Nigeria suspends Twitter operations indefinitely
The Nigerian government has directed the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC to commence the process of licensing all over the top, OTT media services, and social media operations in Nigeria.
This is contained in a statement by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. The statement also contained the suspension of the microblogging platform, Twitter in Nigeria.
Over the top media, service is a media service offered directly to viewers via the Internet such as Netflix, WhatsApp, YouTube, etc.
The minister cited the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.