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FG Suspends Twitter’s Operations in Nigeria

 

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

In a statement Signed by Segun Adeyemi
Special Assistant To The President (Media)
Office of the Minister of Information and Culture revealed that.

 

 

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 arecapable 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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