The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has warned the federal government against arresting and prosecuting those violating the Twitter ban, particularly pastors whose tweets were meant for their church members worldwide.
Amidst the public outrage that followed the Muhammadu Buhari government’s decision to ban the micro-blogging site, the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami, on Saturday directed the Director of Public Prosecution in his office to begin the process of prosecuting violators.
Many senior lawyers have faulted Malami’s position, saying Nigerians cannot be prosecuted for an offence that is not known to the nation’s law.
Among those who have been using the platform despite the suspension order are the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye; the General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi; the Senior Pastor of the Daystar Christian Centre, Lagos, Nigeria, Pastor Sam Adeyemi; the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleiman; Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde; former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose; former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili; and the representative of Kogi West Senatorial District in the Eighth National Assembly, Senator Dino Melaye, among others.
Adebayo Oladeji, the Special Assistant on Media to the President of CAN warned the Federal Government, said, “We caution the Federal Government against carrying out its threats against those highly respected leaders. What they did was justified after all they run churches with global outlook and they made it clear in their position. If they (government) carry out the threat, it will only compound problems in the country.
“Any government policy that suspends the fundamental rights of the citizens is not acceptable to us. The government should rise up to the menace of insecurity facing the country without harassing the innocent and elder statesmen.”
Former president of the United States of America, Donald Trump, has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari's decision to ban Twitter in Nigeria.
The 45th president of the US in a statement, said “Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their president.
“More countries should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech – all voices should be heard.”
Trump also urged competitors to “emerge and take hold” of the opportunity.
“Who are they to dictate good and evil?” he asked.
He said he should have banned the social media websites while he was President, but “Zukerberg kept calling me and coming to White House for dinner telling me...
Davido's baby mama, Sophia Momodu has declared her support for sensational singer, Tiwa Savage amidst her fight with Seyi Shay.
This comes after a video of Tiwa and Seyi shay exchanging words in public surfaced on social media.
According to Tiwa, Seyi said HI to her at the saloon and she was not comfortable with it. Her reason being that Seyi said negative things about her 2 years ago and went ahead to block her on social media.
Taking to her snapchat to hail Tiwa over how she embarrassed Seyi in public, Sophia shared a photo of Tiwa with the caption
"First name Tiwa… Last name Savage"
Nollywood actress, Nkechi Blessing has vowed to beat up anyone who insults her online and says 'HI' to her in reality when they cross paths just like Seyi Shay did to Tiwa Savage.
This comes after a video of Tiwa and Seyi's fighting dirty at a salon over a feud they had 2 years ago, surfaced on social media.
According to Tiwa in the video, Seyi said HI at the saloon and she was not comfortable with it. her reason was that Seyi said negative things about her 2 years ago and went ahead to block her on social media.
Reacting to the video, Nkechi said she would beat anyone that tries such with her her.
In her words;...