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TWITTER BAN: Nigerian Loses Billions After 100 Days

TWITTER BAN: Nigerian Loses Billions After 100 Days

The Twitter ban in Nigeria has extended to 100 days, during which time the Nigerian government has lost N247.61bn. The Nigerian Federal government-imposed Twitter ban was imposed on June 4, 2021, following Twitter’s deletion of an offensive tweet by President Buhari, which was found to be in violation of Twitter rules. Following the announcement of …

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Nigerian FG Sets Up Committee To Negotiate Twitter Ban.

The Nigerian government today announced that it has set up a committee to negotiate with social media giant, Twitter, few weeks after a controversial government ban on the platform’s use in Nigeria. The committee comprises five serving ministers in the Nigerian government, including Lai Mohammed, Tunde Fashola and Isa Pantami among others. BACKGROUND TO THE …

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Nigerians Continue To Use VPN To Access Twitter Despite Persecution Threat

Before getting on with this article discussing an interview with Mary in Lagos who kept her surname anonymous, the question for the day is: Would the Nigerian government prosecute 39 million people for still accessing Twitter? It has been 15 days since the Nigerian Ministry of Information and Culture announced a ban on Twitter and …

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Nigerian Government Suspends Twitter Indefinitely

Following a recent speech made by Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari on national TV about carrying out an unexpected and shocking attack on secessionists in the country, was a tweet on Twitter to further spread the information on social media. However, the presidential tweet violated Twitter’s rules and was therefore taken down. As a result of …

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