Federal Government, saying it is a clear violation of freedom of speech and other democratic rights and tenets as provided by the Nigerian constitution. Read more

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6. Nigerian govt orders arrest of persons using Twitter despite ban

The Federal Government has upped the ante regarding its crackdown on Twitter, by signing a decree ensuring the prosecution of persons using the social media platform despite its ban. Read more

7. Twitter deletes Kanu’s inciting tweets on Nigerian Army

Twitter on Saturday deleted inciting tweets from the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on the Nigerian Army. Read more

8. After govt’s ban, telcos block access to Twitter in Nigeria

Telecommunications companies in Nigeria including MTN, Airtel, Glo, and 9Mobile have started blocking access to the social media platform Twitter. Read more

9. Bandits kill five in Kaduna

Bandits on Saturday killed five people in Chikun and Igabi local government areas of Kaduna State. Read more

10. Guardiola wins EPL manager of the season as Dias bags the player title

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has been crowned the Premier League manager of the 2020-2021 season. Read more

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