Twitter in Nigeria was banned for the past 222 days. As per the Nigerian Government official, We have lifted a ban on Twitter from midnight (12 January 2022) after Twitter agreed to open a local office, among other agreements with local authorities in the country. Twitter also agreed to pay an “applicable tax” and establish a legal entity within the country in the first quarter of 2022.
Twitter was banned in Nigeria on 4 June, 2021after Twitter removed the post of President Muhammadu Buhari. director-general of the National Information Technology Development Agency said in a statement that President Buhari had given the approval to lift the ban on Twitter. He further said in a statement;
Twitter has agreed to act with a respectful acknowledgment of Nigerian laws and the national culture and history on which such legislation has been built.
Reactions after Twitter in Nigeria back:
Even Nigeria can do what “superpower” India cannot. That’s where we are …. Let that sink in! Twitter to be let back in after promising “respectful acknowledgement of Nigerian laws, national culture and history"https://t.co/6JPfU8dGDe
We are pleased that Twitter has been restored for everyone in Nigeria. Our mission in Nigeria & around the world, is to serve the public conversation. We are deeply committed to Nigeria, where Twitter is used by people for commerce, cultural engagement, and civic participation.
Never forget. This is the tweet that got Twitter banned in Nigeria. A war criminal got in his feelings because a private platform deleted his genocidal tweet and decided to ban the app for millions of citizens. A shameless piece of graceless filth. pic.twitter.com/z0ycTMcA8M
Welcome back! Let me join fellow countrymen and women in welcoming the resolution of the impasse between the Federal Government of Nigeria and Twitter Inc., leading to the laying of a "foundation for a mutually beneficial future with endless possibilities."