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Nigerian govt may reverse Twitter ban soon



There might be a respite for Nigerian Twitter users soon, as the Federal Government on Wednesday intimated of its resolve to reverse the ban on usage of the social media platform in the country.

The Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

The minister said the ban on Twitter would be lifted “in a matter of days.”

He stressed that the meeting with Twitter management was amicable with agreements reached in all areas except three.

Mohammed said: “The remaining three unresolved areas, are simply a matter of ‘when’ and not ‘if’ there would be an implementation of conditions discussed

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“One of the pending issues is in relation to the condition that Twitter establishes a legal presence in Nigeria, registered as a Nigerian company with an office address and an employee to serve as a country representative in the country.”

However, the micro-blogging platform has maintained that the earliest it can establish a company in Nigeria would be in 2022.

The Federal Government suspended Twitter on June 4 over alleged use of the micro-blogging platform to undermine the country’s corporate existence.

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