BREAKING: Netanyahu ousted, Bennett takes over as new Israeli Prime Minister

Benjamin Netanyahu has lost his 12-year hold on power in Israel after its parliament voted in a new coalition government. Right-wing nationalist Naftali Bennett has been sworn in as prime minister, leading a "government of change". He will lead an unprecedented coalition of parties which was approved with a razor-thin majority...... read more

BREAKING: Social media restrictions 've no place in democracy, US hits Buhari's FG hard on Twitter ban

  United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has lashed out at the Federal Government and President Muhammadu Buhari over the suspension of twitter operations in Nigeria.   The Federal Government had on Friday suspended Twitter operations in Nigeria, “citing the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable...... read more

Military Helicopter crashes, 3 confirmed dead

An Afghan army chopper crashed in the country's eastern Wardak province Tuesday night, killing three crews and injuring another, the Defense Ministry said in a statement Wednesday. "A MI-17 helicopter of the army crashed in Jaghato district due to technical problem on Tuesday night and unfortunately three crews lost their live...... read more

After parting ways with Kim Kardashian, Kanye West hooks up with star model

Kanye West and Irina Shayk have confirmed heated rumors of a new romance amid his divorce from wife of six years Kim Kardashian. In exclusive images obtained by, Kanye, 44, can be seen taking a romantic stroll with Irina, 35, in Provence, France, where they are staying at the luxury Villa La Coste boutique hotel together.  Rumors of...... read more

President Macron slapped in France

A bystander slapped French President Emmanuel Macron across the face during a trip to southeast France on Tuesday on the second stop of a nationwide tour. Images on social media and broadcast on the BFM news channel showed Macron approach a barrier to greet a man who, instead of shaking hands,...... read more

Twitter ban: Trump hails Buhari, tells other countries to do same

Former US President, Donald Trump has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari-led government for placing a ban on Twitter’s operation in the country.   “Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President,” Trump said in an emailed statement. “More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for...... read more

Richest man, Jeff Bezos, set to become first billionaire in space

World’s richest man, Jeff Bezos, will join the first human flight to space next month on the New Shepherd rocket, he announced on his Instagram account. The Amazon Chief Executive Officer will be the first billionaire in space. “Ever since I was five years old, I’ve dreamed of travelling to space....... read more

BREAKING: BBC, UK sites, others go down as virtual world faces turbulence

Multiple websites operated by news outlets including the Financial Times, CNN and Bloomberg News were down across the globe on Tuesday. Qatar-based Al Jazeera Media Network was also affected. France’s Le Monde newspaper started showing error messages that appeared on the website in the morning. Separately, Inc’s retail website also...... read more

BREAKING: FG summons EU, US, UK, Canada diplomats over Twitter ban comments

Barely 48 hours after criticising the federal government for banning Twitter, the envoys of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and the European Union in Nigeria have been summoned. An invitation to Journalists issued on Monday morning by Kimiebi Ebienfa of the Crisis Monitoring and Public Communications Division of the Nigerian...... read more

Prince Harry, Meghan announce birth of baby girl

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced the birth of their second child, a baby girl. Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on Friday morning in a hospital in Santa Barbara, California.According to BBC, both mother and child are healthy and well, Prince Harry and Meghan said in a statement....... read more

Twitter ban detrimental to free press in Nigeria - IPI

The International Press Institute led by its chairman Kabiru Yusuf has expressed concern over suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria by the federal government. In a press statement jointly issued on Saturday by IPI Chairman Yusuf and Secretary Raheem Adedoyin, the institute described federal government’s action as detrimental to the free press in...... read more

Twitter ban: NPAN slams FG, calls for dialogue

  The Newspaper Proprietors' Association of Nigeria (NPAN) Saturday described the suspension of the operation of the popular social media platform Twitter, by the Federal Government as overreaction.   NPAN in a statement issued by its President, Alhaji Kabiru A. Yusuf, said the action would not win Nigeria friends among the international communities,...... read more

BREAKING: Malami orders prosecution of VPN users day after FG banned Twitter

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has ordered the immediate prosecution of offenders of the Federal Government ban on Twitter operations in Nigeria. According to a press statement by the Minister's spokesman, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, on Saturday,  "Malami directed the Director of Public...... read more

BREAKING: MTN, Airtel, Glo, 9Mobile block Twitter

Telecommunications companies in Nigeria including MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9Mobile are already blocking access to social media network Twitter. According to the PUNCH, The telcos said they received a directive from the Nigerian Communications Commission to block access to Twitter in the country following the suspension by the Federal Government on...... read more

Aisha Buhari quits Twitter

Nigeria's First Lady Aisha Buhari has deactivated her Twitter account same day the federal government led her husband, Muhammadu Buhari, announced the suspension of the social media giant. Aisha who disclosed via her Twitter handle Friday night wrote, “I will be deactivating my Twitter account for now. Long live Federal Republic...... read more

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