NBA threatens lawsuit says FG lacks legal authority to suspend Twitter’s operation in Nigeria




By Idowu Bankole

The Nigerian bar association has threatened a lawsuit against the federal government of Nigeria over the decision to suspend the operation of a microblogging giant in Nigeria, Twitter.

Recall vanguard had reported how the minister of information Alhaji Lai Mohammed in a statement had announced the suspension of the bird app’s operation in Nigeria for deleted a controversial tweet of president Muhammadu Buhari where he threatened to address those causing mayhem in the country in the language they understand and did strongly cited the civil war experience.

But reacting to the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria, the NBA president, Mr Olumide Akpata in a statement made available to Vanguard noted with great concern the action taken by the federal government over the suspension of Twitter in the country which he described as expressly negates the rights of Nigerians to free speech through that medium.

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Source: Vanguard Newspaper