The Federal Government has again pledged to restore Twitter services in the country, hundred days after the tech giant was banned in Nigeria. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed,  disclosed this on Wednesday while briefing State House reporters after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja. He said that the government is working […]

Social media giant Twitter has reacted to the decision by the Federal Government to lift the ban on the use of its platform in Nigeria. “We recently met with the Nigerian government to discuss why Twitter has been blocked and ways to resolve the matter,” a spokesperson for the microblogging site was quoted as saying […]

The ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja in a landmark ruling today “restrained the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and its agents from unlawfully imposing sanctions or doing anything whatsoever to harass, intimidate, arrest or prosecute Twitter and/or any other social media service provider(s), media houses, radio and television broadcast stations, the Plaintiffs and other […]

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday reacted to the Federal Government’s ban on Twitter lamenting that it will further worsen and increase the unemployment rate in the country. The governors disclosed this in a communique jointly issued at end of the meeting held in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom […]

Civil society organisations numbering 70 have called on the Federal Government to reverse the ban placed on Twitter and withdraw the threat to prosecute anyone using the app in the country. The groups in a statement jointly signed on Monday condemned the action of the Federal Government describing it as ‘unlawful.’ “We, the undersigned civil […]

The US has called on the Nigerian government to respect the rights of its citizens to freely express themselves by reversing its suspension of Twitter’s operations in the West African country.  In a statement issued on Thursday evening by the spokesperson of the Department of State Ned Price, the US explained that freedom of expression […]

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday turned down a question on the suspension of the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria.   Recall that the Minister of information and Tourism, Lai Mohammed, had last Friday announced the indefinite suspension of Twitter’s operations in the country. Mohammed said the government was forced to act because […]

The Federal Government has said all social media platforms – Twitter, Facebook, and others must register in the country. This according to the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed is part of the move to regulate the social media platforms. Mr Mohammed said this on Wednesday in Abuja while briefing journalists after the weekly […]

Members of the House Representatives have resolved to invite the Minister of Culture and Information, Lai Mohammed in a bid to investigate the legality of the Twitter ban by the Federal Government. The decision was reached on Tuesday during plenary. The Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, in his speech directed the House Committees on […]

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and 176 concerned Nigerians have dragged the Federal Government to the ECOWAS court over the unlawful suspension of Twitter in Nigeria. In the suit No ECW/CCJ/APP/23/21 filed on Tuesday before the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in Abuja, SERAP and the concerned Nigerians are seeking: “an order of […]

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