Twitter reveals ‘productive’ discussions with FG over restoration of services

Twitter reveals ‘productive’ discussions with FG over restoration of services

Twitter on Monday, September 13, has stated that talks with the Federal Government over the restoration of its services have been engaging and productive.

This was contained in a report issued by Peoples Gazette and also confirmed by an unknown spokesperson of Twitter who said; “Discussions with the Nigerian government have been respectful and also productive – we look forward to seeing the service restored very soon.

“We continue to engage with the Nigerian government to discuss why Twitter has been blocked as well as ways to resolve the matter. We are committed to charting a path forward to the restoration of Twitter for everyone in Nigeria.”

The statement comes a day after the controversial ban hit 100 days, with rights activists expressing fears that the regime was not in a hurry to rescind its action and also allow the constitutional rights of Nigerians to prevail.

Telecom operators were asked to block access to the microblogging platform with effect from June 4 in an announcement by information minister Lai Mohammed.

Administration officials also said Twitter must be registered in Nigeria before its services would be restored.

In July, the government raised a group of several ministers; including Mohammed and Attorney-General Abubakar Malami, to interface with Twitter over the matter.

Meanwhile, former governor of Nasarawa State, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, has described as “wishful thinking”; calls for the zoning of political offices, ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Adamu, the Senator representing Nasarawa West Senatorial District, made this known during an interactive session with newsmen covering the Senate in Abuja.

According to him, such calls are unconstitutional; noting that they remain wishful thinking only.

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”We are not being practical.

“How do you zone it. The constitution says you can only become a president through the ballot box.

“There is nowhere in the Nigerian constitution which says we should zone any office. There is Federal Character. That is the constitution.

“The Constitution is being reviewed. If you want to review and you want a specific provision; that presidential office to be zone in such a manner you tell us how you want it zoned.

“You can’t just whisk away, a situation that is fundamental to the life of a country.

“You can’t talk of merit and talk of zoning. On the issue of rotation, let us just go by merit. Let every party find a way of selling itself in a manner; as to garner the kind of vote to deliver the presidential result. It is as simple as that,” he said

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