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Just In: Nigerian govt lifts ban on Twitter

Screenshot 20220112 205828 Facebook WhatsApp Reddit Twitter Shares President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the ban on Twitter be lifted after about 222 days. The president’s directive was disclosed by the Chairman Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement and Director-General National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, CCIE. In a statement on Wednesday, January 12, in Abuja, Kashifu noted the approval was given following a memo written to Buhari by his Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim. .u8d3c3c99236e908100ac7cb04d755e9e { padding:0px; margin: 0; padding-top:1em!important; padding-bottom:1em!important; width:100%; display: block; font-weight:bold; background-color:inherit; border:0!important; border-left:...

Election is around the corner – Nigerians Youths React As Nigeria Govt Lift Twitter Ban

Screenshot 20220108 053430 1 Facebook WhatsApp Reddit Twitter Shares Recall that Nigeria government in an hour ago announced the lift ban place on twitter. The lift ban is coming after Nigerians were prevented from using the micro blog platform for 222 days. Many Nigerians Youths has taken to social media to react to the development. .u6db004398c1a4263dc9bef518a7d6465 { padding:0px; margin: 0; padding-top:1em!important; padding-bottom:1em!important; width:100%; display: block; font-weight:bold; background-color:inherit; border:0!important; border-left:4px solid #16A085!important; box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -moz-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -o-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -webkit-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); text-decoration:none; } ....

President Buhari’s Administration Facing Lawsuits Over Twitter Ban

Image sourced from Reuters. /* custom css */ .tdi_4_896.td-a-rec-img{ text-align: left; }.tdi_4_896.td-a-rec-img img{ margin: 0 auto 0 0; } There are at least 2 large-scale pending legal suits that have been filed against the federal government of Nigeria over its controversial 4 June decision to indefinitely suspend access to Twitter in the country. Since the ban, the legality of the government’s decision has been widely questioned, and stakeholders in the civic space have seemingly begun moving to challenge the decision which has sparked national outrage and attracted international media criticism in the weeks since the ban. SERAP Seeks Legal Action /* custom css */ .tdi_3_622.td-a-rec-img{ text-align: left; }.tdi_3_622.td-a-rec-img img{ margin: 0 auto 0 0; } The Socio-Economic Rights an...

How VPNs Can Shield Nigerian Users from Government – An Interview with the VP of ExpressVPN

“Outrage as Buhari bans Twitter.” Image sourced from Reuters. /* custom css */ .tdi_4_fa6.td-a-rec-img{ text-align: left; }.tdi_4_fa6.td-a-rec-img img{ margin: 0 auto 0 0; } 5 June, on a brisk Friday evening, the Nigerian government sought to indefinitely ban users in the country from accessing social media network Twitter. A decision based on the government’s reaction to the service’s deletion of a Tweet that was posted from President Muhammadu Buhari’s official Twitter account. In an official statement, the government declared that Twitter was “undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.” The Tweet in question, believed to have been posted by Buhari himself, had been referring to the bloody two-year-long Nigeria-Biafra war. A conflict that saw the deaths of an estimated one to...

Facebook, Instagram & Other Social Media MUST Register with Nigerian Govt to Continue Operations

/* custom css */ .tdi_4_653.td-a-rec-img{ text-align: left; }.tdi_4_653.td-a-rec-img img{ margin: 0 auto 0 0; } A week after the country indefinitely suspended social media service Twitter, the Nigerian Federal Government has said that any social media giant, including Facebook, Twitter and others must register in the country to continue to be able to do business and operate unhindered. Users who access Twitter against the ban will be prosecuted, the government warned on Wednesday. Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, yesterday also revealed that Twitter has contacted the Nigerian government to begin “high-level discussions” in order to begin operating in the country legally once again. The Minister had disclosed this information while briefing the media after the weekly Fede...

Lagos governor: Twitter should have an office in Nigeria to resolve issues

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu said if Twitter had an office in Nigeria, resolving the current Twitter ban initiated by the Buhari government would have been easier. The governor made the suggestion in an interview with Arise TV on Monday. Mr Sanwo-Olu noted that he cannot categorically say if the federal government’s action against Twitter is wrong or right because he does not have the same prognosis as the President and Commander in Chief. “I cannot sit down here with all of the responsibilities that I have and fly (sic) the commander in chief of the armed forces. Even had (sic) a prognosis and security information that I do not have. I cannot begin to say that was it done is right or wrong” he asserted. He alluded that the government had only suspended Twitter operations in Nig...

Nigeria Threatens to Arrest and Prosecute Users Avoiding Twitter Ban

Image sourced from Mfidie.com. /* custom css */ .tdi_4_a87.td-a-rec-img{ text-align: left; }.tdi_4_a87.td-a-rec-img img{ margin: 0 auto 0 0; } The Nigerian government has ordered federal prosecutors to arrest and prosecute users of the Twitter app in the country after a blanket ban on the social media company went into effect on Friday. Nigeria’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, issued the directive Saturday in a statement signed on his behalf by his spokesman, Dr Umar Jibrilu Gwandu reports CNN. “Malami directed the Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation (DPPF) at the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, to swing into action and commence in earnest the process of prosecution of violators of the Federal Government De-...