Suspension Of Twitter By President Buhari Is Suspension Of Chapter IV Of The Constitution – Falana SAN


*Says The Suspension Is In Violation Of Freedom Of Information Act

Suspending Twitter shows that President Muhammadu Buhari, has suspended Chapter IV of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, said a foremost human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana.

Falana disclosed this in a telephone conversation with our correspondent.

TheNigerialawyer reports that the Federal Government on Friday evening announced the Suspension of micro-blogging platform, Twitter operations in Nigeria indefinitely.

According to the learned Silk the Suspension is inconsistent with the Freedom of information Act.

Falana said, “This act has confirmed the suspension of Chapter IV of the constitution. Very soon, Nigerians will be restricted to NTA and the FRCN as the only source of information. Media like Channels TV and others have been fined for embarrassing the government and they may be proscribed soon.

“The decision of the NBC to impose fines on media houses based on an illegally amended code of the Broadcasting Code. It is a rehearsal of the imminent proscription of local media organisations that publish anything considered defamatory or seditious by the government.

“With what has happened to Twitter, other media houses like CNN, BBC and Al Jazeera will also be suspended.”



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