Twitter Ban: Group Gives Nigerian Government 48 Hours To Reverse Suspension

A bunch, One Love Foundation has threatened to sue the Federal Government of Nigeria over the indefinite suspension positioned on the microblogging platform, Twitter.

In a letter addressed to the Federal Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, the group acknowledged that it’ll problem the Federal Government on the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice if the ban on Twitter shouldn’t be repealed inside 48 hours. 


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The letter was signed by Ihensekhien Samuel Junior for Patrick Elholor, the President of the group.

It additionally acknowledged that when the strike motion embarked upon by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) is over, the group will sue the Federal Government on the Federal High Court.




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The letter reads, “Our group, One Love Foundation is an NGO dedicated to the promotion, defence of human rights, equality of all residents and justice for each citizen everywhere in the world.

”We are this night in receipt of the announcement by the federal authorities of Nigeria over the banning from Nigeria airspace, of the worldwide microblogging website with acronym identify as www.twitter.com.

“Consequently, this act by the FG of Nigeria with none authorized and affordable causes/justification shouldn’t be solely unlawful, unconstitutional however are inclined to drive concern within the eyes of bizarre Nigerians, that their enshrined rights to impart and obtain data, aren’t solely being threatened however look as if they’re being taken away from them by this FG ban of Twitter on this regard.

“We, as a gaggle hereby politely request the FG of Nigeria, to subsequently in good religion withdraw forthwith the ban of Twitter on this regard, because the financial, socio and different advantages of www. twitter.com are so quite a few to Nigerians on this regard and therefore this ban shouldn’t be solely untenable however is completed in unhealthy religion at this time limit.

“However if these our demands as stated above are not adhered to within 48 hours, failure of which, we shall be constrained to challenge this action of FG ban of www. twitter.com at the ECOWAS court and when the JUSUN strike is over at the Federal High court also, as we hope the wise counsel will prevail in this matter.”


SaharaReporters remembers that Mohammed had introduced the indefinite suspension of Twitter in a press release signed by his Special Assistant Segun Adeyemi, citing the persistent use of the platform for actions able to undermining Nigeria’s company existence.


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

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

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Twitter Ban: Group Gives Nigerian Government 48 Hours To Reverse Suspension

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