Major Nigeria Newspaper Headlines For Today, Saturday, June 5th, 2021

Newspaper Headlines

Welcome to EKOHOTBLOG summary of top Major Nigeria Newspaper headlines for today, Saturday, June 5th, 2021

  1. COVID-19: NCDC Records 48 Fresh Cases, No Deaths

The latest figures by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has shown that Nigeria has recorded a total of 166,730 COVID-19 cases.

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2. President Buhari Set To Launch Deep Blue Project In Lagos, June 10

President Muhammadu Buhari will launch the assets under the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection, also known as the Deep Blue Project, in Lagos on June 10.

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3. Twitter Expresses Deep Concern Over Suspension Of Operations In Nigeria

Following the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria, Twitter has expressed “deep concern” over the federal government’s decision to suspend its operations in Nigeria.

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4. Like Twitter, Facebook Pulls Down Buhari’s Civil War Post

Social Media giant, Facebook, has deleted President Muhammadu Buhari post wherein he threatened to give those agitating for secession the civil war treatment.

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5. Sweden Reacts To Twitter Ban In Nigeria

Sweden on Friday reacted to the indefinite suspension slammed on Twitter by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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6. If Buhari Has A Problem With Twitter, He Should Sort It Out – Soyinka

Professor Wole Soyinka says if President Muhammadu Buhari has a problem with the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, then he should sort it out privately.

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7. Twitter Ban: No Constitutional Authority To Support FG’s Action – NBA

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has said that there is no constitutional nor legal authority that supports the ban of Twitter by the Federal Government.

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8. Aisha Buhari Deletes Her Twitter Account, Gives Reason

Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari had on Friday night announced that she will be deactivating her account in support of the Federal government’s decision to suspend all activities of Twitter in Nigeria.

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9. President Buhari Mourns As Ahmed Mahmud Dies

EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Galadiman of Ringim, Alhaji Ahmed Mahmud, is dead.

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10. Ex-Lagos Gubernatorial Candidate Lambasts Femi Adesina

A former gubernatorial candidate in Lagos State, Babatunde Gbadamosi has lambasted presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina for saying Nigerians need a bully like President Muhammadu Buhari.

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11. JUSUN Strike: Courts May Reopen Next Week, Says FG

EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Federal Government (FG) has expressed hope that courts and state assemblies will reopen next week, following the resolution of the nationwide strike of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) and Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) over the non-implementation of autonomy for state judiciary and legislature by the governors.

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12. Catholic Church Bans Father Mbaka From Partisan Politics

The Catholic church has banned Ejike Mbaka, Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministries Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), from partaking in partisan politics.

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13. Let’s Jointly Fight Poverty, Insecurity, Not Ourselves- AbdulRazaq

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State has appealed to  Nigerians to unite in the fight against terrorism, insecurity, banditry and mass poverty.

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14. Pastor Arrested Over Murder Of Girl For Ritual

A yet-to-be-identified pastor and one other have been arrested for the alleged murder of a 13-year-old girl by the Delta State Police Command, EKO HOT BLOG has gathered.

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15. BREAKING: Facebook Bans Trump For Two years

EKO HOT BLOG reports that Facebook on Friday set its ban on former US President Donald Trump for two years, saying he deserved the maximum punishment for violating platform rules over a deadly attack by his supporters on the US Capitol.

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16. Opinion: The Overnight Success

The popular make-up products produced by the Nigerian entrepreneur, Tara Fela-Durotoye were recent featured in the international US magazine “allure.” Her product brand, simply known as “House of Tara International” was praised as being ‘committed to selling everything you need for a full face beat…”

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17. Twitter Explodes As Fans Clash Over Rating Olamide Above Wizkid & Others

Nigerian Rapper, Olamide is the hot topic currently on Twitter for various reasons- none of which he started but just fans going at each other over the rapper’s relevance in the music industry.

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18. Mr Macaroni, Banky W & Others React As FG Suspends Twitter In Nigeria

EKO HOT BLOG  had earlier reported that the Minister of Communication and Culture, Lai Mohammed, announced the suspension of Twitter activities on Friday via an official statement on the micro-blogging site.

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19. 2021 Copa America In Doubt As New Host Brazil Plans To Pull Out

The 2021 Copa America is once again under scrutiny after it was reported that several players from Brazil’s camp are considering whether to compete in the competition,  EKO HOT BLOG gathered.

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20. PFA Premier League Team Of The Year Released [Details]

Manchester City have dominated the PFA Premier League Team of the Year with six players named in the starting XI, EKO HOT BLOG  gathered.

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