The United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has told the President Muhammadu Buhari government, that restricting the use of social media has no place in a democracy.
Blinken’s words were contained in a statement on Thursday signed by his spokesman, Ned Price.
He condemned the suspension of micro-blogging site, Twitter, by the Buhari government.
“The United States condemns the ongoing suspension of Twitter by the Nigerian government and subsequent threats to arrest and prosecute Nigerians who use Twitter. The United States is likewise concerned that the Nigerian National Broadcasting Commission ordered all television and radio broadcasters to cease using Twitter.
“Unduly restricting the ability of Nigerians to report, gather, and disseminate opinions and information has no place in a democracy. Freedom of expression and access to information both online and offline are foundational to prosperous and secure democratic societies.
“We support Nigeria as it works towards unity, peace, and prosperity. As its partner, we call on the government to respect its citizens’ right to freedom of expression by reversing this suspension,” the statement read.
The Federal Government suspended Twitter operations last Friday in Nigeria, “citing the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.”
Buju has dropped the official music video for “Outside".
This one was shot by TG Omori.
Buju appears in many settings in the visuals, one of which was a holding area for patients living with mental health issues.
Another scene was quite similar to the “Avatar” movie’s blue motif.
Watch the video below:
Award wining gospel minister, Samsong, has dropped the visuals for his song, "Victory Chant".
The song is a chant of Praise and worship to the maker of all things.
This amazing song was produced by JMoses.
The video was directed by En' Man.
Watch it below:
President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that he sent back two South-West Governors, who came to the State House to complain about herdsmen in their states.
Buhari, speaking on Arise TV on Thursday, said they had come to complain that herdsmen were killing farmers while their animals destroyed crops.
According to him, he simply asked the Governors to go back and sort out their own problems since they were elected government officials too.
Buhari did not mention the names of the governors, but noted that he sent them back to go and do what they were elected for.
"I will give you an example: recently, two governors from the south-west came to tell me that the cattle rearers in some of the forests there...