BREAKING! House of Representatives Blatantly Reject Motion to Lift Twitter Ban .

Date: 01-07-2021 6:50 pm (2 months ago) | Author: kacy lee
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The House of Representatives has rejected the motion to lift the Twitter ban at the consideration of the report by the committee mandated to investigate the ban on Thursday.

Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker of the House, on June 8, directed House committees on Information, ICT, Intelligence, Justice and Orientation to investigate the suspension of Twitter by the Buhari regime.

At the consideration of the report, the Deputy Minority Leader of the House, Toby Okechukwu, suggested an amendment to one of the recommendations, which was seconded by another member.

He suggested that “the Federal Government should take into cognizance the negative effect of the Twitter suspension on Nigerians who depend on the platform for their livelihood,” and lift the suspension.

However, the motion was rejected by the majority of the House when put to vote, Vanguard reports.

Recall that Mr Gbajabiamila shut down a point of order seeking to lobby the executive arm of government to lift the twitter ban on the microblogging site, pending when the assigned committee looking into the ban, concludes its investigation.

Representative Kingsley Chinda (PDP-Rivers), who gave the point of order also argued that the ban infringed on the rights of Nigerians to freedom of expression.

Shutting down the point of order, Mr Gbajabiamila said that a committee had already been set up by the House to investigate the matter, adding that it was against section six of the House rules to revisit a motion that had already been deliberated upon.


Posted: at 1-07-2021 06:50 PM (2 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- Boi2Man at 2-07-2021 12:31 AM (2 months ago)
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Does the ban really matters because everyone is still tweeting via VPN, or IPSec. I know it is the northern legislators who cannot type in English or are intimidated by Twitter users are the ones kicking against it being lifted. Losers
Posted: at 2-07-2021 12:31 AM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Patode at 2-07-2021 04:14 AM (2 months ago)
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Must everything be based on North/South? It is the house of representative, and they should be able to lobby. While we are on the North/South lane, why didn't all the Southern legislators vote to lift the ban?
Posted: at 2-07-2021 04:14 AM (2 months ago) | Upcoming
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- Noah147 at 2-07-2021 05:06 AM (2 months ago)
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Mordern days technology is a massive threat to a shit hole country like Nigeria . Thief's curruption and killings has been their life styles now that they get exposed they named Twitter why is Nigeria government so afraid of social media well I think we all know why because they re all dirty as phyuk
Posted: at 2-07-2021 05:06 AM (2 months ago) | Upcoming
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- constigoldo at 2-07-2021 11:01 AM (2 months ago)
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YOU PRETEND TO BE IN DEMOCRATIC RULE, YET YOU DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO AIR THEIR VIEWS.  YOU ARE AFRAID BECAUSE OF YOUR HUGE ATROCITIES.
Posted: at 2-07-2021 11:01 AM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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