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#TwitterBan: Malami denies issuing prosecution threat against Twitter users

#TwitterBan: Malami denies issuing prosecution threat against Twitter users

6/11/2021 10:38:00 PM

TwitterBan: Malami denies issuing prosecution threat against Twitter users

Mr Malami’s denial came days after he unknowingly exposed himself in a Facebook post which showed he too had bypassed the Twitter ban like many other Nigerians.

The ban came two days after Twitter took down a controversial tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari which was seen by many as threatening violence against Igbo people.Many Nigerians ignored the ban and bypassed it by using Virtual Private Network (VPN) applications to remain active on the microblogging site.

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Displeased with the development, the AGF, through his spokesperson, Umar Gwandu, on June 5, ordered the Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation (DPPF), Umar Muhammed, to begin the prosecution of those bypassing the ban.Speaking with PREMIUM TIMES through his spokesperson, Mr Gwandu, hours after issuing the prosecution threat, the AGF insisted that using Twitter had become a crime, adding that alleged violators bypassing the ban “would be told the law they were violating when charged to court”.

Many Nigerians continue to tweet in defiance of Mr Malami’s threats.On Tuesday, Mr Malami took to his Facebook wall topost a screenshotof a notification for the deactivation of his Twitter account in an apparent show of leadership by example.Thousands of Nigerians besieged his Facebook wall posting replies that questioned how he was able to access his Twitter page despite the ban. headtopics.com

The vigilant ones among them quickly pointed out the VPN logo appearing on the minister’s screenshot, a confirmation that he too had used a backdoor channel to access Twitter.Thealso showed an app used to trade in cryptocurrency, which has also been banned by the Nigerian government.

ADVERTISEMENTBy Friday evening, the Facebook post by Mr Malami had been shared 1,800 times and attracted 21,000 comments.Malami blames ‘mischief makers’In his interview with the Vanguard, Mr Malami said his office “did not threaten any religious leader for using Twitter to express themselves nor did we indicate in any way that we were going after them.”

“But mischief-makers were quick to mention names of religious leaders and give the impression that we were already in court to try them.“Let it be made clear that the Buhari administration, being a people-centred government that relies on the rule of law, will never adopt any policy or programme that seeks to add pain or injury to the very people who elected it to serve them.

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Buhari govt respects Nigerian constitution, rule of law - AGF Malami - Daily Post NigeriaThe Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, says the President Muhammadu Buhari administration respects the Nigerian No reasonable person would expect AGF Malami to say that the man who gave him recognition & entrusted him with overarching powers is not doing everything good. All the several instances of disobedience of court orders, unlawful detentions, etc must be seen by Malami as proper. The burning of Barr Ifeanyi Ejeofor's PA with his car is a respect of constitution and rule of law abi mad people everywhere KooTweet Indian Social Media Like Facebook Twitter Instagram

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Reverse #TwitterBan, U.S. urges Nigerian govt | Premium Times Nigeria'Unduly restricting the ability of Nigerians to report, gather, and disseminate opinions and information has no place in a democracy.' Please give death lines Is tweeter the only means for freedom of expression? Any social media outlet that tried to undermine our corporate existence as a nation will be dealt with. It is now urges not Order this time around. 🤣