Twitter Suspension Lawful – FG

Posted by - June 23, 2021

The Federal Government has said its decision to suspend the activities of Twitter is well founded in law and it has not breached the citizens’ rights by so doing. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed made this known in a presentation to the House of Representatives Joint Committee on the Suspension of

Suspension: Lai Mohammed Leads FG Team To Engage With Twitter

Posted by - June 22, 2021

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of the Federal Government’s Team to engage with Twitter over the recent suspension of operations of the micro blogging and social networking service in Nigeria. The approval was announced in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who would

Twitter’s Founder, Dorsey, Liable For EndSARS Losses – FG

Posted by - June 15, 2021

Federal Government says Twitter and its founder, Jack Dorsey, are vicariously liable for the losses the country suffered during the EndSARS protest. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this on Tuesday when he featured on “Politics Nationwide,’’ a Radio Nigeria call-in programme in Abuja. Mohammed alleged that Dorsey raised funds through

Twitter Writes FG Over Suspension, Seeks Dialogue

Posted by - June 15, 2021

The Federal Government on Tuesday confirmed that Twitter has formally written to seek for dialogue on issues leading to the indefinite suspension of its operations in the country. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, confirmed this when he featured on “Politics Nationwide,’’ a Radio Nigeria call-in programme in Abuja. “I can confirm

Senate Breaks Silence On Twitter Ban, Says Nigeria Needs Twitter

Posted by - June 11, 2021

The Senate on Friday broke its silence on the Federal Government ban on microblogging platform, Twitter, saying Nigeria needs the social media platform just as it needs the country. Senate President Ahmed Lawan stated this at a news briefing in Abuja to mark his administration’s second year in office “The Honorable Minister of Information, Alhaji

Twitter Ban: PDP Asks US, UK, Others To Impose Visa Ban On Buhari, Malami, Lai

Posted by - June 10, 2021

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had asked the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and Sweden among other members of the international communities to impose visa ban on President Muhammadu Buhari and members of his cabinet. The PDP said this should be done immediately, in view of the suspension of Twitter operations which was

U.S To Buhari: Reverse Twitter Ban Immediately, Or…

Posted by - June 9, 2021

The Biden led United States government has warned the Buhari led Nigerian government to immediately reverse its ban on Twitter adding that it was tantamount to opposing free speech. Samantha Power, an Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, USAID , made this known in a statement on Wednesday. She revealed that Twitter has

Twitter Suspension: APC Lists Dangers Of Social Networking Through VPN

Posted by - June 9, 2021

The All-Progressives Congress (APC) has alerted Nigerians of the many risks involved in accessing social media contents using the Virtual Private Network (VPN). The party raised the alert in a statement issued by Senetor John Akpanudoedehe, the National Secretary of its Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), on Tuesday in Abuja. It explained that

Suspend Twitter handles Immediately, FG Orders Broadcast Stations

Posted by - June 7, 2021

The National Broadcasting Commission has directed all broadcast stations in Nigeria to suspend the patronage of Twitter immediately. In a statement signed by the Director General of the Commission, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba on Monday in Abuja, the regulatory agency noted that it would be unpatriotic for any broadcaster in Nigeria to continue to patronise the

We Suspect Twitters’ Role In Biafra Agitation-FG

Posted by - June 2, 2021

The Federal Government has kicked against Twitter that on Wednesday deleted President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet that spoke of treating people in the “language they understand.” The Presidency questioned the role of Twitter in the secessionist agitation in the South-East following the social media’s deletion of a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari evoking the memories of