Twitter suspension: ECOWAS court serves FG hearing notice

Twitter Ban: ECOWAS Court Takes Decision Over Twitter Ban in Nigeria

The decision by the federal government to suspend Twitter’s operations in Nigeria has triggered a legal dispute at the

ECOWAS Court of Justice. The Socio-Economic Rights And Accountability Project (SERAP) has given an update about its

suit filed against the federal government over the matter. Despite the condemnation that has trailed the suspension of

Twitter in the country, the Nigerian government has therefore refused to rescind its decision.

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has reportedly served a hearing notice on the federal government in the suit filed by the Socio-Economic Rights And Accountability Project (SERAP) and 176 Nigerians over the suspension of Twitter.

The advocacy organisation also stated that the court fixed June 22, 2021, for the hearing of the application for interim orders in the suit.

SERAP also reiterated its demand for President Muhammadu Buhari to reverse the suspension of Twitter.

It however said:

“Having been duly served, President Muhammadu Buhari should immediately rescind the suspension of Twitter, pending the hearing of the application, for the sake of the integrity and sanctity of the court, the rule of law, and Nigeria’s leadership role in the ECOWAS sub-region.”

By Cynthia N.

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