News reaching our front desk that the Nigerian government has joined the Indian-owned microblogging platform, Koo, barely a week after suspending the operations of American-owned microblogging site, Twitter in the country.

The Nigerian Government’s verified account on Koo with the name ‘Government of Nigeria’ @nigeriagov, has 6,000 followers at the moment.

 

Koo co-founder and CEO, Aprameya Radhakrishna in a post shared on his Twitter account @aprameya, confirmed the Nigerian government’s presence on Koo.

Koo is an Indian microblogging and social networking service based in Bengaluru, India. Formerly known as Ku Koo Ku, the app was developed by Aprameya Radhakrishna and Mayank Bidawatka.

 

It won the Government of India’s Aatmanirbhar App Innovation Challenge in August 2020. The app is currently valued at over $100 million.

 

 

 

Even in India, the progress of Koo came in the backdrop of the Indian government’s several disagreements with Twitter. In the last almost six months, the Centre asked Twitter to remove several tweets and suspend accounts it deemed unlawful. Twitter did not comply with these requests on all occasions, leading to friction between the two sides.

 

According to the government, Twitter is also yet to comply with India’s new IT rules for digital media intermediaries

 

Last month, Koo announced a $30-million fundraise from marquee investors including Tiger Global at a time Indian authorities were turning the heat on Twitter. The fund-raise saw Koo’s valuation jump nearly five-fold to $100 million.

343 thoughts on “Nigerian Government Joins Indian-owned Microblogging Platform That Works Like Twitter”
          1. So they wanna introduce new social media for us in replacement of twitter….. Nigeria is the worstest country ever 😭😭

  1. They are not well, let them keep deceiving us. They banned twitter and move to another platform, leaving us behind. Nonsense govt

  2. Arise o compatriots Nigeria’s call to serve our fathers land with love and strength and Faith the labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain to serve with heart and might one Nation bound in freedom peace and unity

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  3. The Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development , Uche Ogah , on Wednesday accused Peoples Democratic Party governors in the South East of allegedly taking credit for projects embarked upon by the All Progressives Congress- led Federal Government.

    He claimed that in most of the states , the governors present such interventions by the Federal Government as coming from their political party.

  4. Indian government’s several disagreements with Twitter. In the last almost six months, the Centre asked Twitter to remove several tweets and suspend accounts it deemed unlawful. Twitter did not comply with these requests on all occasions, leading to friction between the two sides.

  5. We heard that the Nigerian government has joined the Indian-owned microblogging platform, Koo, barely a week after suspending the operations of American-owned microblogging site, Twitter in the country I pray that partnership will last long

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