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How Nigeria’s Twitter ban stands to impact people, businesses

7 June 2021 Nigeria suspended Twitter’s operations over ‘persistent use of the platform for activities that we capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence’. Emmanuel Alumona, a Lagos-based front-end developer, realised early on Saturday that he could not access Twitter on his phone. A day earlier, the Nigerian government announced the suspension of Twitter’s operations in the country indefinitely over “the persistent use …

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Twitter restricted in Nigeria after government decree

5 June 2021 Suspension comes two days after the social media giant deleted a tweet from President Buhari’s account for violating its rules. Telecoms operators in Nigeria have restricted access to Twitter, a day after the government announced its indefinite suspension for activities “capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence”. The suspension in Africa’s most populous country came two days after the social …

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Nigeria suspends Twitter in the country indefinitely

4 June 2021 Nigeria’s information minister said the platform was being used to “undermine” Nigeria, though gave no examples. The US media giant recently deleted a tweet from Nigeria’s president for being “abusive” toward minorities. Nigeria’s government indefinitely suspended the operations of US social media giant Twitter, according to a statement by Information Minister Lai Mohammed on Friday. He cited “the …

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Twitter removes Nigerian president’s ‘abusive’ civil war post

2 June 2021 The social media company says the post violated its abusive behaviour policy, leading to a 12-hour suspension of his account. Twitter has removed a post by Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari threatening punishment for regional secessionists blamed for attacks on government buildings. The move on Wednesday came as Buhari’s tweet, referring to a civil war in the southeastern …

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Nigeria’s #EndSARS protest: De-escalate tensions, start deep police reform

28 October 2020 What began as an orderly demonstration against an abusive police squad has become a national crisis in Nigeria. To lower the temperature, the government needs to move quickly to investigate wrongdoing by security agencies, give victims the justice they deserve and initiate far-reaching police reforms.  Unprecedented protests against police brutality have spun into deadly clashes in several …

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