FG Sets New Rules For Operation Of Facebook, Twitter, Others In Nigeria

The Federal Government has set out new regulations for the operation of Internet platforms including Facebook, and Twitter in Nigeria. The regulations issued through the office of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), demand that the social platforms and other internet-based applications are duly registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and appoint a representative from within that will be in communication with the …

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Billionaire Entrepreneur, Elon Musk Buys Twitter For $44bn

By Ogechi Okorie Abuja – Twitter on Monday confirmed it is selling the platform to billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk in a deal valued at $44 billion. The sale was a dramatic shift for the board, which had originally maneuvered to block Musk from taking the social media network private. “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square …

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Too Many Angry And Hungry People On Twitter – Peruzzi Lashes Out On Trolls

Tobechukwu Victor Okoh, the popular Nigerian singer and songwriter, who is better known as Peruzzi has described the micro-blogging platform, Twitter as the worst app in the world. This comes days after the DMW boss, Davido was attacked by a troll who claimed that Davido isn’t the biological father of his son, Ifeanyi and therefore shouldn’t be on the cover of his ABT album. The …

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Twitter Removes Shatta Wale’s Tweet Where He Agreed On R*ping Burna Boy’s Girlfriend (Photo)

World-famous microblogging and social networking service, Twitter has removed Shatta Wale‘s tweet where he seemingly admitted ‘engaging in r*pe’ while having a face-off with Nigerian music star, Burna Boy. Receall that the Ghanaian singer has tweeted “Because he is a r*pist, He is jealous I did same to his girl. Cuz that’s his job, R*ping jealousy”.  However, a quick check on the tweet which triggered an outcry …

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President Buhari’s Digital Media Aide, Bashir Ahmad Returns To Twitter, Defies Government Ban

Bashir Ahmad, the Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Digital and New Media, has been active on the micro-blogging platform, Twitter despite the ban placed on the app by the Nigerian government. Though his last tweet was on June 4, the day the Buhari-led government announced the ban on Twitter, a check by SaharaReporters on Ahmad’s account showed that he liked a picture posted …

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Twitter Users Ask Elon Musk To Sell 10 Percent Of Tesla Stock

“I was prepared to accept either outcome,” said Musk, who regularly takes to Twitter to make unexpected announcements or surprising comments. He did not specify when or how he plans to sell the shares. The electric car maker’s query on Saturday night follows a proposal by US Congressional Democrats to tax the super wealthy more heavily by targeting stocks, which are usually only taxed when …

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BBNaija: Boma Confronts Pere On Food Shortage After Whitemoney’s Kitchen Ban

Boma, a Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye housemate, has confronted the Head of House, Pere on food shortage after Whitemoney was suspended from the kitchen by the HoH. The discussion took place on Friday, day 20 0f the show, when Pere came to the kitchen and complained that there is no water or noodles, which had been recently restocked. Boma walked in and told …

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I’m Vindicated By FG – Ned Nwoko As Twitter Agrees To Office Opening, Submit To Regulation Deal

By Ogechi Okorie Abuja (Precise Post) – Billionaire Prince Ned Nwoko feels vindicated in his support of the axing of Twitter by the Federal Government and regulation of the social media following Twitter’s acceptance to open office in Nigeria and submit to regulation. Ned Nwoko, the initiator of Malaria Eradication in Africa project, while delivering the 2021 June 12 Annual Lecture organized by the Correspondents …

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We’ll lift twitter ban ‘in a matter of days’ – FG

The Federal Government said the ban on operations on micro blogging platform, Twitter, will be lifted “in a matter of days”. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave this update after the week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Providing updates on the government’s negotiation with the micro-blogging site, the …

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FG: Twitter suspension a hard decision to take

….Alleges that 476 online platforms working against govt By Our Reporter Abuja (Precise Post) – The Federal Government said yesterday that placing Twitter on an indefinite suspension was a hard decision to take because of its importance as information dissemination and business channel. It also restated that 476 online media outlets were working hard to pull down the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. Minister of Information and …

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After twitter ban, FG, Buhari’s aides switch over to Indian app, Koo

By Alao Abiodun. After the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria, the Federal Government has joined Koo, an Indian microblogging platform, The Nation has learnt. The Nation reports the Federal Government last week alleged Twitter was being used to undermine “Nigeria’s corporate existence”. The suspension of the platform since last Friday forced some Presidential aides and agencies to join Koo. The Nation observed Personal Assistant …

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PDP says FG’s suspension of twitter barbaric move to muzzle Nigerian youth

…says it’s draconian action and a slide to fascist By Chris Udochukwu Abuja (Precise Post) – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the suspension of the twitter operations in Nigeria by the federal government, describing the action as vexatious, condemnable and barbaric move to muzzle Nigerians, particularly the youths. The party which rejected the suspension of the social media platform, Twitter, by the …

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BREAKING: Twitter deletes Buhari’s tweet for ‘violating’ rules

Twitter has deleted tweet wherein President Muhammadu Buhari threatened to deal with ‘people’ who didn’t learn from the civil war. Checks by The Nation showed that Buhari’s tweet was deleted for allegedly violating its rules. “Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War. “Those of us in the …

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Twitter’s role in Nigeria suspicious – FG

The federal government has lashed out at social media giant, Twitter, for playing alleged double standards on issues concerning Nigeria’s domestic issues, describing the company’s role in Nigeria as suspect. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, reacting to questions over the reported deletion of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweets reminiscing Nigerians’ experiences during the civil and warning to armed secessionists in the Southeast region …

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Russian court fines Twitter for failure to remove illegal content

A local court on Thursday fined Twitter 19 million rubles (about 259,000 U.S. dollars) for its failure to remove banned content. This includes calls for unauthorised protests, increasing fines on the company to 27.9 million rubles (380,000 U.S. dollars). Twitter was fined 8.9 million rubles (121,000 dollars) in early April for the same offence according to local media. On Tuesday, a Moscow court fined Facebook …

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