FG suspends Twitter operations in Nigeria


The Federal Government has indefinitely suspended the operations of micro-blogging platform and social networking service, Twitter in Nigeria.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, announced the suspension in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday by the ministry’s spokesperson, Segun Adeyemi.

Mohammed cited the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.

According to the statement, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to immediately commence the process of licensing all Over-the-top and social media operations in Nigeria.

The suspension comes days after Twitter deleted a tweet from President Muhammadu Buhari’s official account where he issued a threat to trouble makers in the country while making reference to Nigeria’s civil war.


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