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Nigeria lifts Twitter ban after 7 months Nigeria lifts ban from Twitter after 7 months



Digital Desk, Abuja. The micro-blogging platform has agreed to set up a legal entity in the West African nation during the first quarter of this year, after the Nigerian government lifted the ban imposed on Twitter in June last year. Twitter was suspended indefinitely after the platform was accused of double standards and supporting separatists in the country.

Inuwa Abdullahi, Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, Technical Agency of Nigeria The Federal Government of Nigeria has directed me to inform the public that President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has announced the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria at 12 pm tonight, The removal has been approved with effect from 13 January 2022.

Abdullahi said the establishment of Twitter’s legal entity is the first step in demonstrating his long-term commitment to Nigeria. Twitter will also appoint a designated country representative to interact with the Nigerian government, if required.

Twitter has agreed to comply with the tax obligations applicable to its operations under Nigerian law, the statement said. Twitter has agreed to enroll Nigeria in its Allied Support and Law Enforcement Portal.

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