Today's Headlines: No June 12 Protest In Lagos - Police, Malami Says No arrest Of Twitter Users


The Lagos State Police Command says it is not aware of any planned protest in Lagos State to commemorate the 2021 Democracy on Saturday, June 12, 2021.

In a statement by its spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, also urged Lagosians to disregard the sit-at-home order called by certain groups and fake news on social media, adding that security agencies have made the necessary arrangement to maintain law and order across the state.

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Adejobi added that Odumosu on Friday “formed special squads to go after traffic robbers who have been terrorising innocent Lagosians and get the state rid of such miscreants”.

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Malami says no arrest of Twitter users

Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has gone back on his move to prosecute Nigerians who make use of Twitter despite the suspension of its operations.

But people are still able to access Twitter using a VPN, and even some high clerics have also defied the ban. However, Malami denied he ordered the arrest and prosecution of those using Twitter despite the ban, and also denied going after religious leaders for tweeting.

Malami has made a U-turn, saying the government would not go after Twitter users but rather go after people or companies that enable Twitter to circumvent the ban.

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Buhari to address the nation on Democracy Day

President Muhammadu Buhari will address the nation on Saturday at 7 am in commemoration of democracy, this was disclosed in a statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, on Friday.

Television, radio stations and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority and Radio Nigeria for the broadcast.

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