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Twitter Confirms It Has Registered In Nigeria

Social network company, Twitter has confirmed it has “established a legal entity in Nigeria” following an agreed condition given to it by the country to end its ban.

This development was triggered by a seven-month ban of the microblogging site last June due to a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari, that referenced the civil war,

Considering the activities that emanated from the suspension the government of Nigeria later lifted the suspension in the country after the company agreed the set-out conditions by Nigerian government.

On the reason for Twitter’s act, the firm claimed the post violated its rules; but the government accused the company of taking sides.

Interestingly, one of the conditions which was stated in the document was that the company should register in Nigeria before March.

According to a Twitter representative, the company now has a legal presence in Nigeria but did not state when this had happened.

Speaking to BBC, the company said that it was complying with tax obligations in Nigeria, as it does globally.

Meanwhile, Twitter announced last year that it was opening its African headquarters in Ghana and has since filled advertised roles.

The takeover bid of the company by the billionaire Elon Musk, is the most recent development in the after it agreed to a $44bn (£34.5bn) takeover.



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