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AGF Malami defy twitter ban, logs into own account to deactivate

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The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), on Tuesday logged into Twitter and deactivated his account to show solidarity with the Federal Government which had suspended the social media platform last Friday.

Malami had on Saturday threatened to prosecute Nigerians who were still using the Virtual Private Networks to access Twitter even though no Nigerian law makes it illegal to tweet. But he defied his directives and that of the Nigerian Government by logging into his account because it is impossible to deactivate an account without logging into the platform.

In the meantime, the AGF took to his Facebook page on Tuesday, posting a photo and a caption which read, “My Twitter account deactivated’.

However, Malami’s post received comments with many of his Facebook followers asking him how he accessed Twitter without using VPN.

The National Broadcasting Commission had on Monday ordered all television and radio stations to deactivate their Twitter accounts.

The President’s wife, Aisha Buhari, had similarly deactivated her Twitter account shortly after the Buhari regime had announced that twitter is banned from Nigeria.

The Federal Government had last week suspended Twitter barely two days after the social media platform deleted a Tweet by the President Muhammadu Buhari, on the Biafran war.

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