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New Twitter Usage Policy as Nigeria Lifts ban for her citizens

The Federal Government on Wednesday lifted the suspension of Twitter operation in the country after reaching agreements. 

Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, who headed a Nigeria committee that interfaced with Twitter, said in a statement that there were agreements reached between the two parties before the suspension was lifted. 

Abdullahi said Twitter has agreed to enrol Nigeria in its Partner Support and Law Enforcement Portals which “provides a direct channel for government officials and Twitter staff to manage prohibited content that violates Twitter community rules.” 

Nigeria’s enrolment in the Twitter portal will also provide a channel for the “law enforcement agencies to submit a report with a legal justification where it suspects that content violates Nigerian Laws”, Abdullahi said. 

He also noted that the Twitter activities in Nigeria will be in a “respectful acknowledgement” of Nigerian laws and the national culture and history on which such legislation has been built and work with the Federal Government of Nigeria and the broader industry to develop a Code of Conduct in line with global best practices, applicable in almost all developed countries. 

Twitter will also comply with Nigeria’s applicable tax obligations as other legal entities in the country according to revenue generated while running a business in Nigeria. 



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