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Vol 62 No 12

Published 10th June 2021


Nnamdi Kanu celebrates

A government social media ban has handed secessionists a propaganda win and fired up other opponents of the President

'Backfire' doesn't quite cover the effects of the government's national ban on the Twitter micro-blogging site announced on 5 June, the day after the platform deleted a tweet from President Muhammadu Buhari. Secessionist leader Nnamdi Kanu, no slouch when it comes to threatening violence on social media, was celebrating another propaganda victory as the ban was greeted with hostility and ridicule.

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