Tag: Twitter ban

#TwitterBan: SERAP, Falana drag Federal Government to ECOWAS Court

Estimated Reading Time: 2The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and 176 concerned Nigerians have filed a lawsuit against the President Muhammadu Buhari administration over “the unlawful suspension of Twitter in Nigeria”. The applicants are against the criminalization of Nigerians using Twitter, and the escalating repression of human rights, rights[Read More…]

#Twitterban: PDP Reps stage walkout

Estimated Reading Time: 2Members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the House of Representatives have staged a walkout over the refusal of the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, to grant their prayer on the Federal Government’s Twitter Ban. Gbajabiamila had earlier asked relevant committees of the House to investigate the matter within[Read More…]

Envoys of the US, UK and the European Union insists Nigerian govt violate fundamental human right of freedom of expression with #TwitterBan

Estimated Reading Time: 1The envoys of the United States, United Kingdom and the European Union in Nigeria among others, have insisted that the Federal Government’s suspension of Twitter, is a violation of the fundamental human right of freedom of expression. The envoys who met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs,[Read More…]

#TwitterBan: AIT to challenge NBC directive in court

Estimated Reading Time: 1DAAR Communications PLC, owners and operators of Africa Independent Television, AIT, Raypower FM, and Faaji Radio has challenged the latest directive from the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) saying that radio and television stations should deactivate their Twitter accounts. The commission on Monday directed the broadcast stations to[Read More…]

#TwitterBan: ‘On both sides, there are issues that can be resolved between Twitter and the Government’ – Sanwo-Olu says

Estimated Reading Time: 1Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has waded in on the current suspension of Twitter operations by the Federal Government last Friday. Speaking in an interview with Arise TV on Monday, Mr Sanwo-Olu suggested that the Federal Government may have held a meeting and sought understanding with Twitter[Read More…]