Twitter Ban: Finally, Malami Deactivates Account

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The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has deactivated his account.

Malami had on Saturday ordered the prosecution of Nigerians defying the federal government’s ban on Twitter as a result of the platform’s deletion of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet.

Sharing a screenshot of his deactivated account on Facebook, Malami restated his stand on the ban of the micro-blogging site.

He wrote, “My Twitter Account Deactivated”.

Malami ordered the prosecution of Nigerians defying the federal government’s ban on Twitter by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

Newspot earlier reported that the Federal Government banned the use of Twitter in the country for what it described as “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining the nation’s corporate existence”.

In a statement on Friday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, also directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to commence the process of licensing all OTT and social media operations in the country.

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