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Twitter Ban: FG Meets Heads Of Diplomatic Missions

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Federal Government is currently in a closed-door meeting with some of the top envoys of various Diplomatic Missions in Nigeria.

The meeting is currently being held at the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Envoys present at the meeting include those of Canada, the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland.

This meeting is occasioned by the recent Twitter ban and the envoys’ reactions to the indefinite suspension of the microblogging platform.

The diplomatic missions had on Saturday said they were let down by the decision to suspend Twitter operations in Nigeria.

“The diplomatic missions of Canada, the European Union (Delegation to Nigeria), the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America convey our disappointment over the Government of Nigeria’s announcement suspending #Twitter and proposing registration requirements for other social media,” a joint statement from the missions said.

“We strongly support the fundamental human right of free expression and access to information as a pillar of democracy in Nigeria as around the world and these rights apply online as well as offline.

“Banning systems of expression is not the answer. These measures inhibit access to information and commerce at precisely the moment when Nigeria needs to foster inclusive dialogue and expression of opinions, as well as share vital information in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The path to a more secure Nigeria lies in more, not less, communication to accompany the concerted efforts of Nigeria’s citizens in fulsome dialogue toward unity, peace, and prosperity. As Nigeria’s partners, we stand ready to assist in achieving these goals.”

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Justice Tanko Muhammad Resigns As CJN

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The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has resigned.

Reports have it that Justice Muhammad resigned on Sunday night, citing ill-health as the reason for his decision.

Information also has it that arrangements are ongoing to swear in the next most senior justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.

According to reports, a formal announcement will be made shortly.

Until his resignation, reports had it that Justice Muhammad was seriously ill.

Last week, 14 justices of the Supreme Court had written him a letter to lament the decrepit state of affairs in the apex court.

In the leaked letter, the Justices accused the CJN of refusing to address the issues despite drawing his attention to them.

They complained of a lack of residential accommodation and vehicles at the court.

The justices further accused the CJN of gallivanting with his “spouse, children and personal staff,” while not allowing them to travel with an assistant on foreign trips.

The justices decried the lack of legal research assistants, despite the magnitude of cases being adjudicated.

On erratic electricity supply, the justices said they have been confined to work between the “hours of 8 a.m and 4 p.m daily, for lack of diesel,” after they were notified of the development by the Supreme Court’s Chief Registrar, Hajo Bello.

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2022 Ekiti Guber Poll: Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji is now the Governor Elect

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Breaking: APC Governorship candidate Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji has emerged the winner of Ekiti Guber Poll with 187,057

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Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress APC, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, has paid a surprise visit to one of the aspirants in the just concluded presidential primary ,Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at his Abuja residence on Thursday night.

A source in the presidency said Tinubu had earlier visited the President at his residence in the Presidential Villa and afterward decided to make a surprise call on Osinbajo alongside Lagos State Governor Sanwo-Olu.

According to the source, Osinbajo was in a meeting with Senator Kabiru Gaya, former Defense Minister Rtd Major General Dan Ali, and other associates.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo came third with 235 votes in the just concluded presidential primary in Abuja.

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