Nigerian President Order’s The lifting of the Ban on Twitter

President Muhammadu Buhari

The Nigerian President in his Independence Day broadcast ordered the conditional lifting of the ban on Twitter only if Twitter meets the following conditions;

  • National Security and Cohesion; Registration, 
  • Physical presence and Representation; 
  • Fair Taxation; 
  • Dispute Resolution; 
  •  Local Content.

President Buhari reinstated why the ban was activated; that many people used the platform  to disseminate fake news and hate speech, he also noted that there were so many legitimate things Twitter was used for such as socialization and business.

It will be interesting to see when and if Twitter meets all the conditions.

However the  president has raised hope that the issues involving the ban of Twitter in Nigeria will soon be resolved.

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