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The federal government has listed the agreement reached with Twitter before suspending the ban on the social media giant’s operation in the country.

Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) had announced that lifting of the ban will be effective from midnight, January 13, 2022.

Some of the agreements reached include legal registration of operations, taxation, and managing prohibited publications in line with Nigerian laws.

approved the lifting of the suspension of Twitter operation in Nigeria effective from 12am tonight, January 13.

“The approval was given following a memo written to the President by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim.

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“In the memo, the Minister updates and requests the President’s approval for the lifting based on the Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement’s recommendation.

“The FGN has asked Twitter to fulfil some conditions before restoring its services.

“These conditions addressed legal registration of operations, taxation, and managing prohibited publication in line with Nigerian laws.

“Twitter has agreed to meet all the conditions set by the FGN.

“Consequently, the FGN and Twitter have decided on an execution timeline, which has started this week.

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“Our engagement with Twitter opens a new chapter in global digital diplomacy and sets a new operational template for Twitter to come back stronger for the benefit of Nigerians.”

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