FG Suspension: Twitter finally shut down operations in Nigeria

By Our Reporter

Newwavereporters can authoritatively report that a Tech giant, Twitter, has finally shut down operations in Nigeria.

It was reported on Friday that the Nigerian Government, through the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammad, announced the suspension of Twitter from operating in the country.


The suspension was indefinite as the Minister stated that Nigerians were using Twitter to orchestrate activities that are unhealthy to the corporate existence of Nigeria.

This happened a few days after Nigerians pleaded with the Chief Executive Officer, CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, to suspend the account of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The call was as a result of Buhari’s tweet on Tuesday where President Buhari threatened that his government will get “harder” on those trying to destroy his administration.


Consequently, Twitter deleted the offensive tweet. This however infuriated the Nigerian government as the nation’s information Minister swiftly described Twitter’s action as double standard.

However, the government on Friday announced the ban of the social media platform.

Following the announcement, activities continued on the platform for a few hours before it was finally shut down.

Newwavereporters noticed that new tweets no longer pop up as the platform does not refresh anymore.

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