Tag: Twitter

Twitter to pay $809 mn to settle suit claiming investors were misled

Twitter announced Monday it will pay $809 million to settle a 2016 lawsuit alleging members of the social network’s leadership, including founder Jack Dorsey, provided misleading information to investors about slowing user growth. The suit claimed the defendants, such as former CEO Dick Costolo, did not disclose the full picture[Read More…]

Federal Government has said it would not rest until social media is regulated in Nigeria

The Federal Government has said it would not rest until social media is regulated, noting that nobody will survive otherwise. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, sounded the note of warning in an interview with newsmen in Washington, United States of America, USA, on Wednesday. At the[Read More…]

Are Twitter users in Nigeria 40m? Analysis tackles survey report

The total number of Twitter users in Nigeria quoted by many Nigerian media following the announcement of the ban of the microblogging platform by the federal government was 40 million. This figure corresponds to a survey report by NOIPolls. According to the public opinion poll conducted by NOIPolls, “39.6 million[Read More…]

#TwitterBan: We didn’t stop Nigerians from using Twitter, FG tells court

The Federal Government has claimed to a Federal High Court in Lagos that it did not stop Nigerians from using microblogging platform, Twitter.  According to the Federal Government, many Nigerians have access to the social media platform and they are still using it every day.  This was said in a counter-affidavit[Read More…]

Twitter Fleets will no longer be available from August 3; Here’s why

Fleets, the row of fullscreen tweets at the top of the Twitter timeline that expires after 24 hours is shutting down due to low usage after launching widely just eight months ago. Twitter on Wednesday announced it will discontinue its Fleets feature on Aug. 3. Fleets was rolled out to[Read More…]

We suspended Twitter in national interest, Malami tells UK

The federal government of Nigeria has told the United Kingdom (UK) that it suspended Twitter usage to protect the nation’s interest. This was disclosed by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Justice Minister Abubakar Malami while hosting the High Commissioner of the Great Britain, Ms. Catriona Laing, at[Read More…]

Opinion: Twitter ban will have drastic implications on Nigeria’s economy

 By: Odewale Abayomi In retaliation for Twitter deleting President Buhari’s tweet for violating its “abusive behaviour” policy, the federal government suspended Twitter’s operations in Nigeria indefinitely on the premise that the platform is persistently used for activities that are “capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence”. It is worth noting that[Read More…]

Vice President, Osinbajo says Nigerian govt will be imposing taxes on global tech giants

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has revealed that Nigeria is set to utilise the country’s legal provisions that empower the Federal Government to collect taxes on profits made in the country by global technology and digital firms not based in the country, but with a significant economic presence here. Osinbajo said[Read More…]

‘People are taking advantage of the #TwitterBan to blackmail Government’ – Festus Keyamo

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, says some Nigerians have been taking advantage of the #TwitterBan in the country to blackmail the Federal Government. Speaking during an interview on Channels Television program; Politics Today on Tuesday, the minister said the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government[Read More…]

Lai Mohammad lists the many sins of Twitter

The Federal Government has listed the failure of Twitter to take down offensive tweets of separatists leader Nnamdi Kanu, amongst other “sins”, as the motivation behind shutting down access to the popular microblogging site in Nigeria. Speaking on state-owned broadcaster, NTA, on Friday, the Minister of Information and Culture Lai[Read More…]