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How Small Businesses Are Taking The Hit On Twitter Ban by maximunimpact(m): 8:04am On Jun 22
Some small businesses that rely on Twitter for survival are finding it tough to cope as a result of the indefinite suspension imposed on the operation of the micro blogging site by the Federal Government.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of JE Stores, Jadesola Praise, said her sales had dipped since the ban was imposed because she depends on the platform to reach her customers.

According to her, JE Stores is a virtual shop that deals in unisex wears, sneakers, bags, slides, writs watches and others with nationwide delivery.

“My sales have been affected. I am hopeful that the government and Twitter will reach an agreement soon so that the nightmare will come to and end,” she said.

Also, a Lagos-based entrepreneur, Ogechi Egemonu, said she was selling more than N500,000 worth of watches, shoes and handbags on Twitter weekly.

Now, with the site suspended by the government, Egemonu does not know how she will cope.

“Social media is where I eat. I depend on social media for my livelihood,” she told Reuters.

Praise and Egemonu are few of the several small, medium enterpriseses (SMEs) in the country that have been affected by the indefinite suspension of the micro-blogging platform.

The Federal Government had on June 4, announced the “indefinite” suspension of Twitter over “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence”. It came days after the platform President Muhammadu Buhari’s post threatening to punish secessionist agitators.

He said that a “sizeable number of citizens” use Twitter to make a living.

Parliament’s minority caucus warned the suspension was costing Nigerians “billions of naira on a daily basis.”

Dumebi Iyeke, a research analyst with the Financial Derivatives Company, said it would hit young Nigerians – among whom there is a 45 per cent unemployment rate – the hardest.

“We are looking at a potential loss in their revenue,” Iyeke said, adding that it could further lower living standards amid high inflation.

Information Minister Lai Mohammed last week said that all social media sites must register a local entity and get a license to operate. He cited complaints over lost money as proof that the ban was effective, but said other sites are still available.

“Section 2(1) r of the NBC Act entrusts the Commission with responsibility to ensure strict adherence to the national laws, rules and regulations,” the DG said.

“Section 3.11.2 of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code provides that ‘the broadcaster shall ensure that law enforcement is upheld at all times in a matter depicting that law and order are socially superior to or more desirable than Crime and Anarchy.”

“Attention is also drawn to section 5.6.3 of The Code which requires Broadcasters to be mindful of materials that may cause disaffection, incite to panic or rift in the society in the use of a user generated Content (UGC).

“Note that it will be unpatriotic for any broadcaster in Nigeria to continue to patronise the suspended Twitter as a source of its information therefore strict compliance is enjoined.”

https://www.financialwatchngr.com/2021/06/22/how-small-businesses-are-taking-the-hit-on-twitter-ban/

Mynd44, OAM4J

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Re: How Small Businesses Are Taking The Hit On Twitter Ban by MansoryMX(m): 8:52am On Jun 22
Agbegbaorogboye:
Those small businesses are corrupt. They are PDP, IPOB and children of hate

Signed
Zombies, Nairaland branch

Sense is far from this one! I don’t get you. Kindly repeat it again!

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Re: How Small Businesses Are Taking The Hit On Twitter Ban by KRSWon: 8:56am On Jun 22
Who in their right mind didn't know this would happen?

Economists and business analysts both within and outside of Nigeria stated as much.

https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2021/6/7/nigerian-twitter-ban-how-government-restriction-affects-people

https://punchng.com/twitterban-job-losses-loom-economic-woes-to-worsen-nesg-experts-warn/

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Re: How Small Businesses Are Taking The Hit On Twitter Ban by KRSWon: 9:02am On Jun 22
MansoryMX:


Sense is far from this one! I don’t get you. Kindly repeat it again!



Read it again closely. That guy's post is sarcasm.

Though with the rampant crazy, sycophantic behaviour, it's difficult to tell on Nairaland. undecided

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Re: How Small Businesses Are Taking The Hit On Twitter Ban by ba7man(m): 9:12am On Jun 22
Online buying and selling doesn't start and end on Twitter....... same with Freedom of speech.

Facebook, Instagram etc are still available.

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Re: How Small Businesses Are Taking The Hit On Twitter Ban by Agbegbaorogboye: 9:18am On Jun 22
MansoryMX:


Sense is far from this one! I don’t get you. Kindly repeat it again!



If you don't understand this simple sentence, kindly enroll for adult literacy classes

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Re: How Small Businesses Are Taking The Hit On Twitter Ban by Amuluonyenaego: 12:34pm On Jun 22
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Re: How Small Businesses Are Taking The Hit On Twitter Ban by socialmediaman: 12:34pm On Jun 22
In Nigeria, people die searching for jobs, people get killed on their farmlands, in their homes, and government doesn’t give a sh****t. So killing businesses whose operations are mostly on Twitter is negligible collateral damage for the government.

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Re: How Small Businesses Are Taking The Hit On Twitter Ban by Classicalman(m): 12:35pm On Jun 22
Who cares?
Re: How Small Businesses Are Taking The Hit On Twitter Ban by Chijeep(m): 12:35pm On Jun 22
Although sorrow may last through the night, but joy comes in the morning.
one day we'll trade...
our sorrow with joy,
our pain with gain,
our BUHARI WITH NELSON MANDELA

NIGERIA TRULY NEED A LEADER WHO WILL FIGHT FOR THE MASSES NOT AGAINST THE MASSES

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Re: How Small Businesses Are Taking The Hit On Twitter Ban by philip0906(m): 12:35pm On Jun 22
ba7man:
Online buying and selling doesn't start and end on Twitter....... same with Freedom of speech.

Facebook, Instagram etc are still available.
And if the lunatics ban Facebook and instagram, you'll tell us to start using postal services, nonsense!

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Re: How Small Businesses Are Taking The Hit On Twitter Ban by Nectarbaba(m): 12:35pm On Jun 22
It's simple na. Just download necessary apps.

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Re: How Small Businesses Are Taking The Hit On Twitter Ban by Romanoff(f): 12:35pm On Jun 22
If you sell on Twitter, you can still use your community Hashtags or sell under the comments of influencers like AproKo Doctor and Our Favourite Online Doctor.

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Re: How Small Businesses Are Taking The Hit On Twitter Ban by Amojii: 12:36pm On Jun 22
Banana republic of UAR

Everything is now up side down planty sellers but no buyers...
You go out with the little money you have hoping to sell market, you will end up coming back home empty handed...
The one you manage to even sell you sell it cost price for you to meet up family needs small, small your shop, business will be going down before you will know what is happening you are out of business
.

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Re: How Small Businesses Are Taking The Hit On Twitter Ban by blueghost(m): 12:36pm On Jun 22
sad
One Thing this present government has taught me is not to get too comfortable on a certain business platform. You need to diversify to avoid economic injuries

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Re: How Small Businesses Are Taking The Hit On Twitter Ban by falseprophet: 12:37pm On Jun 22
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Re: How Small Businesses Are Taking The Hit On Twitter Ban by caprini1: 12:37pm On Jun 22
MansoryMX:


Sense is far from this one! I don’t get you. Kindly repeat it again!


Itibolibo!

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Re: How Small Businesses Are Taking The Hit On Twitter Ban by bhaliz44(m): 12:37pm On Jun 22
Please don't quote me grin
Re: How Small Businesses Are Taking The Hit On Twitter Ban by Macsjebs: 12:37pm On Jun 22
May God help us
Re: How Small Businesses Are Taking The Hit On Twitter Ban by Armaggedon: 12:38pm On Jun 22
You mean some of the BMC miscreants who rely on twitter are now out of job.
Re: How Small Businesses Are Taking The Hit On Twitter Ban by Grace001: 12:39pm On Jun 22
Government wouldn’t have banned twitter if larger number of youths from the north are using it for business.

But most of their youths are into mai ruwa, mai tea, mai guard,mai so bàtá and mai suya etc they don’t use twitter.

Abbeg Nigeria matter tire me.

Meanwhile, happy one Nigeria

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Re: How Small Businesses Are Taking The Hit On Twitter Ban by killALIEN(m): 12:39pm On Jun 22
God punish Buhari!
The fucking bastard in aso rock.

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Re: How Small Businesses Are Taking The Hit On Twitter Ban by nijabazaar: 12:39pm On Jun 22
Please I do vfx for films and music videos.

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Re: How Small Businesses Are Taking The Hit On Twitter Ban by TOPCRUISE(m): 12:40pm On Jun 22
Yet this government will say they are supporting SMEs and will list it among their achievements angry

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Re: How Small Businesses Are Taking The Hit On Twitter Ban by coscj(m): 12:40pm On Jun 22
ba7man:
Online buying and selling doesn't start and end on Twitter....... same with Freedom of speech.

Facebook, Instagram etc are still available.

I don't think you understand how social Media works.
Building business credibility on any social media platform takes months If not years. It's wrong to debase someones means of income so carelessly

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Re: How Small Businesses Are Taking The Hit On Twitter Ban by Ghostmode2two(m): 12:42pm On Jun 22
Agbegbaorogboye:
Those small businesses are corrupt. They are PDP, IPOB and children of hate

Signed
Zombies, Nairaland branch
I wonder what PDP, IPOB and children of hat has to do with the suffering of small businesses What a reasoning from you. FYI the FG just inaugurated a team to discuss with Twitter on the lifting of the indefinite suspension of Twitter in Nigeria. Is this the cause of IPOB and PDP too?
Re: How Small Businesses Are Taking The Hit On Twitter Ban by CelestineNelson: 12:42pm On Jun 22
That's one of the most misguided decision have ever seen in my life this year...am sure the next President will reverse that hopefully!
Re: How Small Businesses Are Taking The Hit On Twitter Ban by sammy329(m): 12:43pm On Jun 22
sad sad sad

There is peace and serenity since twitter ban.


Twitter is not the only place for advertisement, we have Facebook, Instagram, nairaland and co.

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Re: How Small Businesses Are Taking The Hit On Twitter Ban by Reinaldo: 12:43pm On Jun 22
They have given Nigerians the "change".

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Re: How Small Businesses Are Taking The Hit On Twitter Ban by Teeboy15(m): 12:44pm On Jun 22
nijabazaar:
Please I do vfx for films and music videos.

You can always contact me or my team via this line 0. 905 167 5. 4. 81

This is awesome. How long have you been doing this?

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