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Current Affairs in Short: 4 June, 2021


Today’s current affairs in short focuses on giant social media companies and the actions they have taken to check the posts and tweets made by the Nigerian president which they said violated their policy. It also covered the confirmation of Police acting boss as substantial IGP.

Just like Twitter, Facebook deletes Buhari’s controversial ‘civil war’ post

  • Another social media giant, Facebook, has deleted a genocidal post made by the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari against the South East region via his official page.
  • This comes a few days after Twitter deleted the same tweet from the president’s handle for violating its terms and conditions.
  • The President had on Tuesday threatened to treat insurrectionists and those attacking facilities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) like Nigerian soldiers treated the rebels during the civil war. Mr Buhari, a retired general fought during the war which claimed the lives of over one million persons.
  • “Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War. Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand,” he said.
  • The statement, which many suggested to be a subtle threat of ‘genocide’, was first deleted by Twitter, a micro-blogging platform.
  • “In line with our global policies, we’ve removed a post from President Buhari’s Facebook page for violating our Community Standards against inciting violence. We remove any content, from individuals or organisations that violates our policies on Facebook,” the platform stated.

Nigerian government suspends indefinitely Twitter Operations

  • 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 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.

UNIBEN bans cars with tinted glasses on campus

  • The University of Benin has banned the use of vehicles with tinted glasses within the school’s premises as a measure to tackle the rise of insecurity in the institution.
  • The management of the institution made this known in a statement released on Thursday titled, ‘Prohibition of vehicles with tinted glasses within the university premises’, signed by the UNIBEN Public Relations Officer, Benedicta Ehanire.
  • According to the statement, the ban will be effective in the two campuses of the institution: Ugbowo and Ekehuan campuses.

Police Council Confirms Alkali Baba As Substantive IGP

  • Alkali Baba was on Friday, June 4, confirmed as the substantive Inspector-General of Police (IGP) the police council
  • President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier presided over a meeting that comprised some key members of his cabinet and the IGP
  • Maigari Dingyadi, the minister of police affairs, told the press at the end of the meeting that IGP Baba was confirmed by the council

Twitter launches first paid subscription service ‘Twitter Blue’

  • Twitter announced on Thursday the launch of its first subscription service, dubbed Twitter Blue, designed for users willing to pay a monthly fee for exclusive features.
  • Twitter Blue is the company’s first attempt at a subscription business model and could diversify Twitter’s revenue streams. Advertising makes up more than 85 per cent of Twitter’s revenue, according to its first-quarter earnings report.
  • Twitter Blue users will get an “undo tweet” feature that allows them to set a customisable timer of up to 30 seconds to take back a tweet if it needs to be fixed. The feature is not quite an edit button, a feature often requested by users, but it will allow subscribers to preview what their tweets look like and adjust them before they’re published, Bloomberg reports.
  • Other features include: bookmark folders for users to organise tweets they save, a reader mode that makes it easier to read long threads, the option to customise the Twitter app icons on their phones, access to colour themes for the Twitter app, and dedicated customer support.

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