Nigeria ends ban on Twitter

After seven months of banning Twitter, the Nigerian government has decided to accept Twitter’s request to register in Nigeria and pay local taxes.  

 Nigeria suspended Twitter in summer 2021 after the social media firm deleted a tweet made by President Muhammadu Buhari, who accused Twitter of siding with secessionists.  

Although the government insisted that Twitter was banned, many Nigerians accessed Twitter using private networks such as VPN. The government had commanded internet providers to block Twitter as it was said that it was being used to sabotage “Nigeria’s corporate existence” through the spreading of false accusations that could have potentially caused violence.  

The Nigerian government have imposed that Twitter act with a respectful acknowledgement of Nigerian laws, communicate with government officials to manage content that doesn’t comply with Twitters community rules.