The federal government has stated that the ban on Twitter, a microblogging site, will be lifted after the company is properly registered, licensed, and operates in accordance with Nigerian rules.
Breaking : Federal Government Release Date When The Twitter Ban Will Be Lifted, according to Channels TV, the minister of communications and culture, Lai Mohammed, made the announcement at the federal executive council meeting on Wednesday, June 9.
According to the minister, news of Twitter’s massive financial losses in the billions of dollars demonstrate that the ban has been effective thus far.
According to The Cable, Mohammed reinforced his accusations that the microblogging site has served as a thriving forum for separatists.
The minister, however, avoided answering concerns concerning the law that will be used to prosecute Nigerians who break the restriction.
He stated that the attorney general of the United States will respond to the question.
Femi Falana (SAN)advocates for court action instead of the ban on Twitter
Meanwhile, Femi Falana, a human rights lawyer, claims that the federal government should have sued Twitter for failing to respond favorably to the government’s concerns.
The Nigerian government might have taken legal action against Twitter in the United States or in Ghana, where the firm has its African headquarters, according to the senior lawyer.
On Wednesday, June 9, Falana told Channels TV that the government made a mistake by halting Twitter activities in the country.
US goes against FG’s action on Twitter ban .
In other news, the US Mission in Nigeria has urged the Nigerian government to lift its Twitter ban immediately.
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On Wednesday, June 9, the mission released a message on Facebook expressing this view.
Nigeria, according to the message, has over 40 million Twitter users and is home to Africa’s greatest technology hub.
As a result, banning Twitter is harmful to citizens.
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