20.1 C

Twitter promises to restore access to Nigerians


1min read

THE US-based social media platform, Twitter, has promised to restore access to Nigerians, just as it expressed deep concern over the decision of the government to suspend its operations.

Twitter, via its public policy page on Saturday, also noted that access to free and open internet was an essential human right.

“We are deeply concerned by the blocking of Twitter in Nigeria. Access to the free and  Open lnternet is an essential human right in modern society.


Buhari suspends Twitter operation in Nigeria

Nigerian telcos block Twitter access, say action based on national interest

UK, Canada express concerns over Buhari’s Twitter suspension

- Advertisement -

“We will work to restore access for all those in Nigeria who rely on Twitter to communicate and connect with the world. #KeepitOn,”

Recall that the Nigerian government had, on Friday, announced the suspension of the micro-blogging platform.

Buhari, in a statement signed by the Special Assistant to the President (Media), Office of the Minister of Information and Culture Segun Adeyemi in Abuja­­,  said the platform was persistently used for activities that could undermine the corporate existence of Nigeria.

Meanwhile, reactions from different quarters have trailed the decision, urging the government to set the platform free for its citizens.

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) said Nigeria was operating a constitutional democracy, which did not conform to the suspension placed on Twitter by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The major opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), described the decision as a draconian action and a slide towards a fascist regime.

'Niyi works with The ICIR as an investigative reporter and fact-checker. You can shoot him an email via [email protected] You can as well follow him on Twitter via @niyi_oyedeji.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Support the ICIR

We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.


Investigation: Inside Enugu immigration office where passport racketeering thrives

For four months, Arinze CHIJOKE monitored passport racket involving the Passport Collection Officer and...

After dissolving AEDC board, FG claims DisCo unable to meet $122m obligation

THE Federal Government, on Wednesday, explained why it constituted an interim team to manage ...

I have nothing to do with bandits anymore –Gumi

ISLAMIC cleric Ahmad Gumi has announced that he will no longer mediate between the...

Botched PDP building: Ex-chairman wants EFCC to investigate political party funds

THE FAILURE of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) national headquarters building project despite billions...

Police claim two students died in Ojodu school truck accident

.....Police officer mourns daughter's death ....... School closes today, to resume January 4, 2022 THE daughter...

Most Read


Subscribe to our newsletter