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Twitter Ban: DAAR Communications Threatens To Sue NBC



DAAR Communications PLC, on Monday, threatened to challenge the stance of the National Broadcasting Commission on the suspension of Twitter by the Federal Government once the strike by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria is over.

The owners and operators of Africa Independent Television, Raypower FM and Faaji Radio disclosed their next step in a statement released by the management of the media conglomerate.

The communication company noted that the ban of the social media platform does not represent any law as contemplated by the National Broadcasting Code.

AIT, Raypower and Faaji Radio on Monday suspended their Twitter accounts but vowed to challenge the NBC directives in court as soon as judiciary workers suspend their ongoing strike.

Naija News had earlier reported that NBC directed all TV and radio stations to suspend their accounts on the microblogging platform.

This is coming after the Nigeria Government suspended the operation of Twitter in the country over the use of the platform for ‘activities that are capable of undermining the corporate existence of Nigeria’.

NBC quoted from Sections 2 (1), 3.11.2 as well as 5.6.3 of the NBC Act.