• June 23, 2021

Aisha Buhari Deactivates Twitter Account


By Olivia isibor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Consequent to the announcement by the Nigerian government that it is suspending the activities of social media platform, Twitter in Nigeria, Nigeria’s first lady, Aisha Buhari, has deactivated her account on the platform.

“I will be deactivating my twitter account for now. Long live Federal Republic of Nigeria,” she wrote shortly before deactivating her account.

Information Minister Lai Mohammed, who had earlier claimed the platform’s objective in Nigeria was “suspect”, said the government had decided to ban it “indefinitely”, two days after Twitter deleted President Muhammadu Buhari’s post threatening violence.

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Nigerians as of Saturday morning could not access the social media network, except through Virtual Private Network (VPN) providers, who afford the opportunity to establish a protected network connection when using public networks. As such, their Internet footprint does not bear Nigeria but the country the VPN changes to.

Buhari evoked the civil war that killed millions between 1967 and 1970, and warned insurrectionists that they would be treated “in a language they understand”, which attracted wide condemnation that culminated in Twitter deleting the offensive post.


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