Nigeria lifts Twitter ban after seven months

The government of Nigeria led by Muhammad Buhari has lifted ban on Twitter – seven months after clamping down on the social networking site.

The decision was made after Twitter agreed to meet all conditions set by the Nigerian government, according to a government statement.


Those conditions include “managing prohibited publication in line with Nigerian law” and addressing issues of operations and tax.


Nigeria’s government suspended Twitter last June after the company deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari about punishing regional secessionists.


Authorities accused the social media firm of siding with the secessionists.


But the government said it was reversing the ban after Twitter agreed to conditions including opening a local office in Nigeria.