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Nigeria Suspends Twitter After President Buhari's Posts Were Removed

A statement from the government cites "the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria's corporate existence."

The government of Nigeria has suspended the operations of Twitter within the country, as was announced today by the The Federal Ministry of Information and Culture.

The decision comes two days after Twitter "removed a post from President Muhammadu Buhari that threatened to punish regional secessionists," Reuters reports.

The new statement, made by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, could see the government preventing Nigerians from using Twitter all together.

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#WeAreTired: Nigerians Rally Online to Demand Justice for Victims of Police Brutality & Sexual Violence

Artists like Tiwa Savage and Wizkid are being increasingly outspoken about sexual violence and poor leadership in the country, as Nigerians demand more action from their government.

Nigerians continue to demand that their government take fierce action against gender-based and police violence in the country, following a string of violent cases against young women.

The outcry is in response to the recent deaths of Vera Uwaila Omozuma, known as Uwa, who was killed in a church in a Benin City church and reportedly raped prior to being killed, as well as 16-year-old student Tina Ezekwe who was shot dead by police in Lagos who opened virus while enforcing a COVID curfew, and an 18-year-old woman known as Jennifer, who was raped by five men in Kaduna in April.

It is now being reported that another young woman, an 18-year-old student by the name of Barakat Bello, was raped and murdered in her home in the south-western state of Oyo on Tuesday.

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Nigerian Activist, Omoyele Sowore, Re-Arrested Just Hours After Being Released on Bail

Sowore, the organizer of Nigeria's #RevolutionNow protests, was detained by armed officers, once again, in court on Friday.

Protesters Interrupted President Buhari's State Visit with President Ramaphosa

The protesters claimed that the 'real' Buhari died in 2017 and insisted the imposter be sent back to Nigeria.

5 Young Nigerians Share Their Hopes and Fears for the Upcoming Election

"The ideal candidate has to be a superman—our problems are that deep."


The Nigerian Government Has Agreed to a 66 Percent Minimum Wage Increase

A nationwide strike was called off after President Buhari agreed to worker's demands for increased minimum wage.