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Nigeria Suspends Twitter For Deleting President`s Tweet

Twitter suffers blow after Nigerian government ban its operation in the country indefinitely

Twitter banned in Nigeria
Twitter banned in Nigeria

KDRTV NEWS: Nigeria is suspending Twitter operations in the country indefinitely.

This was according to the country’s Information Minister.

According to the minister, the government took the action after accusing Twitter use of enabling activities that undermine the country`s corporate existence.

However, Twitter said that the move by the Nigerian government was deeply concerning.

KDRTV understands that the action has emerged few days after the company deleted President Buhari`s tweet for breaching Twitter rules.

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However, the statement from the minister of information did not mention the President`s tweet case.

Twitter removed the post of President Buhari on 1 June 2020.

The tweet was referring to the 1967-70 Nigerian Civil War.

However, Twitter said that it would publish more details about the Nigeria ban after getting more details.

KDRTV understands that Twitter was still operating in Nigeria by Friday, June 4.

However, the Director of Amnesty International Nigeria faulted the move by the Nigerian government.

“This action is clearly inconsistent and incompatible with Nigeria’s international obligations. We are calling on the Nigerian authorities to immediately reverse the unlawful suspension and other plans to gag the media, repress civic space, and undermine Nigerians’ human rights.”

 

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