#TwitterBan: Buhari’s Government Has Thin Skin For Criticism – Ozekhome

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mike Ozekhome, says the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has thin skin for criticism and cannot take ‘punches.’ This is in reaction to the Federal Government’s announcement placing a ban on Twitter operations in the country. Read Full Story

WHO Warns Of June-July Covax Doses Shortfall

The World Health Organization said Friday a shortfall in COVID-19 vaccine doses going through the Covax program in June and July could undermine the efficiency of the roll-out. Covax was set up to ensure equitable distribution of vaccines, particularly to low-income countries, and has already delivered more than 80 million doses to 129 territories. Read Full Story

Gunmen raze another police station in Delta

Ashaka Police Station in Ndokwa East LGA of Delta State has been razed down by gunmen who attacked in the wee hours of Sunday, June 6. The gunmen numbering about 20 also burnt a patrol van during the raid. This is reportedly the third station to be attacked in the state in the last month. Read Full Story

#TwitterBan: Job losses loom, economic woes to worsen, NESG, experts warn

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group and economic experts on Sunday described the Federal Government’s ban on a social media network, Twitter, as ill-advised. The NESG while speaking during an interview, said people, particularly the small and medium entrepreneurs, would suffer, adding the ban would compound Nigerians’ economic woes. Read Full Story

Ibarapa Killings: War imminent – Gani Adams

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams on Sunday declared in clear terms that with the killing of over 50 people in Igangan town, Ibarapa, Oke Ogun area of Oyo state, it is evident that war is imminent in the country. Adams, while condemning the gruesome murder of innocent residents of the town warned Fulani herdsmen and bandits to stay away from the southwest or be ready to face stiff resistance. Read Full Story

Popular cleric T.B. Joshua dies at 57

The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) has confirmed the death of its founder and General Overseer Prophet TB Joshua. It said Joshua died in Lagos on Saturday after concluding a church program. His last words, according to the church, were “Watch and pray.” Joshua was 57. Read Full Story

Lake Chad Basin: CSO Seeks UN, AU’s Support for Kingibe

A Civil Society Organisation, Pan African Youth Development Network, has called for the support of the United Nations (UN), African Union (AU), and the diplomatic community to enable the newly appointed Special Envoy to Chad and Lake Chad Area, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, discharge his duties effectively. Read Full Story

Harry and Meghan announce daughter’s birth after a tumultuous year

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced Sunday the birth of their daughter Lilibet Diana — named for Harry’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth II and his late mother — in a moment of joy capping a year of increasingly strained ties between the couple and the British royal family. The baby, who will be eighth in line to the throne, was born healthy on Friday in the southern California city of Santa Barbara and is now at home with Meghan near Los Angeles. Read Full Story

Israel’s Netanyahu denies ‘incitement’ as political tensions boil

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday rejected accusations of incitement against his political opponents after security services warned of an escalation in violent discourse. In power for 12 consecutive years, Netanyahu faces being toppled by a motley coalition of lawmakers united only by their shared hostility towards him. Read Full Story

Akeredolu fumes over Iganga massacre, orders Amotekun to begin operations

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has reacted to the invasion of Igangan town in Oyo North Senatorial District of Oyo State by gunmen by ordering the immediate and joint operation of the security operatives in the South West. Reporters had gathered that the gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen invaded the town on Saturday night and left Sunday morning. Read Full Story