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Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey supports Trumps account ban

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Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey has supported Twitter’s decision to ban the personal account of US President Donald Trump.

Donald Trump’s Twitter account alongside his other social media accounts was banned after a mob invaded the US Capitol where Congress was debating to affirm the result of the presidential election of November 3, 2020, which was won by President-elect Joe Biden.

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While addressing the issue, Jack Dorsey said Twitter ‘made a decision with the best information we had based on threats to physical safety both on and off Twitter’.

He made the address in a statement on his Twitter page.

He Tweeted,

‘I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump (Trump’s account username) from Twitter, or how we got here. After a clear warning we’d take this action, we made a decision with the best information we had based on threats to physical safety both on and off Twitter. Was this correct?

I believe this was the right decision for Twitter. We faced an extraordinary and untenable circumstance, forcing us to focus all of our actions on public safety. Offline harm as a result of online speech is demonstrably real, and what drives our policy and enforcement above all.

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That said, having to ban an account has real and significant ramifications. While there are clear and obvious exceptions, I feel a ban is a failure of ours ultimately to promote healthy conversation. And a time for us to reflect on our operations and the environment around us.

Having to take these actions fragment the public conversation. They divide us. They limit the potential for clarification, redemption, and learning. And sets a precedent I feel is dangerous: the power an individual or corporation has over a part of the global public conversation.

The check and accountability on this power has always been the fact that a service like Twitter is one small part of the larger public conversation happening across the internet. If folks do not agree with our rules and enforcement, they can simply go to another internet service.

This concept was challenged last week when a number of foundational internet tool providers also decided not to host what they found dangerous. I do not believe this was coordinated. More likely: companies came to their own conclusions or were emboldened by the actions of others.

This moment in time might call for this dynamic, but over the long term it will be destructive to the noble purpose and ideals of the open internet. A company making a business decision to moderate itself is different from a government removing access, yet can feel much the same.

Yes, we all need to look critically at inconsistencies of our policy and enforcement. Yes, we need to look at how our service might incentivize distraction and harm. Yes, we need more transparency in our moderation operations. All this can’t erode a free and open global internet.

Wagner College, a private liberal arts college in Staten Island, New York City and Lehigh University, a private school in Pennsylvania revoked an honorary degree given to President Donald Trump.

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Two Police Officers Killed In Cross River

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Two Nigeria Police Force Officers were killed by unknown gunmen in Cross River State.

Confirming the incident to newsmen, the spokesperson of the state police command, Irene Ugbo, said the incident occurred in Obubra, the central part of the state.

“We lost 2 policemen and one injured,” she said

She said an investigation is ongoing to arrest those behind the killing.

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The tragic incident happened six days after some policemen were killed in Calabar, the state capital.

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Federal University Dustin-Ma Suspends 4 Students Over In Cultism

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The management of Federal University Dutsin-ma, Katsina State have reportedly suspended four students over their alleged involvement in cultism.

The Vice-chancellor of the university, Professor Armaya’u Hamisu Bichi approved the indefinite suspension of the students with immediate effect following a “Security Report” signed by the Acting Chief Security Officer of the University, Tanimu Dari Atiku, and made available to the Directorate of Public Relations and Protocol.

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The suspended students are Peter Enajo, M.sc Sociology; Lukman N. Aminu, B.sc Computer Science; Musa Halidu, B.sc Sociology, and Maikasa Victor Lawal, B.sc Sociology.

Professor Bichi who described cultism as a formidable source of concern to the University Management and all meaning and law-abiding members of the University Community, strongly warned students at all levels to desist from all forms of cultism and other social vices.

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‘Get A Father Like Mine’- MC Oluomo’s Son Tells Nigerians

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The son of Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo, the chairman of the Lagos chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), replied Nigerians who refer to his Dad as a tout.

Junior, also known as King Westt on Instagram, took to his Instastories this afternoon to tackle Nigerians who refer to his father as a tout.

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In his post, King Westt shared the qualities of his father and asked those who call him a tout to try and get a father like his.

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Lawyer Discontinues Couple Divorce Case After Husband Impregnated His Wife During COVID-19 Lockdown

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Lawyer Discontinues Couple Divorce Case After Husband Impregnated His Wife During COVID-19 Lockdown

A lawyer has revealed that he discontinued a divorce case he was handling after the husband got the wife pregnant during lockdown last year.

Sharing the interesting story on Twitter this morning, @darknbold1 wrote

”We dey court dey try to divorce you and your wife, small Covid-19 lockdown you go give her belle Life no suppose be like that nah. Lawyer to the wife says the baby is CTC of reconciliation. We are discontinuing this matter this morning. But in all, this is one of my most successful case so far. Great plot twist to bring the couple back together. Case file closed. I just told the man to name the baby “omolaja”

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Man Arrested For Stabbing And Raping 18-Year-Old Girl In Bauchi

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Bauchi State Police Command arrested Godiya Ishaku for allegedly stabbing and raping an 18-year-old girl in Dass Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

The Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

He said the suspect was arrested on February 3, following a report made by one Prince Yohanna.

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“On 03/02/2021 at about 0530hrs, one Prince Yohanna, a Staff of National Identity Card registration Tafawa Balewa L.G.A reported that on same date at about 0300hrs, one Godiya Ishaku of same address induced one Blessing (not real name) aged 18yrs of Dot in Dass L.G.A, took her to an uncompleted building with a knife inflicted injury on her hand and raped her,” the statement says.

On receipt of the report, a team of policemen were drafted to the scene and the victim rushed to General Hospital Tafawa Balewa for medical examination.

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Wakil said the suspect was arrested afterwards while investigation is still in progress. 

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