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Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by superstar1(m): 11:36am On Jun 07
The Federal Government has summoned the envoys of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and the European Union in Nigeria over their recent comments on the suspension of microblogging site Twitter in the West African Country.

This was contained in an invitation to pressmen issued on Monday morning by Kimiebi Ebienfa of the Crisis Monitoring and Public Communications Division of the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“I am directed to inform that following the recent ban on Twitter by the Federal Government and Press Statement issued by some Heads of Diplomatic Missions Accredited to Nigeria on the subject matter, the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency, Geoffrey Onyeama has invited the affected Ambassadors to a meeting today at 12 noon.

“The venue is Minister’s Conference Room, 8th Floor.

“You are hereby invited to cover the meeting. Thanks for your usual cooperation,” the invite read.

The PUNCH had earlier reported that in a joint statement on Saturday, Canada, EU, UK, US, and the Republic of Ireland said banning systems of expression is not the way forward.

The statement was titled, ‘Joint Statement From The Diplomatic Missions Of Canada, The European Union (Delegation To Nigeria), The Republic Of Ireland, The United Kingdom And The United States Of America’.

It read, “The diplomatic missions of Canada, the European Union (Delegation to Nigeria), the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America convey our disappointment over the Government of Nigeria’s announcement suspending #Twitter and proposing registration requirements for other social media.

“We strongly support the fundamental human right of free expression and access to information as a pillar of democracy in Nigeria as around the world and these rights apply online as well as offline.

“Banning systems of expression is not the answer. These measures inhibit access to information and commerce at precisely the moment when Nigeria needs to foster inclusive dialogue and expression of opinions, as well as share vital information in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The path to a more secure Nigeria lies in more, not less, communication to accompany the concerted efforts of Nigeria’s citizens in fulsome dialogue toward unity, peace and prosperity.

“As Nigeria’s partners, we stand ready to assist in achieving these goals.”

Twitter had deleted a controversial civil war post by the Nigerian President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

Consequently, the Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, announced the suspension of Twitter, citing the “persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence”.

Though mobile operators have blocked their customers in the country from using Twitter, many Nigerians have switched to the use of Virtual Private Networks to bypass the blockage.

Nigeria, with over 200 million people, had about 33 million active social media users as of January 2021. WhatsApp is the most popular platform used in the country, with over 90 million users according to Statista. Also according to Statista, about 61.4 per cent of Nigerian social media users use Twitter, 86.2 per cent use Facebook, 81.6 per cent use YouTube, 73.1 per cent use Instagram, and 67.2 per cent use Facebook Messenger.

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Re: Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by superstar1(m): 11:36am On Jun 07
Na sooo. That is how to tell them to shut up and mind their businesses.

Where were they when Kashoogi was murdered? They kept quiet like dunces.

Where were they when Trump was denied his freedom of speech by banning him?

Where were they when EU enacted GDPR?

We are a sovereign nation and we will fry Twitter until the brain of Jack is reset.

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Re: Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by DiagnoPolitics: 11:36am On Jun 07
buhari and his terrorist clowns like pantami, shehu, lai mohammed, malami etc biting more than they can chew. Their rotten teeth about to crack into pieces.

grin grin grin grin

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Re: Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by xristos(m): 11:36am On Jun 07
for money to change hands or for sanction??
But when they need loans and to travel out for medical tourism they won't remember Nigeria is a sovereign nation

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Re: Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by AeroplaneApple: 11:38am On Jun 07
The Internet is a global village, hence, Social media is not just a means of communication but a global system of expression.

Banning such forms of expression doesn't speak well of our information, communication bodies and most especially the government. So I still believe the government was Ill-advised on banning.

The government should have consulted the country where Twitter has its headquarters before banning. But that's what they are just doing now... I wish nairaland can be as big as Twitter one day. Nairaland needs an app


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Re: Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by Rugaria: 11:39am On Jun 07
superstar1:
Na sooo. That is how to tell them to shut up and mind their businesses
Hope you know that If they vex and refuse your Oga the landing right to go and collect his medicines, that means your oga don kpai be that.....

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Re: Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by pedrilo: 11:40am On Jun 07
You obviously want to beg them not to stop u from dehumanizing ur own pipo

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Re: Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by Nbote(m): 11:40am On Jun 07
Lolzz.. Imagine Nigeria Summoning the West over their comments as if they will ask them to kneel down and raise their hands or punish dem.. Seriously dis govt is under some heavy delusion

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Re: Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by FreedomWinsNow: 11:41am On Jun 07
Very soon they will start sanctioning Nigeria. Nigeria is too weak to be annoying her masters.

#sanction Nigeria FG

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Re: Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by baralatie(m): 11:41am On Jun 07
President bubu:
Softly! Softly : Softly

No go kishan like abacha o!

The thing wey us and UK get for body you know wan see am o!
Na common sense person they take Waka o

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Re: Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by Fahdiga1: 11:41am On Jun 07
FG shouldn't start overreaching itself with this little unmerited attention they are getting from the rest of the world

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Re: Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by Moferere: 11:41am On Jun 07
Buhari 2:1 Foreign Missions

Shebi buhari go go beg for loans. Let him use all his powers here

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Re: Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by Ebimor96: 11:42am On Jun 07
Ok
Re: Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by Ebimor96: 11:43am On Jun 07
Ok ooooo
Re: Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by FreedomWinsNow: 11:43am On Jun 07
Moferere:
Buhari 2:1 Foreign Missions

Colonial masters will just sink his regime and install another puppet.

Nigeria is weakened. They are laughing at Buhari grin

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Re: Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by FreedomWinsNow: 11:43am On Jun 07
superstar1:
Na sooo. That is how to tell them to shut up and mind their businesses.

Where were they when Kashoogi was murdered? They kept quiet like dunces.

Where were they when Trump was denied his freedom of speech by banning him?

Where were they when EU enacted GDPR?

We are a sovereign nation and we will fry Twitter until the brain of Jack is reset.

You cannot threaten your masters, they will get rid of you.

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Re: Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by DubaiLandLord: 11:45am On Jun 07
superstar1:
Na sooo. That is how to tell them to shut up and mind their businesses.

Where were they when Kashoogi was murdered? They kept quiet like dunces.

Where were they when Trump was denied his freedom of speech by banning him?

Where were they when EU enacted GDPR?

We are a sovereign nation and we will fry Twitter until the brain of Jack is reset.
Nigeria need those countries more than they need us. I'm sure the Minister of foreign affairs go just explain why the government suspended Twitter.

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Re: Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by Charmingrascal(m): 11:49am On Jun 07
superstar1:
Na sooo. That is how to tell them to shut up and mind their businesses.

Where were they when Kashoogi was murdered? They kept quiet like dunces.

Where were they when Trump was denied his freedom of speech by banning him?

Where were they when EU enacted GDPR?

We are a sovereign nation and we will fry Twitter until the brain of Jack is reset.



Zombie no go think unless you tell am to think. Zombie.

Zombie oo Zombie
Zombie oo Zombie.

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Re: Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by superstar1(m): 11:50am On Jun 07
DubaiLandLord:
Nigeria need those countries more than they need us. I'm sure the Minister of foreign affairs go just explain why the government suspended Twitter.

Whatever they discuss - they need to be summoned. They are ambassadors!!!

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Re: Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by royalamour(m): 11:50am On Jun 07
cool
Re: Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by AntiBMC(m): 11:50am On Jun 07
Hehe...ds fulani people are high from bathing cow piss all the time.

Summoning the envoys on something as petty as twitter? Extra 55 people were killed today, where is this same seriousness used for ipob nd twitter? Why not use the same seriousness to crush ISWAP? Terrorists.

All the envoys go just they laff those cabal m0rons for their mind. The only reason they'd change their position is if as usual, fulani cabal gives them a whole chunk of Nigerian resources for their silence.

Cos it seems, the western countries know m0r0ns are in charge, and they all want a slice of the cake.... China is already digging in as we speak.

It's so sad.

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Re: Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by superstar1(m): 11:51am On Jun 07
FreedomWinsNow:


You cannot threaten your masters, they will get rid of you.

The same way we got rid of your master Twitter

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Re: Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by FreedomWinsNow: 11:51am On Jun 07
superstar1:


The same way we got rid of your master Twitter

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Re: Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by superstar1(m): 11:54am On Jun 07

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Re: Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by Armaggedon: 11:55am On Jun 07
When you're in a pit, stop digging!

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Re: Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by Charmingrascal(m): 11:55am On Jun 07
Rugaria:

Hope you know that If they vex and refuse your Oga the landing right to go and collect his medicines, that means your oga don kpai be that.....


Are u minding the zombie.
If those Countries vex now they will prevent the mannequin from charging his battery in their Countries.

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Re: Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by yorubarere: 12:03pm On Jun 07
This prople are headbent on crashing their own govt. Herdsmen truly no get sense whether for bush or city... They are same.

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Re: Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by superstar1(m): 12:07pm On Jun 07
Armaggedon:
When you're in a pit, stop digging!

This one is pained at the on-going game of chess. Don’t worry India will add to the headache of Twitter by Friday and see how other countries will follow suit.

G7 just passed the taxation law on them and the rest just last Friday

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Re: Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by Workch: 12:10pm On Jun 07
LOl grin

Even Nigeria is summoning western ambassadors. Lol

Wetin Naija get sef

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Re: Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by superstar1(m): 12:15pm On Jun 07
Workch:
LOl grin

Even Nigeria is summoning western ambassadors. Lol

Wetin Naija get sef

We Don’t need to have anything. It is international law. They must appear with their hands behind their backs.

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Re: Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by superstar1(m): 12:19pm On Jun 07
Rugaria:

Hope you know that If they vex and refuse your Oga the landing right to go and collect his medicines, that means your oga don kpai be that.....

You think Nigeria is the President of Gambia? Nigeria is strategic for partnership in Africa for most world powers. West messes up, we move to China and Russia for weapons and trade. China and Russia mess up, we shift to West.

It is all about national interest

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Re: Twitter Ban: FG Summons US, UK Envoys, Others Over Comments by Kam2021: 12:33pm On Jun 07
Lai Mohammed did worse in Gejs time..he is an undercover IDI AMIN..

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