MTN, Airtel, Glo, others block access to Twitter in Nigeria

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Telecommunications companies in Nigeria including MTN, Airtel, Glo, 9Mobile, have started blocking access to the microblogging site, Twitter.
This was contained in a statement on Saturday issued by the Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria.

The statement was jointly signed by ALTON Chairman, Gbenga Adebayo; and Executive Secretary, Gbolahan Awonuga.

It was earlier reported that Twitter deleted a post by the Nigerian President on Tuesday.

Consequently, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who had accused Twitter of double standards, announced the suspension of the microblogging site on Friday, citing the “persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence”.

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