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Buhari To Impose Twitter ‘Operational Conditions’ On Facebook, WhatsApp, Others

It was reported that Buhari To Impose Twitter ‘Operational Conditions’ On Facebook, WhatsApp, Others

The Nigerian Government has said it will amend relevant statutes and codes to enforce the operational conditions of Twitter in Nigeria on other social media platforms.

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this in Cairo at a meeting with his Egyptian counterpart, Dr Amir Talaat.

Mohammed disclosed that Nigeria was amending its National Broadcasting Act and Broadcasting Code to ensure that all online platforms operating in the country comply with stipulated conditions as done with Twitter.

“Whatever applies to Twitter will apply to all other social media platforms, be it WhatsApp, Facebook or any other,” the minister said.

He said Twitter was suspended in Nigeria because it had become the platform of choice for those, who wanted to destabilise the country, create disunity and heat the polity.

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