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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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