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Nigeria officially joins India’s Koo after blocking Twitter for indefinite period


New Delhi: After banning micro-blogging web site Twitter indefinitely, the Nigerian authorities has formally joined the Indian social media app Koo, the co-founder of Koo stated on Thursday.

“The official handle of the government of Nigeria is now on Koo!” Aprameya Radhakrishna, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Koo, wrote on its platform whereas saying the Nigerian authorities`s entry on the platform.

“A very warm welcome to the official handle of the Government of Nigeria on @kooindia! Spreading wings beyond India now,” Radhakrishna wrote.

On Wednesday, the Nigerian authorities stated that Twitter is looking for dialogue in a bid to resolve the problems resulting in the suspension of its actions within the West African nation.

Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed informed reporters that he has acquired a message from the micro-blogging platform earlier within the day, looking for a dialogue with the Nigerian authorities.

“They (Twitter) are now ready to hold senior-level discussions with us,” Mohammed stated. Also Read: Here’s why Koo benefits the most from Twitter-government fight

Aside from suspending Twitter`s actions, Nigeria`s broadcast regulator, the National Broadcasting Commission, has ordered all native retailers to droop their use of the social media platform.

The Nigerian authorities on June 4 stated it was indefinitely suspending Twitter`s operations within the nation.

The choice was taken two days after the social media community eliminated a submit from President Buhari the place made a reference to the nation`s 30-month civil battle in 1967-1970, warning “those who wanted the government to fail” to desist from fomenting bother.

Twitter stated it had deleted the tweet as a result of it violated the location`s guidelines towards abusive behaviour. Also learn: Koo eyes expansion in Nigeria market after African country suspends Twitter ‘indefinitely’


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