Nigeria federal government suspends Twitter operations in Nigeria

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The federal government has suspended the operations of the social media platform, Twitter, in Nigeria.

The minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Friday, June 4 announced the suspension in a statement issued in Abuja.

According to the information minister, the social network is being used for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.

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The statement read: “The federal government has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria.

“The minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the suspension in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, citing the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.

“The minister said the federal government has also directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to immediately commence the process of licensing all OTT and social media operations in Nigeria.”

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This suspension came after a post by President Muhammadu Buhari was deleted from the Twitter after it was flag as violate its platform rules, following reports from multiple users.

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