The Nigerian government has said it would lift its indefinite suspension on Twitter, if the micro-blogging site is used “responsibly”.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, stated this on Monday during a meeting with selected envoys.
Onyeama however noted that there is no definite timeline for lifting the ban.
“We are not saying that Twitter is threatening the country or any such thing.
“Why we have taken this measure is to stop them to be used as platforms for destabilisation and facilitation of criminality or encouragement of criminalities,” he said.
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has ordered all broadcasting stations in the country, to suspend the use of Twitter.
This was contained in a statement issued by NBC's Director General, Armstrong Idachaba, on Monday morning.
Idachaba warned TV and radio stations to uninstall their Twitter apps and stop using it as a source of information gathering for news and programmes presentation especially phone-in.
It warned that it will be unpatriotic for any broadcaster in Nigeria to continue to patronise the suspended Twitter.
The statement further noted section 5.6.3 of the broadcast which requires Broadcasters to be mindful of materials that may cause disaffection, incite to panic or rift in the society in the use of user-generated content (UGC).
Lojay and Sarz have dropped a new track from their collaborative EP titled "LV N ATTN".
They featuring the superstar voice of Wizkid on this one.
The EP has five tracks, with the entire project mixed and mastered by Sarz.
‘Tonongo’, the lead single, was released in April to critical acclaim.
Listen to "LV N ATTN" below:
Nigerian national team head coach, Gernot Rohr, has called up Ujpest star Vincent Onovo, to replace the injured William Troost-Ekong for the second friendly against Cameroon on Tuesday.
Onovo could now make his international debut for the three-time African champions.
Troost-Ekong picked up an injury in the 1-0 loss to the Indomitable Lions last Friday and has been ruled out of tomorrow’s encounter.
His injury is another blow for Rohr, who has been forced to deal with players withdrawals for the back-back friendly games.
However, Rohr has invited Onovo to make up for Ekong’s absence.
Onovo plays his football in the Hungarian top-flight with Ujpest that finished sixth in the league last season.