Nigeria officially suspends Twitter operations indefinitely
By Alao Abiodun
The Federal Government has officially suspended operations of Twitter in the country.
The sanction of the social media service has continued to spark widespread outrage, with many Nigerians, condemning the move.
The Nation observed that many users complained of not being able to Tweet from their various accounts with their mobile networks.
Some others also claimed they were tweeting through Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).
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From the basic explanation of what VPN is, using it will help hide your internet protocol (IP) address — the unique number that identifies you and your location in the world.
One of the benefits of using VPN is that it changes your IP address. This implies that with a new IP address — which can be that of any country of your choice — you can use Twitter as if you’re in your selected country without restriction.
It was learnt that all telecom operators were directed to deactivate twitter on their various networks early Saturday.
The Nation reports the federal government on Friday announced an indefinite suspension of the operations of Twitter, the microblogging and social networking service, in Nigeria.
Minister of information, Lai Mohammed said the suspension was hinged on “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence”.
Similarly, President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha in a terse tweet around 11:59pm on Friday said: “I will be deactivating my twitter account for now. Long live Federal Republic of Nigeria”