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Nigeria to lift Twitter ban after more than half a year

dpa
Lagos
Twitter is to become accessible again in Nigeria after the government said on Wednesday it would lift a ban on the microblogging website in place for seven months.
After talks with the US company, it was agreed that Twitter would open an office in Nigeria, a government official said, without disclosing further details. President Muhammadu Buhari had given instructions on June 5 to shut down the service in the country of around 200 million people.
Previously, Twitter had deleted a controversial message from the president about the Nigerian civil war and suspended the head of state’s account for 12 hours.
The government did not give a specific reason for the suspension at the time. However, it did state that the platform was repeatedly used for activities that could undermine Nigeria’s existence.

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