UPDATE: FG Sets New Rules For Facebook, Twitter, Tik Tok, Others

UPDATE: FG Sets New Rules For Facebook, Twitter, Tik Tok, Others

by Victor Ndubuisi

New restrictions for Internet platforms operating in Nigeria have been released by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

They were included in a statement issued on Monday by NITDA spokesman Hadiza Umar.

The new code, according to Umar, was created to “establish standards for participating on the digital environment.”

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Internet platforms must “register with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and select a designated national representative to communicate with Nigerian authorities,” according to the regulation.


It further said that they must comply with all regulatory requirements and related tax duties imposed by Nigerian law on their activities.

Internet platforms must also “offer a thorough compliance framework to avoid publishing of forbidden content and unethical behavior on their platform,” according to NITDA.

The new rules were “developed in collaboration with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), as well as input from Interactive Computer Service Platforms like Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Google, and Tik Tok, among others,” according to the agency.

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