Facebook, Instagram & Other Social Media MUST Register with Nigerian Govt to Continue Operations

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A week after the country indefinitely suspended social media service Twitter, the Nigerian Federal Government has said that any social media giant, including Facebook, Twitter and others must register in the country to continue to be able to do business and operate unhindered. Users who access Twitter against the ban will be prosecuted, the government […]
A week after the country indefinitely suspended social media service Twitter, the Nigerian Federal Government has said that any social media giant, including Facebook, Twitter and others must register in the country to continue to be able to do business and operate unhindered. Users who access Twitter against the ban will be prosecuted, the government warned on Wednesday.

Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, yesterday also revealed that Twitter has contacted the Nigerian government to begin "high-level discussions" in order to begin operating in the country legally once again.

The Minister had disclosed this information while briefing the media after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja. Mohammed said that Twitter had made contact on Wednesday 9 June, but reiterated that the service was suspended because it "provided an avenue for people threatening the corporate existence of Nigeria".

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