The ongoing case of the Twitter ban has taken a new turn as it seems the federal government may have decided to renege on its threat to prosecute those who are violating the Twitter ban.
A Federal High Court in Lagos has continued the hearing in a case filed by a human rights lawyer challenging the ban imposed on Twitter in Nigeria.
The attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami, dismissed the claim that the suspension of Twitter is an abuse of human rights The government had on June 2021, suspended Twitter after accusing the social media site of threatening Nigeria’s existence.
Emerging reports indicate that the Nigerian government may have dropped its threat to prosecute citizens who are still using Twitter despite the suspension of the platform in the country.
The federal government told the Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday, July 22, that it was aware that some Nigerians were still using the social media platform and that it had not stopped citizens from twitting.