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Nigeria's decision to ban Twitter has no legal basis. Here's why

By Akinola Akintayo, Lecturer and researcher of public law, University of Lagos
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In early June, the Nigerian government announced that it had banned the use of Twitter in the country. This followed the media platform’s decision to delete a tweet by the Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, on the grounds that it violated the platform’s rules.

The Attorney General of Nigeria, Abubakar Malami, vowed to prosecute violators of the…

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