Twitter Ban: There Is No Constitutional Authority To Support FG’s Peremptory Action – NBA

  The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has said that there is no constitutional nor legal authority that supports the ban of Twitter by the Federal Government. NBA President, Olumide Akpata disclosed this in a statement on Friday night. Akapata described the government’s decision as illegal and threatened to challenge in court, the decision of the … Continue reading Twitter Ban: There Is No Constitutional Authority To Support FG’s Peremptory Action – NBA

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Reverse Unlawful Suspension Of Twitter And Suspend Plan To Gag Media , Amnesty Tells FG

  Amnesty International has asked the Federal Government to reverse its decision to suspend the operations of the social media platform, Twitter, in Nigeria. In a statement issued on Twitter, Amnesty International also urged the Federal Government to suspend plans to gag the media. The tweet thread reads: Amnesty International condemns the Nigerian government’s suspension … Continue reading Reverse Unlawful Suspension Of Twitter And Suspend Plan To Gag Media , Amnesty Tells FG

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Twitter Ban A Petulant Gesture, Unbecoming Of A Democratically Elected President – Soyinka

  Professor Wole Soyinka says if President Muhammadu Buhari has a problem with the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, then he should sort it out privately. Reacting on Friday to the ban placed on Twitter by the Federal Government, the Nobel Laureate said the move is a “petulant gesture” that is “unbecoming of a … Continue reading Twitter Ban A Petulant Gesture, Unbecoming Of A Democratically Elected President – Soyinka

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Gbajabiamila Seeks Stronger Diplomatic Ties With Canada

  The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for stronger diplomatic relationships between Nigeria and Canada. Gbajabiamila, who expressed appreciation for the existing relationships between the two countries which led to a significant rise in trade, education, and technology over the years, however, emphasized the need for Canada to explore … Continue reading Gbajabiamila Seeks Stronger Diplomatic Ties With Canada

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Nigerians Have Right To Exercise Freedom Of Expression And To Access Information – Sweden

    Sweden has reacted to the indefinite suspension of Twitter by the Federal Government of Nigeria. In a brief communique shared on Twitter, the European country urged the Buhari-led government to respect ‘freedom of expression’ and the rights of the citizens. According to the tweet, Nigerians have a constitutional right to exercise their freedom … Continue reading Nigerians Have Right To Exercise Freedom Of Expression And To Access Information – Sweden

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Salaries Of NASS Members Must Reflect Economic Realities – Court

  The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) to fix the salaries and allowances of the 469 members of the National Assembly, to reflect the economic realities in the country. The court on Friday also ruled that the National Assembly Service Commission has no power … Continue reading Salaries Of NASS Members Must Reflect Economic Realities – Court

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Facebook Bans Trump For Two Years

  Facebook on Friday set its ban on former US president Donald Trump for two years, saying he deserved the maximum punishment for violating platform rules over a deadly attack by his supporters on the US Capitol. The two-year ban will be effective from January 7, when Trump was booted off the platform, and comes after Facebook’s independent … Continue reading Facebook Bans Trump For Two Years

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Ishaku To Implement Financial Autonomy For Judiciary, Legislature In Taraba

The Taraba state Governor Darius Ishaku has stressed that judicial and legislative autonomy is a necessity for a strong democracy in Nigeria to excel. The Governor said he will not hesitate in joining his counterparts across the nation in implementing the financial autonomy of both arms of government in Taraba to provide justice for the … Continue reading Ishaku To Implement Financial Autonomy For Judiciary, Legislature In Taraba

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Rescind Suspension Of Twitter In Nigeria Or Face Legal Action, SERAP Tells Buhari

  Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has condemned the “illegal and unconstitutional suspension of Twitter’s Operations in Nigeria,” and called on “the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately rescind the suspension within 48 hours or face legal action.” The Federal Government today announced that it has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of microblogging and … Continue reading Rescind Suspension Of Twitter In Nigeria Or Face Legal Action, SERAP Tells Buhari

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Buhari Is Pushing Nigerians To The Wall, PDP Rejects Suspension Of Twitter By FG

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has vehemently rejected what it has termed the unwarranted suspension of the social media platform, Twitter, by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government. According to the opposition party, the Federal Government’s proposed suspension of Twitter is draconian action and a slide towards a fascist regime in the country. The … Continue reading Buhari Is Pushing Nigerians To The Wall, PDP Rejects Suspension Of Twitter By FG

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