Twitter registers Nigerian subsidiary

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Social networking site Tuwita has announced that it has registered as a company under Nigerian law, just months after the company agreed to the terms set by the government before allowing it to continue operating in the country.

Nigeria suspended the company in June last year after deleting a message posted by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.

Twitter defended itself, saying the message violated its policy, but the Nigerian government was not satisfied with the move.

It was only seven months after Nigeria lifted the ban in January this year that Twitter also agreed to certain conditions, including registration in the country before the end of March.

A spokesman for the company confirmed to the BBC that the company had met these requirements.