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Telcos Comply With Twitter Ban as UK Government Knocks Buhari Over Press Freedoms

by on June 5, 2021
 

Network providers in Nigeria have officially stopped the use of social media site, Twitter via its platforms.

This development is coming hours after the Federal Government ordered the suspension of the microblogging site for deleting a dangerous tweet made by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Twitter app when accessed in Nigeria will display ‘Tweets aren’t loading right now. Try again’ but begins to work immediately a VPN is used.

The Government of the United Kingdom yesterday kicked against the indefinite suspension slammed on Twitter by the Nigerian authorities.

The UK government reacted through its High Commissioner in Nigeria, Gill Atkinson on Friday.

Atkinson said Nigerians have right to freedom of speech and the government must not suppress it.

“All Nigerians have the right to freedom of speech and the responsibility not to misuse that right.

“Any action taken by Government must be measured, proportionate and not to suppress basic freedoms.”

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