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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Saturday, 5th June, 2021 Edition)

Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture

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Here’s our picks on today’s top buzzy stories on Daily Trust Newspaper. We prepare it as a quick-read for our visitors who also enjoys Daily Trust News.

Nigerians Opt For Virtual Private Networks As FG Suspends Twitter

Nigerians have opted for the use of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to circumvent the suspension of Twitter by the Federal Government.

On Friday, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information, announced the suspension of the social media platform’s operation in Nigeria.

The minister based the action on the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.

FG Suspends Twitter Operations In Nigeria

The Federal Government of Nigeria has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the announcement of the suspension in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday.

The statement was signed by Segun Adeyemi, Special Assistant to the President (Media), Office of the Minister of Information and Culture. The government of Nigeria cited the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence as the reason for its action. The Minister said the federal government has also directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to immediately commence the process of licensing all OTT and social media operations in Nigeria.

Air Peace Workers Get 100% Salary Increase

An indigenous airline, Air Peace, has approved salary increase ranging from 10 to 100 per cent to different categories of staff.

The increment, according to the carrier, was coming despite the present harsh operating condition induced by COVID-19 with most of its aircraft stranded abroad.

Daily Trust reports that it was jubilation galore for workers of the airline when they got an increase in last month’s salaries. The excited workers could not hide their joy as they embraced the Chairman and CEO of the airline, Allen Onyema, when he arrived at the domestic terminal of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Friday. The workers said they could not believe the salary increase at a time most companies are even laying off staff.

Insecurity: Air Force To Take Delivery Of 8 Aircraft July – CAS

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao, has said that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will take delivery of eight aircraft between July and end of the year to boost its fight against insecurity.

He disclosed this yesterday while speaking during the Passing out Parade of 1,100 personnel of the Basic Military Training Course (BMTC) 41/2020 recruits at the Nigerian Air Force Base in Kano.

Amao reminded the graduating recruits that they were joining the military at an auspicious time when the armed forces are involved in several operations to curtail insecurity across the country.

“It is worth mentioning that we are expecting 8 aircraft in July, consisting of 6 x A-29 Super Tucano aircraft from the United States of America and 2 x Wing Loong Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles from China. The remaining 6 x A-29 Super Tucano are expected in September while 2 x CH-3 and 4 x CH-4 UCAV will arrive in the country before the end of the year. “These additional aircraft will no doubt boost our air power employment capabilities in support of joint operations and would be a game changer in our various theatres of operations,” he said.

Police Council Confirms Baba As IGP

The Police Council has confirmed Usman Alkali Baba as Inspector General of Police (IGP).

The Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi, announced the confirmation at the end of a meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Dingyadi said the confirmation of Baba as IGP was unanimous because of his track records. The minister said Buhari directed him to ensure insecurity is brought to the barest minimum. The President had on April 6 appointed Baba as acting Inspector General of Police.

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