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Twitter Deletes Festus Keyamo’s Tweets on Eedris Abdulkareem

Twitter has deleted tweets by Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo after he tackled singer Eedris Abdulkareem over his recently released song ‘Jaja Jaga Reloaded’.

Empire reported earlier that Keyamo, on his Twitter handle, had released private conversations he had with Abdulkareem and how he allegedly begged him for financial assistance. Keyamo described the singer’s action as cheap blackmail after the latter allegedly didn’t succeed in extorting him and other top government functionaries. 

However, some of Keyamo’s tweets which contained the singer’s contact, which he used to send the Minister text messages in 2018, has been taken down by Twitter for violating its rules. 

The social media platform did not explicitly state which of its rules was violated, it simply took down two other tweets from Keyamo’s thread while giving a terse response, “This tweet violated the Twitter Rules”.

Although in a blog post, the company explains the process of removing a tweet considered to have violated its rules.

“When we determine that a Tweet violated the Twitter Rules, we require the violator to remove it before they can Tweet again. We send an email notification to the violator identifying the Tweet(s) in violation and which policies have been violated. They will then need to go through the process of removing the violating Tweet or appealing our review if they believe we made an error,” it wrote.

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