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It’s no news in this country anymore that Twitter usage has been banned, after 7 months, 12 days of the ban, Federal government of Nigeria lifted the ban on Twitter usage.

The lifting of the ban was announced on the 12th of January 2022, through a statement from the Chairman Technical Committee, Nigeria-Twitter Engagement and Director-General National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi.

Abdullahi said “The Federal Government directed me to inform the public that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the lifting of the ban effective from 12a.m 13th of January 2022.
The approval was given following a memo written to the President by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim. In the Memo, the Minister updates and requests the President’s approval for the lifting based on the Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement’s recommendation.”

It can be recalled that on 4th June, 2021 after the social media giant deleted a post by President Buhari for “violation of the company’s abusive behaviour policy.”

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By June 5, 2021, the suspension got effected by telecommunications companies as Nigerians woke up to a Twitter shutdown across all platforms.

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Nigerians can now go back on Twitter as the ban has been lifted..

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Ibraheem Semiat Olasunmbo| Student microbiologist| campus journalist| IOI reporter|Muslimah.

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