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JUST IN: FG lifts ban on Twitter

The Federal Government of Nigeria has lifted the ban on Twitter, a micro-blogging platform.

The move by the federal government comes seven months after it suspended the social media platform on the grounds that it was threatening the country’s corporate existence.

A statement issued by the Chairman of the Technical Committee, Nigeria-Twitter Engagement and Director-General National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, read:

The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) directs me to inform the public that President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has approved the lifting of the suspension of Twitter operation in Nigeria effective from 12am tonight, 13th January 2022. The approval was given following a memo written to the President by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim,” the statement added.

“In the Memo, the Minister updates and requests the President’s approval for the lifting based on the Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement’s recommendation.”

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