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Buhari And The Return Of Twitter by Omooba77: 9:00am On Jan 14
The German philosopher, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, was racist when he wrote about the ‘inferiority’ of African culture but appeared right about the temperamental and emotional nature of black Africans; a pointed type of sensitivity that revealed itself in the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), when he let his emotions extremely stream out heatedly.

In his targeted tweet, Buhari warned the Igbo people stating that “those misbehaving today” would be “treated in the language they understand.” Buhari was making a reference to the Nigerian Civil War between 1967 and 1970 in which more than one million people died. Good God, what a tweet, who does that?

Twitter deleted Buhari’s abusive post, calling it offensive and harsh, for threatening the suspected separatist activists in the South-East. Twitter had only suspended his account for 12 hours.

As if Hegel’s view about the African’s emotionality was right, Buhari and his regime made a quick reactive judgment to suspend Twitter’s operations indefinitely. A big mistake!

The regime claimed that it blocked the microblogging site because it had been used for dissident purposes and criminal activities but most people around the world saw it as a raw enraged response that might have cost grave economic and social consequences to millions of people.

It might have cost lives, especially when vital public organisations like the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control had been utilising Twitter to disseminate information about the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the Buharian injunction or suspension, the Twitter account became inactive. I will not be surprised if now or in the future, Buhari as a person and leader does not face court actions to compensate victims of wrongful the suspension.

However, on Wednesday, Buhari lifted the ban on Twitter after seven months. This apparent sentimental reaction to Twitter impacted millions of Internet users in the country and cost the country’s economy more than $1.4 billion, Wow. All because of emotionality! A very costly reaction to a developing economy. Especially at a time when the Nigerian people are experiencing enormous economic hardship and unemployment rate is extremely high.

While the Buhari regime said Twitter agreed to give its officials the capability to take down tweets it considers a threat to Nigeria’s security, well, that was exactly what Twitter did when it deleted the threatening post from Buhari. Just like it did to former American President Donald Trump who repeatedly violated Twitter’s rules until he was permanently suspended from the site and other social media platforms.

The Buhari regime told us that “many agreements had been reached” with the mega social media platform which includes committing to establishing a legal entity in Nigeria, agreeing to appointing a selected country representative to work with the Nigerian government. However, Twitter as part of its global rules to commit to freedom of expression, responded to the restoration of operations in Nigeria, by saying its “…mission in Nigeria and around the world is to serve the public conversation.” In other words, telling Buhari and his regime to expand civic communication.

We have so much disturbing regional and community stresses in Nigeria, so if Twitter can find a way to allow itself to be an added value for commercial and positive engagements, it will be very appreciated.

What Buhari needs to understand is that Twitter has this major rule known as the ‘glorification of violence’ policy, which aims to prevent direct or indirect endorsement of violence that could inspire others to engage in violent expressions and acts.

If in the coming days, weeks, and months, Buhari, as the President of Nigeria, makes the least mistake again and breaks the company’s rules regarding “glorifying violence”, he will get the Trump’ treatment, short-term and even permanent suspension of his account.


Buhari, even if you house Twitter platform’s local office in Aso Villa, the minute you violate their rules as they relate to words of abusive behaviours towards any group in Nigeria including bandits in the North or separatist agitators in the South-East or self-determination groups in the West and Niger Delta, Twitter will discipline you.

Should Twitter deem your words as repeatedly hateful, or promoting violence, your account could permanently under suspension just like that of Trump.

This they will do in a typical American way with impartiality and equal treatment.

They do not give a hoot about needs, feelings, emotions, and the status of the individual, as no one is above rules and must not use the social media to incite violence directly or indirectly.

Trump has been going from court to court, asking judges to force Twitter to restore his account; instead, the courts agreed with the social media megaphone that any company’s punishment for tweet that violates the platform’s rules, regarding potential real-world dangers, such glorification of violence, stands.

Buhari should not allow this to happen to him. In passing, he should tell heads of his MDAs, and their officials that any tweet that is defamatory, shows harassment, malicious to citizens or businesses, grossly deceptive, or offensive towards one’s character, or reveals citizens personal information, or even illegally copies tweets can land them in trouble with Twitter. Remember that I counselled you on this ooo.

As Mr. President is about to leave office in 17 months and return to Daura, Katsina to tend his cattle, Nigerians would like to keep hearing from him on social media, about his agriculture journey. So, there is a need for him to monitor his words and postings on Twitter, whether done by him or his aides and other social media platforms.

Again, Twitter’s policies are designed to make sure that individuals are not inciting violence, and if anybody does that, they must remove them from the service and their policies do not allow people to come back.

I know the unnecessary killings are becoming emotionally distressing but the President and his officials should fight against that Hegelian philosophy regarding Africans’ strong reactions, which could show up as emotional provocations towards Twitter’s rules. No more digital vexation especially the type that will make Buhari so angry again and retaliate by blocking access to social media sites. Stop it! Nigerians, Twitter is back, Hurrah!

https://punchng.com/buhari-and-the-return-of-twitter/

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Re: Buhari And The Return Of Twitter by Hisbah21(m): 9:05am On Jan 14
well you re right in most of ur paragrahs

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Re: Buhari And The Return Of Twitter by Omooba77: 9:43am On Jan 14
Hisbah21:
well you re right in most of ur paragrahs

BMC will claim this is an achievement......

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Re: Buhari And The Return Of Twitter by jetwonder(m): 9:58am On Jan 14
grin who is fooling who here? ban or ban i use my Twitter steadily!

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Re: Buhari And The Return Of Twitter by jetwonder(m): 9:58am On Jan 14
grin who is fooling who here? ban or no ban i use my Twitter steadily!

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Re: Buhari And The Return Of Twitter by slivertongue: 9:58am On Jan 14
Them no get shame

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Re: Buhari And The Return Of Twitter by helinues: 10:03am On Jan 14
Win win for Nigeria

New income generation just initiated.

Things could be more better than this gradually

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Re: Buhari And The Return Of Twitter by inoki247: 10:11am On Jan 14
lol people shouting win win nd using it as achievement don forget say na some people means of survival dem block for over 7month....


I believe dere ar more diplomatic way things can be done like sending dem a memo and giving dem timeframe to meet up and if they didn't turn up u block dem buh no dey will rada du it in dere own destruction type of policy....

Why the Govt no first block everybody Sim now instruct us to start linking our Sim to NiN if we want it to work.....

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Re: Buhari And The Return Of Twitter by Omooba77: 10:24am On Jan 14
helinues:
Win win for Nigeria

New income generation just initiated.

Things could be more better than this gradually

Lol......Lalasticlala.....
Re: Buhari And The Return Of Twitter by Authoreety: 11:01am On Jan 14
Ok
Re: Buhari And The Return Of Twitter by Jonah507(m): 11:01am On Jan 14
H
Re: Buhari And The Return Of Twitter by TallPck1(m): 11:02am On Jan 14
I think lifting the ban on Twitter should be one of the greatest achievement of this government.


Buhari deserves a second term for this! He is the best thing to happen to Nigeria after slice bread.

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Re: Buhari And The Return Of Twitter by tophumble(m): 11:02am On Jan 14
Very soon, this will become a Ph.D thesis topic in Bayero University Kano

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Re: Buhari And The Return Of Twitter by freshkpomo(m): 11:02am On Jan 14


2023 we go chop una money and una go loose join am... It's a season ti endorse candidates, start collecting your tithe from these looters

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Re: Buhari And The Return Of Twitter by calmness0: 11:03am On Jan 14
angry
Re: Buhari And The Return Of Twitter by God1000(m): 11:03am On Jan 14
His actions portray him as a despot
Re: Buhari And The Return Of Twitter by Owlcity22: 11:03am On Jan 14
undecided
Re: Buhari And The Return Of Twitter by kokakola: 11:04am On Jan 14
Imagine they take governance more seriously the way Twitter ban was strictly enforced...

We'll get there.
Re: Buhari And The Return Of Twitter by MaverickA3: 11:04am On Jan 14
It's almost 2023. He will soon become ex President

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Re: Buhari And The Return Of Twitter by Soylife(m): 11:04am On Jan 14
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Re: Buhari And The Return Of Twitter by jagged44: 11:05am On Jan 14
Buhari scores very low in terms of intelligence. To make Twitter come open office and employ 50 Nigerians, Buhari banned Twitter causing thousands of Nigerians to lose their jobs and source of income.
Re: Buhari And The Return Of Twitter by KingDash: 11:05am On Jan 14
useless man
Re: Buhari And The Return Of Twitter by ZendayaColeman(f): 11:05am On Jan 14
Na only him online BMC/TMC urchins him dey deceive now.


The Patriots are waiting for the lifeless bigot to vacate Aso Rock next year.



Akinwunmi Adesina or the lesser devil Osinbajo for president come 2023 that's if this evil forest still dey exist by May 29 2023
Re: Buhari And The Return Of Twitter by Davidonkonsults: 11:06am On Jan 14
A petulant lifeless dogoyaro.
Re: Buhari And The Return Of Twitter by Temisia(f): 11:07am On Jan 14
Re: Buhari And The Return Of Twitter by iyatrustee(f): 11:09am On Jan 14
I need clarification please about all this talk "na some business people means of survival dem kill for 7mths"

Twitter isn't Instagram where they post their goods and services...how then did the ban affect anybody adversely?
Re: Buhari And The Return Of Twitter by benuejosh(m): 11:09am On Jan 14
Best president

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Re: Buhari And The Return Of Twitter by Racoon(m): 11:12am On Jan 14
Twitter no send Buhari government ban.

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