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Baker shocks Nigerians with cake baked for a civil engineer
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Baker shocks Nigerians with cake baked for a civil engineer

On Twitter, an Ibadan baker startled Nigerians by sharing her latest masterpiece — a cake — baked for a civil engineer. She posted the finished job with the following caption: ”Someone directed me to your page, I need a cake for a civil engineer. I want the cake to also have road construction details, is that possible??? ME : Say no more sir, I gat you …” With over 8000 retweets, 24,000 likes, and over 1000 comments, the tweet quickly became viral. For the record, no cake tweet has ever gotten this much attention on Twitter in Nigeria! HUGE!
Wizkid vindicated as eyewitnesses narrate how 12-year-old Ahmed’s parents misused the N10m gift
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Wizkid vindicated as eyewitnesses narrate how 12-year-old Ahmed’s parents misused the N10m gift

This comes after a Twitter user claimed that the young child to whom Wizkid had promised a N10 million cash present and a record deal is still wandering the streets of Lagos: a story that cast the singer in a negative light. Debunking the claims, multiple witnesses narrate how Wizkid gifted Ahmed the N10m cash gift but his parents misused it. @frozio_tha_barber said, “Person wey post this dey go hell. The boy you talking about na from my street for ketu and i can confirm to you that Wizzy gave him the 10milli then, una fit ask anybody for ketu… if the boy dey rap for street dey collect money, ask him & his mother how they spend the 10milli, so saying what you don’t know, he fit don spend am on weed & drugs so making it look like Wizzy didn’t keep his promise.” Another witn...
Poverty abounds everywhere – Filmmaker Imoh Umoren tells Twitter user who claimed being born in Africa is a disadvantage
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Poverty abounds everywhere – Filmmaker Imoh Umoren tells Twitter user who claimed being born in Africa is a disadvantage

Filmmaker Imoh Umoren has countered a claim put forward by a Twitter user on being African. The Twitter user had claimed in his tweet that being born in Africa is a disadvantage. He went on to list various challenges one has to overcome to "equalize".     Reacting to this, Umoren stated that the claim is not entirely true as life happens no matter the country one lives in. He also urged everyone to travel far and wide and not just to fancy places, because poverty abounds everywhere.  
Twitter has agreed to all FG’s conditions – Festus Keyamo
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Twitter has agreed to all FG’s conditions – Festus Keyamo

Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, said that Twitter, the social media platform banned by the Federal Government of Nigerian in June 2021, has agreed to conditions laid out by the government to lift the ban. Speaking during an interview with Channels Television on Sunday, Nov. 28, Keyamo said the committee set up by the Federal Government to review the operations of Twitter has made significant progress. Keyamo, who is also a member of the committee, said: "The reason the president took that step is to recalibrate our relationship with Twitter and not to drive them away from our country. "That recalibration, we have started it and the President graciously added me to the committee. "We also set up a technical committee to interface with Twitter and co...
Drama As Woman Gets Pregnant For Son-in-law Months After Moving In To Take Care Of Daughter Who Just Gave Birth
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Drama As Woman Gets Pregnant For Son-in-law Months After Moving In To Take Care Of Daughter Who Just Gave Birth

A woman has reportedly gotten pregnant for her son-in-law after she visited her daughter who recently gave birth. A Twitter user identified as @Stansbaby made the disclosure on the micro blogging site. According to the report, the woman came to take care of her daughter who recently put to bed 4 months ago, but things took an unfavourable turn as her daughter’s husband got her pregnant. Things became more shocking after the woman moved into her daughter’s husband’s house when her child angrily left. The story reads: “Mother in law (42)came for omugwo 4 months ago and is currently pregnant for her daughter’s husband Daughter moved out of the house and her mum moved in completely things Dey happen oo. Here’s the gist Mother and son in law ( 37 ) are friends and collea...
T-Pain asks ‘honest question’ about how rich people are expected to use their money
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T-Pain asks ‘honest question’ about how rich people are expected to use their money

American singer, T-Pain has gone on Twitter to ask an honest question about the expectations people have of rich people and their wealth. He tweeted: "So let me get this straight. If I have money, I need to give it away to ppl that don’t have money. But if I DONT have money, I should’ve done a better job at keeping my money? Honest question tho. I’m not being a dick I just see this pattern a lot. What’s the thought process?" He added: "Just to be clear my question had nothing to do with taxes or politics lol y’all wild." In another tweet, he explained further writing: It ain’t enough characters but it’s like: “TPain’s car gets repoed”: nigga you broke again?! Why don’t you just save your money and stop buyin shit you don’t need Then “TPain buys a RR”: NIGGA YOU CO...
Man Shares Grass to Grace Story of How He Became A Rich And Proud Owner of Mega Fashion Store in Lagos
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Man Shares Grass to Grace Story of How He Became A Rich And Proud Owner of Mega Fashion Store in Lagos

A Nigerian man has revealed how God made him achieve his dreams of owning a mega store within 5 years. The man named Obaze took to Twitter to reflect on his humble beginnings years ago with throwback and present day photos. According to Obaze, it took him 5 years to get to where he is as he announced of his store's grand opening in Lagos on Twitter. He wrote on his page; “Took 5 Years to get here, I’m super Proud of how far I’ve come and I thank God for the growth, This is Just the beginning. ObazeLuxury opens December 4th Invitation is Open to everybody” Refer to his post below:
#ENDSARS: They shattered so many lives and tried to destroy mine – DJ Switch reacts to Lagos panel confirming that people were killed at Lekki Toll Gate
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#ENDSARS: They shattered so many lives and tried to destroy mine – DJ Switch reacts to Lagos panel confirming that people were killed at Lekki Toll Gate

Entertainer, DJ Switch has reacted to Lagos panel confirming that EndSARS protesters were killed at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020. LIB reported earlier that the panel also indicted soldiers and implicated Nigeria’s security agents in the "killing and forced disappearances of harmless and unarmed youths protesting at Lekki Tollgate on October 20, 2020". The Justice Doris Okuwobi-led panel made the revelation in a 309-page report submitted to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Monday November 15.   Reacting to the report via Twitter, DJ Switch stated that those behind the act shattered many lives and also tried to destroy hers. She added that what the perpetrators tried to hide, has also been made public by them.   See her tweet below................
Dave Chappelle rails against cancel culture after being accused of being transphobic amid ‘The Closer’ controversy
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Dave Chappelle rails against cancel culture after being accused of being transphobic amid ‘The Closer’ controversy

Comedian Dave Chappelle has railed against cancel culture, Twitter and left-leaning news outlets on Thursday October 7, following the controversy that trailed his latest Netflix special, “The Closer”. Addressing his rapturous star-studded audience of more than 18,000 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles following the screening of his “Untitled: Dave Chappelle Documentary,” the stand-up star got more pointed and specific. Chappelle was responding to the torrent of criticism he received following Tuesday’s release of his sixth and final Netflix special, which some have blasted as transphobic. The 48-year-old comedian was also being accused of defending what many perceived to be problematic comments by rapper DaBaby and “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling, as well as deflecting crit...
Users frustrated as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp crash
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Users frustrated as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp crash

WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram apps seem to be inaccessible for some users around the world. This began around 4:30 pm today October 4, according to online outage trackers affecting users globally. Soon after the first report came through, the hashtag #facebookdown was trending on Twitter, with users worldwide reporting issues connecting. In response to the outage, WhatsApp through their official Twitter account informed their users that they are working towards restoring the app. The tweet read; “We’re aware that some people are experiencing issues with WhatsApp at the moment. We’re working to get things back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience!”
Boyfriend dumped me after I spent 200k on his birthday – Young lady laments
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Boyfriend dumped me after I spent 200k on his birthday – Young lady laments

A Nigerian lady has taken to microblogging platform, Twitter to lament over how her boyfriend dumped her despite spending a huge amount of money on his birthday. According to the young lady with a username @tallchi_girl, her boyfriend broke up with her one week after celebrating his birthday in big way. She revealed that she is heartbroken as a result of the development. In her words; ”I’m heartbroken. I spent 200k on my man birthday last week, only for me to get a break up 2hrs ago.. Men are wicked.”
Those who believe young people cannot be wealthy legitimately, might never be wealthy – Comedian Zic Saloma
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Those who believe young people cannot be wealthy legitimately, might never be wealthy – Comedian Zic Saloma

Instagram comedian, Zic Saloma has raised an alarm over a weird trend he claims he's being tagged to on Twitter. According to the comedian, the trend reads "90% of males actually think a young person cannot be wealthy legitimately -especially comedians." Saloma stated that people who think that way might never be wealthy, because one can't pursue what doesn't exist. Drawing a comparism with his recent trip to South Africa to the situation in Nigeria, the comedian said people approach him to learn how to build their YouTube and online presence because they know fame can be monetized. Saloma added that in Nigeria, he get comments like "Oga, una never talk watin dey really give una money".
Take the 500K” Jay-Z tells those picking dinner with him over $500K
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Take the 500K” Jay-Z tells those picking dinner with him over $500K

There has been a debate on Twitter about which is the wiser option between dinner with Jay-Z and $500K. People have been divided as some say $500K is better as you can't get much out of the billionaire rapper in just a few hours spent having dinner. Others said dinner with Jay-Z is better in the long run. Jay-Z has now responded via TIDAL, his company's handle. "Take the $500K," the businessman wrote simply.
BBNaija: Housemates can lose their values but still not please Nigerians – Beatrice replies Uche Jumbo
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BBNaija: Housemates can lose their values but still not please Nigerians – Beatrice replies Uche Jumbo

Evicted BBNaija housemate, Beatrice has reacted to reports this year’s ‘Shine Ya Eye’ season is the most boring. DAILY POST had reported that the 41-year-old actress on her Twitter page said although she can’t really point what makes it boring, it’s the least entertaining season for her. Reacting, Beatrice in a tweet said there’s nothing housemates can do to make the show more interesting. She explained that even if housemates let go of their values they will still be considered boring. “You will think the show is boring until you get into the house and see there’s nothing you can do to make it more interesting. “To please the viewers, you might have to let go of some of your core values. If you don’t, they call you boring; if you do they’d say you are doing too much! Either...
Twitter allows Star Users make money From Subscriptions
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Twitter allows Star Users make money From Subscriptions

Twitter's long-promised "Super Follows" feature that lets creators sell subscriptions for access to special content, was launched on Wednesday September 1. The feature, first revealed in February, will allow users to subscribe to accounts they like for a monthly subscription fee in exchange for exclusive content. For creators, Super Follows are another useful tool in the emerging patchwork of monetization options across social platforms. The aim of the new feature is to make the social media platform become the preferred online venue for clickable stars and to boost Twitter's income in ways that don't clutter the platform up with ads or promotions. Eligible accounts can set the price for Super Follow subscriptions, with the option of charging $2.99, $4.99 or $9.99 per month, p...
“It cost me 2.5 million to live in Nigeria for two months” UK-based woman who visited Nigeria says her heart bleeds for the poor in the country
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“It cost me 2.5 million to live in Nigeria for two months” UK-based woman who visited Nigeria says her heart bleeds for the poor in the country

A UK-based Twitter user who visited Nigeria took to Twitter to share her experience in the country. She said she spent 2.5 million Naira in two months, adding that "food is the most expensive commodity in Nigeria". She then goes on to say her heart bleeds for the poor in Nigeria. Her tweet reads: "Just got back from Nigeria and I can tell you now, 1m can not do much , It cost me  N2.5m to live in Nigeria for two months. Food is the most expensive commodity in Nigeria , my heart bleeds for the poor every time I go food shopping it is heart breaking."  
Goalkeeper Dies After Colliding With Rival Player During Competitive Match
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Goalkeeper Dies After Colliding With Rival Player During Competitive Match

In what will come across as a really shocking development, a Russian goalkeeper who was aged 23 has died after a sickening collision with a rival player during a competitive match. Alexander Shishmarev of Russian fourth-tier side Krasnaya Zvezda was playing against second-tier Baltika-M’s youth side in a training game at north-west city Kaliningrad. And the player from Sovetsk, who worked in the Emergencies Ministry, suffered a “fatal” collision with an opposition player. The Russian national team released a statement on Twitter which read: “Today, during a training match ‘Baltika-M - Krasnaya Zvezda’, the team's goalkeeper from Sovetsk, Alexander Shishmarev, was fatally injured. “The doctors of the club and the ambulance provided assistance for more than an hour, but they coul...
Federal lawmaker, Adedayo Omolafe dies hours after tweeting “let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes”
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Federal lawmaker, Adedayo Omolafe dies hours after tweeting “let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes”

The Lawmaker representing Akure South/North Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Adedayo Omolafe has died. Omolafe, popularly known as "Expensive", died at about 2 am this morning, August 16. According to his close allies, the lawmaker was not sick as he was with his constituents on Sunday, August 15. However, he became unconscious late on Sunday night and was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, but he didn't make it Omolafe was a former chairman of the Akure South council area of the state. Hours before his death, he shared some deep quotes on Twitter, talking about the "soul" and dwelling on the "beauty of life".  
EPL: Lukaku reacts to Chelsea’s 3-0 win against Crystal Palace
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EPL: Lukaku reacts to Chelsea’s 3-0 win against Crystal Palace

Chelsea new signing, Romelu Lukaku, has reacted to the Blues’ Premier League 3-0 win against Crystal Palace on Saturday. Chelsea defeated Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge, thanks to goals from Marcos Alonso, Christian Pulisic and Trevoh Chalobah. Lukaku was certainly happy with the performance of his new team-mates as Chelsea beat Crystal Palace at home in their first Premier League campaign this season. The Belgium international took to his Instagram Twitter handle after the match to hail Chelsea players. “Well done boys! Good start!” Lukaku tweeted. DAILY POST reports that Lukaku completed his £97.5million move to Chelsea from Inter Milan earlier this week, but wasn’t able to be involved in the game against Crystal Palace. Instead, the striker had to watch on as Thomas...
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Lady Reportedly Sleeps With 300 Men In 5 Months To Buy An SUV And iPhone 12

In what will come across as a really shocking development, a Twitter user has narrated how a lady slept with 300 men to buy an SUV and iPhone 12. The Twitter user, @ani_berny who disclosed that she was eavesdropping at a lounge, said she heard a lady tell her friend what she die. The unnamed lady said that she bought the car and the iPhone after meeting her target of sleeping with 300 men in 5 months. According to the Twitter user, the lady further revealed that she is now celibate for the rest of the year to regain herself.
Mbappe tells PSG he wants to leave for Real Madrid after Messi joins club
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Mbappe tells PSG he wants to leave for Real Madrid after Messi joins club

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, has told the club he wants to leave for Real Madrid following the signing of Lionel Messi from Barcelona on Tuesday night. This claim was made by respected French journalist, Thibaud Vezirian. Vezirian stated this in a tweet on Twitter on Wednesday. According to him, Mbappe has informed PSG that he actually doesn’t want to play with Messi and added that he dreams of playing for Real Madrid and he is hoping that it happens before the transfer window closes. “Kylian Mbappé wants to leave. He has requested his exit voucher and does not wish to extend. Either it’s Real Madrid this summer, or a free start in a year,” Vezirian tweeted. “He had already warned several weeks ago that he did not want to play with Messi.” Meanwhile, Mbappe...
Twitter ban to be lifted soon – Lai Mohammed
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Twitter ban to be lifted soon – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says the ban on microblogging site, Twitter, will be lifted soon. Mohammed disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the First Lady’s Conference room, Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to Lai Mohammed, the engagements with the team from Twitter have been productive, and that they have agreed to open an office in Nigeria. “The end for amicable resolution is very much in sight. We appreciate the patience of Nigerians. I want to assure you that we have made very tremendous progress. We have met with Twitter both physically and in writing. We are actually almost there. The engagement has been ex...
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene suspended from Twitter over COVID-19 misinformation
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene suspended from Twitter over COVID-19 misinformation

Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is once again suspended from Twitter after she said the COVID-19 vaccines were “failing.” The company told the New York Times it was Greene’s fourth strike and she could be permanently banned if she violated Twitter’s coronavirus misinformation policy again. Her current suspension will last a week. The suspension was caused by her tweeting, “The FDA should not approve the covid vaccines” along with other tweets raising concerns about coronavirus spread among vaccinated people and that vaccines “do not reduce the spread of the virus & neither do masks” and “failing.” Before she was suspended, Twitter flagged the tweet with a disclaimer and limited engagement on it because it contained misinformation. Greene received her thir...
“My father died and what I feel is relief” Media personality Wana Udobang announces her father’s passing
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“My father died and what I feel is relief” Media personality Wana Udobang announces her father’s passing

The media personality made the announcement on Twitter, adding that she feels "no sadness, no loss, no grief." She said that what she feels following her father's passing is "relief and closure" because she "already grieved his 27 year absence from our lives." The poet, who has written about her difficult relationship with her father in the past, (read here), thanked those sending condolence messages and those opening up about their own experiences. She also had a word for those excusing absent fathers.
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Nigeria estimated to have lost over N132.8bn in two months of Twitter ban

Nigeria is estimated to have lost N132.8bn ( approximately $366,88m) since Twitter was banned in Nigeria by the Federal Government. The Federal Government banned Twitter in Nigeria on June 4 and the ban came into effect on June 5. It's been 61 days since the ban came into effect. Calculating the cost impact of the ban on the NetBlocks Cost of Shutdown Tool shows that Nigeria has lost $366,877,817 in 61 days. According to the tool, Nigeria loses $250,600 for every hour Twitter is banned. The NetBlocks Cost of Shutdown Tool estimates the economic impact of an internet disruption, mobile data blackout or app restriction in a nation using indicators from the World Bank, International Telecommunication Union, Eurostat and U.S. Census.
Why foreign girls are better than Nigerian girls – Man based abroad
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Why foreign girls are better than Nigerian girls – Man based abroad

A Nigerian man who is based abroad has taken to Twitter to berate Nigerian girls who are in the habit of asking for money or transport fare before going to visit a man. Why foreign girls are better than Nigerian girls – Man based abroad The gentleman, with handle @avogroovy on the social networking app revealed that he has been dating non-Nigerian girls for close to a decade and not once, all throughout the period has he encountered one who asked him for any money for transport. @avogroovy who resides in Thailand, stated that Nigerian men deserve better. He also added that he would continue to be an advocate for men realizing that they need to be with better women. His tweet reads, ”I have been dating Non-Nigerian girls for almost a decade and not a single one has ever...
Why I keep my family life private –Ebuka Obi-Uchendu
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Why I keep my family life private –Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

Why I keep my family life private –Ebuka Obi-Uchendu Ebuka Obi-Uchendu is a household name in the entertainment and media space but very little is known about his private life. In a recent interview with Schick Magazine, Ebuka disclosed that he keeps his family life private because they did not choose to be in the limelight, but he chose that path. He said, “If I could, I would never talk about them or even put out images of them anywhere. But, I cannot help it because I also love to celebrate them and show off how blessed I am with such an amazing wife. So, I have to balance it out and do it on my terms.” The father of two also disclosed that one of the reasons for keeping his family off the Internet was because he got upset whenever his wife was talked about or attacked. He a...
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Twitter shuts its New York and San Francisco offices permanently Following Latest Warnings about Delta variant

Twitter has announced that its New York City and San Francisco offices will be closed permanently while other office reopenings will be paused in response to the latest CDC warnings about COVID-19. The company made the announcement on Wednesday July 28, saying it was closing its two largest offices. 'After careful consideration of the CDC's updated guidelines, and in light of current conditions, Twitter has made the decision to close our opened offices in New York and San Francisco as well as pause future office reopenings, effective immediately,' the company said. 'We continue to monitor local conditions and make necessary changes that prioritize the health and safety of our Tweeps.' The decision was made just two weeks after reopening the offices in both cities. On Tue...
Aww! Couple Remarries 25 years After Divorce
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Aww! Couple Remarries 25 years After Divorce

Twitter user has expressed excitement after his parents who were divorced after 25 years got back together and tied the knot. @tobbie_bola in her tweet disclosed that words can't express how she felt to come home and see her parents in same space.
‘Where is DSS’ – Nigerians reacts as bandits abduct 13 women along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway
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‘Where is DSS’ – Nigerians reacts as bandits abduct 13 women along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway

A cross section of Nigerians has reacted to the kidnap of 13 women by bandits suspected to be kidnappers. DAILY POST reported earlier that the women were kidnapped along Kaduna Birnin Gwari road. The women, who were on their way to attend a wedding, were said to have been kidnapped between Manini and Udawa town, along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway Their abduction has stirred reactions from Nigerians who queried the presence of the Department of State Services, DSS and other security agencies at important locations. According to them, security agencies rather than safeguard lives of Nigerians are hunting activists and the likes of Sunday Igboho. Here are some comments gathered by DAILY POST from Twitter; @Olamide “Where are the DSS to arrest the bandits? Sunday Igboho and Ka...
Actress Jemima Osunde tackled for saying she wouldn’t cook when she gets married
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Actress Jemima Osunde tackled for saying she wouldn’t cook when she gets married

Actress Jemima Osunde was dragged into an exchange with some of her followers on Twitter after she tweeted about not cooking when she gets married. Osunde in her tweet admitted that she knows to cook but does not enjoy it. She further revealed that she and her partner will be getting someone to do it. This however irked some followers who countered her tweet. See the exchange below......
Rashford denies confirming Sancho move to Manchester United, saying tweet to fan account was a ‘little hack’
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Rashford denies confirming Sancho move to Manchester United, saying tweet to fan account was a ‘little hack’

The England forward had seemingly posted a one-word response on Twitter that caused a stir among Red Devils fans Marcus Rashford has denied confirming that his England team-mate Jadon Sancho will soon be joining him at Manchester United with a tweet to a fan account on social media. Sancho has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford and, although United missed out on the Borussia Dortmund star last year, a transfer appears to be drawing closer this summer. In an interaction with a fan on Twitter, Rashford seemingly confirmed the expected news of Sancho's transfer to the Red Devils.
FG’s Meeting with Twitter should have come earlier – Falana
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FG’s Meeting with Twitter should have come earlier – Falana

Human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana has faulted Federal Government’s decision to have a meeting with Twitter's management after suspending the social media giant's operation in the country. Noting that the meeting is a good development in an interview on Channels Television, he however added that it should have been called earlier to avoid the embarrassment and inconvenience that Nigerians were subjected to. Falana said; “The Federal Government meeting with Twitter is a good development but in many instances, they put the cart before the horse. I feel this should have been done earlier. The government protested when it was dissatisfied with certain developments. This kind of meeting would have been called much earlier and the embarrassment and in...
“For God sake, what is social media? Are we eating social media?- House of Reps member vents as he applauds suspension of Twitter
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“For God sake, what is social media? Are we eating social media?- House of Reps member vents as he applauds suspension of Twitter

A member of the House of Representatives representing Daura Federal Constituency of Katsina State, Fatahu Muhammad, has defended the suspension of Twitter from operating in Nigeria. Speaking during the investigative hearing organized by the House joint committees on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values alongside the National Security, Justice and Commerce, on the controversial Twitter ban, Fatahu, who is said to be a cousin of President Buhari, wondered why Nigerians are attacking the government over the suspension of the microblogging site. “For God sake, what is social media? Are we eating social media? Let us go back to the resources, and harvest them, and let keep this thing aside, and face the real problem in Nigeria. My colleagues have spoken the mind of ...
You lack jurisdiction to criminalize Twitter suspension- FG tells ECOWAS court
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You lack jurisdiction to criminalize Twitter suspension- FG tells ECOWAS court

The federal government has told the ECOWAS court that it lacked the jurisdiction to criminalise the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria as the suspension of the operations of Twitter in Nigeria is not a right recognised under any treaty enforceable by the ECOWAS court.   The Federal government stated this in a preliminary objection filed to challenge the suit by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and 176 concerned Nigerians over its directive to prosecute those violating the suspension.   The Federal government argued that the court lacks the jurisdiction to “determine the criminalisation of an act under Nigerian laws”. It said Twitter is a microblogging site, and not “an organisation of any member state”.   Part of the Federal government...
Any social media platform used to bring down Nigeria will be suspended – Lai Mohammed warns
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Any social media platform used to bring down Nigeria will be suspended – Lai Mohammed warns

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has warned that any social media platform used to bring down Nigeria will be suspended.   The Minister who appeared before house committees on communication, justice, information and culture, and national security and intelligence on Tuesday June 22, added that the ban of Twitter operations in the country is a good opportunity for "resourceful Nigerians to also look at how they can have an app that can replace Twitter".   He said;   “On Twitter not being the only social media in Nigeria but banning Twitter alone, honestly, we suspended Twitter because Twitter became a platform of choice for those that want to bring down this country. “If any other platform does it, we will suspend their operations too. It...
Lai Mohammed to lead FG’s discussion with Twitter over suspension
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Lai Mohammed to lead FG’s discussion with Twitter over suspension

President Buhari has approved the composition of the Federal Government's team to engage with Twitter over the recent suspension of the operations of the microblogging and social networking service in Nigeria. The approval was announced in a statement released by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who will chair the team. The Federal Government's team also comprises the Attorney General of the Federation and Honourable Minister of Justice, Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, Honourable Minister of State for Labour and Employment as well as other relevant government agencies. Following the indefinite suspension of its operations in Nigeria for acti...
Former Kenyan Governor, Mike Sonko deletes nude video of Presidential candidate Mukihsa Kituyi he shared after backlash
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Former Kenyan Governor, Mike Sonko deletes nude video of Presidential candidate Mukihsa Kituyi he shared after backlash

Former Nairobi Governor, Mike Mbuvi Sonko has suffered a backlash after sharing nude video of former Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) and Presidential candidate, Dr Mukhisa Kituyi in bed with his alleged side chick on Twitter.   In the viral video,Kituyi is seen completely naked and sound asleep. A light-skinned lady's leg was also seen on his right thigh.   Sonko however had a field day with the video he shared with his 1.4 million followers on Twitter. He asked how a man can allow a women have her phone during the act.   The former Governor who also shared the video on Instagram, wrote   “Some men are very useless and big for nothing. How do you leave the lady and the phone alone"   ...
PDP grieves over FG’s action over Twitter because it represents the curtailment of using the platform to spread fake news – Presidency
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PDP grieves over FG’s action over Twitter because it represents the curtailment of using the platform to spread fake news – Presidency

The Presidency has reacted to a communique Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party issued, over the ban of Twitter's operation in the country.   The opposition party had asked President Buhari to review the ban on Twitter in Nigeria “in national interest”. The PDP had described the ban as "early warning signs of descent into dictatorship" and further stated that "the mere ego of Mr President is not enough for such a drastic action that deprives millions of Nigerians of such an affordable means of expression and communication."   However reacting to this, Presidential aide Garba Shehu alleged that PDP's grieviance over the ban is that it "curtails their ability to use the platform to spread fake news and invented stories to the detriment of co...
Twitter’s founder, Dorsey is liable for #EndSARS losses – Lai Mohammed
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Twitter’s founder, Dorsey is liable for #EndSARS losses – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that the founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, is vicariously liable for the losses Nigeria incurred during the EndSARS protest.   Mohammed said this when he appeared on a Radio Nigeria call-in programme in Abuja today June 14.   Mohammed alleged that Dorsey raised funds through Bitcoins to sponsor the EndSARS protest while his platform, Twitter, was used to fuel the crisis. He said Dorsey also retweeted the tweets of some foreign and local supporters of EndSARS. “If you ask people to donate money via bitcoins for EndS ARS protesters then you are vicariously liable for whatever is the outcome of the protest. We have forgotten that EndSARS led to the loss of lives, including 37 policemen, six soldiers, 57 c...
‘It was a mistake for Real Madrid to let him go’ – Why PSG and Chelsea are fighting over €80m Inter ace Hakimi
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‘It was a mistake for Real Madrid to let him go’ – Why PSG and Chelsea are fighting over €80m Inter ace Hakimi

The Moroccan was the best right-back in Serie A last season but the Nerazzurri need to balance the books by selling one of their most valuable assets Achraf Hakimi wasn't best pleased at being left out of EA Sports' Serie A Team of the Season. "What a joke!" he wrote on Twitter. "If you have something against me, tell me! This is bull!" His reaction may have been a tad over the top but Hakimi certainly had a point.
Twitter says it has informed the Nigerian government it is ready to meet for an open discussion to address mutual concerns
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Twitter says it has informed the Nigerian government it is ready to meet for an open discussion to address mutual concerns

The management of Twitter has marked the first week its operation in Nigerian was suspended by the federal government. The social media giant in a tweet it shared, said it has informed the Nigerian government it is ready to meet for an open discussion to address mutual concerns. Twitter which stated that it remains an advocate of free and open internet everywhere, said the discussion is aimed at restoring service in the country.

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