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Buhari’s Regime Lifts Twitter Ban After Shutting It Down For Seven Months

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The regime of Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) has lifted the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria after shutting it down for seven months
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The regime of Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) has lifted the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria after shutting it down for seven months

The Chairman Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement and Director-General National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, CCIE made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.


Kashifu stated that the approval was given following a memo written to Buhari by his Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim.

He said:

“The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) directs me to inform the public that President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has approved the lifting of the suspension of Twitter operation in Nigeria effective from 12am tonight, 13th January 2022.

“The approval was given following a memo written to the President by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim.

“In the Memo, the Minister updated and requested the President’s approval for the lifting based on the Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement’s recommendation.”

Twitter operations in Nigeria were suspended in June 2021, days after Buhari’s tweet was deleted.

In November 2021, Information Minister Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said correspondence between us and Twitter had reached an advanced stage and just a few more issues to resolve. Out of about 12 conditions, Twitter has been able to meet 10.

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