FG In Talks With Twitter Over Ban In Nigeria


The Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government has disclosed that it has begun talks with Twitter over the suspensions of its operations in Nigeria.

Newspot reports that this was made known on Monday by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.

Recall that the federal government had suspended Twitter on Friday, two days after the social media site deleted a comment from the president’s account for violating its rules.

“There are discussions ongoing with Twitter, we will see how that progresses, so I cannot say for now the duration of the suspension,” Onyeama said after a meeting with diplomats on the issue on Monday.

This online newspaper reports that the Nigerian government on Monday held a meeting with foreign representatives to discuss its decision to block Twitter.

The meeting was held at the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the capital Abuja, according to a statement from the ministry earlier.

At his meeting with the countries’ envoys in Abuja, the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama said it is important for the federal government to discuss the suspension with the missions “in our usual friendly way.”

Reports say that delegates attending the summit include the United States, Canada, the European Union, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.


The invitation follows their outrage shortly after the Nigerian government banned the use of the platform in the country, accusing it of “dividing the country”.

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