Sunday, September 19, 2021

Nigeria bans Twitter after deleting President Buhari’s tweet

Nigeria’s government has indefinitely suspended Twitter’s operations in the country.

In a statement, which was posted on the ministry’s official Twitter handle on Friday, the government accused Twitter of allowing its platform to be used “for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.”

Some pointed out the irony of announcing the ban on Twitter, with one person replying: “You’re using Twitter to suspend Twitter? Are you not mad?”

The suspension comes two days after Twitter deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari that was widely perceived as offensive.

In that tweet on Tuesday, the Nigerian leader threatened to deal with people in the country’s southeast, who he blames for the recurring attacks on public infrastructure in the region.

The tweet was deleted Wednesday after many Nigerians flagged it to Twitter and the platform said it had violated its policy on abusive behaviour.

A Twitter trend “Thank God For VPN” has gone viral on the app as many Nigerians celebrate their ability to circumvent the Twitter ban, through the use of a virtual private network (VPN).

Users who are logged into a secured VPN server can access public networks while their internet connection remains anonymous and encrypted.

Related Articles

NDC’s Ama Benyiwa Doe passes on

Former Member of Parliament (MP) for Gomoa West constituency and Central Regional Minister, Ama Benyiwa Doe, has passed on, a family source has confirmed...

I’ll continue to eat myself until I am ready to marry – Popular Kumasi se.x worker

Just like many sex workers out there, the lucrative nature of their trade usually discourages them from quitting and settling down until they are...

Sad! Photos & Details of the deceased Hot Digital Online Radio Serial Caller| Sister Ama Camberwell

management of  hot digital online radio in U.k are in shock of the announcement of the deceased famous  loyal serial radio caller with name...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Stay Connected

21,915FansLike
2,507FollowersFollow
0SubscribersSubscribe

Latest Articles

NDC’s Ama Benyiwa Doe passes on

Former Member of Parliament (MP) for Gomoa West constituency and Central Regional Minister, Ama Benyiwa Doe, has passed on, a family source has confirmed...

I’ll continue to eat myself until I am ready to marry – Popular Kumasi se.x worker

Just like many sex workers out there, the lucrative nature of their trade usually discourages them from quitting and settling down until they are...

Sad! Photos & Details of the deceased Hot Digital Online Radio Serial Caller| Sister Ama Camberwell

management of  hot digital online radio in U.k are in shock of the announcement of the deceased famous  loyal serial radio caller with name...

Nana Agradaa jubilates as her Thunder TV station goes back on air as Todays TV

Evangelist Patricia Oduro Koranteng, popularly known as Nana Agradaa, is reeling in excitement following the restoration of her Satellite broadcast channel, Thunder TV, now...

JUST IN: CK Akonnor sacked as Black Stars coach

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has announced the sacking of Black Stars coach Charles Kwabla Akonnor. In a statement, the GFA said the 47-year-old and...
%d bloggers like this: