Tag: Twitter ban

While News Agency of Nigeria defy twitter ban, Channels Television suspend tweeting to their millions of followers

Estimated Reading Time: 2Undeterred by the Federal Government’s suspension of Twitter operation in Nigeria, Nigerian News Agencies – the primary news content provider for Nigeria’s newspapers, electronic media and bloggers have continued sharing their news and commentaries on the micro-blogging site, Twitter. But, Channels Television – a Nigerian independent 24-hour[Read More…]

#TwitterBan: SERAP petitions Commonwealth to sanction the Nigerian Government

Estimated Reading Time: 4The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an Urgent Appeal to Patricia Scotland, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, urging her to “apply the Commonwealth Charter to hold the Nigerian government to account over the unlawful suspension of Twitter in Nigeria, and the resulting repression of human[Read More…]

Malami’s prosecution order is illegal, null and void – PDP says

Estimated Reading Time: 1The People’s Democratic Party has faulted the order by the Attorney-General of the Federation/Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to arrest Nigerian Twitter users. Malami had earlier instructed the Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation to begin immediate prosecution of those who violate the Federal Government’s order suspending Twitter operations in[Read More…]

“Anti-democratic, unconstitutional” – TechHer Condemns Twitter Ban by Buhari-led Government #KeepitOn

Estimated Reading Time: 1 The announcement on Friday by @NigeriaGov banning @Twitter operations in Nigeria is “condemn-able and an affront to the fundamental human rights of Nigerians”. TechHer in a statement issued Saturday and made available to NewsWireNGR, reads in parts, “We’re deeply concerned that this draconian act rolls back[Read More…]

Nigeria’s ruling party, APC, has declared its support for the ban on Twitter by the Buhari regime #KeepitOn

Estimated Reading Time: 1Nigeria’s ruling party, All Progressives Congress, APC, has declared its support for the ban on Twitter by the Nigerian government. The ruling party alleged that the social media giant’s support for divisive views threatens Nigeria’s sovereignty and national interest. John Akpanudoedehe, said in his reaction issued on[Read More…]

Buhari’s #TwitterBan “smacks of intolerance, insensitivity, and aversion to the views, opinions and aspirations of Nigerian citizens” – Minority leader, Elumelu

Estimated Reading Time: 1The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has condemned the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria by the Federal Government describing it as a clear violation of freedom of speech and other democratic rights and tenets as provided by the 1999 constitution. The lawmakers, in a statement[Read More…]

‘Federal Government’s #twitterban is a violation of our people’s rights’ – Desmond Elliott says

Estimated Reading Time: 1Lagos state assembly member, Desmond Elliot says there is no justification for the suspension of Twitter’s operations in Nigeria by the federal government. In a Twitter thread on Saturday, the lawmaker representing Surulere at the Lagos state house of assembly called on the federal government to reverse[Read More…]