FG Suspends Twitter’s Operations in Nigeria

FG Suspends Twitter’s Operations in Nigeria

Nigeria – The Federal Government has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria.

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, announced the suspension in a statement signed by his Special Assistant Segun Aseyemi citing the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.

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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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