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SERAP Writes Buhari, Wants Copy of Agreement with Twitter

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The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to provide it with a copy of the agreement the government recently signed with Twitter Inc. and to widely publish the details of such agreement.

In the letter dated January 15, 2022, and signed by SERAP’s Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare, it also urged Buhari to direct Mohammed to clarify the manner and scope in which the agreement with Twitter would be enforced, including whether the agreement incorporates respect for human rights, consistent with the Nigerian Constitution 1999 (as amended) and international obligations.

The organisation said publishing the agreement would enable Nigerians to scrutinise it, seek legal remedies as appropriate and ensure that the conditions for lifting the suspension of Twitter are not used as pretexts to suppress legitimate discourse. Continue Reading

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