07.06.2021 news HELPLINES: Numbers to Call if Prosecuted for Using Twitter

Published 7th Jun, 2021

By Gabriel Ogunjobi

An advocacy movement for youth known as ‘Arise Youth Nigeria’ says it will be granting free legal aid to anyone harassed or prosecuted for exercising their right to freedom of expression in Nigeria, FIJ can report.

The announcement was made over the weekend in response to the order of Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation, for the prosecution of any Nigerian Twitter user.

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With support from the Socio-Economic Rights And Accountability Project (SERAP), the movement has, however, set up hotlines for victimized people to consult in the case of such circumstances.

Interested persons can access the opportunity by calling 0800-CALLSERAP (0800-2255-73727) or +234-816-053-7202.

Similarly, requests can also be forwarded to them via this email address: [email protected]

On Friday, the Nigerian government declared a ban on Twitter operations and subsequently shut down citizens’ access to the microblogging platform through popular network providers such MTN, Glo, Airtel and others.

However, many Nigerians continue to bypass the internet restriction by using Virtual Private Networks (VPN) on their mobile devices and computers.

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Published 7th Jun, 2021

By Gabriel Ogunjobi


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