Nigeria Lifts Ban On Twitter After Seven Months

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday authorised the lifting of a ban on Twitter.

Abuja, Nigeria: The Nigerian authorities stated on Wednesday it had ended its suspension of Twitter, seven months after it banned the social media big in an argument over a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Nigeria suspended Twitter operations in June after the corporate deleted Buhari’s feedback, sparking a world outcry over freedom of expression.

The federal government and Twitter are in talks to revive the service based mostly on a set of circumstances, together with the operation of Twitter’s registration in Nigeria.

“The Federal Authorities of Nigeria directs me to tell the general public that President Muhammadu Buhari has authorised the lifting of the suspension of the Twitter operation in Nigeria from 12 midday tonight,” stated an announcement from the nation’s Info Expertise Growth Company.

Nigerian officers say Twitter has agreed to work within the nation.

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

The US, the European Union, and Canada had been amongst those that joined rights teams to sentence the ban as a blow to freedom of expression in Africa’s most populous nation.

Twitter performed a key position in Nigeria’s political discourse in Nigeria with the hashtags #BringBackOurGirls after Boko Haram kidnapped about 300 schoolgirls in 2014, and with #EndSARS throughout anti-police brutality protests in 2020.

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