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Access To Twitter Denied From Nigeria Cyberspace - BBC Reports by CilicMarin: 10:24am On Jun 05
Users struggle to access site after government suspension.

Access to Twitter through Nigeria's main phone providers has been blocked, according to reports from Lagos and the capital, Abuja.

It is still accessible on some wi-fi networks.

This comes after the government said it was suspending Twitter operations in the country "indefinitely".

The ban was due to "the persistent use of the platform for activities... capable of undermining Nigeria's corporate existence", a statement said.

Twitter said Friday's announcement from Information Minister Lai Mohammed was "deeply concerning".

By Saturday morning, BBC reporters in Lagos and Abuja said they were unable to connect to Twitter through two of the countries largest phone networks: MTN and Airtel. Others have also been affected.

Access was still possible through some wi-fi providers, but this is not a common way to connect to the internet in Nigeria.

Search terms such as "VPN" were popular overnight, according to the search tracking site Trendsmap.

A VPN - or Virtual Private Network - connection makes it appear as if the user is accessing the internet from another country, and has been a way to get round similar bans in other countries.

Removal of Buhari tweet
The move by the government came just days after a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari was removed for breaching the site's rules, though no mention of this was made in its statement.

Mr Mohammed has previously criticised the US social media giant's decision to take it down, calling it "double standards".

The tweet sent by Mr Buhari on 1 June referred to the 1967-70 Nigerian Civil War and to treating "those misbehaving today" in "the language they will understand".

A Twitter spokesperson said at the time that the post "was in violation of the Twitter Rules".

And in a statement on Friday, the company - which in April announced its new African headquarters would be based in neighbouring Ghana - said it was "investigating and will provide updates when we know more" about the Nigerian ban.

The government gave no details on how the ban would work in practice, or any explanation of how Twitter had undermined Nigeria's corporate existence.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-57363779

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Re: Access To Twitter Denied From Nigeria Cyberspace - BBC Reports by CilicMarin: 10:24am On Jun 05
Nigeria Corporate Existence Is Bigger Than A Twitter Platform That Promotes Terrorism.

I stand With Mr. President...and urge other African Presidents To Take A Cue From Nigeria.

Could twitter had allowed late Osama Bin Ladin to tweet violence against the unity of America without sanctions? Whose interest is Twitter promoting in Nigeria? Ask yourself

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Re: Access To Twitter Denied From Nigeria Cyberspace - BBC Reports by Nbotee(m): 10:25am On Jun 05
We don find access back in.... We moooooveeee!!!

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Re: Access To Twitter Denied From Nigeria Cyberspace - BBC Reports by PlayMaker14: 10:26am On Jun 05
CilicMarin:
Nigeria Corporate Existence Is Bigger Than A Twitter Platform That Promotes Terrorism.

I stand With Mr. President...and urge other African President To Take A Cue From Nigeria.

Could twitter had allowed late Osama Bin Ladin to tweet violence against the unity of America without sanctions? Whose interest is Twitter promoting in Nigeria?




Oboy, suffer nor dey taya you? You have been suffering and smiling for 6yrs now and you think that's a good way of showing loyalty and respect to Baba lifeless?


Try make you free yourself.

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Re: Access To Twitter Denied From Nigeria Cyberspace - BBC Reports by Amotolongbo(f): 10:27am On Jun 05
“Where you have the feces, there the maggots meet to celebrate and jubilate, forgetting that nothing lasts forever”.

The case of the OP and its ilks

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Re: Access To Twitter Denied From Nigeria Cyberspace - BBC Reports by InaNla(f): 10:28am On Jun 05
Amotolongbo:
“Where you have the feces, there the maggots meet to celebrate and jubilate”.

The case of the OP and its ilks



The guy is really confused.

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Re: Access To Twitter Denied From Nigeria Cyberspace - BBC Reports by socialmediaman: 10:28am On Jun 05
Re: Access To Twitter Denied From Nigeria Cyberspace - BBC Reports by socialmediaman: 10:29am On Jun 05
Nbotee:
We don find access back in.... We moooooveeee!!!

It may get worse, don’t celebrate yet

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Re: Access To Twitter Denied From Nigeria Cyberspace - BBC Reports by Simplyleo: 10:30am On Jun 05
But I thought ict experts already said the ban is impossible and some onion thieves are already going for Thanksgiving in that regard. undecided

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Re: Access To Twitter Denied From Nigeria Cyberspace - BBC Reports by DDDEnterprises: 10:31am On Jun 05
Simplyleo:
But I thought ict experts already said the ban is impossible and some onion thieves are already going for Thanksgiving in that regard. undecided

Going for Thanksgiving? On top wetin? In which church?

By the way, maybe Buhari already had plans to block all avenues

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Re: Access To Twitter Denied From Nigeria Cyberspace - BBC Reports by GuyWise101(m): 10:31am On Jun 05
Nna mehnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

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Re: Access To Twitter Denied From Nigeria Cyberspace - BBC Reports by CilicMarin: 10:34am On Jun 05
Simplyleo:
But I thought ict experts already said the ban is impossible and some onion thieves are already going for Thanksgiving in that regard. undecided

Even the VPN they are celebrating will soon be banned.

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Re: Access To Twitter Denied From Nigeria Cyberspace - BBC Reports by Xiaomi1(m): 10:38am On Jun 05
CilicMarin:


Even the VPN they are celebrating will soon be banned.
go and ban it, ewu.

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Re: Access To Twitter Denied From Nigeria Cyberspace - BBC Reports by Typicool8(m): 10:39am On Jun 05
CilicMarin:
Nigeria Corporate Existence Is Bigger Than A Twitter Platform That Promotes Terrorism.

I stand With Mr. President...and urge other African President To Take A Cue From Nigeria.

Could twitter had allowed late Osama Bin Ladin to tweet violence against the unity of America without sanctions? Whose interest is Twitter promoting in Nigeria?
I wish I can see you in person so I can give you a bring back your brain slap

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Re: Access To Twitter Denied From Nigeria Cyberspace - BBC Reports by CilicMarin: 10:49am On Jun 05
Typicool8:

I wish I can see you in person so I can give you a bring back your brain slap

Ok

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Re: Access To Twitter Denied From Nigeria Cyberspace - BBC Reports by WalkerMichael(m): 10:55am On Jun 05
Dear NL brothers and sisters, i lost my mother on Monday 31st cry cry such a hard knock on me . I just hope God comforts myself and sisters. I promise to make her proud for life. please help me with your words, I'm really down. I'll be fine

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Re: Access To Twitter Denied From Nigeria Cyberspace - BBC Reports by Dialpad: 10:55am On Jun 05
Nairaland should be careful, the hammer may be coming soon.

Nigeria tech start ups can build their own Twitter, Facebook etc.

With the vast population of Nigeria, they will make it .

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Re: Access To Twitter Denied From Nigeria Cyberspace - BBC Reports by Whois(m): 10:56am On Jun 05
WE NEED TO ASK QUESTIONS. Shit doesn't add up

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Re: Access To Twitter Denied From Nigeria Cyberspace - BBC Reports by MajorOvakporaye(f): 10:56am On Jun 05
It's over 10 years ago I recited the national anthem of zoo country!

I have vowed never to recite the national anthem of zoo country

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Re: Access To Twitter Denied From Nigeria Cyberspace - BBC Reports by kindlyheart: 10:56am On Jun 05
who else is not bothered by this Twitter ban

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Re: Access To Twitter Denied From Nigeria Cyberspace - BBC Reports by datola: 10:56am On Jun 05
Is that so?

I appeal to to FGN to reverse the decision because of the negative impact it will have on the already bleeding economy.

People also should be wary of what they post online.

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Re: Access To Twitter Denied From Nigeria Cyberspace - BBC Reports by Zect(m): 10:56am On Jun 05
VPN don give guys access nah.

Please i'm looking for a reliable source in the NYSC to help process direct posting and redeployment.

I am an agent so I will be bringing jobs from time to time. I need someone in the system who will be executing the jobs for me.

When don't even have to meet. You can be anonymous if you want. All I need is a competent person who will always deliver.

Kindly contact me via Nairaland PM.

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Re: Access To Twitter Denied From Nigeria Cyberspace - BBC Reports by nelsonebby(m): 10:56am On Jun 05
CilicMarin:
Nigeria Corporate Existence Is Bigger Than A Twitter Platform That Promotes Terrorism.

I stand With Mr. President...and urge other African President To Take A Cue From Nigeria.

Could twitter had allowed late Osama Bin Ladin to tweet violence against the unity of America without sanctions? Whose interest is Twitter promoting in Nigeria?

We need to separate from you Northerners peacefully

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Re: Access To Twitter Denied From Nigeria Cyberspace - BBC Reports by tonididdy(m): 10:56am On Jun 05
Am I the only one who doesn't use Twitter or even understand the site


PS: I'm not in support of the Nigerian govt, just saying this shouldn't be news to me.

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Re: Access To Twitter Denied From Nigeria Cyberspace - BBC Reports by thebosstrevor1: 10:56am On Jun 05
InaNla:
.

Apparently, you thought it was from Twitter grin

You know there are apps that can be used to do things like that grin grin grin

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Re: Access To Twitter Denied From Nigeria Cyberspace - BBC Reports by SimplyFacts: 10:56am On Jun 05
Only NAIRALAND App exists on my phone tongue. I sympathize with those that can't do without Twitter.

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Re: Access To Twitter Denied From Nigeria Cyberspace - BBC Reports by Crownp(m): 10:57am On Jun 05
Nigeria has failed![i][/i]

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