“The website remained blocked at year’s end (2021),” violating sections 22 and 39 of the 1999 constitution, which advocates press freedom.
Since coming to power, the Buhari regime has sponsored several bills in an attempt to gag the Nigerian media.
Qurium’s conclusions said mobile operators deliberately implemented the restriction of access to the website of the Abuja-based digital outlet.
Several rights organisations, including Global Rights, RSF and Committee to Protect Journalists, have also condemned the government-sponsored attack.
Where governments used to seize and burn copies of newspapers that published critical stories, they now tell telecommunication companies to block the URLs of news websites.
Widespread condemnations and dreads of the dark past have greeted Nigerian government-sponsored attack on the novel digital outlet.
But the reprisal over the story was not limited to Mr. Yahaya’s dismissal. Since January 26, Peoples Gazette’s website has been rendered inaccessible.
Bolaji Gambari says he’s a top business lawyer, but his career grip is now in doubt after entering Presidential Villa with his father on day one.