Nigeria suspends Twitter indefinitely

The Federal Govt has indefinitely suspended the operations of Twitter in Nigeria.

The Minister of Info and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, introduced the suspension in a assertion issued in Abuja on Friday, “citing the power stutter of the platform for actions that are in a position to undermining Nigeria’s company existence.

“The Minister said the Federal Govt has additionally directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to straight away delivery the design of licensing all OTT and social media operations in Nigeria.”

The plot it started

On Wednesday afternoon, a tweet effect apart out by Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday became deleted by Twitter after many calls by Nigerians.

“Many of these misbehaving this day are too young to be responsive to the destruction and lack of lives that happened all over the Nigerian Civil Battle,” the tweet be taught.

“Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went throughout the battle, will take care of them in the language they ticket.”

The controversial tweet became from what Buhari said in a televised assembly with the management of INEC. He did no longer seem like studying from a script, fixed with a video recording.

It became broadly criticised as summoning the ghosts of the Nigeria civil battle, a lethal three-twelve months fight between the Nigerian authorities and a authorities in southeast Nigeria, which had seceded from the republic. 

Implications of the Twitter Ban

The indefinite suspension of Twitter would mean that Web Service Companies (ISP) in Nigeria love MTN and Airtel will doubtless be mandated to no longer give customers get entry to to Twitter. The ISPs will block twitter’s IP addresses from all its customers, or delete the sites from their DNS servers. Users will doubtless be told the procure 22 situation doesn’t exist after they fight to glue.

It stays to be viewed whether the ISPs will implement such an repeat and the plot in which they’re going to talk it to their customers. 

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