Presidential Aide, Tolu Ogunlesi, Defends Twitter Ban

The presidential aide on Digital and News Media, Tolu Ogunlesi defended the president’s decision to ban Twitter. In an interview with CNN, Tolu Ogunlesi said the decision to ban Twitter is a win-win situation for both the Nigerian Government and Twitter as an organisation. Even though he failed to personally support the Twitter ban, Tolu Ogunlesi said he does not believe the ban will hinder investments from other Tech giants.

How Long Has Twitter Been Suspended in Nigeria?

Twitter operations have been suspended in Nigeria for the past 124 days. The country also initially criminalised the use of the but later backtracked after the Attorney General of the federation was found to have bypassed the ban using a VPN service.

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