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Respect Your Citizens Rights - Reverse Twitter Ban US Gov Warns Buhari Again by PeaceforNigeria: 7:35pm On Jun 10
When we talk people say we are talking again. You do not mess around with US businesses , they have powerful lobby groups and can sink your administration. Who is India ?

Sanctions are coming soon, Pompeo former CIA Director has made his statement about Buharis deception ; people now understand this regime and they are watching.

The United States government on Thursday kicked against last Friday’s decision of the Federal Government to suspend operations of the microblogging platform, Twitter, in Nigeria.

It also expressed concerns over threats of arrest and prosecution of violators issued by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.

The US government’s position was contained in a press statement by the spokesperson of the US Department of State, Ned Price.

It advised the Federal Government to respect the right of its citizens to freedom of expression by reversing the suspension.

The statement read, “The United States condemns the ongoing suspension of Twitter by the Nigerian government and subsequent threats to arrest and prosecute Nigerians who use Twitter.

The United States is likewise concerned that the Nigerian National Broadcasting Commission ordered all television and radio broadcasters to cease using Twitter.

“Unduly restricting the ability of Nigerians to report, gather, and disseminate opinions and information has no place in a democracy.

“Freedom of expression and access to information both online and offline are foundational to prosperous and secure democratic societies.

“We support Nigeria as it works towards unity, peace, and prosperity. As its partner, we call on the government to respect its citizens’ right to freedom of expression by reversing this suspension.”

https://punchng.com/respect-your-citizens-right-reverse-twitter-suspension-us-tells-fg/

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Re: Respect Your Citizens Rights - Reverse Twitter Ban US Gov Warns Buhari Again by Ezinwa120: 7:37pm On Jun 10
Naija na cruise ooooo, we are in auto swing, going front and back with too much zeal but remain in one place. How to run from this play ground on my mind recently.

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Re: Respect Your Citizens Rights - Reverse Twitter Ban US Gov Warns Buhari Again by Mangekyo: 7:37pm On Jun 10
Nice one. Also, I expect sleepy Joey to come out openly and condemn the evil and wicked act of this buhary lead administration. This is getting too much. It's like these international bodies do not even knw we're tired of this country. We are tired of bad governance, we're tired of living with bad, very bad Abokkis

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Re: Respect Your Citizens Rights - Reverse Twitter Ban US Gov Warns Buhari Again by PeaceforNigeria: 7:38pm On Jun 10

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Re: Respect Your Citizens Rights - Reverse Twitter Ban US Gov Warns Buhari Again by liketerm: 7:39pm On Jun 10
Nothing dey happen, we are a sovereign nation.

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Re: Respect Your Citizens Rights - Reverse Twitter Ban US Gov Warns Buhari Again by Nobody: 7:40pm On Jun 10
Let the world see how useless our government are to ban Twitter... Very soon dey will ban many things that will affect the people.. stand up now to condemn the wicked things done by Buhari or else APC will soon ban PROTEST, our account and our lives..

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Re: Respect Your Citizens Rights - Reverse Twitter Ban US Gov Warns Buhari Again by Duru9(m): 7:41pm On Jun 10
They're waiting after June12
After then they will lift the ban

They don't want it to trend

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Re: Respect Your Citizens Rights - Reverse Twitter Ban US Gov Warns Buhari Again by Igwe9(m): 7:41pm On Jun 10
Nigeria Government can't win this, all they can do is to report any tweet that is offensive to them. You can't deny people the opportunity to express themselves.
If social media is bad, what then are they doing on indian website?
What happens when people criticize them there? Would they ban that one too and run to another one?
Alright!

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Re: Respect Your Citizens Rights - Reverse Twitter Ban US Gov Warns Buhari Again by OnionBandit(f): 7:41pm On Jun 10
Na wa o! Which Kain wahala be this?

Are these people mad?

Wetin concern them abeg? Is twitter the only platform through which people exercise their right of expression? Don't we have others? I don't understand this madness anymore o!

The US has never shown concern over any issue as they are showing on this twitter ban. It's obvious their s some conspiracy against this country.

Thank God we ve got a government with ballz. Even though we go running to them for financial aids and all, we can't be controlled by the hypocritical whites..

A day or two ago, they asked our government authoritatively to lift the suspension..Now, it's a milder tone....

Buhari is the man of the moment!

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Re: Respect Your Citizens Rights - Reverse Twitter Ban US Gov Warns Buhari Again by iconnecta(m): 7:41pm On Jun 10
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Re: Respect Your Citizens Rights - Reverse Twitter Ban US Gov Warns Buhari Again by Nobody: 7:42pm On Jun 10
liketerm:
Nothing dey happen, we are a sovereign nation.


You and who, is like something is Wong with you in your head... Nigeria is devided by tribe, religion and GOVERNMENT...

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Re: Respect Your Citizens Rights - Reverse Twitter Ban US Gov Warns Buhari Again by Cammo: 7:42pm On Jun 10
But Buhari is deaf, so how would he listen?

Then again you remember what they say about the stubborn fly that keeps following the corpse? This very issue may put Buhari and his braindead APC lapdogs in grave danger.

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Re: Respect Your Citizens Rights - Reverse Twitter Ban US Gov Warns Buhari Again by FreeIgbos: 7:44pm On Jun 10
When are you guys banning the idiot and his entire family?

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Re: Respect Your Citizens Rights - Reverse Twitter Ban US Gov Warns Buhari Again by PeaceforNigeria: 7:48pm On Jun 10
FreeIgbos:
When are you guys banning the idiot and his entire family?

Be patient bro, it's coming - very soon.

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Re: Respect Your Citizens Rights - Reverse Twitter Ban US Gov Warns Buhari Again by adioolayi(m): 7:59pm On Jun 10
PMB: Twitter

I will keep it to myself grin grin grin



We don enter this one big time!

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Re: Respect Your Citizens Rights - Reverse Twitter Ban US Gov Warns Buhari Again by money121(m): 8:02pm On Jun 10
Ok
Re: Respect Your Citizens Rights - Reverse Twitter Ban US Gov Warns Buhari Again by Okortor: 8:02pm On Jun 10
Only a foolish person will further vote in any APC candidate irrespective of the 5k usual bribe or 1derica of rice to be shared.

Good luck Jonathan was far better.

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Re: Respect Your Citizens Rights - Reverse Twitter Ban US Gov Warns Buhari Again by design106: 8:02pm On Jun 10
grin
He who the Gods want to punish, they first make mad.

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Re: Respect Your Citizens Rights - Reverse Twitter Ban US Gov Warns Buhari Again by Racoon(m): 8:02pm On Jun 10
Ndi Zombies una dey hear?

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Re: Respect Your Citizens Rights - Reverse Twitter Ban US Gov Warns Buhari Again by egenma(f): 8:02pm On Jun 10
They should respect Donald Trump's freedom of expression and unban
his Facebook and Twitter accounts

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Re: Respect Your Citizens Rights - Reverse Twitter Ban US Gov Warns Buhari Again by Racoon(m): 8:03pm On Jun 10
OnionBandit:
Na wa o! Which Kain wahala be this? Are these people mad? Wetin concern them abeg? Is twitter the only platform through which people exercise their right of expression? Don't we have others? I don't understand this madness anymore o!

The US has never shown concern over any issue as they are showing on this twitter ban. It's obvious their s some conspiracy against this country.

Thank God we ve got a government with ballz. Even though we go running to them for financial aids and all, we can't be controlled by the hypocritical whites..
A day or two ago, they asked our government authoritatively to lift the suspension..Now, it's a milder tone..Buhari is the man of the moment!

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Re: Respect Your Citizens Rights - Reverse Twitter Ban US Gov Warns Buhari Again by ogbuefi677(m): 8:03pm On Jun 10
His heart has hardened like Pharaoh's

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Re: Respect Your Citizens Rights - Reverse Twitter Ban US Gov Warns Buhari Again by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:03pm On Jun 10
Sane, honest and hardworking Nigerians, make una reason am naaaaaa......

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Re: Respect Your Citizens Rights - Reverse Twitter Ban US Gov Warns Buhari Again by Basicend: 8:03pm On Jun 10
Hi
Re: Respect Your Citizens Rights - Reverse Twitter Ban US Gov Warns Buhari Again by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:03pm On Jun 10
Twitter made a statement in which they said they don't know President Buhari and which country he runs.

When you're blinded by hate and self imposed narrow mindedness, you will applaud someone who is clearly insulting you.
Most Nigerians who are sympathetic with Twitter today don't know how much of an insult this comment is to even them.
They see Buhari as the target here but there are two elements in this insult.
Twitter says they don't know President Buhari.
But they didn't stop there.
They also added that they don't know the country he is leading. In other words they don't know Nigeria.

Twitter is brazenly saying they don't know Africas most populous nation and the country with the highest concentration of black people in the world. Twitter is brazenly saying they don't know a country where over 11 billion dollars of their revenue comes from with over 40 million subscribers.


Some years ago Pastor Chris Oyakhilome chose to use twitter to communicate some prayer information to Christ Embassy members worldwide.
Within few weeks Pastor Chris broke the records of having the most amount of followers within such a short period.

In their arrogance, Twitter called Pastor Chris' twitter account to question and described the followership as bogus.

Simply put, Twitter believed that nobody from a place like Nigeria had enough clout to garner such followership within such a short time - a feat that no Hollywood star was able to achieve -.

Pastor Chris wasn't prepared for their drama, he pulled out of twitter and challenged his church tech people to design a platform that the church can use. That's what gave birth to Yookos.

Today Yookos is a formidable competitor with Twitter so much so that ex President Barack Obama acknowledged the giant strides made by the platform within such a short time after it was launched.

Eventually twitter confirmed Pastor Chris' account and "apologized" but it was too late.
Pastor Chris had moved his huge followership into Yookos.

Several years later Twitter is saying that they don't know the country that the same Pastor Chris comes from.
That's arrogance taken too far.

Any Nigerian who tolerates this insult is just a self hating sychophant.

Someone says you and your country don't matter and you're jubilating.
Is that not a serious sickness?

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On a lighter note,
*We heard someone telling his landlord that his rent money for the year is trapped in his Twitter account*

*The landlord too is now abusing Buhari grin cheesy wink grin cheesy wink


Dem MANNABBQGRILLS : AKA DA truth in da building!
tongue tongue tongue
Truth is not bitter, just that some people are bitter to the truth.

We Rise!

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Re: Respect Your Citizens Rights - Reverse Twitter Ban US Gov Warns Buhari Again by seunayantokun(m): 8:03pm On Jun 10
May he never listen to any warning.

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Re: Respect Your Citizens Rights - Reverse Twitter Ban US Gov Warns Buhari Again by Femmyfestus: 8:03pm On Jun 10
Ok
Re: Respect Your Citizens Rights - Reverse Twitter Ban US Gov Warns Buhari Again by Paramountguy: 8:03pm On Jun 10
This is getting more interesting.

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Re: Respect Your Citizens Rights - Reverse Twitter Ban US Gov Warns Buhari Again by Thinktwicemybro: 8:03pm On Jun 10
They will have sense when you impose sanctions on them. Why is liar Mohammed not replying the US? Is he afraid? Sanctions are coming. 1$ will soon be #2000. Una never see anything. They should ban them from using their hospitals abroad.
US thunder will soon strike you people.

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