There were indications on Wednesday that Nigerians may now have partial access to Twitter. Checks by our correspondents showed that as of Wednesday night, access to the microblogging site had been restored through computer systems. However, trials via the mobile phone were not successful. The Federal Government had on June 4 announced the indefinite suspension […]Read More
The Federal Government on Wednesday said that Twitter has agreed to open its office in Nigeria in 2022. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed made this known after briefing State House correspondents at the end of the virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC. He explained that the federal government’s engagement with Twitter has been […]Read More
The Nigerian government has promised to lift the suspension on Twitter operations in Nigeria. Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, said the Nigerian government would lift the ban on Twitter operations in the country “in a matter of days”. Mohammed disclosed this after the week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC), meeting presided over by […]Read More
The Federal Government has told a Federal High Court in Lagos that it has not stopped Nigerians from using social media platform, Twitter, adding that many Nigerians are still using it every day. The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the Federal Government said this in a counter-affidavit they deposed to in response to […]Read More
The House of Representatives has rejected the lifting of Twitter suspension in Nigeria. The rejection came on Thursday while the House was considering the report of its Committee on the issue. Govimanews recalls that the Federal Government recently suspended the operations of Twitter in the country following allegations that it allows content capable of threatening […]Read More
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday, said Nigerians who are bypassing the restriction on Twitter with Virtual Private Network (VPN) are at risk. He stated that VPN users are putting their data, including bank details, at risk.The minister spoke at the investigative hearing into the ban of Twitter organized by the […]Read More
The operation of Twitter in the Nigerian social media space “is not legally permissible”, according to Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture. He said that this is because the Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2020 does not permit foreign companies to do business in Nigeria if not registeredMohammed, who spoke on Tuesday when he […]Read More
The ECOWAS Court of Justice sitting in Abuja on Tuesday restrained the federal government and its agents from unlawfully imposing sanctions or doing anything whatsoever to harass Nigerians who are Twitter users, pending the hearing and determination of the suit filed by Socio Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP). The court also restrained government and […]Read More
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed will be leading the Federal Government’s Team that will be engaging with Twitter concerning its suspension in Nigeria. Twitter had said that it was ready to enter into dialogue with the Federal Government over the suspension, with a view to charting a path forward.The high powered FG […]Read More
Some small businesses that rely on Twitter for survival are finding it tough to cope as a result of the indefinite suspension imposed on the operation of the micro blogging site by the Federal Government.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of JE Stores, Jadesola Praise, said her sales had dipped since the ban was imposed because she […]Read More
NetBlocks, a watchdog organization that monitors cybersecurity and the governance of the Internet, has reported that Nigeria has lost N24.72bn ($60.14m) in 10 days to the Twitter ban that took effect on June 5. According to NetBlocks’ Cost of Shutdown Tool, Nigeria loses N102.9m ($250,600) every hour to the ban.The federal government had on June […]Read More
The Federal Government says Twitter and its founder, Jack Dorsey, are vicariously liable for the losses the country suffered during the EndSARS protest. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this on Tuesday when he featured on “Politics Nationwide,’’ a Radio Nigeria call-in programme monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) […]Read More
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