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    The tit-for-tat in Nigeria that saw Twitter banned by the government.

    Contributors:

    Mercy Abang – Journalist

    Lai Mohammed – Nigerian minister for information and culture

    Gbenga Sesan – Executive director, Paradigm Initiative

    Fisayo Soyombo – Editor-in-chief, Foundation for Investigative Journalism

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    00:00 Intro

    02:18 Nigeria’s Twitter ban

    11:05 Radar

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