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Mary Leonard, Ambassador of the US of America to Nigeria, on Monday, confirmed that Nigeria is in dialogue with Twitter over suspension of its operations in Nigeria.

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Leonard stated this throughout a closed-door assembly with the Minister of Overseas Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, ambassadors and representatives of the US, the UK, Canada, Eire and the EU in Nigeria.

Onyeama had stated the suspension of Twitter was within the curiosity of nationwide safety and peace.

He careworn that the target of the ban was to advocate for a accountable use of social media platforms that may not destabilize the peace and unity of the nation.

Reacting, Leonard thanked the Minister for inviting them for the assembly and expressed satisfaction that the federal authorities and Twitter had been in talks.

She stated the representatives had been Nigeria’s sturdy companions on problems with safety and so they recognise the daunting process on the problems of safety that confronts the nation.

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“We recognise that there are problems with irresponsible use of social media, however we stay agency in our place that free entry to the power to specific self is essential and maybe extra essential in troubled instances,’’ NAN quoted her as saying.

She stated lots of the issues Onyeama referred to, together with incitements and violence, had been crimes the Nigerian authorities had professional proper to prosecute.

Leonard urged the federal authorities to make use of its judicial processes inside the scope of respect for human rights and the rule of regulation to restrain such behaviours.

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