It is not entirely surprising that the bill failed to become a reality. It had resulted in severe backlash from Nigerians, on and off social media. Bukola Saraki, the senate president, had hinted that the bill would not be passed back in February when he described it as “dead on arrival” at a Social Media Week Lagos event.

In the last few years, social media has become a crucial outlet for a new generation of Nigerians who, unlike generations before them, are keen to demand more accountability and transparency in government through increasing political conversations on Twitter.


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