The Federal Government of Nigeria has suspended the operations of popular social media platform, Twitter in the country. According to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the ban was due to “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.”
This ban comes just days after Twitter deleted the president’s tweet for violating its policies. Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari made a tweet in which he made reference to the unfortunate Biafran civil war, remarking that those misbehaving today would be treated “in the language they understand.”
Following Twitter’s actions, Technext predicted that the government may ban the platform’s operations in the country.
The Federal Government has also directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to immediately commence the process of licensing all Over-the-top (OTT) media services and social media operations in Nigeria.
More details about the ban to come later….
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