The deletion of a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari by twitter and subsequent suspension of the social media platform by the Federal Government of Nigeria has generated intense debate within and outside the shores of the country.
While the resolution of the disagreement might not be coming in the next few days, it invariably signals the commencement of soft conflict between Buhari/Nigeria and twitter-a conflict that could stretch beyond the ordinary.
Despite the stated reasons by both parties in respect of the actions they took over the said deleted tweet, it is now difficult to see who will blink first considering the various socio-economic factors at play, including power and sovereignty.
To put it mildly, this is an inglorious war nobody saw coming and one that nobody needs at this time.
Time for reason to prevail!