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Nigerian government to ban Facebook

Date: May 20, 2022

Nigeria has given reasons for which it would ban Facebook in the country.

This comes after the government asked Facebook and other social media platforms to stop allowing the pro-Biafra separatist group (IPOB) to operate on the social media platform.

While receiving a team from Facebook in Abuja on Monday, Information Minister Lai Mohammed said since IPOB had been proscribed and classified as a terrorist organisation by the government, Facebook has no justification for yielding its platform to the organisation.

Speaking with journalists after the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council, the minister said its meeting with Facebook was robust and promising.

The Nigerian government on June 4, 2021, suspended Twitter's operation in Nigeria indefinitely after the microblogging platform deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari which it deemed as inciting violence.



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