100 days after Twitter ban, uncertainty trails FG’s plan
The promise by the Federal Government that the ban placed on the popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter, will be lifted soon appears to be fading away, as the suspension hits 100 days today...
Beyond Twitter ban, making social influencing work
Twitter is one of the top microblogging platforms in the world. The social media site has 199 million users, 80 per cent of which are affluent millennials. As of April 2021, Twitter has 38.5 per cent of users aged between 25 and 34 years old.
We’re monitoring developments on Twitter ban, Commonwealth tells Nigeria
The Commonwealth has said it is monitoring developments in Nigeria regarding concerns of citizens over twitter ban. The organisation made its position known in a response to an urgent appeal by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability (SERAP).
40 days of Twitter ban: FG’s projected tax earnings undermined by fewer users
While the country awaits the meeting between the Federal Government and the management team of Twitter to resolve the impasse between the two, findings have shown that the planned tax earnings from technology companies
ECOWAS court fixes July 9 to decide on suits opposing Twitter ban
The community court of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Tuesday fixed July 9 to rule on an application seeking to consolidate different suits instituted against the federal government for banning Twitter. Nigeria’s information and culture minister Lai Mohammed announced Twitter’s suspension in a statement by his media aide Segun Adeyemi last…
Reps sustains Twitter ban, urges continued dialogue
The resolution followed the rejection of a motion to review the suspension moved by the Deputy Minority Leader, Toby Okechukwu, at the plenary presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Wase.
Presidency distances self from media proposed bills amendment, says Malami studying ruling on Twitter ban
The Presidency, yesterday, warned against being dragged into the war of attrition greeting the move by the National Assembly to amend the Nigerian Press Council (NPC)
Lai Mohammed insists Nigeria's suspension of Twitter is legal
Nigeria's minister of information Lai Mohammed has insisted that there are laws backing the suspension of micro-blogging platform, Twitter, in Nigeria. The Nigerian government suspended Twitter’s operations earlier in June after the social media platform deleted a tweet by Buhari for breaching the site’s rules. But the Nigerian government insisted the suspension was a matter…
Lai Mohammed leads Nigerian team to discuss with Twitter over suspension
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of the Nigerian Government's team to engage with Twitter over the recent suspension of the operations of the social media platform in the country. The team which would be chaired by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed also comprises the Attorney General of the Federation…
Lawyer sues FG over Twitter ban
Human rights lawyer, Chief Malcom Omirhobo, has filed a suit against the Federal Government before the Economic Community of the West African States (ECOWAS) community court in Abuja over Twitter ban.