Nigeria’s House Of Representatives Votes Against Lifting Of Twitter Ban

The House of Representatives, on Thursday, rejected the lifting of suspension on micro-blogging web site, Twitter.

The rejection got here whereas the House was contemplating the report of its Committee on the matter.

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The House had mandated its Committees on Information, ICT, Intelligence, Justice and Orientation to analyze the circumstances surrounding the suspension of Twitter by the Nigerian authorities.

At the consideration of the report, the Deputy Minority Leader of the House, Toby Okechukwu steered an modification to one of many suggestions.

It states “that the Federal Government should take into cognizance the negative effect of the Twitter suspension on Nigerians who depend on the platform for their livelihood,” and raise the suspension.

Seconded by one other member, the movement was nevertheless rejected by nearly all of the House when put to vote.

Just final week, the Nigerian authorities had introduced that it had arrange a committee to barter with social media big, Twitter, just a few weeks after a controversial authorities ban.

The committee had included 5 serving ministers of the Nigerian authorities, a press release from the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, had stated.

Nigeria lately banned Twitter after the social media platform deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Nigerian authorities additionally accused Twitter of performing towards the curiosity of Nigeria.

The ban has been condemned by many Nigerians, human rights teams and overseas governments, describing it as an assault on the liberty of expression.

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Nigeria's House Of Representatives Votes Against Lifting Of Twitter Ban

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