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The Nigerian government chooses the Indian microblogging site "Koo" after banning Twitter in the country.

The government of Nigeria has officially joined the Koo app after Twitter was banned.

The government of Nigeria has officially joined the Koo app after Twitter was banned.The Nigerian government decided to suspend Twitter services in the African nation after the site deleted President Muhammadu Buhari's remark on secessionists in the country. The minister of information and culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed alleged that Twitter was used to spread fake news and undermine Nigeria's corporate existence.

Shortly after the ban, the Nigerian government created its official account on the Koo app, an Indian microblogging platform. It has 12k followers and has been posting regular updates. The app is owned by Bombinate Technologies based in Bengaluru and seen as a contender to Twitter. The announcement was made by Koo co-founder Aprameya Radhakrishna who welcomed the Nigerian government onboard the platform.

Rights groups have condemned the Twitter ban by Nigeria. Twitter has often come under fire in many countries over its content moderation policies and filtering methods.

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