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FG: Twitter Is Showing Little Enthusiasm Toward The Dialogue It Initiated by Nobody: 6:53pm On Jun 11
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohamed says Twitter is showing little enthusiasm toward the dialogue it initiated to resolve issues leading to the suspension of its operations.

The minister said this on Friday when he featured on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) programme “Good Morning Nigeria’’ monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

“I think there is a tepid approach by Twitter.

“I say tepid because, on Wednesday, I got a call from one of the foreign missions that Twitter is ready to have a serious discussion with high-level members of government on this issue.

“But since then, mum has been the word and that is why I said tepidly.

“As of today, I do not see Twitter as being sincere in its approach to resolving the issue,’’ he said.

The minister reiterated the position that the operations of Twitter were suspended indefinitely because the platform was being used to promote the views of those who want the country to be divided.

He said the action taken by the government was neither because Twitter deleted President Muhammadu Buhari’s message nor it chose Ghana above Nigeria as a preferred location for its regional headquarters.

“Whether they are in Ghana or in Nigeria or anywhere else, if they allow their platform to be used to destabilise Nigeria, we will do the same.

Of what importance will the investment be to us if they destroy our country,’’ he said.

For the many youths who said their livelihood depended on Twitter, the minister said, there must be a country for them to earn a living.

He said if twitter was allowed to plunge the country into war with its activities, every Nigerian, including the youth would pay dearly for it.

Mohammed urged the youth to take advantage of other social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Google to explore their business ventures.
https://guardian.ng/news/nigeria/twitter-approach-to-dialogue-is-tepid-lai-mohammed/

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Re: FG: Twitter Is Showing Little Enthusiasm Toward The Dialogue It Initiated by Simplyleo: 6:54pm On Jun 11
Dem no dey tell blind man say rain dey fall.

Twitter has studied Buhari's body language, the ban will not be lifted until further notice.

Buhari has stated it in clear terms, " I keep Twitter ban to myself".

But I thought tiny dot moving in circle can access Twitter using VPN, so what's the fuse about?

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Re: FG: Twitter Is Showing Little Enthusiasm Toward The Dialogue It Initiated by Monogamy: 6:56pm On Jun 11
Twitter have no choice than to bend to Nigeria law...

They just dont have that choice

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Re: FG: Twitter Is Showing Little Enthusiasm Toward The Dialogue It Initiated by richmond500: 6:58pm On Jun 11
FG showing power.

Twitter has got no choice but to bend to the rules.

Mynd44

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Re: FG: Twitter Is Showing Little Enthusiasm Toward The Dialogue It Initiated by Franzinni: 7:01pm On Jun 11
Out of all the problems nah Twitter!?

It doesn't take much to be a dunce.

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Re: FG: Twitter Is Showing Little Enthusiasm Toward The Dialogue It Initiated by Agbegbaorogboye: 7:02pm On Jun 11
Lai don dey talk true small small grin grin
I said it that day that Lai was lying and it was obvious why. Anyone who watched the video would notice from his body language how uncomfortable he was while answering that question.
He knew it would look really bad if he said Twitter had not reached out to them five days after the ban. It would imply the ban was ineffective.
Now see silly excuse. A foreign mission. Is a foreign mission an official representative of Twitter?
Yeye dey stink badly

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Re: FG: Twitter Is Showing Little Enthusiasm Toward The Dialogue It Initiated by richmond500: 7:03pm On Jun 11
Franzinni:
Out of all the problems nah Twitter!?

It doesn't take much to be a dunce.
they should leave twitter cos there are other problems too?

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Re: FG: Twitter Is Showing Little Enthusiasm Toward The Dialogue It Initiated by Agbegbaorogboye: 7:04pm On Jun 11
richmond500:
FG showing power.

Twitter has got no choice but to bend to the rules.

Mynd44
Which rule? Oga it's eight days and Twitter is yet to reach out to Nigeria. It's almost as if they are unaware of the ban

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Re: FG: Twitter Is Showing Little Enthusiasm Toward The Dialogue It Initiated by richmond500: 7:06pm On Jun 11
Agbegbaorogboye:

Which rule? Oga it's eight days and Twitter is yet to reach out to Nigeria. It's almost as if they are unaware of the ban
really?
Twitter has said it is ready to dialogue with Nigerian Govt, how are they not aware of the ban?

Twitter will bow

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Re: FG: Twitter Is Showing Little Enthusiasm Toward The Dialogue It Initiated by Agbegbaorogboye: 7:06pm On Jun 11
Monogamy:
Twitter have no choice than to bend to Nigeria law...

They just dont have that choice
How much is Nigeria worth to Twitter in the first place?

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Re: FG: Twitter Is Showing Little Enthusiasm Toward The Dialogue It Initiated by Quelme: 7:07pm On Jun 11
Jack Dorsey the miscreant has no option, he must either bend or break....

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Re: FG: Twitter Is Showing Little Enthusiasm Toward The Dialogue It Initiated by Agbegbaorogboye: 7:07pm On Jun 11
richmond500:
really?
Twitter has said it are ready to dialogue with Nigerian Govt, how are they not aware of the ban?

Twitter will bow
Go back to the op. Read and digest each line. Stop being a zombie

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Re: FG: Twitter Is Showing Little Enthusiasm Toward The Dialogue It Initiated by Monogamy: 7:10pm On Jun 11
Agbegbaorogboye:

How much is Nigeria worth to Twitter in the first place?

If they like, they can worth quadrillion, if they are not ready to abide by Nigeria law, then they can't operate here.. Simple as ABC

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Re: FG: Twitter Is Showing Little Enthusiasm Toward The Dialogue It Initiated by richmond500: 7:10pm On Jun 11
Agbegbaorogboye:

Go back to the op. Read and digest each line. Stop being a zombie
next time try to understand and digest my statement before u ass lick a white man.

Zombie,
I was referring to this thread

https://www.nairaland.com/6598608/twitter-ready-negotiate-nigerian-government

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Re: FG: Twitter Is Showing Little Enthusiasm Toward The Dialogue It Initiated by Nobody: 7:12pm On Jun 11
Twitter Should create another way nigerians can twit...
Fvck Buhari and APC...
I have the right to live my life in this nonsense country...
Useless regime...

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Re: FG: Twitter Is Showing Little Enthusiasm Toward The Dialogue It Initiated by richmond500: 7:13pm On Jun 11
Kings999:
Twitter Should create another way nigerians can twit...
Fvck Buhari and APC...
I have the right to live my life in this nonsense country...
Useless regime...
that will be the end of twitter in Nigeria, bypassing a FG law.

Modified
Some of u are extremely stupid, because of ur hatred for Buhari, anybody can just do anything to Nigeria and get away with it, anyone can insult the country, its government, its authority, its power and u all are cool. As.sholes

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Re: FG: Twitter Is Showing Little Enthusiasm Toward The Dialogue It Initiated by Nobody: 7:14pm On Jun 11
Simplyleo:
Dem no dey tell blind man say rain dey fall.

Twitter has studied Buhari's body language, the ban will not be lifted until further notice.

Buhari has stated it in clear terms, " I keep Twitter ban to myself".

But I thought tiny dot moving in circle can access Twitter using VPN, so what's the fuse about?


No forget to take your mental drugs...

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Re: FG: Twitter Is Showing Little Enthusiasm Toward The Dialogue It Initiated by Nobody: 7:16pm On Jun 11
richmond500:
that will be the end of twitter, bypassing a FG law.



Lol fvck federal government...
Buhari is a useless man....
Guy carry your yeye life and fvck out... Everyone has to right to live his or her life... Which kind stupid country be this...

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Re: FG: Twitter Is Showing Little Enthusiasm Toward The Dialogue It Initiated by IgweOfNnewi: 7:16pm On Jun 11
We will see
Re: FG: Twitter Is Showing Little Enthusiasm Toward The Dialogue It Initiated by Simplyleo: 7:19pm On Jun 11
Kings999:



No forget to take your mental drugs...
Don't get it twisted.

And stop assuming everyone else is on same drugs as you.

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Re: FG: Twitter Is Showing Little Enthusiasm Toward The Dialogue It Initiated by Nobody: 7:22pm On Jun 11
Simplyleo:

Don't get it twisted.

And stop assuming everyone else is on same drugs as you.


Only a mad man will never see anything wrong in Buhari threatening the igbos with genocide....

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Re: FG: Twitter Is Showing Little Enthusiasm Toward The Dialogue It Initiated by unbitchable(m): 7:25pm On Jun 11
Monogamy:


If they like, they can worth quadrillion, if they are not ready to abide by Nigeria law, then they can't operate here.. Simple as ABC
Most of you are illiterates. Being political shouldn't take away one's sense of reasoning.
What law has Twitter broken?
Did Twitter force Buhari to download Twitter App?
What does an analogue Buhari knows about Tech?

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Re: FG: Twitter Is Showing Little Enthusiasm Toward The Dialogue It Initiated by rawtouch: 7:33pm On Jun 11
tongue

the same way you people have been treating ASUU, nma, and other unions

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Re: FG: Twitter Is Showing Little Enthusiasm Toward The Dialogue It Initiated by Jackson105: 7:33pm On Jun 11
Twitter is cowering.

I am waiting for those monkeys that will come and blame Tinubu for this.

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Re: FG: Twitter Is Showing Little Enthusiasm Toward The Dialogue It Initiated by JooEeL(m): 7:33pm On Jun 11
Whites have invented most of all we use:

Telephone, Fax Machine, Internet, Computer, Vessels, Spaceships, Programming languages, Turing Machine, Difference Engine, ICs, Calculator, Electroscope, Gas turbines, Combustion engines, Transformers, Robots, Compression ignition, Printers, Light bulb, Aircraft etc.

The zoo does not produce toothpick. And they are not ashamed. They are forming boss by banning twitter: another invention of a white man.

Arab Fulani from Edom, you people should leave us alone. We want to be able to start our own race of innovation. Agreed, we are lightyears behind but at least we want to be known for building a few things.

Pls leave Oduduwa to go and my Biafra brothers as well. We want progress; not idiots forming boss because they're banning twitter and later downloading VPN at night to make announcements on the same twitter.

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Re: FG: Twitter Is Showing Little Enthusiasm Toward The Dialogue It Initiated by OnlyDeCapPlease(m): 7:34pm On Jun 11
*THE NORTH AND RESTRUCTURING*

This is The most interesting PIECE I have read on The Nigerian Social Media on Restructuring. It is Copied from "IKOYI CLUB BUDDIES FORUM" Posted by Deji Ibeh, a Lawyer.
I commend The author.

Tunde Oduwole,I-QS.
08.07.2020.

New Telegraph 

*Restructuring: The North, The South And Nigeria’s Future.*

Posted on
July 7, 2020 AuthorCLEM AGUIYI Comment(0)

CLEM AGUIYI July 7, 2020.

Give it to the North, they get what they want at every turn while the South do the talking. Most radical ideas that had shaped Nigeria’s political landscape often originated from the South only to be perfected to advantage by the North.

For instance, while the South championed the struggle for independence, the North acted like she wasn’t ready and would rather remain under British domination. But from when the British lowered the Union Jack, it was the North that had dominated the South and still do.

Another is the idea of military coup. It was actually Southern officers that executed Nigeria’s first military coup before the North perfected the art of coup plotting and used it to entrench Northern domination.

Almost all successful coups in Nigeria were hatched and executed by Northern officers from 1966 to date. Again, Nigeria started well on federalism until some group of Southerners introduce unitary government.

The North shouted ‘Araba’ the Hausa translation for ‘separation’ and insisted on true federalism. But as soon as it seized power in the counter coup of 1966, it jettisoned true federalism and perfected unitarianism to her advantage.

Today, it is the South who destroyed federalism that is shouting true federalism. Take again the question of constitutional democracy. This is a concept alien to both Islam and the oligarchy.

While the South talks plenty of democracy, the North which only reluctantly embraced democracy perfected the act of shaping democracy to its own advantage. Because the North understands that democracy is a game of numbers they made sure they have the numbers and a population they can easily manipulate and control.

They control their population with illiteracy and religion and make no apology for it. One can go on and on to list how the North beat the South at all times in its game.

Whether as a friend or a foe you must understand your opponent so as to engage properly. The inability of the South to read the North is one of her biggest albatrosses. Fast track to the current issue of restructuring, another idea currently advanced by the South as a remedy to save Nigeria from disintegration.

The Southern proponents of restructuring believe that Nigeria is not functioning properly because the centre is saddled with too many responsibilities and powers. Restructuring means devolving more powers to the states.

Despite the clarity of this concept, somehow the North pretends it does not understand what restructuring is all about. To get the South busy with talking, they pretend that restructuring will put her at a disadvantage or to say the least that it is an agenda to dismember Nigeria. For these reasons, many Southerners have wrongly convinced themselves that the North will never give in to restructuring whereas the North in actual fact is getting ready for restructuring and once again intends to perfect it to their advantage.

The import of this article is to warn the South to get ready and prepare for restructuring. The British who merged the North and South together has not abandoned the reason for the merger.

They remain very sympathetic to the North hence western leaders like Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and John Kerry had at various times tutored the Northern leaders on how to reorganize the region for a post oil economy.

Between 2015 and 2016, the US Institute for Peace had held series of strategy sessions strictly for Northern leaders on how best to prepare and re-energize the region for a post oil economy.

The sessions agreed that restructuring is inevitable without which even the North will not survive.

The sessions harped on what the vulnerabilities of the northern region would be when restructuring occurs and more importantly how to ensure that such vulnerabilities are dealt with well before restructuring. One major vulnerability is the fact that the North is landlocked hence they were advised that the region would need alternative international trade access routes that do not depend on the South.

This explains why President Buhari commenced building the ongoing high-speed railway lines designed to connect with the Niger Republic’s supply and logistics systems.

They were also advised that they needed to be independent of the South for petroleum products hence they went ahead with the project of building a completely new modern refinery in Daura, Katsina State.

The Daura refinery is purposely built to refine crude oil coming in from Niger Republic. The choice of Daura as a location is to reduce the cost of pipelines, as piping to the Kaduna refinery would have been very expensive. Daura shares a common border with Niger Republic.

Another major vulnerability is the fact that a significant proportion of Nigeria’s power generation and infrastructure is located in the South. It was suggested that the North would need to rebalance power generation, if it was to industrialize.

It is therefore not surprising that contracts have been awarded to pipe gas from the South to pass through Ajaokuta to Abuja, Kaduna, and Kano (AKK) where three thermal stations will be built in each of the three cities with capacity to generate 4,500MW of electricity.

While at the face value this project may appear good for Nigeria which can now export excess electricity to other African countries, the main objective however is to make the North electricity sufficient, and under restructuring will make the South to pay charges for passing power from  any of the thermal stations.

The North is also investing heavily in agriculture with a view to be in a position to not just feed her population but to export food to the South and other African countries. Only the South can solve its problem with regards to food. A lot can be learnt from Israel if it must readdress the food imbalance.

To boost agriculture, President Buhari did what no other government in Nigeria has been able to do.

He closed the land borders, and presented farmers with a great windfall. Massive incentives were provided to motivate Northern farmers. Northern farmers, who work through cooperatives, were provided with machinery and low interest loans through the CBN and the Bank of Agriculture to help stabilize the level of growth in agriculture.

I have taken time to reel out these few examples to debunk the laughable notion held by the South that the North will not give in to structuring. That is far from the truth. The North understands restructuring perfectly well and their vulnerabilities in case of restructuring.

The North is light years ahead of the South in their proactive preparations. I support restructuring for the singular reason that it will make Nigeria better than its current form. It will bring government closer to the people, enhance development and ensure efficient and effective governance.

Rather than being emotional and wasting valuable time on empty rhetoric, the best legacy Southern leaders can leave behind is to put on their thinking caps and get to work. They must use the opportunity of the current time to map out strategies that will rave and drive the economic and social development of the South post oil revenue.

The youth who are the future of tomorrow must understand that the future they symbolize and represent is now.

The only practical way they can be part of that future is to hold her elected political leaders accountable by making every single one of them and their families uncomfortable until the right things are done.

https://www.newtelegraphng.com.

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Re: FG: Twitter Is Showing Little Enthusiasm Toward The Dialogue It Initiated by Coldshisha: 7:34pm On Jun 11
grin

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Re: FG: Twitter Is Showing Little Enthusiasm Toward The Dialogue It Initiated by Skyfornia(m): 7:34pm On Jun 11
I can perceive tiredness from his speech...sound broken. Sometimes I pity these guys...cause I'm not sure they sleep at night with all the curses and abuses from Nigerians. If no be shame...many of them for don resign.

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Re: FG: Twitter Is Showing Little Enthusiasm Toward The Dialogue It Initiated by Uzi11enzo: 7:35pm On Jun 11
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Re: FG: Twitter Is Showing Little Enthusiasm Toward The Dialogue It Initiated by SKYHIGHfx: 7:36pm On Jun 11
Simplyleo:
Dem no dey tell blind man say rain dey fall.

Twitter has studied Buhari's body language, the ban will not be lifted until further notice.

Buhari has stated it in clear terms, " I keep Twitter ban to myself".

But I thought tiny dot moving in circle can access Twitter using VPN, so what's the fuse about?

Sense is far from you

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Re: FG: Twitter Is Showing Little Enthusiasm Toward The Dialogue It Initiated by OLDESTWARRIBOY: 7:36pm On Jun 11
Yes, Honourable Lia Muhammed has spoken and so it will be.

Who is Twitter?? To ban our General's tweet, Our Able General that led the UAR armies to conquer Ojukwu and Dem ipobs armies. Dem think say Buhari na that Orange Ipob saviour??
May God punish Twitter


Agbegbaorogboye:

Go back to the op. Read and digest each line. Stop being a zombie

Ipob, Shut up

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