The Nigerian govt is the new user of India's homegrown microblogging website Koo. The Nigerian govt banned Twitter in the country last week after the microblogging website deleted a remark from President Mumadhamu Buhari.

   

After Banning Twitter, Nigeria Government Opens Account On India's Koo

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The Nigerian govt is the new user of India's homegrown microblogging website Koo. The Nigerian govt banned Twitter in the country last week after the microblogging website deleted a remark from President Muhammadu Buhari.

WHO?

 Koo CEO Aprameya Radhakrishna posted on Twitter a welcome message along with a screenshot of the Nigerian government's account on Koo.

Koo, owned by Bombinate Technologies, has long been touted as India's alternative to Jack Dorsey's Twitter, a foreign company that's increasingly getting into mini battles with governments around the world over information technology rules, especially privacy issues.

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On Thursday, a user on Koo surfaced that identified itself as the Nigerian government's official ID. An orange-yellow tick mark, similar to Twitter's blue tick, showed the account as "verified" on Koo. It has over 9,900 followers and follows none.

The latest tweet by the Koo handle @nigeriagov mentions a government event in what is being seen as a serious intent behind the switch to India's microblogging website as a tool for official communication. "Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka is a Special Guest at today's event marking the flag-off of Lagos Ibadan Rail commercial operations," the Nigerian government said.