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Reverse Twitter Ban now, U.S Government insists 

Reverse Twitter Ban now, U.S Government insists

 

The United States embassy has again called on President Muhammadu Buhari to reverse the indefinite suspension placed on the micro-blogging platform, Twitter.

The embassy in a statement released on Wednesday, called for the immediate reversal of the ban on Twitter, saying the ban amounts to a state-sanctioned denial of free speech in the country.

The U.S in a joint statement with the United Kingdom, Canada, European Union and Ireland had called on the Buhari government to call off the ban stressing that it impinged on the freedom of expression of the citizens.

However, following that statement, the government through the office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, summoned the envoys of the affected countries and gave them conditions for the reversal of the suspension.

The federal government’s action which has been condemned by a cross section of Nigerians and members of the international community has reportedly cost the country millions in revenue.

The government’s suspension of Twitter in Nigeria last Friday followed the deletion of a contentious post by President Buhari suggesting military invasion of the South East which Twitter pulled down in line with its policy.

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