Buhari’s Regime Announced Suspension Of Twitter On Same Platform— Nigerians Mock Nigerian Government

Nigerians on social media have lambasted the Federal Government for asserting the suspension of the operations of the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria.

On Friday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, had introduced the suspension in a press release signed by his Special Assistant Segun Adeyemi, citing the persistent use of the platform for actions which are able to undermining Nigeria’s company existence.


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The Minister stated the Federal Government has additionally directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to instantly begin the method of licensing all OTT and social media operations in Nigeria.

The improvement comes after Twitter deleted President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet the place he threatened to deal with Nigerians “misbehaving” in “the language they understand”.

Buhari had in a tweet on Tuesday said that his authorities would get “harder” on these hell-bent on destroying the nation.

The microblogging platform additionally yanked off a video which confirmed President Muhammadu Buhari threatening to take care of youths of the South-East.

The video, based on Twitter, might need violated the principles or ”could also be in response to a sound and correctly scoped request from a licensed entity in a given nation”. 

Meanwhile, the Federal Government’s announcement of an indefinite suspension has attracted the outrage of Nigerians who considered the suspension as opposite to freedom of expression.

Many questioned why the Nigerian authorities would take away such a significant platform from Nigerian youths who make enterprise transactions thereon.

Others have condemned the hypocrisy of the Nigerian authorities because the announcement was made by way of the identical platform that was supposedly suspended.

Below are the reactions of some Nigerian tweeps:

Federal Government suspends Twitter operations in Nigeria. We know the way this nation works, every thing is completed to favour Dangote. Next factor you’ll see is a social media app with the identify ‘DANGWITTER’

— Chlorpheniramine #EndSARS 🇳🇬 (@VictorIsrael_) June 4, 2021

Breaking: Federal authorities suspends Twitter from Operating in Nigeria as a result of they deleted Buhari’s tweet.

This was the explanation why Twitter moved its headquarters to Ghana.

The madman in Aso rock solely is aware of tips on how to destroy, not construct.

— DEMAGOGUE PhD.💘senior advocat (@von_Bismack) June 4, 2021

BREAKING: Federal Government suspends Twitter’s Operations in [email protected] has by no means been an hindrance to incompetency 🤣#BreakingInformation #AkwaIbomTwitter Femi Adesina

— Mary Johnny (@thatyourcook) June 4, 2021

Federal Government suspends Twitter in Nigeria and Buhari hasn’t deleted his deal with. In reality, the announcement was made on identical Twitter. There’s stage to the comedian that comes out of Aso-Rock. Rueben Abati didn’t lie in regards to the water they drink in that Villa. Ò má ńyòrò ọpọlọ pic.twitter.com/eqFjlJN68f

— Ọlál’òjé Òjé’ǹpetu™ (@Free_Naija2020) June 4, 2021

Federal authorities suspends Twitter operation in Nigeria but I can nonetheless function teitter with out VPN. Naija na comedy series😂😂😂. UAR I imply. Everyone obtain VPNs simply in case. Buhari you don strive 😂😂😂😂😂 . Let’s not overlook 6.98charges on USSD, joke! pic.twitter.com/tsZuxWJ0zx

— A Frustrated Nigerian😔😢 (@_zlater) June 4, 2021

#FederalGovernment suspends twitter but they handed the data on Twitter. I’m critically now doubting Nigeria academic system of Nineteen Sixties pic.twitter.com/SRIrvA6SKG

— Engr. Frankie berry (@FrankieeBerry) June 4, 2021

So Federal authorities suspends Twitter

In Nigeria

Do they know the way a lot Nigerians make on social media

The little means individuals are utilizing to assist their lives

Another angel is that is our proper

What is incorrect with these evil males

— Amanda_Sibi (@SibiAmanda) June 4, 2021

Breaking information Federal authorities suspends Twitter operations in Nigeria. Look at a clueless dictator who is aware of nothing and does not need to know. Shame on a clueless dictator, Nigeria will certainly outlive you.

— ici Jackal (@icijackal2021) June 4, 2021

Federal Government suspends Twitter in Nigeria, announcement was made on Twitter. This identical Twitter has been the president’s sole technique of communication, how will he speak to Nigerians since he’s ‘not a fan’ of reside broadcasts? 😆

— Series Abíọ́dún ☻ (@Engr_Series) June 4, 2021

Federal Government suspends Twitter in Nigeria. Now I see why Jack selected to position the Headquarter in Ghana as a substitute of Nigeria, A rustic the place the leaders don’t observe democracy?Jack efficiently dodged a bullet.

— Shola (@thedopejayy) June 4, 2021

The federal authorities bans(suspends) Twitter indefinitely in Nigeria. Facebook is subsequent. They are additionally engaged on a Social media licensing course of, that means, Even the usage of VPN can be robust.

In Nigeria, the final strand of free speech is about to be taken away.

Protest?

— Darlington🚀 (@theDevDarl) June 4, 2021

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