NBC asks all broadcast stations in Nigeria to deactivate Twitter


The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has directed all broadcasting stations to suspend the use of social media platform, Twitter, with immediate effect.

This directive was contained in a statement signed by the Director General of the Agency, Professor Armstrong Idachaba on Monday in Abuja.

In the statement, NBC noted that the directive is consequent on the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria by the Federal Government.

Stations are also advised to uninstall twitter handles and desist from using twitter as a source of information gathering for News and programmes Presentation especially Phone-in.

NBC directed all broadcasting stations not to patronize the social networking service stating  that it will be unpatriotic for any broadcaster in Nigeria to continue to patronise the suspended Twitter as a source of its information

The federal government suspended Twitter operations indefinitely in the country earlier citing the persistent use of Twitter for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence,

In line with this, NBC directed all broadcasting stations not to patronize the social networking service.


Abisola Adebayo is a Reporter/Presenter/Social Media Manager for Tv360Nigeria. She is a first class graduate of the department of Mass Communication at Fountain University, Osogbo. Abisola is currently running her Masters Degree at the University of Lagos. The Social Media savvy young lady is ambitious and driven, likes trying new things and sets new goals for herself. Always looking for an opportunity to do better and achieve greatness.

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