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Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by zukky79(m): 8:23pm On Jun 05
Nigerian filmmaker turned politician, Desmond Elliot, has learnt his voice against the Federal Government’s decision to ban Twitter operations in Nigeria.

On Friday the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, via a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Segun Adeyemi, announced the indefinite suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria.

The statement read, “The Federal Government has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria.

“The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the suspension in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, citing the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.

“The Minister said the Federal Government has also directed the National Broadcasting Commission to immediately commence the process of licensing all OTT and social media operations in Nigeria.”

Early today, the Twitter ban took effect to the displeasure of many Nigerians especially celebrities who use the platform to communicate directly with their fans.

In a Twitter thread, Elliot, the lawmaker representing Surulere at the Lagos State House of Assembly called on the federal government to reverse the suspension stating that the ban, ‘no matter the reasons proffered tramples upon our fundamental rights as people.’

The legislator said, “I want to admonish our government to always remember that the people’s right to express themselves freely must not be compromised. This ban, no matter the reasons proffered tramples upon our fundamental rights as people.”


Elliot reminded the government that Nigerian youths trade their wares and advertise their businesses and services via the micro-blogging site.

He said, “In a democratic society like ours, we must weigh the economic and social impact of this ban on the populace — especially our teeming youths and entrepreneurs who depend solely on this platform to carry out their legitimate business.

“In the past, our government have shown the required goodwill to stand on side of the people even when it’s not too convenient for them to do so. I believe that this won’t be an exception. I want to appeal to the government to reconsider this ban in the interest of our people and our country at large.”


Meanwhile, the politician has come under fire several times on Twitter after some of his comments did not sit down well with Nigerian youths.

For instance, in October 2020, during the #EndSARS protest, Elliot was heavily criticized for allegedly supporting Anti-Social Media Bills in Nigeria; an allegation he earlier denied when the news first filtered in via social media.

However, in a viral video that still circulates all over the internet, he was seen criticizing social media users and influencers, emphasising that if the Nigerian state doesn’t stop social media, it will destroy the country.

His comments were not taken lightly by Nigerians on social media and thus the popular Nigerian pidgin slang, Na Desmond Elliot Cause Am, meaning It’s Desmond Elliot’s fault, was born. The slangs trends occasionally on the Nigerian Twitter space.

Source
https://punchng.com/twitter-ban-violation-of-our-human-rights-desmond-elliot/

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Re: Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by clarocuzioo(m): 8:27pm On Jun 05
FTC
OGA SEUN, where is my price.

So all of a sudden Desmond Ediot is on the side of his "Children". guess he is trying to revive his already battered image and dead political carrier.

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Re: Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by Lastmankc(m): 8:28pm On Jun 05
The father of Nigeria children, your children are suffering

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Re: Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by incogni2o: 8:28pm On Jun 05
This Man seems like a spoit ajebo child to me.

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Re: Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by Mikecold: 8:28pm On Jun 05
Clearly Ybad Muslims would make sure he doesn't get another term with this statement that offends their Fulani gods


Desmond added to the growing list of those to be arrested for using Twitter

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Re: Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by fitzmayowa: 8:28pm On Jun 05
They don show Desmond Elliot pepper oga begin preach give government.....cheesy grin cheesy

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Re: Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by Acekidc4(m): 8:29pm On Jun 05
Ooh So na now you get voice abi My friend go and sit down.

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Re: Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by tamonokare: 8:29pm On Jun 05
So Desmond Elliott get mind put mouth for this matter .

But wait oo, what of Facebook? Dem no go ban Facebook? Dem follow delete post too na. Abi their ban go come next week?

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Re: Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by zukky79(m): 8:30pm On Jun 05
Nigerians don yab sense enter this man.

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Re: Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by viyon02: 8:38pm On Jun 05
Desmond idiot again?

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Re: Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by Rissamenti: 8:40pm On Jun 05
Dumbo, go back to your work and leave Twitter who don't even know you exist.

DESMOND IDIOTT.

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Re: Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by OnionBandit(f): 8:42pm On Jun 05
This guy fall hand sha

How can you bow to miscreants...because they have been dragging you online? So fvckin what?

Damn!

Desmond is an idiot

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Re: Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by Beverages: 8:51pm On Jun 05
I Blame Desmond Elliot

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Re: Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by Akinsete19(m): 8:54pm On Jun 05
And he still have Buhari picture frame at the background of his pic.

He should remove it first before telling us his opinion.

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Re: Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by caesymore(m): 8:54pm On Jun 05
Who asked for this ones opinion

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Re: Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by AroleOduduwa2: 8:58pm On Jun 05
I don’t know how any sane human can support the Twitter ban. BMO has created more than 5 thread just to justify the ban.

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Re: Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by Rissamenti: 9:00pm On Jun 05
AroleOduduwa2:
I don’t know how any sane human can support the Twitter ban..

BECAUSE YOU ARE A DUNCE WHO CANNOT THINK..

WHY NOT GO SET UP A PLATFORM THAT ALLOWS AMERICANS TO THREATEN THEIR GOVT OFFICIALS WITH DEATH, WHILE PREVENTING THE US GOVT FROM RESPONDING TO THEM, AND SEE HOW LONG YOU LAST.

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Re: Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by BruncleZuma: 9:02pm On Jun 05
grin cheesy grin grin
Re: Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by weblord1900: 9:02pm On Jun 05
grin
Re: Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by lathrowinger: 9:03pm On Jun 05
Werey dey disguise

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Re: Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by Vyzz: 9:03pm On Jun 05
cool



Father speak for ur children...


Atleast sometimes ur sense dey come back...


E get people for this NL wey go defend buhari even when he kills dem family

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Re: Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by Mossadd: 9:03pm On Jun 05
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Re: Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by Anniemae(f): 9:03pm On Jun 05
Desmond idiot

He started everything... angry angry

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Re: Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by Galloman(m): 9:03pm On Jun 05
The thing is that some pro and anti Twitter ban elements got most of their assertions.
Buhari and Dosey are not absolutely wrong
or right withh their respective positions.
Re: Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by Paxxcarl(m): 9:03pm On Jun 05
Coming from Elliot lol

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Re: Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by CrazyCrane(f): 9:03pm On Jun 05
nigerians won't still forgive you undecided

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Re: Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by Bossontop(m): 9:03pm On Jun 05
undecided

As if nor be you Desmond idiot cause am........mtcheewww

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Re: Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by Goldbw122: 9:03pm On Jun 05
There are still other platform so we are not silence, and there is vpn so that is a full access all over the world...
Re: Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by Nuelito: 9:03pm On Jun 05
Have being waiting anxiously to hear from Oga Dessy...e be like say na Glo network he dey use
Re: Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by Studio247: 9:03pm On Jun 05
Mumu e don touch you

Have you forgotten so soon?
Re: Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by Ever8090: 9:03pm On Jun 05
Desmond Elliot too get say ooooo.... Nigerians don suffer .

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Re: Desmond Elliot: Twitter Ban Violation Of Our Human Rights. by Trailblazer1(m): 9:03pm On Jun 05
Who gave the mic to Desmond Idiot




Have all the sensible people in Nigeria finished talking undecided

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