The Nigerian government has said Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media giants must register in the country.
Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed has said on Wednesday that Twitter are in discussions with Nigeria after suspending the US social media giant’s services in the country, branding its use as “unpatriotic”.
When Nigeria’s military claimed Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau had been badly wounded in an air strike 2016, the jihadist chief soon appeared in a video to deny another of the many reports of his impending death.
Nigerian preacher Prophet TB Joshua, one of Africa’s most influential evangelists, has died at the age of 57.
Telecommunications companies in Nigeria including MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9Mobile have blocked access to the microblogging site, Twitter, on Saturday.
Nigeria said on Friday it had indefinitely suspended Twitter’s activities, two days after the social media giant removed a post from President Muhammadu Buhari that threatened to punish regional secessionists.
Reactions have thrilled Twitter over the ban of the social media giant by the Nigerian government which didn’t go down well with Nigerians. Celebrities, politicians, and clergymen have reacted to the news.
Twitter has reacted to the indefinite suspension of the social media site by the Nigerian government, expressing concern.
The Nigeria Federal Government Friday suspended indefinitely the operations of the microblogging and social media giant, Twitter, in Nigeria.
Gunmen on Sunday kidnapped scores of children from an Islamic seminary in Niger state, police and residents said.