Nigeria’s Govt suspends Twitter in the country

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Nigeria’s government is suspending Twitter operations in the country “indefinitely”, the country’s information minister has announced.

The ban is due to “the persistent use of the platform for activities… capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence”, a statement said.

Twitter said the announcement on Friday was “deeply concerning”.

It comes just days after a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari was removed for breaching the site’s rules.

The statement from the Nigerian government did not mention the row over the removed tweet.