Twitter Suspension: FG Orders NBC To Issue Licenses To Social Media Networks

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has charged the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) with licensing all social media operations in Nigeria.

He made this announcement on Friday in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Segun Adeyemi, on twitter.

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The statement titled, ‘FG Suspends Twitter’s Operations in Nigeria’, read, “The Federal Government has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria.

“The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the suspension in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, citing the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.

“The Minister said the Federal Government has also directed the National Broadcasting Commission to immediately commence the process of licensing all OTT and social media operations in Nigeria.”

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