Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has said the decision of the Federal Government to suspend Twitter shows that President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended Chapter IV of the 1999 Constitution.

The human rights lawyer said this during a chat with newsmen shortly after the Federal Government announced that it had suspended Twitter indefinitely.

Falana argued that the suspension is also at variance with the Freedom of Information Act which seeks to expand information and access to it.

The SAN said he was sure that Buhari’s regime would soon ban international news networks like CNN, BBC and Al Jazeera.

He said, “This act has confirmed the suspension of Chapter IV of the constitution. Very soon, Nigerians will be restricted to NTA and the FRCN as the only source of information. Media like Channels TV and others have been fined for embarrassing the government and they may be proscribed soon.

“The decision of the NBC to impose fines on media houses based on an illegally amended code of the Broadcasting Code. It is a rehearsal of the imminent proscription of local media organisations that publish anything considered defamatory or seditious by the government.

“With what has happened to Twitter, other media houses like CNN, BBC and Al Jazeera will also be suspended.”

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