The Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ), in a report, revealed that the Federal Government and China’s Cyberspace Administration office discussed plans of building a Nigerian internet firewall, just after the ban of Twitter in Nigeria.
This was disclosed in a report by the FIJ on Sunday. They added that Nigerian reps in the meeting included Ibrahim Gambari, the Chief of Staff to the President, and Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture.
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What they said
“The internet firewall will also give the Nigerian Government power to block VPN, which many Nigerians are using to access Twitter. The CAC is the central internet regulator, censor, oversight and control agency for China and answers to the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission, headed by Xi Jinping, China’s President.
Since its existence, the CAC, which also gives approval to data by Chinese companies outside of China, regulates usernames on the Chinese Internet, licences news information services, and bans comments that “harm national security” or “harm the nations honour interest.”
They added that the conversation about a Nigerian firewall started during the EndSARS protests, as the FG needed a legal framework through which it could carry out its actions.
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In case you missed it
Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, ordered the immediate prosecution of Nigerians still making use of the microblogging platform, Twitter, despite the ban of its operations in Nigeria by the Federal Government.
We need our freedom.
Not enemies pretending to be friends ? of Nigeria and causing animosity between us just to make money and hiding under press freedom.
I hope you know that when this happens, God forbid, broke people like you, who blindly support things without good reasoning, will be the first to suffer.
I hope you know that when this happens, broke people like you, who blindly support things without good reasoning, will be the first to suffer.
I feel sorry for you Abubakar.
How do you manage to do life with almost no sense at all?
I don’t know how many times I can like this
As they work on the fire wall they should work on CORRUPTION, POVERTY and UNEMPLOYMENT too.
They should also transmit this energy into fighting insecurity
Must u collaborate with china why Nigeria and china all d time to borrow is china to do 5g is china kilode
This is serious
It’s a shame that we need to work with China on building a firewall, when we have competent Nigerians that can do the job. Another means of stealing fund and he that is on top has no shame how stupid are those in power, no sense of priority. Instead of those on top to work on bilateral agreement to strengthen our certificates obtained in Nigeria, make avenue for sponsorship program for graduate to learn abroad and return, boost the economy now allocation will be made for unnecessary worries. Those in power have failed us….
I dont think you understand what leaving a bondage is, internet firewall is not the our problem.
Nigeria government is already working on corruption and poverty and many things to save our country, and Internet firewall that we just realised its is very important to work on it as they are doing and take strongest action about Nigeria and Nigerian enemies.
What a mess, unrepented personalities parading themselves as leaders.
We have more issues plaguing Nigeria n Nigerians; bandits, herdsmen, n bokoharam killings, insecurities, unemployment etc but see how foolishly they’re been proactive in mundane things… The price we pay for electing people with cow brains nd chanting “change” without first verifying what kind of change..
Abubakar, you are the enemy of Nigeria hiding under twitter ban. Both you, Lai and the chief of staff to the president are all enemies of Nigeria!