Nigerian Govt Announces Suspension Of Twitter in Nigeria via Twitter
The Federal Government of Nigeria has suspended the operations of micro-blogging platform, Twitter in the country.
The announcement made by the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture via Twitter reads, â€œThe Federal Government has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria.
â€œThe Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the suspension in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, citing the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeriaâ€™s corporate existence.
The Minister said the Federal Government has also directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to immediately commence the process of licensing all OTT and social media operations in Nigeria.â€