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Nigeria’s government says it has “indefinitely suspended” Twitter’s operations in the country. “The Federal Government has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria,” the Ministry of Information and Culture said in a statement posted on its official Twitter handle on Friday.
The statement said the social media giant had allowed its platform to be used “for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.”
The announcement comes just days after Twitter deleted a tweet by Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari that violated its rules. On Tuesday, Buhari, in a tweet, threatened to punish those responsible for attacks on government buildings in the country’s southeast.