The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this on Tuesday when he featured on: “Politics Nationwide,” a Radio Nigeria call-in programme, monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.
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Dorsey’s tweet, which was posted hours to the ongoing nationwide protests in Nigeria, has since attracted thousands of retweets.
But what does the ban mean, really? It means that about 40 million users in Nigeria who are mostly young people would be unable to access the service through local service providers.
I thought that was obvious and required no special gift to see. The tension sucks. There is tension between those in government and those who are not. Even among those in government, there is tension between the cabal and the fringe players. Tension between those who think policies ought not to be governed by fear and those who think government by fear modelling is the only way.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed in an interview on Thursday in Abuja said the development would serve as a lesson for Nigerians to be patriotic in managing the image of the country.
Twitter banned the outgoing president in the wake of the attack on the US Capitol by a pro-Trump mob last week.
Garba sued the tech boss after he (Dorsey) showed his support for the #EndSARS protest in October 2020.
The social media giant had initially temporarily suspended Trump’s account following his instigation of a mob that stormed Capitol Hill to disrupt Congress’s ratification of the election of Joe Biden as the US president effective January 20, 2021
Garba filed the suit against Dorsey over his alleged sponsorship of the recent #EndSARS protests in parts of the country.
Garba, who was earlier involved in an altercation with media guru, Bashorun Dele Momodu, also over the protest, had on Tuesday filed a $1 billion suit against the Twitter CEO at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
This is coming after Dorsey endorsed the movement against police brutality and other unlawful crimes in Nigeria.
The social network disclosed the issue in a blog post and series of Tweets on Thursday afternoon, saying it had resolved the problem and an internal investigation had found no indication passwords were stolen or misused by insiders.