Twitter Ban Remains, Says NCC As Nigerians Lose N220.36BN

The Twitter ban in Nigeria is still in effect according to the Director, Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde.

Adinde says that there had been no communications from the Ministry of Information to lift the ban.

The NCC had sent a memo to Mobile Network Operators and Internet Service Providers to block access to Twitter for the ban imposed by the Federal Government to take effect.

Some Nigerians had reported gaining access to the app without Virtual Private Networks on their laptops.

A source in an ISP company says, the way blocking works when it comes to the network is, a specific site or server or URL will be put under a blacklist. Or an instruction will be given to block traffic going to or coming from a certain server. So, a router that sits in between serves as a blockade rather than work as a go through; it will block it.

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

The President set up a committee consisting of five ministers to negotiate with Twitter with the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, as the head of the committee.

Recently Mohammed announced that the committee negotiating with Twitter would soon arrive at an agreement.

He says, “Everything will be ironed out with Twitter within a few days or weeks.”

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