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Breaking: Presidency reacts as Twitter deletes Buhari’s threat message

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Social media giants, Twitter, has deleted a tweet refered that President Muhammadu Buhari threatened to give the “Nigerian civil war” treatment to fellow citizens.

Buhari had issued the threat while reacting to the arson attacks on offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Nigeria Police Force in parts of the country.

The president had said, “Those of us in the fields for 30 months (during the 1967-1970 Biafra-Nigerian Civil War), who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand.”

Buhari also tweeted the texts of his speech on his personal twitter account, saying, “We are going to be very hard sooner than later.”

The tweets quickly generated reactions from Nigerians who were infuriated by the president’s choice of words.

Twitter, apparently acting on the anger expressed by Nigerians on the social media platform, deleted part of Buhari’s tweets containing the threat and appended a link beneath the president’s tweets which says “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules”.

The company explained possible actions it could take on the account if it further violates its rules, which includes “permanent suspension” of the account.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has accused social media giant, Twitter, of double standards.

Speaking with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Mohammed said Twitter had conveniently ignored inciting tweets by the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and others.

The minister said the social media giant also displayed the same bias during the #ENDSARS protest during which government and private property were either looted or destroyed.


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Oregon dog’s 12-inch ears earn Guinness World Record

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Lou, a 3-year-old canine belonging to Paige Olsen, officially has the longest ears on a dog (living).
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An Oregon woman’s black and tan coonhound earned a Guinness World Record when each of her ears was measured at 12.38 inches long.

Guinness said Lou, a 3-year-old canine belonging to Paige Olsen, officially has the longest ears on a dog (living).

Olsen said she always knew Lou’s ears were “extravagantly long,” but she only decided to measure them while sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“All black and tan coonhounds have beautiful long ears, some are just longer than others,” Olsen, a veterinary technician, told Guinness.

Olsen said Lou’s especially long ears have not led to any medical complications for the canine.

“Of course everyone wants to touch the ears, they’re very easy to fall in love with with just one sighting,” she said.

Olsen said Lou is also a competitor at dog shows and has earned titles from the American Kennel Club and Rally Obedience.

Source: (UPI)


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Breaking: Ganduje appoints new Emir of Gaya

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Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has in the early hours of Sunday appointed Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim-Gaya as the new emir of Gaya.

Ibrahim-Gaya succeeded his late father, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir who died at the age of 91 years after protracted illness.

The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji announced the appointment on behalf of the Governor.

More to come…


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Tanks head for Kosovo-Serb border as Balkans tensions grow

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A Kosovo security unit trooper guards the border with Serbia as the Balkan nations trade accusations.
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Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti has accused neighbouring Serbia of “provoking a serious international conflict”, with tensions between the two countries at their highest for years.

In the latest flashpoint, two interior ministry offices in northern Kosovo were on Saturday attacked near border crossings blocked by local Serbs angered by a ban on cars with Serbian licence plates entering the country.

The car registration office in the town of Zubin Potok was set ablaze, and two hand grenades were thrown at the civil registration office in the nearby town of Zvecan, though they did not go off, police said.

There was no mention of any casualties.

Serbs from Kosovo’s north have blocked two main roads near the border since the government ban went into force on Monday.

Drivers from Serbia must now use temporary printed registration details that are valid for 60 days.

The Kosovo government says its move mirrors measures in force in Serbia against drivers from Kosovo since 2008, when Kosovo declared independence from their neighbour.

Serb fighter planes flew close to the border crossing of Jarinje where protesters cheered them. A day before, three helicopters also flew in the vicinity.

Media in Belgrade reported that tanks and other military equipment were heading towards the border, but the Serb army did not give any details.

NATO’s mission in Kosovo, where peacekeepers maintain a fragile peace, called for restraint.

Source: (NewDaily)


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