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Suspension Of Twitter: Nigerian Bar Association Reacts by powerfulguy: 8:57pm On Jun 04
The Nigerian Bar Association Assoc has noted with great concern the extraordinary decision of the Federal Government of Nigeria to suspend the operations of Twitter in Nigeria and, by necessary implication, the right of Nigerians to freely express their constitutionally guaranteed opinions through that medium.

The Federal Government also directed the Nigerian Communications Commission to immediately commence the process of licensing all OTT and social media operations in Nigeria, which is, at best, yet another disguised attempt to regulate social media, restrict freedom of speech and shrink civic space.

Whether one likes it or not, we are operating a constitutional democracy, the primary consequence of which is that every thing must be done according to law; and government must be conducted within the framework of recognised rules and principles which restrict discretionary power.

The Nigerian Bar Association finds no constitutional or legal authority to support the peremptory action of the Federal Government to suspend the operations of Twitter in Nigeria and deprive Nigerians of their right to freely express their constitutionally guaranteed opinions. Beyond the dent on our constitutional democracy, at a time when the Nigerian economy is unarguably struggling, the impact of arbitrary decisions such as this on investor confidence is better imagined.

Consequently, if this decision is not immediately reversed, the Nigerian Bar Association will have no choice but to challenge same in the interest of the public and our democracy.

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Re: Suspension Of Twitter: Nigerian Bar Association Reacts by inoki247: 9:00pm On Jun 04
all of dem just dey react na reaction only go end am las las...

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Re: Suspension Of Twitter: Nigerian Bar Association Reacts by oyin44: 9:00pm On Jun 04
Noone cann't stop the FGN

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Re: Suspension Of Twitter: Nigerian Bar Association Reacts by Amotolongbo(f): 9:01pm On Jun 04
Wetin go pain me past is after the ban, seeing the Buharist supporting the twitter ban now using VPN to tweet on twitter

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Re: Suspension Of Twitter: Nigerian Bar Association Reacts by Jashub: 9:03pm On Jun 04
Our government is fond of taking irrational decisions without considering the long term consequences

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Re: Suspension Of Twitter: Nigerian Bar Association Reacts by Bluntguy: 9:27pm On Jun 04
NBA will soon taste this ban from the banning government.

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Re: Suspension Of Twitter: Nigerian Bar Association Reacts by bro4u: 9:54pm On Jun 04
When Buhari finish with this country Somalia will be like Dubai compared to Nigeria. We still have like 2 more yrs to go.

Buhari has really spoilt APC's image walahi, can't they call him to order?

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Re: Suspension Of Twitter: Nigerian Bar Association Reacts by AGNESikpuNNU(f): 9:54pm On Jun 04
The NBA Northern branch will counter this before noon tomorrow

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Re: Suspension Of Twitter: Nigerian Bar Association Reacts by MA23: 9:55pm On Jun 04
The way this Government carry this Twitter for head , is one of their problems

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Re: Suspension Of Twitter: Nigerian Bar Association Reacts by Shellsploit: 9:55pm On Jun 04
Everyone is reacting...
Re: Suspension Of Twitter: Nigerian Bar Association Reacts by EXLOVER(m): 9:55pm On Jun 04
Soon this nonsense government will touch everyone, everyone will feel it.

If only i can see the pictures of Manbbqqrill and Simplyleo i will be okay, i have a gift for them both

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Re: Suspension Of Twitter: Nigerian Bar Association Reacts by Macsjebs(m): 9:55pm On Jun 04
Much pressure on govt now, they may rescind this

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Re: Suspension Of Twitter: Nigerian Bar Association Reacts by supportnija: 9:55pm On Jun 04
Useless NBA, our police men and women were murdered by IPOB , police facilities were burnt down, USELESS NBA did not say anything, twitter was ban this useless modafucker are talking..

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Re: Suspension Of Twitter: Nigerian Bar Association Reacts by zombieHUNTER: 9:55pm On Jun 04
Buhari is a dictator...
A dullard
A terrorist

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Re: Suspension Of Twitter: Nigerian Bar Association Reacts by smile11s(m): 9:56pm On Jun 04
They should please comment on the legality of the name ‘Nigeria.’

How can we be called nigger area? Does that mean this is the area they took all the niggers/Eboes from?

Please we need the country name changed ASAP to reflect who we really are.

YoungAfricanPioneers

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Re: Suspension Of Twitter: Nigerian Bar Association Reacts by Harrynight(m): 9:56pm On Jun 04
kiss

President Buhari need intelligent advisers around him,

I ask again, WHO ARE BUHARI ADVISERS?

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Re: Suspension Of Twitter: Nigerian Bar Association Reacts by priceaction: 9:56pm On Jun 04
Na wa oo. Youths suppose dey teach these our leaders lesson starting from that cowrrie man app. Just go to playstore and down rate his app that it's a virus and comment negatively. Let them feel the heat too..
But having known what Fg is capable of, lieing and more lies, please quote me tomorrow when this happen.:they will deny it that Nigerians misquoted them and it was blown out of proportion. That they never ban twitter but to regulate social media generally. Trust me, they will deny it tomorrow. Na their way.

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Re: Suspension Of Twitter: Nigerian Bar Association Reacts by richmond500: 9:56pm On Jun 04
No be this people deh help Govt rig elections?
We suppose ban ona sef
Re: Suspension Of Twitter: Nigerian Bar Association Reacts by Tobsam237(m): 9:56pm On Jun 04
On this, we can all agree Twitter fvked up... You don't have to like or hate Buhari to know they fvked up BIG TIME... You don't mess with a sitting president.... with 2 years to election... and except no consequences...

They just lost over 3million active subscribers... It will affect their stocks eventually cos it will affect their ads market in Africa...

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Re: Suspension Of Twitter: Nigerian Bar Association Reacts by Femi8586(m): 9:56pm On Jun 04
Several politicians have reacted and condemned Buhari's action on banning Twitter.

I'm still waiting to hear what Tinubu has to say cos he's an aspiring president.

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Re: Suspension Of Twitter: Nigerian Bar Association Reacts by MilesMaxwell: 9:56pm On Jun 04
shocked
Re: Suspension Of Twitter: Nigerian Bar Association Reacts by Cerebellum: 9:56pm On Jun 04
Thunda fire Thiefnubu, pantanmini and Bubugrin

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Re: Suspension Of Twitter: Nigerian Bar Association Reacts by MandGEnterprise: 9:56pm On Jun 04
Let's play a game

MURIC reacts next grin grin grin

Quote me with Who reacts next

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Re: Suspension Of Twitter: Nigerian Bar Association Reacts by AngryNigerian(m): 9:56pm On Jun 04
Ban republic

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Re: Suspension Of Twitter: Nigerian Bar Association Reacts by zombieHUNTER: 9:56pm On Jun 04
supportnija:
Useless NBA, our police men and women were murdered by IPOB , police facilities we're burnt down, USELESS NBA did not say anything, tweeter was ban this useless modafucker are talking..

Buhari is a terrorist... and so are his supporters...
Deal with it

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Re: Suspension Of Twitter: Nigerian Bar Association Reacts by lawalosky(m): 9:56pm On Jun 04
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Re: Suspension Of Twitter: Nigerian Bar Association Reacts by Goldbw122: 9:56pm On Jun 04
Well you can not ban Twitter because the Internet have various ways to be accessed so no need for that
Re: Suspension Of Twitter: Nigerian Bar Association Reacts by Renforce: 9:56pm On Jun 04
Buhari is indeed a bufoon.
A loose cannon that should never have made chairmanship position in saner climes. What's worse he surrounds himself with dullards just as himself

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Re: Suspension Of Twitter: Nigerian Bar Association Reacts by MrBanner(m): 9:56pm On Jun 04
Buhari is way too immature for a 78 year old man. How can you suspend the entire country from using a mobile app simply because they banned you for flaunting their rules? This is Sani Abacha all over again.

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Re: Suspension Of Twitter: Nigerian Bar Association Reacts by Akinsete19(m): 9:56pm On Jun 04
This anti-people government will learn by force.

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