Twitter No More Operating In Nigeria. This Is The Story..

President Buhari officially suspended Twitter

Social media giants Twitter has recently been extremely ‘hard’ on individuals’ tweets, as to whether they conforms to their rules without violations.

From the last incident- which was the Indian President’s issue, Twitter has now landed on the ‘lap’ of Nigeria, as they deleted the President of the country, Mr Bihari’s tweet.

Notwithstanding, Nigeria has accused the American online media company for permitting its platform to be utilized for activities that are fit for sabotaging Nigeria’s corporate presence.

Therefore, President Buhari has authoritatively announced on Friday June 4, that his government has uncertainly suspended Twitter’s operations in the country.

The official statement, was posted on the Ministry of Information and Culture’s official Twitter handle on Friday evening, and it read:

The Federal Government has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria,”

The suspension comes two days after Twitter deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari that was broadly seen as hostile.


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In that tweet on Tuesday, the Nigerian President sent a threatening message to deal with people in the country’s southeast, who he reprimands for the repetitive attacks on public infrastructure around there.

He wrote:

“Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War. Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand,”

Buhari wrote the above tweet, which is now erased from the platform, alluding to the merciless two-year Nigeria-Biafra war, which killed an expected one to 3,000,000 individuals, for the most part from the Igbo clan in the eastern part of the country between 1967-1970.

President Buhari’s tweet was deleted on Wednesday May 2 after numerous Nigerians flagged it to Twitter. All things considered, Information Minister Lai Mohammed condemned Twitter’s action and blamed the social media giant for “twofold standards.”

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