Nigeria confirms discussions with Twitter after ban

Nigeria says it’s in discussions with Twitter, having suspended the social media platform over the weekend.

After meeting diplomats, Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said the government would see how negotiations progressed before making any further decisions.

The Federal Government had summoned the envoys of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and the European Union in Nigeria over their recent comments on the suspension of Twitter.

The Western diplomats have criticised the suspension, saying free speech is a key part of democracy.

In their latest move against Twitter, the authorities have ordered broadcasters to deactivate their accounts.

The Nigerian government has denied it ordered the shutdown after Twitter removed a tweet from President Muhammadu Buhari threatening a secessionist group. (BBC)

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