A complaint brought against the Federal Government for ordering television and radio stations to remove their Twitter accounts was dismissed by a Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday.
In a ruling, Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court dismissed the case as frivolous and granted the plaintiff N100,000 in damages.
According to the Nigerian News Agency, the Incorporated Trustees of the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project filed a fundamental rights enforcement complaint against three defendants in June, entitled FHC/ABJ/CS/496/21.
The National Broadcasting Commission, the Director-General of NBC, and the Minister of Information and Culture were named as the first, second, and third defendants in the claim, respectively.
The lawsuit came after NBC issued an order requiring all broadcasters to immediately stop supporting the social media behemoth after it was banned for breaking Nigerian laws.
The group had asked for an injunction that would last indefinitely.