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We pleaded with Twitter to block Nnamdi Kanu's Account but they refused - Lai Cries Out

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Micro-blogging platform Twitter rejected the Nigerian government’s demand that the account of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu be blocked, Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed disclosed on Tuesday. Mohammed stated this when he featured on ‘Politics Nationwide,’ a Radio Nigeria call-in programme in Abuja, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). The minister insisted that Twitter was suspended in Nigeria because the platform was being used to promote the views of those who wanted to destabilise the country. Mohammed said that it was unfair to conclude that Twitter was suspended because it deleted a tweet posted by President Muhammadu Buhari. “Twitter has become a platform of choice for a particular separatist promoter,” he said. “The promoter consistently used the platform to direct his loyalists to kill Nigerian soldiers and policemen, run-down INEC offices and destroy all symbols of Nigeria’s sovereignty. “Every attempt to persuade Twi

Just Like Nigeria, I Should Have Banned Facebook, Twitter When I Was US President, Trump Says

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The former President, Donald Trump, on Thursday, commended Nigeria for a ban on Twitter, saying that more and more countries are going to do the same thing.  The Nigerian government banned Twitter last Friday, after the program is removed from a controversial remark by President Muhammadu Buhari in which he referred to as the Nigerian civil war. Many Nigerians have described it as disgusting.  He commended Nigeria for its past actions in a statement on Tuesday.  Trump’s statement starts with a “congratulations” to Nigeria for banning Twitter and said, “More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech.” “In the meantime, competitors will emerge and take hold,” Trump continues. “Who are they to dictate good and evil if they themselves are evil?” “Perhaps I should have done it while I was President. But Zuckerberg kept calling me and coming to the White House for dinner telling me how great I was. 2024?' Facebook has recently confirmed that Trump&#3

Buhari the only Nigerian President who never grant live interviews, media chat — Twitter

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Micro-blogging social platform, Twitter, has pushed back at Nigerian government led by President Muhammadu Buhari for banning its operations in the country. The social media giant, which called the ban an abuse of free speech rights in the country, said Buhari is “the only president since the country’s return to democracy in 1999 who never grants live interviews or holds media chats” because he doesn’t want to be held accountable “to the people of Nigeria who constantly take to social media platforms to share their views on the actions and policies of the government.”   Twitter, in a statement released late Friday, said; “Today, the 4th of June 2021, the Federal Government of Nigeria announced its suspension of Twitter operations, that the application can be used as a platform for activities capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence. “Many Nigerians read the announcement of the ban on Twitter as a reflection of the importance of the platform and other digital (social media)

BREAKING: MTN, Airtel, Glo, others takes action that will affect all Nigerians as Twitter finally leaves Nigeria

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Telecommunications companies in Nigeria including MTN, Airtel, Glo, 9Mobile, have started blocking access to the microblogging site, Twitter. This was contained in a statement on Saturday issued by the Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria. The statement was jointly signed by ALTON Chairman, Gbenga Adebayo; and Executive Secretary, Gbolahan Awonuga.   It was earlier reported that Twitter deleted a post by the Nigerian President on Tuesday. Consequently, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who had accused Twitter of double standards, announced the suspension of the microblogging site on Friday, citing the “persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence”. Details later