Some human rights and civil society teams will maintain a press convention on Monday (as we speak) to lament the one centesimal day of Twitter ban in Nigeria by the repressive President Muhammadu Buhari authorities.
The occasion, which is slated to carry at Civic Hive in Lagos, will function representatives from the organisations talking concerning the a number of actions they’ve taken towards the Nigerian authorities.
They additionally intend to take a look at how the nation has fared with the prohibition of Twitter ban and possible treatments.
The teams additionally stated Nigeria has misplaced not less than $360 million (roughly N148 billion) within the 100 days that Twitter has been banned.
The organisers of the occasion are Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE), Paradigm Initiative (PIN), Media Rights Agenda (MRA), and the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).
Buhari’s authorities banned using microblogging web site, Twitter in Nigeria on June 4, 2021, which attracted condemnations from inside and out of doors the nation.
Some nations, teams and distinguished people have described the ban as a gross violation of human rights.
And the nation has been adversely affected as specialists have famous that the impression of the Twitter ban might be felt in all facets of socioeconomic progress.
According to the teams, the indefinite suspension of Twitter by the Nigerian Government has brought on the nation to lose about $360 million (N148 billion) previously 100 days.
Immediately after the ban, some telecommunications blocked individuals’s entry to Twitter which bought Nigerians enraged, although many have bypassed it with using VPN.
During this era, Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE), Paradigm Initiative (PIN) and Media Rights Agenda (MRA) have filed a lawsuit towards MTN, Airtel, Globacom, and 9mobile, asking the courtroom to declare the blockage of Twitter entry as illegal, unconstitutional and towards the rights to freedom of expression.
The Nigerian authorities by means of its Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, stated on August 11, that the suspension on Twitter could be lifted quickly, however the limitless wait continues.
The Minister additionally stated the ban on Twitter was directed at some secessionist teams within the nation for his or her anti-Nigeria tweets.
“The ban on Twitter will soon be lifted as we are getting close to reaching full agreement. We have agreed on some areas. Hopefully in the next few days or weeks we will conclude,” Mohammed stated.