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#EndSARS: Shut down Twitter now, APC chieftain beg court
Adamu Garba, the former Presidential aspirant under the All Progressives Congress, has filed a suit before a Federal High Court begging the court to coerce the Nigerian Communications Commission to close down Twitter and stop it from working throughout the Nigerian cyberspace.
Garba, in a fundamental human rights suit documented with the court on Monday, petitioned the court to “direct the seventh respondent (NCC) to cease the operation of Twitter International Company in any part of the territory of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
We understand that plaintiff has over 32,000 followers on the social tool.
The #EndSARS brawls have been mostly organized on Twitter the place it has additionally been in a position to gather funding.
Jack Dorsey, Twitter Chief Executive Officer, had last week upheld the #EndSARS movement and announced links to contributions, a transfer that caught the attention of Garba.
Though the Nigerian Senate is at present contemplating an ‘Anti-Social Media Bill’, there aren’t any identified situations of the Federal Authorities closing down social media websites
Different African nations like Burundi, Benin Republic, and Sudan have previously brought down social media despite complaints from international rights groups.
In keeping with the BBC, a number of individuals have been helpless to access these platforms except by using Virtual Private Networks which protect a client’s presence on the Web.
In 2019, these cases of shutdowns wholly cost Sub-Saharan Africa about $2.16bn, Scannews24 gathered.