The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) at the weekend, ordered immediate prosecution of offenders of the Federal Government ban on Twitter operations in the country.
Malami, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr Jubrilu Gwandu on Saturday, directed the Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation (DPPF) to swing into action and commence in earnest, the process of prosecution of violators of the Federal Government De-activation of operations of Twitter in Nigeria.
The Chief Law Officer of the country also directed the DPPF to liaise with the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy, National Communication Commission (NCC) and other relevant government agencies to ensure the speedy prosecution of offenders without any further delay.
The Federal Government had last week suspended Twitter Inc.’s operations indefinitely, two days after the social-media giant deleted a post by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The ban was because of, “The persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence,” Information Minister, Lai Mohammed said on Friday in a statement that was also posted on Twitter.
He ordered the nation’s broadcast commission to compel all so-called over-the-top media services and social-media operations in Nigeria to apply for permits to operate.
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