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1 Oct
The social media platform Twitter, which is currently banned in Nigeria, says it looks forward to being reinstated in Africa’s most populous country following "productive" discussions with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Twitter’s statement follows Buhari's announcement that the months-long ban on Twitter will be lifted, but only after certain conditions are met. An…
19 Sep
Marvelous Ekenna, a Lagos-based talent manager and music executive, has lost N10 million worth of business deals since Twitter was banned in Nigeria. Besides, the ban affected his employees and the industry value chain that depends on him. “I’ve lost clients and contracts worth 10 million. The people I work with have lost jobs as…
22 Jun
The ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja Tuesday “restrained the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and its agents from unlawfully imposing sanctions or doing anything whatsoever to harass, intimidate, arrest or prosecute Twitter and/or any other social media service provider(s), media houses, radio and television broadcast stations, the Plaintiffs and other Nigerians who are Twitter…
22 Jun
Nigeria’s recent clampdown on Twitter operations is causing concerns over the country’s commitment to the protection of human rights offline and online. Many of these concerns on Nigeria’s quest to regulate Twitter and other social media platforms are hinged on citizen’s rights to freedom of expression as guaranteed in section 39 of the Nigerian constitution.…
9 Jun
Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he supports the Nigerian government’s decision to ban Twitter in the West African country — and called on more nations to follow suit while incorrectly stating that Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari was banned from the platform. “Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they…
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9 Jun
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and 176 concerned Nigerians have filed a lawsuit against the government of President Muhammadu Buhari over “the unlawful suspension of Twitter in Nigeria, criminalization of Nigerians and other people using Twitter, and the escalating repression of human rights, particularly the rights to freedom of expression, access to information, and…
8 Jun
Nigeria President Muhammad Buhari ordered the suspension of Twitter in the country because he was "angry" that Facebook also joined the latter to take down his controversial post on insecurity, The Daily beast reported. The Nigerian government announced on Friday it was suspending Twitter's operations in the country. The order came after Twitter deleted a…
7 Jun
The general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) on Monday insisted on using his Twitter account despite the ban on the social media platform by the Nigerian government. "The Redeemed Christian Church of God is domiciled in more than 170 Nations & Territories," Pastor Adeboye tweeted on Monday. "The tweets here are…
7 Jun
Nigerian financial technology firms opting out of their Twitter supports after the government suspended operations of the social media platform. Rise vest, a Nigerian platform for investments in foreign securities, in an email said it will be pausing its activity on Twitter in compliance with the government ban. It, however, said its Twitter account will…
4 Jun
Nigerians on Twitter are reacting to the indefinite suspension of Twitter operations in the country. Nigeria’s information and culture minister Lai Mohammed announced Twitter’s suspension in a statement by his media aide Segun Adeyemi. The statement announcing Twitter’s ban was was also published on Twitter via Nigeria’s Ministry of Information and Culture's handle. The Nigerian…

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