Nigeria suspends Twitter over president's deleted tweet – India TV News

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari
Nigeria’s government said Friday it was suspending Twitter indefinitely in Africa’s most populous nation, a day after the company deleted a controversial tweet President Muhammadu Buhari made about a secessionist movement.
It was not immediately clear when the suspension would go into effect as users could still access Twitter late Friday, and many said they would simply use VPNs to maintain access to the platform. 
Others mocked the government for using the platform to announce the action. “You’re using Twitter to suspend Twitter? Are you not mad?” one user tweeted in response.
Information Minister Lai Mohammed said Friday that government officials took the step because the platform was being used “for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.” Mohammed criticized Twitter for deleting the post. “The mission of Twitter in Nigeria is very suspicious,” he said, adding that Twitter had in the past ignored “inciting” tweets against the Nigerian government.

googletag.cmd.push(function () {
googletag.display(‘div-gpt-ad-1516086534511-1’);
});

Twitter deleted Buhari’s post on Wednesday, calling it abusive, after the president threatened suspected separatist militants in the southeast.
More than 1 million people died during the 1967-1970 civil war that erupted when secessionists sought to create an independent Biafra for the ethnic Igbo people. Buhari, an ethnic Fulani, was on the opposing side in the war against the Igbos.
In recent months, pro-Biafra separatists have been accused of attacking police and government buildings, and Buhari vowed to retaliate and “treat them in the language they understand.”
Also Read: Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey heckled at Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami
Also Read: Facebook suspends Donald Trump’s account for 2 years
Latest World News
Top News
UP: Death toll due to dengue, viral fever climbs to 50 in Firozabad
Last rites of Sidharth Shukla today at Mumbai’s Oshiwara Crematorium | UPDATES
Tokyo Paralympics: Praveen Kumar wins silver medal with Asian record in men’s high jump T64
Horoscope September 3: Taurus will get to hear some good news, Know about other zodiac signs
Shehnaaz Gill wanted to marry Sidharth Shukla, had asked Abu Malik to convince him
HDFC Life to acquire Exide Life for Rs 6,687 crore
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 Review: A foldable that finally makes sense
Latest News
OPINION | Reopening schools during Covid: What parents, teachers must guard against
Sidharth Shukla-Shehnaaz’s Bigg Boss video goes viral: ‘Even when you are 70, call me..’
Actress Rakul Preet Singh appears before ED office in connection with drugs case
Shang Chi Movie Review: Visually impressive and well-articulated, a must watch
© 2009-2021 Independent News Service. All rights reserved.  
Ambulance carrying Sidharth Shukla’s mortal remains leaves for Oshiwara, family receives death certificate
Sidharth Shukla’s corpse to be received by his family, last rites to be performed at 2 pm
No opinion from doctors in Sidharth Shukla’s postmortem report
Tokyo Paralympics: Praveen Kumar clinches silver medal in men’s high jump, PM Modi congratulates him
Indian Army stops infiltrators in Jammu-Kashmir’s Poonch Sector
Opinion | Sidharth Shukla: Difficult to believe that he is no more
UP: Death toll due to dengue, viral fever climbs to 50 in Firozabad
Bengaluru’s Christian nursing college sealed after 31 students test Covid positive
4 construction firms penalised for flouting NGT norms in Greater Noida
1984 anti-Sikh riots: SC refuses to grant interim bail on health grounds to Sajjan Kumar
We have right to raise voice for Muslims anywhere including Kashmir: Taliban
Mullah Baradar, Taliban co-founder, to lead new Afghan govt: Report
Britain sends Australia 4 million Pfizer doses in swap deal
Taliban hold ‘victory parade’; suicide bombers, vests and car bombs on display – WATCH
New Zealand police kill ‘terrorist’ after he stabs six people
Last rites of Sidharth Shukla today at Mumbai’s Oshiwara Crematorium | UPDATES
Sidharth Shukla no more: Aly Goni left heartbroken after seeing Shehnaaz Gill’s condition
Money Heist Season 5: India Release Date, Time, Where to Watch, Episodes, Cast and More
Actress Rakul Preet Singh appears before ED office in connection with drugs case
ABBA return after nearly four decades with new album, virtual concert
HDFC Life to acquire Exide Life for Rs 6,687 crore
Reliance Jio’s Google built JioPhone Next could be yours at just Rs 500 | Here’s how
Reliance Retail acquires sole control of Just Dial
New Provident Fund Tax rules come into effect: Here’s what will change now
ICICI Bank market value tops Rs 5 trillion; rises 35 per cent this year
Tokyo Paralympics: Praveen Kumar wins silver medal with Asian record in men’s high jump T64
Avani Lekhara becomes first Indian woman to win 2 Paralympic medals
ENG vs IND | If you are given responsibility, you have to perform either by hook or crook: Shardul
Indian hockey teams unlikely to compete in Birmingham CWG, says IOA chief Batra
Indian Paralympic medallists return home to tumultuous welcome
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 Review: A foldable that finally makes sense
Redmi 10 Prime, Redmi Earbuds 3 Pro launched in India: Price, specifications
Twitter Safety Mode feature to roll out soon: Here’s what it does
Here’s how the Samsung Galaxy Fold 3 looks
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE WiFi variant launched in India
RIP Sidharth Shukla: Asim Riaz, Rashami & others reach actor’s residence ahead of his last rites
Sidharth Shukla no more: Shehnaaz Gill’s brother, Asim Riaz & others reach hospital, actor’s home
RIP Sidharth Shukla: Rare pics of actor from his modelling days prove he was always a charmer
SidNaaz: Heartwarming moments of Sidharth Shukla, Shehnaaz Gill
Sidharth Shukla dies at 40: Remembering Bigg Boss 13 winner | IN PICS
National Nutrition Week 2021: Nutritional importance, meal plan for children with autism
Autism and Children: A Nutrition and Parenting Guide
Stop prescribing hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19, warn researchers
Obese with hernia: What’s the way out?
Here’s how Yoga can boost fertility and help in your pregnancy journey
As schools reopen, netizens begin meme fest on Twitter
Mask Up! Anil Kapoor, Kiara Advani & other celebs help Mumbai Police in spreading the message
Ahead of Money Heist final season release, Jaipur company declares holiday. Fans react
Zomato issues clarification after backlash over ads featuring Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif
Sister-in-law recreates ‘Joote Lo, Paise Do’ moment with jiju during wedding. Video goes viral
Horoscope September 3: Taurus will get to hear some good news, Know about other zodiac signs
Vastu Tips: Get THIS color painted in temple of the house to maintain positivity
Does using oil on your hair cause it fall?
Use THIS type of pyramid to get rid of Vastu defects
Vastu Tips: Keep THIS thing in vault of your house to seek Goddess Lakshmi’s blessings

source

Leave a Comment