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Twitter Ban in Nigeria Leaves Some Businesses in the Lurch

Evening Standard | 15/06/2021 03:41 PM | Click to read full article

Lagos-based entrepreneur Ogechi Egemonu was selling more than NGN 500,000 (roughly Rs. 88,760) worth of watches, shoes, and handbags on Twitter per week. Now, with the site suspended by the Nigerian government, Egemonu does not know how she will cope. “Social media is where I eat,” she told Reuters.

“I depend on social media for my livelihood.” Scores of small and medium-sized businesses across Africa’s most populous nation – and largest economy – are reeling from the indefinite suspension of the social media site.