The Nigerian Government is Monitoring Citizens’ Social Media Accounts

The Nigerian Government is Monitoring Citizens’ Social Media Accounts

06 Aug 2018, by Chimee Adioha in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

President Buhari allegedly orders security operatives to monitor the social media accounts of prominent persons, in an attempt to limit their freedom of expression.

Details of Occurrence

State of OccurrenceFCT
Date of Occurrence25 Jan 2018
Security Agents InvolvedThe Nigerian President
Legal FoundationsSection 39 of the 1999 constitution
Rights ImplicatedBy placing a check on the use of social media, the freedom of expression of the citizens would be highly limited
Region of Occurrence North Central Nigeria

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