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BREAKING: “Reverse Twitter Ban Immediately” – US warns Nigerian Government

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The United States government has warned the Nigerian Government to immediately reverse its ban on Twitter adding that it was tantamount to opposing free speech.

Samantha Power, an administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, made this known in a statement on Wednesday. She revealed that Twitter has over 40 million users in Nigeria adding that the directive must be reversed immediately.

“There are nearly 40 M Twitter users in #Nigeria, and the country is home to Africa’s largest tech hub.”

“This suspension is nothing more than state-sanctioned denial of free speech and should be reversed immediately.”

Samantha Power

The US mission in Nigeria has also issued an earlier statement via its Facebook page pointing out that the ban was a encroachment to the Peoples right to Freedom.

“Nigeria’s constitution provides for freedom of expression. The Government’s recent #Twitterban undermines Nigerians’ ability to exercise this fundamental freedom and sends a poor message to its citizens, investors and businesses.”

“Banning social media and curbing every citizen’s ability to seek, receive, and impart information undermines fundamental freedoms. As President Biden has stated, our need for individual expression, open public conversation, and accountability has never been greater. The path to a more secure Nigeria lies in more, not less communication, alongside concerted efforts toward unity, peace, and prosperity.”

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  1. Biden is behaving like a typical “dictator” in a democratic setting. USA dictations to the world a known “Overseer General” that is always right.
    The United States Government failed to analyze what Nnamdi Kanu tweeted on claiming that any soldier sent to the South East Region should be considered dead. When the President of Nigeria tweeted back that they’re going to respond to the separatists in the language they understand that’s what Twitter Management considered a violation of its rules. It’s now a violation of “freedom of speech”, a denial of “human rights” and so on.
    May be President Buhari forgot to seek permission from the US before he replied Kanu. Remember Kanu is a Nigerian-Briton so he’s more than a first class citizen. Well Nigeria should await its own potion of sanctions “courtesy Kanu/IPOB”.

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