The federal government says Twitter, popular micro-blogging platform, has given it access to censor online contents it said will be prohibited.
This is contained in a statement by Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, the Chairman Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement, Wednesday evening.
Listing out the gains the 222 days ban garnered, Mr Abdullahi said Twitter has agreed to register as an entity and pay taxes in the country while complying with Nigerian laws.
He also said the social networking giant has agreed to create two channels – Partner Support Portal (PSP) and Law Enforcement Portal (LEP) – through which its staff and government officials will censor online contents it described as ‘prohibited’ without expressly stating types of contents that falls into such category.
“Twitter has agreed to enrol Nigeria in its Partner Support and Law Enforcement Portals,” part of the statement reads.
“The Partner Support Portal provides a direct channel for government officials and Twitter staff to manage prohibited content that violates Twitter community rules.
“At the same time, the Law Enforcement Portal provides a channel for the law enforcement agencies to submit a report with a legal justification where it suspects that content violates Nigerian Laws. Taken together, these represents a comprehensive compliance apparatus.”