Google Honours Nigeria’s Independence


Google the world’s Search engine giant has honoured Nigeria with a doodle to mark the 61st Independence day.

A Google Doodle is a one-time change to the Google logo on its homepages to honor holidays, events, accomplishments, and noteworthy historical individuals from specific nations.

The first Independence Day was celebrated in 1960, where Lieutenant David Ejoor, who later became the Chief of Army Staff, had the honor of commanding the guard at the midnight flag raising ceremony.

Google thought it befitting to honour the most populous country in Africa with a doodle to celebrate the victories the country has achieved.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Ministry of Information to lift the ban placed on the activities of Twitter as part of celebrations of the Independence Day.

Buhari made the disclosure in his broadcast to Nigerians on the occasion of the nation’s 61st independence.

Buhari explained that Twitter reached out to the Federal Government of Nigeria to resolve the impasse and they gave out some conditions for Twitter to follow.

He said: “Social media is a very useful platform that has enabled millions of Nigerians to connect with loved ones, promote their businesses, socialise, and access news and other information.

“However, recent events have shown that the platform is not just an innocuous platform for information dissemination.

“Rather some users have misused the platform to organise, coordinate, and execute criminal activities, propagate fake news, and promote ethnic and religious sentiments.

“Following the suspension of Twitter operations, Twitter Inc. reached out to the Federal Government of Nigeria to resolve the impasse. Subsequently, I constituted a Presidential Committee to engage Twitter to explore the possibility of resolving the issue.

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