Tag: Twitter ban

Nigeria to lift ban on Twitter in a ‘few days’ – Lai Mohammed 

After over 100 days of suspending Twitter operations in Nigeria, the Federal Government has said it is close to lifting the ban.  The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, revealed this while answering questions from State House journalists at the end of Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting chaired by[Read More…]

Nigerians criticise Gbajabiamila for joining a #TwitterSpaces Conversation

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila attracted criticism on Sunday after he defied the ongoing Twitter Ban by the Nigerian Government to join a Twitter spaces conversation on Sunday.  The Nigerian government had on June 5 announced the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria.  Following the ban, government[Read More…]

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila led House of representatives rejects motion to lift twitter ban

The joint committee mandated by the House of Representatives to investigate the ban placed on Twitter by the Federal Government has failed to recommend its lifting. The Committees on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values; Telecommunications; Information and Technology; Justice; and National Security and Intelligence had laid the report on[Read More…]

#TwitterBan: ‘You cannot use the idea of free speech to destroy me’ – Femi Gbajabiamila says Social media must be regulated

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has described social media as the most potent weapon for good and evil, which must be regulated. He said though the constitution had guaranteed freedom of speech and expression, it must not, however, be at the expensive of national and individual security.[Read More…]

#TwitterBAN: Federal Government insists suspension continues until Twitter obtains licence to operate

The Nigerian Government has insisted that the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria would continue until the social media platform registers in the country and obtains a licence to operate in the country. The Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed gave this warning when he appeared before the[Read More…]

‘People are taking advantage of the #TwitterBan to blackmail Government’ – Festus Keyamo

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, says some Nigerians have been taking advantage of the #TwitterBan in the country to blackmail the Federal Government. Speaking during an interview on Channels Television program; Politics Today on Tuesday, the minister said the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government[Read More…]

#TwitterBan: ECOWAS Court stops FG from prosecuting twitter users

The Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) Court of Justice sitting in Abuja has restrained the Federal Government from arresting any Nigerian on account of their use of Twitter. In a ruling delivered today, the court held that the use of the social media platform is a fundamental right[Read More…]

#TwitterBan: Buhari appoints Malami, Pantami, Lai Mohammed, Chris Ngige to engage Twitter

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of a federal government team to engage Twitter over its suspension in Nigeria. Segun Adeyemi, special assistant to the president on media, confirmed the development in a statement on Tuesday. According to Adeyemi, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, announced that the decision came[Read More…]

#TwitterBan: Reps to begin probe on Tuesday

The House of Representatives will begin investigations on the controversial Twitter ban on Tuesday. The joint committees on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values alongside the National Security, Justice and Commerce, will be organising the investigative hearing. The House had on June 8 resolved to investigate the ban of the[Read More…]

#TwitterBAN: SERAP drags Federal Government, Lai Mohammed to court

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court in Abuja “to stop the Federal Government and the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed from using their patently unlawful directive to all television and radio stations not to use Twitter and delete their[Read More…]