Twitter agrees to Nigeria’s demands to end seven-month ban


ABUJA: JAN. 14 – Twitter has agreed to register in Nigeria and pay local taxes to end a seven-month ban, the BBC understands.

This will come as a big surprise to many Nigerians, who had assumed that the Nigerian government had backed down following months of negotiations, says the BBC’s Nduka Orjinmo in Abuja.

Nigeria suspended the social media firm last June after it deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari. It accused Twitter of siding with secessionists.

Before ending the ban, the Nigerian government insisted that Twitter:

  • Register in Nigeria
  • Appoint a designated country representative
  • Comply with tax obl

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