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#TwitterBan: Nigerian Government, Twitter In Talks

The Nigerian government has commenced talks with social media giant, Twitter, as #TwitterBan continues.

The Nigerian government has commenced talks with social media giant, Twitter, over the ban placed on the platform.

According to a Punch report, Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister confirmed the development.

‚ÄúThere are discussions ongoing with Twitter, we will see how that progresses, so I cannot say for now the duration of the suspension,‚ÄĚ Onyeama said.

The minister disclosed this to journalists during a meeting with US, UK, and EU envoys after the latter commented on the ban placed on Twitter.


Earlier in the same meeting, the minister had said that the ban on the social network can only be lifted if it is used ‚Äúresponsibly‚ÄĚ.

On Friday, June 4 2021, Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture announced a ban on Twitter after it deleted a controversial post made by the Nigerian President.

The social media platform had been banned by the minister for allegedly ‚Äúundermining Nigeria‚Äôs corporate existence‚ÄĚ.


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