The federal government has claimed the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria is temporary.
The Presidency, in a statement on Saturday, insisted the decision was not just a response to the removal of President Muhammadu Buhari’s post.
The statement was signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu.
“The temporary suspension of Twitter is not just a response to the removal of the President’s post.
“There has been a litany of problems with the social media platform in Nigeria, where misinformation and fake news spread through it have had real world violent consequences. All the while, the company has escaped accountability.
“Nevertheless, the removal of President Buhari’s tweet was disappointing. The censoring seemed based on a misunderstanding of the challenges Nigeria faces today.
“This and similar crimes which have been fueled by social media networks risk seeping into the fabric of an emerging digital culture.
“This isn’t a promotion of hate, but a pledge to uphold citizens’ right to freedom from harm. The government can’t be expected to capitulate to terrorists.
“Twitter doesn’t seem to appreciate the national trauma of our country’s civil war. This government shall not allow a recurrence of that tragedy,” it read in part.
Social media users have reacted to the number of cakes, actress, Seyi Edun received on her birthday.
KFN recalls that Seyi was celebrated on social media by her friends and colleagues in the movie industry.
Seyi's husband, Adeniyi Johnson also took out time on social media to shower love on his wife, Seyi Edun and he has proved that their marriage is waxing stronger despite all the several challenges and trolling they have experienced for being together.
In a video Seyi shared on her Instagram page, it could be seen that the actress is loved by many following the several cakes she got for her birthday.
Captioning the video, Seyi wrote;
"Thank you all for the...
Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham has taken to the comment section of Nkechi Blessing to beg to come home amidst her suspension from Nollywood.
KFN recalls that Nkechi and her colleague, Lege Miami were suspended by the TAMPAN chairman Damilola Olatunji following their war of words on social media over the recent arrest of their colleague, Baba Ijesha, who has been accused of rape and sexual defilements of a minor.
Since then, the 32-year-old who went on vacation to the United states of America has decided to stay back and not return to Nigeria.
Toyin Abraham has however taken it upon herself to beg Nkechi to come back to Nigeria.
According to Nkechi, she feels at home where she is and America is...
Former Big Brother Naija Housemate Erica Nlewedim has left many of her fans and followers in awe after sharing stunning photos of herself.
Taking to her Instagram page, the reality TV star brags about being the king of the moment and slaying her Goliath with a sling, a caption from Nicki Minaj single 'Moment 4 Life.'
She wrote: In this very moment, I'm king
In this very moment, I slayed Goliath with a sling
This very moment I bring
Put it on everything, that I will retire with the ring
Kemifilani recalled that Erica Nlewedim, in a recent interview on Wazobia FM, reflectS on some of her behaviour during the reality TV show.
In the interview, the journalist asked Erica, “what...