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Twitter Speaks On Ongoing Negotiations With Nigerian Government



Micro-blogging platform, Twitter, has disclosed that its talks with Nigeria Authorities over the restoration of its providers within the nation have been “respectful and productive.” 

Twitter spokesperson made this recognized in an announcement to Peoples Gazette on Monday night.

The corporate famous that it’s dedicated to charting a path ahead to the restoration of Twitter for everybody in Nigeria.

“Discussions with the Nigerian authorities have been respectful and productive – we stay up for seeing the service restored very quickly.

“We proceed to interact with the Nigerian authorities to debate why Twitter has been blocked and methods to resolve the matter. We’re dedicated to charting a path ahead to the restoration of Twitter for everybody in Nigeria.”


The assertion comes a day after the controversial ban hit 100 days, with rights activists expressing fears that the regime was not in a rush to rescind its motion and permit the constitutional rights of Nigerians prevail.

The Muhammadu Buhari-led authorities had on June 4 introduced the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria. Telecommunication firms began blocking entry to Twitter on June 5, after they obtained a directive from the Nigerian Communications Fee to dam entry to Twitter.

The Nigerian authorities had cited the persistent use of the platform for actions able to undermining Nigeria’s company existence as the explanation for the suspension.

Following the ban, teams together with the Socio-Financial Rights and Accountability Mission (SERAP), had dragged the federal government to the ECOWAS court docket.

The federal government nonetheless advised a Federal Excessive Courtroom in Lagos that it had not stopped Nigerians from utilizing Twitter, including that many Nigerians nonetheless used it on daily basis.

Nonetheless, america Authorities described the ban on the operations of Twitter in Nigeria and the directive that every one social media platforms working within the nation should register and acquire a licence as worrisome.


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