Delete Of Presidential Tweet: FG suspends Twitter operations in Nigeria

Following the delete of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet on Biafra, the Federal Government has announced the suspension of the operations of microblogging and social networking service, Twitter in Nigeria indefinitely.

Lai Muhammed, who is the minister of information and culture made the announcement the in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday.

The minister citied the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.

The President had condemned the attacks on police stations, prisons and offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission, especially in the South-East, warning that those supporting insurrection and violence in the country would be shocked.

Buhari had tweeted, “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.”


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