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FG Says Twitter Must Register In Nigeria Before Ban Is Reversed

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The federal government of Nigeria has stated that the management of Twitter has reached out for a “high-level discussion” to settle the issue that led to the suspension of its operations in Nigeria.

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, disclosed this to state house correspondents after the meeting of the federal executive council (FEC) on Wednesday.

The meeting, which was held at the presidential villa, Abuja, was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to the minister, Twitter must be registered as a business entity in Nigeria adding that it is one of the conditions that must be met before the suspension can be reversed.

Mohammed stated that other social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram must also be registered in the country.

According to the minister, freedom of speech was not stifled by the suspension of Twitter, as Nigerians can still use other platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.

He disclosed that Twitter’s loss of money as a result of the suspension is an indication of its effectiveness.

The minister stated that the suspension was important because the micro-blogging site provided a platform for those that are threatening the peace of the country.

He alleged that Twitter allowed Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), to use its platform to call for the killing of policemen.

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