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Following the earlier directive banning Twitter operations in Nigeria by the President Buhari-led administration, his government has also instructed both public and private broadcast stations operating in the country to immediately delete their Twitter accounts, citing ban on the social media platforms.
According to the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) that issùed the directive in a statement on Monday morning, pointed out about its powers to regulate activities of broadcast stations, which includes enforcement of federal laws and regulations.
However, some legal scholars were of the view that Twitter ban was a direcrive issued through a press conference from the ministry of information under Lai Mohammed and therefore cannot be taken as a law or actionable instrument.
The Twitter ban came a day after the social media giant had deleted President Buhari’s ‘genocidal threat’ tweets against the people of South eastern region.
Buhari had denied threatening violence, saying he was only recalling the carnage that characterised the Nigerian Civil War of 1967-70 to prevent a repeat.
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