Twitter Ban: FG Reveals Condition to Lift Ban in Nigeria

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Twitter Ban: FG Reveals Condition to Lift Ban in Nigeria

The federal government has said that there is no definite timeline for lifting the ban placed on the use of popular social media platform, Twitter in Nigeria.

Conversing with reporters on Monday during a meeting with some envoys, Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs, stated that the only condition to lift the indefinite suspension on Twitter in Nigeria is if the platform can be used ‘responsibly‘.

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The minister, however, refuted the claims that President Muhammadu Buhari’s led government said Twitter is threatening the country. Onyeama explained that the suspension of the microblogging platform was a measure to stop the platform from being used to destabilize the country.

He said: “We are not saying that Twitter is threatening the country or any such thing.

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‘Why we have taken this measure is to stop them to be used as platforms for destabilization and facilitation of criminality or encouragement of criminalities,” Onyeama added.

Meanwhile, a former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari’s government over the ban placed on the use of Twitter in Nigeria.

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Gistlover reports that the Peoples Democratic (PDP) member shunned the government’s order, declaring that he will continue to use the suspended social media platform.

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Nwafor Nnamdi is the Head Editor at gist lovers (gistlover.com). He has been publishing for 5 years and focused more on Local/World News on gistlover.com.

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