Nigeria suspends Twitter ‘indefinitely’

The suspension comes after the social media giant removed a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The ban is due to “the persistent use of the platform for activities… capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence”, according to a statement released on Friday.

It comes just days after a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari was removed for breaching the site’s rules.

The statement did not mention the row.

Information Minister Lai Mohammed previously criticised the US social media giant’s decision, calling it “double standards”.

The site – which was still available to users in Nigeria following Friday’s announcement – removed a tweet sent by the president on 1 June.


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