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Report: Nigerian Government In Contact With Chinese Cyber Authorities Over How to Build New Internet Firewall

Less than 24 hours after the Nigerian government announced that it would impose a ban on Twitter, officials in President Muhammadu Buhari’s office reportedly made contact with the  Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) to discuss how to implement a Chinese-style firewall in Nigeria, according to a report published by the Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ).

The FIJ, incidentally, is a new Open Society-funded investigative journalism initiative founded in January by veteran Nigerian journalist Fisayo Soyombo.

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