Twitter Ban: Court Fixes Date to Hear Nigerian Bar Association’s Suit Against Buhari Government

October 4, 2021 has been fastened to listen to a swimsuit by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), difficult the legality of Nigeria Government’s suspension of the operations of micro-blogging and social media web site, Twitter, by a Federal High Court in Lagos. 

The swimsuit numbered FHC/L/CS/613/202 was filed by Incorporated Trustees of the NBA  on June 18, following the federal government’s June 4 menace to prosecute Nigerians who defy the directive by persevering with to make use of Twitter.

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The first to fourth defendants are President Muhammadu Buhari; the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) respectively.

The NBA’s 7-member authorized staff, led by Dr Charles Mekwunye, is looking for 11 reliefs, which embody a declaration that the ban or suspension of the micro-blogging website is illegal and a declaration that any prosecution of customers of the positioning will likely be unconstitutional.

The physique can also be looking for a declaration that the ban impacts the companies, employments and financial actions of attorneys and Nigerians typically and an order mandating all cellular community and web service suppliers to unblock the usage of the micro-blogging and social media website.

An analogous swimsuit on the Federal High Court in Lagos was initiated by the Chairman of the NBA Section on Public Interest and Development Law (NBA/SPIDEL), Monday Ubani. 

Similarly, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the Buhari authorities earlier than the Federal High Court in Abuja and the ECOWAS Court of Justice.

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Twitter Ban: Court Fixes Date to Hear Nigerian Bar Association’s Suit Against Buhari Government

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