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Africa News of Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Nigeria lifts ban on Twitter after seven months - Official

Nigeria banned Twitter on June 4 after it deleted a tweet of President Buhari Nigeria banned Twitter on June 4 after it deleted a tweet of President Buhari

Nigeria's federal government has lifted a ban on global social media giants Twitter, multiple media outlets are reporting.

According to The Nation newspaper via its portal, the decision was announced by Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Chairman Technical Committee Nigeria - Twitter Engagement and Director-General of the Nigeria Information and Technology Development Agency, NITDA.

The government reportedly gave Twitter a number of conditions which included registering as a company and paying taxes.

The suspension of Twitter in Africa's most populous nation spanned some seven months starting June 4.

The action was largely related to Twitter's deletion of a tweet by Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari with the view that it flouted their rules.

Meanwhile, Nigerians are reacting to the news with a number of them relishing tweets from the president, the presidency and other state institutions.

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