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Suspension: Twitter has agreed to 7 out of 10 requests – Lai Mohammed

Nigeria’s Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, has said that the Federal government has made some progress in its discussions with Social media giant, Twitter.

It can be recalled that the Nigerian government suspended Twitter’s activities in the country after a tweet citing genocidal violence was deleted from President Muhammadu Buhari’s account.

He told Reuters that the Nigerian government had reached agreements on seven of 10 requests made to Twitter but was waiting for the company’s response on final issues, including setting up a local office, paying tax locally and cooperating with the government to regulate content and harmful tweets.

“We certainly want to put this behind us before the end of the year,” Mohammed said.

Defending the suspension, Mohammed said that Twitter “made their platform the platform of choice for separatists”, and was suspended because it threatened national unity.

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