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Twitter Ban Difficult To Enforce In Nigeria, Say ICT Experts by dre11(m): 9:28am On Jun 05
Does Nigeria have what it takes to enforce Federal Government’s ‘indefinite suspension’ of Twitter? Some Information and Communications Technology (ICT) experts believe it does not.

A cross section of the experts contacted on Friday said Nigeria lacks a central information dissemination system that is required to make a ban work. President, Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Ikechukwu Nnamani said he received the news with shock and was trying to study the situation to determine what level of intervention is required. Nnamani who is also the Founder/CEO, Medallion Communications Limited, an interconnect clearinghouse and co-location data service company, however, hinted that the Association is already in talks with relevant government agencies to see how the issue can be resolved without any backlash.

But the immediate past President of ATCON, Olusola Teniola, said: “From the look of things, it is very clear that the government is trying to regulate the internet and social media.

“Unlike China, which is a communist country and has a central information system, this is not possible in Nigeria.

“As we speak, Twitter is still being accessed; it is not inoperative as we speak. So I think it is a mere wishful thinking on the part of government.”

Pressed further, Teniola said: “In the case of Nigeria, it is very difficult to enforce because Twitter doesn’t have a physical office or presence in Nigeria.

“Their office is in Ghana. What obtains is that it is the local technology companies that provide access to their services which people access here.


“Even though the government is desirous of banning the activities of Twitter, it is powerless in this instance because there are several ways to access Twitter.

“I think the government decision would be weakened by the fact there are several other ways to bypass the ban and easily access their (Twitter) service. So there is really no cause for alarm. The digital world cannot be controlled, because it is a global platform.”

Also reacting to the Twitter suspension, Mr. Akeem Baiyewu, a digital media expert, described it as an exercise in futility.

Waxing philosophical, Baiyewu said the ban on Twitter was tantamount to stopping the wind from blowing.

On what is the likely socioeconomic backlash arising from the ban, Baiyewu said, “It is a mere empty threat by the government and cannot stand the test of time.

“There is no question of whether services would be disrupted. No. People should go about their businesses without any let or hindrance because the ban can’t work here.”

Expatiating, he said: “The whole world is going global and transparency comes with democracy. In today’s world, if you violate any rule, you face the consequence.

“Twitter didn’t impose its rule on the spur of the moment. It has its own rules of engagements which anyone ready to access their services must adhere to. Twitter didn’t force the government to access its services and cannot expect preferential treatment from the social media platform. They (Twitter) made their rules and the federal government joined voluntarily.

“According to Twitter, there was a violation of its rules by the top hierarchy of the federal government and it had to enforce its rule. So, I don’t think Twitter committed any infraction whatsoever.”

How Myanmar enforced Twitter, Instagram ban

Myanmar which joined the likes of China, North Korea and others in banning the social media first blocked Facebook and shortly afterwards ordered mobile networks and internet service providers to block Twitter and Facebook-owned Instagram.

The Southeast Asian country’s military seized power in a coup in February, detaining its civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi along with other government officials.

Facebook users had reportedly been using the social media platform to protest the coup, sharing photos of themselves giving the three-finger salute that’s become associated with resistance in the area.

“All mobile operators, international gateways and internet service providers in Myanmar received a directive on 5 February 2021 from the Myanmar Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) to, until further notice, block the social media platforms Twitter and Instagram,” Norwegian telecom company Telenor said in a statement late yesterday. The company provides mobile services in Myanmar.

https://thenationonlineng.net/twitter-ban-difficult-to-enforce-in-nigeria-say-ict-experts/

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Re: Twitter Ban Difficult To Enforce In Nigeria, Say ICT Experts by InaNla(f): 9:29am On Jun 05
Buhari media cows are gallivanting around the internet looking for justification for the DEGREE 4. cheesy


“ Twitter didn’t impose its rule on the spur of the moment. It has its own rules of engagements which anyone ready to access their services must adhere to. Twitter didn’t force the government to access its services and cannot expect preferential treatment from the social media platform. They (Twitter) made their rules and the federal government joined voluntarily”

Did Buari even know how to access Twitter?

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Re: Twitter Ban Difficult To Enforce In Nigeria, Say ICT Experts by Nword22: 9:35am On Jun 05
Useless man,soon what happen to amedou bello and belewa will happen to him.

You don't mess with a tribe that fought world powers for three years and sleep in peace.

All hail Biafra.

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Re: Twitter Ban Difficult To Enforce In Nigeria, Say ICT Experts by YouWillNotWin: 9:36am On Jun 05
I told them, some were laughing at me - meanwhile Twitter is still packed full of Nigerians.

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Re: Twitter Ban Difficult To Enforce In Nigeria, Say ICT Experts by GuyWise101(m): 9:37am On Jun 05
Nna mehnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

Just imagining how the fools in Asorock sat down, discussed and came to conclusion that banning of twitter is the best action to take.....

Nigeria is being governed by fools

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Re: Twitter Ban Difficult To Enforce In Nigeria, Say ICT Experts by mrvitalis(m): 9:38am On Jun 05
Government should have stopped using Twitter simple

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Re: Twitter Ban Difficult To Enforce In Nigeria, Say ICT Experts by Juliusmalema: 9:39am On Jun 05
Nigeria is useless and can't enforce anything international.

They are toothless bull dog.

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Re: Twitter Ban Difficult To Enforce In Nigeria, Say ICT Experts by InaNla(f): 9:39am On Jun 05
mrvitalis:
Government should have stopped using Twitter simple

And ask their brainwashed followers to stop using too. Case closed.

But the Malus no get brain.

whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad’

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Re: Twitter Ban Difficult To Enforce In Nigeria, Say ICT Experts by Vickym1(f): 9:45am On Jun 05
I guess twitter thought of it b4 taking their office to Ghana if not that, by now govt hoodlums would have damaged twitter office.

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Re: Twitter Ban Difficult To Enforce In Nigeria, Say ICT Experts by mbok: 9:49am On Jun 05
Vickym1:
I guess twitter thought of it b4 taking their office to Ghana if not that, by now govt hoodlums would have damaged twitter office.
When we have cows as the President, do you expect their followers to act like human beings. Same Twitter lie Mohammed used to damage Good luck Jonathan regime globally. They can't tolerate an inch of what they gave out. Mad cows! Mad followers

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Re: Twitter Ban Difficult To Enforce In Nigeria, Say ICT Experts by DDDEnterprises: 9:50am On Jun 05
mrvitalis:
Government should have stopped using Twitter simple

Abi oo! I've said it before.

if Twitter is pulling down his posts, let him come and be using Nairaland.

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Re: Twitter Ban Difficult To Enforce In Nigeria, Say ICT Experts by Kingsnairaland: 9:53am On Jun 05
Can any thing good come from the north

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Re: Twitter Ban Difficult To Enforce In Nigeria, Say ICT Experts by Chloraseptic: 10:01am On Jun 05
Buhari is proving to the world that Nigeria is a real terrorist organization..

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Re: Twitter Ban Difficult To Enforce In Nigeria, Say ICT Experts by musa234(m): 10:11am On Jun 05
I even enjoy twitter now the more.. Mostly world trends.

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Re: Twitter Ban Difficult To Enforce In Nigeria, Say ICT Experts by Kylekent59: 10:12am On Jun 05
It is now obvious we are ruled by dictatorship. Democracy we suffered for for years has been lost.


Greed caused all these problems Nigeria is facing. See what 2k bribe and quarter bags of rice have caused.

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Re: Twitter Ban Difficult To Enforce In Nigeria, Say ICT Experts by binsanni(m): 10:14am On Jun 05
We go show bubu say nah we get this street, no any muderfucker can stop us from tweeting

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Re: Twitter Ban Difficult To Enforce In Nigeria, Say ICT Experts by BruncleZuma: 10:16am On Jun 05
grin cheesy grin grin
Re: Twitter Ban Difficult To Enforce In Nigeria, Say ICT Experts by Zect(m): 10:16am On Jun 05
True. But what effect does the ban have on Twitter? I would like to know.

In other news...
I am looking for a reliable source in the NYSC to help process direct posting and redeployment.

I am an agent so I will be bringing jobs from time to time. I need someone in the system who will be executing the jobs for me.

When don't even have to meet. You can be anonymous if you want. All I need is a competent person who will always deliver.

Kindly contact me via Nairaland PM.
Re: Twitter Ban Difficult To Enforce In Nigeria, Say ICT Experts by SimplyFacts: 10:16am On Jun 05
At least that would send some shivers down Twitter's spine.

An insult to the Presidency is an insult to me, a Nigerian.

I'm first a Nigerian before any other country.

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Re: Twitter Ban Difficult To Enforce In Nigeria, Say ICT Experts by Grace001: 10:16am On Jun 05
Shameless government. Lie Muhammad is the happiest man right now, now he can die a happy man he has finally achieved his goal on social media regulation


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Re: Twitter Ban Difficult To Enforce In Nigeria, Say ICT Experts by Nbotee(m): 10:16am On Jun 05
Even countries like China haven't successfully enforced their won restrictions despite being light y3ars ahead of dis shithole. What Buhari cannot attempt to destroy does not exist. Atleast for the first time ever Nigerians can now post from any country of their choice without Visa or passport.. Right now I'm in Dallas

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Re: Twitter Ban Difficult To Enforce In Nigeria, Say ICT Experts by computer0810(m): 10:16am On Jun 05
So many Nigerians have travelled out through VPNs just to tweet from other countries���....even me like dis na dallas I dey always go tweet

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Re: Twitter Ban Difficult To Enforce In Nigeria, Say ICT Experts by cassidy1996(m): 10:17am On Jun 05
Tell them, monkey republic
Re: Twitter Ban Difficult To Enforce In Nigeria, Say ICT Experts by Chibuzoc(m): 10:17am On Jun 05
Buhari an illiterate cow rearer can't ban me from using Twitter.

When did Twitter become NTA Is it a must for the yeye government to use Twitter

Many hustlers will now lose their hustle because of one useless man SMH

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Re: Twitter Ban Difficult To Enforce In Nigeria, Say ICT Experts by Ask4bigneyo(m): 10:17am On Jun 05
UAR

Re: Twitter Ban Difficult To Enforce In Nigeria, Say ICT Experts by cjudy(m): 10:17am On Jun 05
grin

Twitter no even send

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Re: Twitter Ban Difficult To Enforce In Nigeria, Say ICT Experts by BruncleZuma: 10:17am On Jun 05
InaNla:
Buhari media cows are gallivanting around the internet looking for justification for the DECREE 4. cheesy


“ Twitter didn’t impose its rule on the spur of the moment. It has its own rules of engagements which anyone ready to access their services must adhere to. Twitter didn’t force the government to access its services and cannot expect preferential treatment from the social media platform. They (Twitter) made their rules and the federal government joined voluntarily”

Did Buari even know how to access Twitter?
Re: Twitter Ban Difficult To Enforce In Nigeria, Say ICT Experts by mooremoney(m): 10:17am On Jun 05
Buhari is a disgrace

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Re: Twitter Ban Difficult To Enforce In Nigeria, Say ICT Experts by gift2xl: 10:17am On Jun 05
My Twitter is still working.
What a disgrace to the president and presidency. That's why they can't move the country forward! They are only good at borrowing money everywhere making themselves a laughing stock to the world. No sense of production, international communities can't come to invest because there leadership style is a no no gig.

They are just happy been paraded with escort, attending clueless meeting's that can't produce result to better the nation. You see them traveling out of there own birth country for medical checkup!!! What a shame, shame on they all.

Best in decorating there officers with there smiling pictures but wicked at heart. They are not leaders.

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Re: Twitter Ban Difficult To Enforce In Nigeria, Say ICT Experts by morikee(m): 10:17am On Jun 05
Can't access Twitter using MTN seff
Re: Twitter Ban Difficult To Enforce In Nigeria, Say ICT Experts by Coldshisha: 10:17am On Jun 05
cool


Anyone with VPN access twitter

but

Jack Dorsey is about to loose some revenue from adverts targeted at Nigeria users

.

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