The Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, has merged all the four cases brought before it by different applicants against the Federal Government of Nigeria over the suspension of the microblogging platform, Twitter in Nigeria.
These cases were filed by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, and 196 others, Media Rights Agency and eight others, Patrick Elohor and Malcolm Omirhobo, respectively. In the suits against the Nigerian government, the applicants sought to challenge the action of the respondent in suspending Twitter in Nigeria.
Although the ECOWAS Court of Justice initially fixed Friday, July 9, for the hearing of the Nigerian government’s application for the consolidation of the four suits, the trial was adjourned to September 29, 2021, for a hearing to enable all parties to organize themselves for trial.
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