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The end for amicable resolution is very much in sight, FG talks on Twitter suspension

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The Federal Government on Wednesday has disclosed that it is concluding plans to resolve the issue on the ban on microblogging platform, Twitter in the country, Oyogist.com reports.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed had given the assurance while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the First Lady’s Conference room, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Recall that the federal government had placed a ban on Twitter after the site deleted President Buhari’s tweet on the Mazi Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

Alhaji Mohammed, who was asked to give an update on the Twitter ban in Nigeria and the interface with the company had said,

“The end for amicable resolution is very much in sight.”

“We appreciate the patience of Nigerians. I want to assure you that we have made very tremendous progress. We have met with Twitter both physically and in writing. We are actually almost there

“The engagement has been extremely positive without any acrimony. We have made it clear what we want from Twitter.”

Alhaji Mohammed stated that some of the conditions made by the Federal Government for Twitter operations to resume in Nigeria include that Twitter should establish a legal presence in the country, register as a Nigerian company with an address.

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