How to Use Twitter in Nigeria

You can still use Twitter in Nigeria even after the Ban by the federal government just follow the steps in the video below

The site removed a tweet sent by Nigeria’s 78-year-old president on 1 June. It referred to the 1967-70 Nigerian Civil War and to treating “those misbehaving today” in “the language they will understand”.

A Twitter spokesperson said at the time that the post “was in violation of the Twitter Rules”.

And in a statement on Friday, the company – which announced its new African headquarters would be based in neighbouring Ghana last month – has said it was “investigating and will provide updates when we know more” about the Nigerian ban. Twitter was still working in Nigeria on Friday evening.

The government gave no details on how the ban would work in practice, or any explanation of how Twitter had undermined Nigeria’s corporate existence.

Its statement, which was released on Twitter, also revealed that the national broadcasting regulator, NBC, has been told to start “the process of licensing all OTT [internet streaming services] and social media operations in Nigeria”.

Osai Ojigho, director of Amnesty International Nigeria, condemned the announcement.

“This action is clearly inconsistent and incompatible with Nigeria’s international obligations. We are calling on the Nigerian authorities to immediately reverse the unlawful suspension and other plans to gag the media, repress civic space, and undermine Nigerians’ human rights.”

In a vague statement on Twitter, which did not clarify when the move would come into force, the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture said the social media platform was being used for activities “capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence”.Responding below the ministry’s post, many users pointed out the irony of announcing such a move on Twitter itself.

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