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Nigerian Government finally bows to pressure, set to lift ban on Twitter in few days

The Federal Government has said it is set to lift the ban placed on micro-blogging site - Twitter in a couple of days.

Twitter was banned in Nigeria on June 5, following deletion of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet which threatened to deal with Igbos fomenting trouble in the “language they understand”, with a reference to the civil war where at least three million Igbos were killed. 

In a statement by the Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed, Twitter has agreed to have an office in Nigeria and has also agreed to some laid down terms and conditions given by the Nigerian Government for it's operation to commence.

The Twitter ban in Nigeria raised concerns within and outside the African continent thus leading to it's condemnation by various world leaders and several protests by Nigerians.

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