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    Buhari becomes special ambassador for Indian app, Koo

    Indian social media app Koo has made President Muhammadu Buhari a special ambassador amidst the ongoing ban of popular app Twitter.

    Koo, which is similar to Twitter, gained popularity in the Nigerian social media space in June following the ban of Twitter by Nigerian government.

    Recall that Twitter removed a controversial tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari that threatened to punish ‘trouble makers’ in the South-East region of the country, a day later, two days later, Information minister announced the suspension of Twitter’s operations in Nigeria.

    Koo’s popularity subsequently surged as government officials and pro-government handles stopped tweeting and migrated to Koo.

    Top government functionaries, presidential aides, agencies, and other pro-government individuals also took to Koo.

    The home page of Koo shows an advertorial of Buhari as the face of the app in Nigeria and has triggered reactions.

    A Civil Society Organisation, Center for Democracy and Development, CDD wrote;

    “Its a shame the #TwitterBan has persisted till now, despite the economic disaster it has proven to be for youths who depend on #twitter for their livelihoods.

    For obvious reasons, we find this ad by #koo, another microblogging platform, both immoral and distasteful.


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