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  • Nigeria reinstated Twitter in the country following a seven-month ban.
  • The country banned Twitter on June 4, 2021, stating that people were utilizing the social media platform “for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria's corporate existence.”
  • The resumption comes after Twitter agreed to terms, such as appointing a country representative.

Nigeria reinstated Twitter in the country following a seven-month ban. 

“WE ARE BACK! #DigitalNigeria,” Nigeria’s National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) tweeted on Thursday. 

The country banned Twitter on June 4, 2021, stating at the time that people were utilizing the social media platform “for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria's corporate existence.” 


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NITDA Director-General Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi said that the resumption comes after Twitter agreed to terms, such as appointing a country representative and complying “with a respectful acknowledgement of Nigerian laws and the national culture and history on which such legislation has been built.” 

“Our action is a deliberate attempt to recalibrate our relationship with Twitter to achieve the maximum mutual benefits for our nation without jeopardizing the justified interests of the company,” Abdullahi told The Associated Press in a statement. “Our engagement has been very respectful, cordial, and successful.” 


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Published on Jan 13, 2022