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BREAKING: Federal Govt, Twitter Begin Talks Over Ban



BREAKING: Buhari Govt, Twitter Begin Talks Over Platform Ban

The Nigerian Government and social media giant, Twitter have started talks toward lifting the suspension of the microblogging platform.

According to a source in the Presidency, the suspension of the ban will be lifted when all the issues have been resolved.

The source said: “I can confirm to you that the engagement between the Federal government and Twitter management has commenced.”

“The suspension will be lifted when all the issues of the dispute have been properly trashed out.”

The Federal Government on June 4 suspended Twitter indefinitely, drawing condemnation from Nigerians and the international community.

The suspension came soon after a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari was deleted, with many Nigerians describing the ban as a violation of the right to free speech and access to information

The Federal Government cited the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence as the reason for the decision.

However, a delegation led by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed was appointed to lead the discussion with Twitter.

Source: Naija News

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.