The Federal government today June 9, alleged that Twitter and other social media service providers, also known as over-the-top (OTT) media service providers, have been cheating Nigeria by way of not paying their due taxes. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the allegation while speaking to state house correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC), held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to Lai Mohammed, the federal government has come to the resolution that all OTT service providers that wish to continue operating in Nigeria must be registered as Nigerian companies. He also disclosed that investigations has revealed that the Founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, was one of the funders of the #ENDSARS protest in Nigeria in 2020. According to the Minister, the suspension of Twitter is not in any way stifling the freedom of speech as Nigerians have other platforms they can utilize to express their opinions.

A young man simply identified as Olorunwa has been shot dead during a cult clash in Irojo, Ilesa in Osun state today, June 9.

According to residents of the area, the deceased who was a worker at a sawmill in the area, was on his way to buy cowpea for his breakfast when he walked into members of the renounced Eye cult firing shots at a rival. One of the bullets fired hit him and he died instantly.

Men of the Ijamo B Divisional police Officer later arrived at the scene to restore normalcy in the area. The remains of the deceased has been moved to the mortuary.

The state police command is yet to comment on the incident

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