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President Buhari-led Government has lifted the Twitter ban in Nigeria.

Jameela News reports that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has lifted the ban on microblogging giant Twitter, on Friday, October 1.

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President Buhari disclosed this during the live broadcast to mark the 61st Independence Anniversary of Nigeria on Friday, in Abuja.

This online news medium understands that the Buhari-led Government suspended the operations of Twitter in Nigeria on June 5. This ban was an effort by the Federal Government to control some identified trends in negative reports on the social media platform.

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President Buhari announced that the Presidential Committee along with its Technical Team had resolved to suspend the ban after fully addressing some key issues of Twitter’s activities in Nigeria.

His words, “Following the suspension of Twitter operations, Twitter Inc. reached out to the Federal Government of Nigeria to resolve the impasse. Subsequently, I constituted a Presidential Committee to engage Twitter to explore the possibility of resolving the issue.

“The Committee, along with its Technical Team, has engaged with Twitter and have addressed a number of key issues. These are: National Security and Cohesion; Registration, Physical presence and Representation; Fair Taxation; Dispute Resolution; and Local Content.

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“Following the extensive engagements, the issues are being addressed and I have directed that the suspension be lifted but only if the conditions are met to allow our citizens continue the use of the platform for business and positive engagements.’’

President Buhari said that Government will ensure that every digital company use their platform to enhance the lives of citizens. Also respect Nigeria’s sovereignty, cultural values and promote online safety.

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