FG suspends Twitter operations

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The Federal Government has suspended the operations of micro-blogging platform, Twitter in Nigeria.

The announcement was made by the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture in a statement.

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

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“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 are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.”

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The Federal Government also directed the National Broadcasting Commission to commence the process of licensing all OTT and social media operations in Nigeria.

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