Jun 4, 2021

Nigeria to suspend Twitter 'indefinitely'

Nigeria's government is suspending Twitter operations in the country "Indefinitely", the country's information minister has announced. The ban is due to "The persistent use of the platform for activities... capable of undermining Nigeria's corporate existence", according to a statement released on Friday. The site - which was still available to users in Nigeria following Friday's announcement - removed a tweet sent by the president on 1 June. There were no details on how Nigeria's ban would work in practice in Friday's statement, or any explanation of how Twitter had undermined Nigeria's corporate existence. The statement also revealed that the national broadcasting regulator, NBC, has been told to start "The process of licensing all OTT and social media operations in Nigeria".

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