BREAKING: FG Sues Meta Owner Of Facebook, Demands N30 Billion

Date: 04-10-2022 1:47 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
- at 4-10-2022 01:47 PM (1 month ago)

Meta Platforms Incorporated (owners of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp platforms) and its agent AT3 Resources Limited have been dragged to court by the Federal Government of Nigeria. The Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria says it has lodged a suit against Meta Platforms at the Federal High Court, Abuja Judicial Division. According to a statement on Tuesday by the apex regulatory body for Nigeria’s advertising ecosystem, ARCON is seeking a declaration among others that the continued publication and exposure of various advertisements directed at the Nigerian market through Facebook and Instagram platforms by Meta Platforms Incorporated without ensuring the same is vetted and approved before exposure is illegal, unlawful and a violation of the extant advertising Law in Nigeria.
ARCON stated that Meta Platforms Incorporated’s continued exposure of unvetted adverts had also led to loss of revenue to the Federal Government. ARCON is seeking N30bn in sanction for the violation of the advertising laws and for loss of revenue as a result of Meta Incorporated’s continued exposure of unapproved adverts on it’s platforms.
The statement read in part, “ARCON reiterates that it would not permit unethical and irresponsible advertising on the Nigeria’s advertising space.” According to ARCON, the Council is not regulating the online media space. Rather, it’s focus is on advertising and marketing communications on the online platforms in line with its establishment Act.

Posted: at 4-10-2022 01:47 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
- alexidwayne at 4-10-2022 02:00 PM (1 month ago)
Posted: at 4-10-2022 02:00 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
- nikiniki at 4-10-2022 02:02 PM (1 month ago)
They have done it to small businesses in Nigeria in different shades and forms, killing them before they are nurtured. You wonder why foreign investment is dwindling? Ask these corrupt animals who represent the govt on all tiers.
Posted: at 4-10-2022 02:02 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
- gogoman at 4-10-2022 02:54 PM (1 month ago)
FG need money
Posted: at 4-10-2022 02:54 PM (1 month ago) | Grande Master