After years of using Twitter as a legislation tool, sounding board and occasional diary, President Donald Trump was permanently banned from the platform on Friday.
Less than two weeks before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, the social media company removed the commander in chief after rioters overtook the Capitol on Wednesday, leading to the deaths of at least five people.
In a blog post about the permanent suspension, Twitter said they did so “due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”
“In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action. Our public interest framework exists to enable the public to hear from elected officials and world leaders directly. It is built on a principle that the people have a right to hold power to account in the open,” the company wrote.
“However, we made it clear going back years that these accounts are not above our rules entirely and cannot use Twitter to incite violence, among other things. We will continue to be transparent around our policies and their enforcement.”
Enugu Commences Rehabilitation Of 9th Mile Crash Programme With Solar Boreholes
Water: Enugu govt commences total rehabilitation of 9th Mile Crash Programme with solar powered boreholes
…Commits funds to actualization of FG Adada River Dam and associated Infrastructure for Nsukka water supply project
Determined to ensure adequate supply of potable water from Oji River, Ajali and Iva water schemes to Enugu metropolis, the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has awarded contract for comprehensive rehabilitation of the 9th Mile Crash Programme Water Supply Scheme to FordMarx Nigeria Limited, at the cost of N600 million.
In a statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Water Resources, Hon. Anthony Dubem Onyia, the contract which has a six-month duration will boost the volume of water being reticulated from the 9th Mile Crash Programme Water Supply Scheme to Enugu metropolis and environs.
Hon. Onyia who disclosed that the 9th Mile Crash Programme Water Supply Scheme will be solar powered to address the peculiar challenges of power supply, added that the project has a two-year warranty and maintenance period by the company, FordMarx Nigeria Limited.
He explained that the project is a network of twelve (12) boreholes connected to a massive pumping station and a mini treatment plant that will reticulate water to Enugu metropolis through transmission pipelines.
Reiterating Gov. Ugwuanyi administration’s commitment towards adequate potable water supply in the state, the Special Adviser revealed that the state government has commenced the bid opening and evaluation meeting for new Okwojo Ngwo boreholes augmentation to Enugu metropolis.
Onyia further explained that the Okwojo Ngwo boreholes augmentation to Enugu metropolis, which is a network of ten (10) solar powered boreholes, is a newly conceived design which will help boost water production and distribution to Enugu metropolis and environs.
He added that it will equally augment the existing water schemes in order to effectively manage and meet the demands of the growing population of Enugu metropolis.
Stressing that Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration is not relenting in its bid to increase the sources of potable water supply, and to continue to maintain existing facilities, Onyia reassured residents of Enugu that they will soon enjoy adequate water supply.
In a related development, the Enugu State Government in its commitment to solve the water problem in Nsukka and environs, has engaged a consultant to prepare engineering designs for the transmission and distribution pipelines, reservoirs and booster stations for the Nsukka Water Supply Project from Adada River Dam that will eventually deliver water to people of the area.
The construction of the Dam and Water Treatment Plant is part of the project being done by Federal Ministry of Water Resources while the Enugu State Government is doing the pipelines right from the Dam site to the booster stations and reservoir which will be located at elevated points and distribution pipelines in Nsukka.
The part to done by the state government to guarantee the speedy actualization of the project is estimated to be at a cost of over N3 billion and Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration has already started committing funds to the project with a view to delivering quality water to Nsukka and environs within the next 24 months.
Enugu State is in the hands of God
FG announces final deadline for NIN registration, blocking of SIM cards
With palpable panic gripping the country over the full linkage of the National Identification Number (NIN) with SIMs, the federal government on Tuesday, January 19, insisted that the February 9 deadline still stands.
Speaking on the development, Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) said the telecoms operators have been told to shut down SIMs not linked with NIN after the last day.
The federal government said the February 9 deadline still stands. Credit:@NCCgov
But NCC, through the Technical Implementation Committee (TIC) under the Ministerial Task Force (MTF), said there is no going back on its decision.
It, however, expressed satisfaction over the turnout and “impressive response” of Nigerians as 47.8 million subscribers have submitted their NIN to their respective service providers, Daily Sun reports.
Part of the statement issued by NCC director of public affairs, Ikechukwu Adinde, read:
“So far, a total of 47.8 million NINs have been collected by the mobile operators. At an average of 3 to 4 SIMs per subscriber.
“This means many millions will be linked up before the deadline in February 2021.”
According to the electoral commission, this will help to tackle the problem of underage voting in some parts of the country.
Speaking with The Punch newspaper, one of the national commissioners at INEC whose name was not given made this disclosure, adding that the final decision would soon be reached and officially announced to the public.
NIMC: FG Extends NIN-SIM Linking Till February 9 2021
All Nigerians and legal residents are advised to enroll for their national identification number(NIN) and link them before february 9th, 2021.
Enroll for your national identification NUMBER (NIN) today!!!
Please remember, nin enrollment is FREE.
— NIMC (@nimc_ng) January 19, 2021
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