Twitter blocked in Nigeria over presidential tweet removal

Twitter has been suspended in Nigeria, after the microblogging service removed a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari about regional successionists in the country.

Announced on Friday, Nigeria’s government declared it would be suspending “indefinitely” the operations of Twitter in Nigeria. According to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the ban was due to the “persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.”While it was unclear how the suspension would take place at the time of the announcement, Reuters reports it has taken the form of a spotty suspension. On Saturday, the Twitter website wasn’t accessible for some mobile carriers, with partial outages for the iOS app, depending on the Internet connection.

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