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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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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 and US Authorities Discuss Lifting Twitter Ban

After Twitter was officially banned in Nigeria, reactions from all angles and sectors of the country and outside its borders condemned the government’s decision. Yesterday, Nigerian and U.S Officials met in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, to have a diplomatic discussion over Twitter ban. Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigeria’s Foreign Minister said the main reason behind the …

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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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TWITTER SETS UP AFRICAN HEADQUARTERS IN GHANA

TWITTER SETS UP AFRICAN HEADQUARTERS IN GHANA

Twitter announced on Monday, 12th April, the recruitment of an eleven-member team in Ghana, thereby making the West African country its headquarters for the African continent. In an official statement released by the company, it said: “Today, in line with our growth strategy, we are pleased to announce that we are building a team in …

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#EndSARS: Anonymous Hacks NBC’s Twitter Account, Targets Govt’s Websites

The Twitter account of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), ,a parastatal of the Federal Government of Nigeria, was hacked by Anonymous, even as #EndSARS protests continue in several locations in the country. In a tweet, the hackers said they are “Anonymous”. But Tolu Ogunlesi, Special Assistant to President Muhammad Buhari, said, “Twitter has helped take control of …

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