Nigeria – Nigeria has lifted off the ban from using Twitter within its borders after seven months of clamping down the social networking site. The Nigerian government announced that it will suspend Twitter last year in June.
The decision was taken when the social media giant had deleted a tweet by the President Muhammadu Buhari about punishing regional secessionists. The Nigerian officials jumped on Twitter accusing it of siding with the secessionists.
The government, while announcing its decision to reverse the ban said that Twitter has agreed to some of its conditions including opening a local office in Nigeria. Another condition that the Nigerian government agreed to was registering in the nation during the first quarter of 2022.
Along with this, the social media site also agreed to appoint a designated country representative to handle internal affairs and all this while complying with tax obligations in Nigeria. The Nigerian officials have also demanded for the company to enroll the African nation in its portal for direct communications.
Even though an official confirmation has come from Nigerian officials, there is no confirmation from Twitter about agreeing to all of these terms. The only thing that the company said was that it was pleased to be restored in Nigeria and from now on, it will be deeply committed to it. It was reported earlier that despite the ban, many Nigerians continued to access the social media site after the suspension using virtual private networks (VPNs) but corporate organizations, especially the media outlets did not obey the government’s order whatsoever.