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President Buhari made it known in his Independence Day address that the ban placed on Twitter has been suspended. It will be of note that Twitter was suspended from operating in Nigeria because some users have reportedly been using the platform to propagate fake news, promote ethnic and religious sentiment and organise, coordinate and execute criminal activities in the country.
For a couple of months now, the president of the federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhamadu Buhari has banned a social media handle known as Twitter. The ban on Twitter came after the social media handle deleted a post by president Muhammadu Buhari. Twitter deleted the post because the post might have been reported by some Nigerians as an insult to the Igbo people of South East Nigeria.
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd. ), said on Friday that the ban on Twitter's operations in Nigeria, which was imposed in June, had been lifted conditionally. He said this in a countrywide broadcast to Nigerians to commemorate the country's 61st anniversary of independence.
President Muhammadu Buhari has declared openly that he has given authorization for the conditional lifting of the ban on the popular social media platform, Twitter in Nigeria. President Buhari announced on Friday 1st October, during the presidential speech to Nigerians on independence day. The federal government of Nigeria suspended the activities of Twitter in the country in June 2021, over reports that the micro-blogging platform was been used to sabotage the supremacy and security of the country.
The Federal Government should consider lifting the Twitter ban immediately since Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down. Twitter is the only major social media platform that is currently working. They should understand that a lot of people depend on social media to run their businesses and earn a living.
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Twitter Ban To Be Lifted In A Few Days - Lai Mohammed. The federal government says the ban on micro blogging giant Twitter will soon be lifted in a few more days. Photo Credit: Peoples Gazette The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure on Wednesday while fielding questions from State House correspondents in Abuja.
Twitter was Slam for not cracking down on Taliban Twitter spokesperson said, the situation in Afghanistan is rapidly evolving, a Twitter spokesperson said, "We're also witnessing people in the country using Twitter to seek help and assistance. Twitter's top priority is keeping people safe, and we remain vigilant."
The Federal Government of Nigeria has had series of meetings with the management team of Twitter over the indefinite suspension placed on the micro-blogging site over two months ago. The Federal Government recently hinted that the ban will be lifted soon, as it has reached agreement with Twitter on most areas of disagreement.
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The 61st independence celebration of Nigeria seems to be bringing fruitful news after the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has given an order that directed that the Twitter ban be lifted after several months the suspension has been on. It should also be added that the lifting of this ban comes with conditions.
Recall that, Twitter's operations in Nigeria was banned on the 4th of June by the Federal Government (FG) following the deleting of tweets made by the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, who had threatened to use the same language, the military government used in silencing the Biafran separatist organization led by late Lieutenant Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu in 1967 to silence the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), regarding the carnage in the South-east region.
The Federal Government of Nigeria and the official business blogsite; Twitter, are planning to reach an agreement on a deal that will culminate to the suspension of the ban that was placed on the United States-micro-blogging platform, yesterday. The opening of an office in Nigeria and the official appointment of a Nigerian representative are the two major factors delaying the lifting of the ban by the Federal Government of Nigeria, since the blogsite indefinite ban that took effect from June 4, 2021.
The Federal Government yesterday stated that the ban on Twitter will be lifted soon as the engagement with Twitter has been positive, without acrimony with few pending issue. This was made known by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, while briefing the State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council Meeting presided by the Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo.
The federal government announced yesterday that the ban on worldwide microblog Twitter's operations in the country would be lifted soon. It stated that it was "extremely close" to addressing the concerns it had with Twitter, which led to the social media platform's temporary ban roughly 100 days ago.
Twitter is an American microblogging and social networking service that operates in almost all the countries in the world. We can recall, in June 2021, the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari ordered the indefinite suspension of twitter after one of his tweets was deleted and his account was temporarily suspended.
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd. ), said on Friday that the ban on Twitter's operations in Nigeria, which was imposed in June, had been lifted conditionally. Buhari announced during a countrywide broadcast to Nigerians to commemorate the country's 61st anniversary of independence.
Nigeria's information minister, Lai Mohammed, announced on Wednesday that Twitter has agreed to create an office in Nigeria, months after the company built its first African headquarters in Ghana. “I know that one of the requirements we set was that Twitter establish a presence in Nigeria and register with the Corporate Affairs Commission in accordance with Nigeria's Companies and Allied Matters Act,” the minister said on Wednesday.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who is the Minister of Information, has stated that the Federal government has made some progress in its discussions with Social media giant, Twitter It is not news again that the Federal Government of Nigeria suspended Twitter’s activities, indefinitely in the country after a tweet citing genocidal violence was deleted from President Muhammadu Buhari’s account.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has disclosed how the microblogging and social networking platform, Twitter has acceded to seven out of 10 demands put forward to lift Twitter suspension in Nigeria. He stated that, among the demands made from twitter was for the platform to register as a Nigerian company, pay taxes from revenue made from the country as well as ensure that harmful content are regulated in the platform.
There are indications that Twitter will resume full operation in Nigeria soon as the social media platform has given a crucial update on its discussion with the federal government to chart a new way forward. In a brief statement by one of twitter's spokespersons on Friday, October 1, it was stated that there is a strong hope for the restoration of the site for every citizen in the Nigeria.