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Twitter Reacts To Suspension By Nigerian Government, Says It's 'Deeply Concerned by lalasticlala(m): 8:01pm On Jun 04, 2021
Twitter is ‘Deeply concerned’ by Nigerian government’s suspension

Twitter has reacted to the indefinite suspension of the social media site by the Nigerian government, expressing concern.

A statement by a Twitter spokesperson to TechCabal said:

“The announcement made by the Nigerian Government that they have suspended Twitter’s operations in Nigeria is deeply concerning. We’re investigating and will provide updates when we know more.”

While Twitter does not have physical offices in Nigeria, the platform is freely available in the country and has up to 2 million users, according to some estimates. The government’s suspension as announced by Lai Mohammed, the Minister for Information and Culture, has been interpreted as a potential directive to Internet Service Providers to cut off users’ access to the social media platform

As we have reported, the suspension is a culmination of a three-day drama. It started when Twitter deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari for violating its rules.

A few hours after Twitter’s action, Mohammed, the Information Minister, held a press conference in which he denounced the US social media company for having a suspicious agenda in Nigeria. He accused Twitter of enabling violence during #EndSARS protests in October 2020.

In the end, he justified his suspension of Twitter on the grounds of “persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.”

The suspension brings Twitter squarely into the heat of the debate about the intersection of democracy and internet freedom in Africa.

When they announced that Ghana will be the location of their first Africa office, Twitter said it was because Ghana is “a champion for democracy, a supporter of free speech, online freedom, and the Open Internet, of which Twitter is also an advocate.”

Twitter remains available in Nigeria at the time of publishing this – two and half hours after the announcement was posted on the Information Ministry’s verified Twitter account. It remains to be seen when the suspension takes effect and what actions Twitter takes.

https://techcabal.com/2021/06/04/twitter-is-deeply-concerned-by-nigeria-governments-suspension/

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Re: Twitter Reacts To Suspension By Nigerian Government, Says It's 'Deeply Concerned by Simplyleo: 8:02pm On Jun 04, 2021
You mean Twitter is deeply concerned about Nigeria?

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Re: Twitter Reacts To Suspension By Nigerian Government, Says It's 'Deeply Concerned by colorsofrainbow: 8:03pm On Jun 04, 2021
Simplyleo:
You mean Twitter is deeply concerned about Nigeria?

Is this how your Tinubu will be President? grin
Nigerians are still enjoying twitter till next 10 years.
If your Buhari like,make e ban you sef join
But wait o...so na so something dey pain Una wey be APC miscreants reach?
Ordinary twitter deletion pain Una like this
Abeg when Una dey ban VPN? grin grin

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Re: Twitter Reacts To Suspension By Nigerian Government, Says It's 'Deeply Concerned by katlynf73: 8:04pm On Jun 04, 2021
They can't stop us. If they like ban internet sef. We'll generate internet......
If you need a VPN to browse Twitter download one here
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=free.vpn.unblock.proxy.turbovpn.lite

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Re: Twitter Reacts To Suspension By Nigerian Government, Says It's 'Deeply Concerned by myrrtle(m): 8:04pm On Jun 04, 2021
Expect anything when mad people without foresight are leading a country. This government is a complete joke and they will keep doing their best to destroy the image of this country and cause harm to her citizens. Like what exactly is hell if it isn't living under jubrin el Sudani.

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Re: Twitter Reacts To Suspension By Nigerian Government, Says It's 'Deeply Concerned by slawormiir: 8:04pm On Jun 04, 2021
Damnnn niggarrrr
Isoright....
Pussy ass government


Lot of no good sons and daughters of bitches in this present administration

Na now I see why Twitter chose Ghana as their hk.....sorry I mean hQ
Huzzle nor go kill me....everything to me na just bombing and Hk(huzzle kingdom)

Like play like play now...na so this government go wake up one day suspends or ban wechat ......I swear if them try am....Nigeria go scatter

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Re: Twitter Reacts To Suspension By Nigerian Government, Says It's 'Deeply Concerned by IfGodbeforus(m): 8:04pm On Jun 04, 2021
He whom the God's wanna kill, they make him mad first.
Pmb is using his hands to finish himself patapata.

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Re: Twitter Reacts To Suspension By Nigerian Government, Says It's 'Deeply Concerned by Aflix(m): 8:05pm On Jun 04, 2021
I wouldn't be too concerned if I were them. Buhari and his crew just De blow hot air, nothing De happen.

But Buhari has been making work very difficult for his BMCs. It's almost impossible to defend the government now.

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Re: Twitter Reacts To Suspension By Nigerian Government, Says It's 'Deeply Concerned by Richardthom10: 8:05pm On Jun 04, 2021
You mean Twitter is deeply concerned about Nigeria?

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Re: Twitter Reacts To Suspension By Nigerian Government, Says It's 'Deeply Concerned by Rawblings(m): 8:05pm On Jun 04, 2021
What a funny country

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Re: Twitter Reacts To Suspension By Nigerian Government, Says It's 'Deeply Concerned by Vaughanlanrewaj: 8:05pm On Jun 04, 2021
Loriro.
Where was their concern when they allowed IPOB terrorists hijack their platforms and use it to mobilise their base to burn down Lagos city ?

Where were they when their platform was being used to mobilise IPOB terrorists to burn even INEC offices, the institution charged to conduct democratic elections?

Now the IPOB terrorists graduated to using Twitter to mobilise for killing our patriots, beheading them and burning up national strategic infrastructures like police stations, immigration offices, prisons and INEC offices, they are concerned? They should be ashamed of themselves if they are serious at all. The Founder should fire all those he has charged to oversee his business here in Nigeria, won ti gbabode!

And they said they are concerned? I don't even think this is from Twitter headquarters, probably the same IPOB terrorists running Twitter Nigeria. All the enemies of Nigeria will lose las las.They always lose. They will lose today and lose against Nigeria forever.visit www.freestuffsng.com for latest freestuffs in Nigeria. God bless Nigeria.

They said they are concerned and still left this tweet by the fugitive terrorists leader of IPOB shocked

https://mobile.twitter.com/MaziNnamdiKanu/status/1400037702267936772

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Re: Twitter Reacts To Suspension By Nigerian Government, Says It's 'Deeply Concerned by dante0147: 8:05pm On Jun 04, 2021
Hehehe
Re: Twitter Reacts To Suspension By Nigerian Government, Says It's 'Deeply Concerned by Odunharry(m): 8:05pm On Jun 04, 2021
9ja na cruise...
Re: Twitter Reacts To Suspension By Nigerian Government, Says It's 'Deeply Concerned by Ustec: 8:05pm On Jun 04, 2021
Deeply concerned about Biafra abi undecided
Is Twitter trying to promote violence in Nigeria or against violence in Nigeria?

Nairaland will soon welcome some Twitter miscreants grin

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Re: Twitter Reacts To Suspension By Nigerian Government, Says It's 'Deeply Concerned by vincentjk(m): 8:05pm On Jun 04, 2021
Yup they have to be concerned, if you know the traffic twitter Nigeria alone generates then you'll be schock.

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Re: Twitter Reacts To Suspension By Nigerian Government, Says It's 'Deeply Concerned by ClassicMan202(m): 8:05pm On Jun 04, 2021
You'll use your twitter account to announce the suspension of twitter..... Mad people everywhere

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Re: Twitter Reacts To Suspension By Nigerian Government, Says It's 'Deeply Concerned by Elvictor: 8:05pm On Jun 04, 2021
Deeply concerned of the Democrazy Nigerians are subject to

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Re: Twitter Reacts To Suspension By Nigerian Government, Says It's 'Deeply Concerned by babyfaceafrica: 8:05pm On Jun 04, 2021
Twitter will beg eventually... They need Nigeria more than Nigeria needs them..

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Re: Twitter Reacts To Suspension By Nigerian Government, Says It's 'Deeply Concerned by dante0147: 8:06pm On Jun 04, 2021
Lol
Re: Twitter Reacts To Suspension By Nigerian Government, Says It's 'Deeply Concerned by Mrjaz(m): 8:06pm On Jun 04, 2021
Wash wash Twitter ain’t concerned anything

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Re: Twitter Reacts To Suspension By Nigerian Government, Says It's 'Deeply Concerned by InaNla(f): 8:06pm On Jun 04, 2021
We warned Nigerians not to vote for the tyrant terrorist called Mohomodu buari. Una never start oooo.


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Simplyleo:
You mean Twitter is deeply concerned about Nigeria?

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I pity this one!

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Re: Twitter Reacts To Suspension By Nigerian Government, Says It's 'Deeply Concerned by Kingjay007: 8:06pm On Jun 04, 2021
Yup.. they should be

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Re: Twitter Reacts To Suspension By Nigerian Government, Says It's 'Deeply Concerned by Keating: 8:06pm On Jun 04, 2021
Re: Twitter Reacts To Suspension By Nigerian Government, Says It's 'Deeply Concerned by BRATISLAVA: 8:06pm On Jun 04, 2021
Shocking.
Re: Twitter Reacts To Suspension By Nigerian Government, Says It's 'Deeply Concerned by sunnyp20(m): 8:06pm On Jun 04, 2021
Are these people mad? Up to 2 million users? More like 10million. There are more numbers of Nigerins on twitter than Instagram.

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Re: Twitter Reacts To Suspension By Nigerian Government, Says It's 'Deeply Concerned by D2UU: 8:06pm On Jun 04, 2021
Play me buhari song
Chorus:I will chain Nigeria
I will chain Nigeria
I'm coming Twitter

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Re: Twitter Reacts To Suspension By Nigerian Government, Says It's 'Deeply Concerned by Inspiration007: 8:06pm On Jun 04, 2021
Simplyleo:
You mean Twitter is deeply concerned about Nigeria?


You nor dey tire?

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Re: Twitter Reacts To Suspension By Nigerian Government, Says It's 'Deeply Concerned by luscioustrish(f): 8:06pm On Jun 04, 2021
Lol
Re: Twitter Reacts To Suspension By Nigerian Government, Says It's 'Deeply Concerned by LORDKing001: 8:06pm On Jun 04, 2021
Nobody d login to twitter?

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