Nigeria lifts its ban on Twitter after 7 months

The Nigerian authorities has lifted its ban on Twitter within the West African nation, seven months after the nation’s greater than 200 million folks have been shut out of the social media community

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari directed that Twitter’s operations will resume within the nation on Thursday, in response to the director-general of the nation’s National Information Updatermation Technology Development Age infoncy. Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi stated that was solely after Twitter agreed to satisfy some circumstances, together with opening an workplace in Nigeria.

Nigeria suspended Twitter’s operation on June 4, citing “the persistent use of the platform for actions which can be able to undermining Nigeria’s company existence.” The motion triggered criticisms because it got here shortly after the social media community deleted a post by Buhari by which he threatened to deal with separatists “within the language they may perceive.”

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“Our motion is a deliberate try to recalibrate our relationship with Twitter to realize the utmost mutual advantages for our nation without jeopardizing the justified pursuits of the corporate. Our engagement has been very respectful, cordial, and profitable,” Abdullahi stated in a press release.

A spokesperson for Twitter didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

In addition to registering in Nigeria in the course of the first quarter of 2022, Abdullahi stated Twitter has additionally agreed to different circumstances together with appointing a chosen nation consultant, complying with tax obligations and appearing “with a respectful acknowledgement of Nigerian legal guidelines and the nationwide tradition and historical past on which such laws has been constructed.”

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