Nigeria's government has announced that Twitter operations will be suspended "indefinitely"
Nigeria's government has announced that Twitter operations will be suspended "indefinitely" in the country, according to the country's information minister.
According to a statement, the ban is due to "the frequent use of the forum for activities... capable of undermining Nigeria's corporate life."
The announcement on Friday was described as "deeply concerning" by Twitter.
It comes just days after President Muhammadu Buhari's tweet was taken down for violating the site's guidelines.
The Nigerian government's statement made no mention of the controversy surrounding the deleted post.
However, Information Minister Lai Mohammed had previously criticised Facebook's decision to remove it, calling it "double standards."
On June 1, the platform deleted a tweet from Nigeria's 78-year-old president. It pointed to the Nigerian Civil War of 1967-1970, as well as treating "those misbehaving today" in "the language they would understand."
The post "was in violation of the Twitter Rules," according to a Twitter spokesperson at the time.