Nigeria government ends Twitter ban

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(Image by Matt Rourke via CFP)
(Image by Matt Rourke via CFP)

Nigeria’s government on Wednesday said it had ended its suspension of Twitter, seven months after banning the social media giant in a dispute over a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Nigerian government and Twitter have been in negotiations since over restoring the service based on a set of conditions, including Twitter registering operations in Nigeria.

Nigerian officials say Twitter has agreed to demands for working in the country.

Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Twitter had a major role in political discourse in Nigeria, with the hashtags #BringBackOurGirls after Boko Haram kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in 2014, and #EndSARS during anti-police brutality protests in 2020.

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