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How Nigeria Defeated Twitter In Its Own Game

Twitter has agreed to a raft of conditions to end a seven-month ban in Nigeria, in what feels like a big win for President Muhammadu Buhari's administration in its efforts to regulate the internet, some analysts say. Nigeria - Africa's most populous country - now joins the likes of India, Indonesia and Turkey, which tightly regulate social media companies. This is something other African governments are likely to take note of, as they try to prevent the use of social media for mobilising opposition groups.

FG Lifts Ban On Twitter

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the lifting of the suspension of Twitter operation in Nigeria effective from 12 am January 13th, 2022 after 222 days, this was revealed in a statement on Wednesday signed by the Director-General of National Information Technology Development Agency and chairman Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement, Kashif Inuwa.

Twitter Ban: Tech Giant To Bounce Back After Meeting Conditions

Twitter users may soon smile after the tech giant has met the condition that made the federal government ban their operation in Nigeria. The Technical Committee inaugurated by the federal Government to fine-tune conditions that may lead to unblocking the microblogger from operations seems to appear to have agreed on most of the conditions. Meanwhile, President Buhari is waiting for the report from the technical committee to give it a nod that Twitter should resume operation since its ban since last year June.
It was learned that Mr. President has agreed in principle that the microblogger operations be restored in Nigeria after obliging to the conditions given to them.

NCC: USB Drives With RansomWare In Circulation

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has issued a warning to members of the public that a group involved in cybercrime is delivering ransomware in USB thumb drives to target organizational networks. Ransomware is a type of malware created to encrypt files on a device, rendering any files and the systems that rely on them unusable. Ransom will then be demanded in exchange for decryption.

NIMC: Our Servers Not Breached, Identities Of Nigerians Safe

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has stated that its servers were not breached and are at the highest international security levels. This was disclosed on Tuesday in a statement signed by the Director-General of NIMC, Engr Aliyu Aziz after reports circulating on Monday that the commission’s server was hacked and about 3 million Nigerians, National Identification Number (NIN) was reportedly stolen.

NCC successfully Conduct Pilot Auction Of 3.5Ghz Spectrum For 5G

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it has successfully carried out a mock session for the 3.5 gigahertz (GHz) spectrum auction for the deployment of the Fifth Generation (5G) network in the country. The commission added that only MTN Nigeria, Mafab Communications Ltd, and Airtel Networks Ltd are qualified as approved bidders for the 5G, having met all requirements for participating in the licensing process.

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