Twitter In Nigeria Is Currently Down As Buhari Enforce Ban.
Truetells Nigeria understands that as at early hours of Saturday, it shows that Twitter is no more active within Nigeria.
The Federal Government has followed through with its decision to ban the operations of microblogging site, Twitter in Nigeria after citing the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining the nation’s corporate existence as its reason for the action.
A directive was, Friday night, given to telecommunication companies in the country to deactivate twitter by 12 midnight- an instruction that has now been carried out.
Checks by this reporter between the hours of 3a.m and 4a.m revealed that tweets were not loading across all devices.
Twitter was suspended in Nigeria because it deleted “genocidal” tweets from the President, Muhammadu Buhari, on the Biafran War of 1967-1970, wherein many lives were lost. and also went further to freeze president’s account.
The Nigerian government then directed the National Broadcasting Commission to immediately commence licensing all OTT and social media operations in Nigeria.
An attempt to refresh tweets returned the message “Tweets aren’t loading right now. Try again” on mobile, while on desktop, it was “This site can’t be reached”