FG Suspends Twitter, Orders Licensing Of Social Media Operations In Nigeria

LAGOS JUNE 4TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The federal government  has suspended indefinitely the operations of the micro blogging and social networking service twitter in Nigeria.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the suspension in a statement in Abuja on Friday.

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

He said the Federal Government had also directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to immediately commence the process of licensing all OTT and social media operations in the country.

The statement was released by Mr Segun Adeyemi, Special Assistant to the President (Media), office of the Minister. 

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