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Twitter Ban Remains As Nigeria Loses N220.36bn

September 03, 2021
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The Nigerian Communications Commission has said the Twitter boycott in Nigeria is still essentially as the commission is yet to get the go-ahead from the Ministry of Information to lift the boycott.

This was unveiled by the Director, Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde.

The NCC had sent a reminder to Mobile Network Operators and Internet Service Providers to hinder admittance to Twitter for the boycott forced by the Federal Government to produce results.

This comes after certain Nigerians had on Wednesday, September 1, revealed accessing the application without Virtual Private Networks on their workstations.

It was assembled that the detailed admittance to Twitter had just been on Internet Service Providers organizations, and not through the portable organizations.

A source in an ISP organization told Punch, "The way obstructing works with regards to the organization is, a particular site or worker or URL will be put under a boycott. Or then again guidance will be given to hinder traffic going to or coming from a specific worker. Along these lines, a switch that sits in the middle of fills in as a bar as opposed to functions as a go-through; it will impede it.

"Contingent upon the innovation sent, there may be escape clauses. An issue could be as respects execution. It can make an escape clause, a human blunder."

The Federal Government endlessly restricted Twitter on June 4, days after the microblogging webpage erased a tweet by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), which abused its standards.

The Federal Government had since told a Federal High Court in Lagos that it had not prevented Nigerians from utilizing Twitter.

Clergyman of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who is the top of a panel set up to haggle with Twitter as of late reported that the board of trustees haggling with Twitter would before long show up at an understanding.

He had said, "All that will be resolved with Twitter inside a couple of days or weeks."

One of the conditions set by the public authority for lifting the boycott is that Twitter should enlist with the Companies and Allied Matters Act, and set up an actual presence in Nigeria.

As indicated by Statista, Nigeria has around 33 million dynamic web-based media clients, with around 26% on Twitter. Since the boycott started, Nigeria has lost N220.36bn. This figure was determined dependent on the NetBlocks Cost of the Shutdown Tool.

The report said it costs Nigeria's economy N103.17m ($250,600) consistently to boycott Twitter. It has been 2,136 hours since the FG prohibited Twitter.