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FG bans media houses from using Twitter handle

The federal Government through the National Broadcasting commission (NBC), has ordered all broadcasting stations in Nigeria to suspend the use of Twitter.

Rachael Olokungboye

ABUJA – The Federal Govenment through the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has ordered all broadcasting stations in Nigeria to suspend the use of Twitter.

NBC’s order was contained in a statement issued by its Director General, Armstrong Idachaba , on Monday.

In his statement he said, Television and radio stations are advised to de-install Twitter handles and “desist from using Twitter as a source (UGC) of gathering information for news and programs presentations especially phone-in”.

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