TWITTER NIGERIA: USERS STRUGGLE TO ACCESS THE SITE AFTER GOVERNMENT SUSPENSION


06/06/2021




Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- In Nigeria, Twitter, the social media platform that removed President Mohammed Buhari's message threatening to punish separatists, has been suspended indefinitely.

Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed said in a written statement that the Nigerian government has suspended Twitter's activities in the country.

Adeyemi said the decision was made on the grounds that Twitter was being used in a way that could persistently undermine Nigeria's institutional existence.

Adeyemi said the government has instructed the National Broadcasting Commission to immediately begin the licensing process for all social media operations in the country.

"Those of us who fought on the ground for 30 months will treat them in the language they understand," Buhari posted on his Twitter account on June 1st, recalling the civil war that killed 1 million people in the country between 1967 and 1970, when he attacked young rebels attacking public buildings in the southeast of the country.

The social media platform removed the post and suspended Buhari's account.


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