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MTN, Airtel, Glo, Others Block Access To Twitter In Nigeria

woke up on Saturday, June 5, 2021, to realize that they could not access their app, hours after a ban was announced by the Federal of . issues

Mobile operators in the country under the aegis of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of , have now revealed that they have started blocking access to in a statement issued on Saturday.

 

The statement reads ;

 

 

“We, The Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of wish to confirm that our members have received formal instructions from the Communications Commission, the industry regulator to suspend access to .

 

“ALTON has conducted a robust assessment of the directive in accordance with internationally accepted principles.

 

“Based on national interest provisions in the Communications Act, 2003, and within the licence terms under which the industry operates; our members have acted in compliance with the directives of the Communications Commission, the industry regulator.

 

“We will continue to engage all the relevant authorities and stakeholders and will act as may be further directed by the . We remain committed to supporting the of the Federal Republic of and upholding the rights of citizens.

 

“As an industry, we endorse the position of the United Nations that the rights held by offline must also be protected . This includes respecting and protecting the rights of all to communicate, to share information freely and responsibly, and to enjoy privacy and security regarding their data and their use of communications.”

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17 comments

Okoro samuel 5 June 2021 at 10:40 AM

Is unfair

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Davidson 5 June 2021 at 10:41 AM

Dis country don try me

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Isaac 5 June 2021 at 10:43 AM

Na wa

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Abdulsomad 5 June 2021 at 11:03 AM

We survive Abacha we will survive him

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Abah Oyame 5 June 2021 at 11:05 AM

Omo this thing is serious ooh

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Ayomide 5 June 2021 at 11:13 AM

Omo the whole Nigeria dey vex

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Elisha 5 June 2021 at 11:30 AM

What annoys me the most is that I don’t even know the cause of the Twitter ban

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Happiness 5 June 2021 at 11:54 AM

Wahala

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His Anointed 5 June 2021 at 2:20 PM

Àbórí ń ta yín

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Dera 5 June 2021 at 2:59 PM

they will get tired

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Dapper 5 June 2021 at 3:41 PM

Good to hear this sha

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Adeola 5 June 2021 at 3:49 PM

Too bad

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Bateren Ochuko Glory 5 June 2021 at 9:07 PM

MTN vex me pass
This country sef

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Davins 5 June 2021 at 9:39 PM

It’s obvious they are in support of buhari’s action

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JoBravo 5 June 2021 at 11:10 PM

Well, Federal government is to be blamed for that. Vpn got our back

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Brownjr 5 June 2021 at 11:15 PM

The Network Provider’s In Nigeria Ain’t Totally At Fault Because If They Fail To Listen To The Federal Government They Will Put A Ban To Them Too Or Revoke Their Licence.
So, They Are Just Caught In The Middle.

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Empire 9 June 2021 at 5:37 PM

Yet Nigeria is losing millions

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