The Nigerian government is in talks with Twitter over the suspension of its operations in Nigeria.
This was revealed by the Ambassador of the United States of America to Nigeria, Mary Leonard, on Monday.
Leonard said this during a closed door meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, ambassadors and representatives of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland and the EU in Nigeria.
Onyeama claimed the objective of the ban was to advocate for a responsible use of social media platforms that would not destabilize the peace and unity of the country.
Reacting, Leonard thanked the Minister for inviting them for the meeting and expressed satisfaction that the federal government and Twitter were in talks.
She said the representatives are Nigeria’s strong partners on issues of security and they recognise the daunting task on the issues of security that confronts the country.
“We recognise that there are issues of irresponsible use of social media, but we remain firm in our position that free access to the ability to express self is very important and perhaps more important in troubled times,’’ NAN quoted her as saying.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo has claimed the North is behind the insecurity in the South East geo-political zone.
The Secretary-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Okechukwu Isigurozo, stated this in reaction to comments by the former Governor of Sokoto State, Aliyu Wamakko, that Igbo leaders were behind insecurity in South East.
Isiguzoro described Wamakko’s comments as laughable, telling him to first fix the crisis in the North before making any comment on the South East.
He noted that Wamakko could not proffer solutions to the security challenges in the North, which the region allegedly incubated to oust former President Goodluck Jonathan and instal Muhammadu Buhari.
The statement read in part: “Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide had cautioned Aliyu Wamakko over impulsive comments without any iota of truth, which is...
Tonto Dikeh's ex husband, Churchill's P.A cum wife, Rosy Meurer has been dragged on Instagram for always posting videos of her eating.
This dragging comes after the mother of one shared a video of herself eating with her bare hands and sitted on the floor.
According to some social media users, all Rosy does on Instagram is post videos of herself eating.
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Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham has been slammed on social media over a video she made praying for Nigeria.
In the video the mother of one shared on her official Instagram page, she was heard praying for the nation.
Toyin asked that God protects every Nigerian setting out for their daily bread from dangers and bad incidents.
Watch the video below;