TWITTER BAN: UNCERTAINTY AFTER 150 DAYS

Uncertainty continues to trail Federal Government’s plan to lift the ban placed on the micro-blogging platform, Twitter, in Nigeria, 150 days after, and exactly a month since President Muhammadu Buhari promised to unban Twitter.

Information from reliable sources monitoring development between the government and social media giant disclosed yesterday that the ban could be lifted this week.

According to reports, there has been major progress in the discussions. Out of the 10 demands by the government, only one is left, which is Twitter having a formal presence in Nigeria.

Earlier on August 19, the Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed that from the 10 demands put forward to lift the suspension, the social networking platform had acceded to seven.

When contacted, Twitter sources in Nigeria disclosed that the American firm does not want to comment on anything, but patiently awaiting the process of lifting the ban, alluding to signals that an agreement may have been reached between the two parties.

 

Source: Guardian News