For a couple of months now, the president of the federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhamadu Buhari has banned a social media handle known as Twitter. The ban on Twitter came after the social media handle deleted a post by president Muhammadu Buhari.
Twitter deleted the post because the post might have been reported by some Nigerians as an insult to the Igbo people of South East Nigeria. Following the deleting of his tweet, the president banned Twitter from operating in the country.
Twitter as a platform is used by many Nigerians for different purposes ranging from entertainment to business. A human rights organisation known as Socio - economic rights and accountability project, Serap had dragged the Federal Government of Nigeria to Ecowas Court of Justice for what they call an abridgement of Nigerians freedom of expression.
Many Nigerians have waited interminably for the day they can start using Twitter again. However hope is not yet lost, because Ecowas court of Justice is set to hear the case of Twitter ban in Nigeria tomorrow.
Serap, made this known via a tweet. According to the tweet: "Our suit challenging the illegal suspension of Twitter in Nigeria comes up tommorow for hearing at the Ecowas Court of Justice, Abuja." "We call on President Buhari to immediately lift the ban and allow Nigerians to enjoy their freedom of expression."
Should the case tomorrow be decided in favour of Serap? That will mean that President Muhammadu Buhari will lift the ban on Twitter and allow Nigerians to enjoy their fundamental human rights once again.
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