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 Nigeria Incurs N247.61bn Loss in 100 Days of Twitter Ban
Nigeria Incurs N247.61bn Loss in 100 Day...

Nigeria Incurs N247.61bn Loss in 100 Days of Twitter Ban  

The ban of Twitter by the federal government in Nigeria has resulted in the loss of N247.61bn after 100 days of the ban. Recall that the Federal Government had on June 4 suspended Twitter after the social media platform deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari. Consequently, telcos on June 5... read more »

Twitter Supension: Lai Mohammed Says 7 Of FG's 10 Requests Have Been Met
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Twitter Suspension: Lai Mohammed Says 7 Of FG’s 10 Requests Have Been...

Nigeria expects to lift its ban on Twitter before the end of the year, Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, told Reuters on Thursday, adding that the government was awaiting a response on three final requests made of the social media platform. Mohammed said the government had reached agreements on... read more »

Twitter Still Being Used to Criticise Us - FG
Twitter Still Being Used to Criticise Us...

Twitter Still Being Used to Criticise Us – FG

The Federal Government of Nigeria has told a Federal High Court in Lagos that Nigerians are still making use of Twitter to criticise government policies despite its ban. This was disclosed in a counter-affidavit deposed by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the Federal... read more »

Twitter Ban: SERAP Sues FG, Lai Mohammed Over Directive to Broadcasters
Twitter Ban: SERAP Sues FG, Lai Mohammed...

Twitter Ban: SERAP Sues FG, Lai Mohammed Over Directive to Broadcasters

Following a directive to all TV and radio stations not to use Twitter, and to delete their accounts, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has filed a lawsuit soliciting for an order from the Federal High Court Abuja to stop the Federal Government and the Minister of... read more »

ECOWAS Court Issues FG 30 Days Ultimatum
Twitter Ban: ECOWAS Court Issues FG 30 D...

Twitter Ban: ECOWAS Court Issues FG 30 Days Ultimatum

Following the ban of Twitter by the Federal government of Nigeria, the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice has issued the government 30 days to file defence in a lawsuit instigated by a human rights lawyer, Ihensekhien Samuel, challenging the ban. Samuel had in a suit filed on behalf of the President... read more »

Donald Trump Commends Nigeria’s Twitter Ban, Encourages Other Countries to Emulate Same

Donald Trump Commends Nigeria’s Twitter Ban, Encourages Other Countries to Emulate Same

Erstwhile President of the United States of America, Donald Trump has lauded Nigeria for banning Twitter, urging more countries to do the same. The Federal Government of Nigeria on Friday... read more »

 We’re in Depressing Times, We Need Each Other to Get Through – Kate Henshaw

We’re in Depressing Times, We Need Each Other to Get Through – Kate Henshaw

Iconic Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw, has asked Nigerians to be one another’s keeper in this time, which she describes as ‘depressing times’. Henshaw made the call in a tweet on... read more »

Shoot At Sight Order Still in Force - Buhari

Why FG Suspended Twitter – Presidency

The Presidency has explained that the decision to ban Twitter access in Nigeria temporarily was not just informed by the recent deletion of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet by the... read more »

 Post Title   Separator   Site Title  MTN, Airtel, Glo, Others Implement FG’s Twitter Ban Order

MTN, Airtel, Glo, Others Implement FG’s Twitter Ban Order

Telecommunication companies in Nigeria among whom are MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9Mobile have commenced blocking user’s access to Twitter, African News Today has gathered. The telcos... read more »

 Post Title   Separator   Site Title  Buhari Govt Has Very Thin Skin for Criticism, Ozekhome Says as he Reacts to Twitter Ban

Twitter Ban: Buhari Govt Has Very Thin Skin for Criticism –...

Human rights lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, SAN, has said he was not shocked by the decision of the Federal Government to suspend access to Twitter, saying the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has a... read more »