Twitter Reacts To Buhari’s Conditional Lifting Of 4-Month Ban

The social media platform, Twitter, which is at present banned in Nigeria, says it seems ahead to having its operations reinstated in probably the most populous African nation following “productive” discussions with its authorities.

According to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), an unnamed Twitter spokesperson on Friday mentioned, “We continue to engage with the Nigerian government and we are committed to charting a path forward to the restoration of Twitter for everyone in Nigeria.

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“Discussions with the Nigerian government have been respectful and productive – we look forward to seeing the service restored very soon.”

The assertion follows President Muhammadu Buhari’s announcement that the Twitter ban might be lifted, however solely after sure circumstances are met.

In June, the Nigerian authorities introduced the suspension of the favored microblogging web site from Nigeria, citing actions that allegedly threaten the nation’s company existence on the platform.

The ban got here a day after Twitter deleted Buhari’s tweet threatening to take care of Igbo youths “in the language they understand”.

The tweet was deemed genocidal because it referenced the onslaught of the Nigerian state towards Biafrans through the civil conflict.

Since then, Nigerians can solely entry the positioning by bypassing the federal government’s obstruction through Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).

Attorney-General Abubakar Malami had earlier threatened to prosecute those that proceed to make use of the platform however made a U-turn, saying solely company entities had been accountable for prosecution.

Following the worldwide condemnation of the Twitter ban in Nigeria in addition to different diplomatic interventions, the Buhari regime arrange a panel to barter phrases upon which the ban can be lifted in Nigeria.

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Twitter Reacts To Buhari’s Conditional Lifting Of 4-Month Ban

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