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FG Ditches Crowwe, Joins Indian Social Media, Koo, After Banning Twitter

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has shunned the “use made in Nigeria” motivation, dumping Adamu Garba‘s creativity into the gutter as it embraces India’s microblogging site, Koo, a week after banning the operations of Twitter in Nigeria.
This is coming a day after the Minister of Culture and Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said the embattled Twitter has reached out to the FG, seeking a high-level discussion to resolve the issue on ground.FG Ditches Crowwe, Joins Indian Social Media, Koo, After Banning Twitter
In a post shared on his Twitter account, the app co-founder and CEO, Aprameya Radhakrishna, confirmed Nigerian government’s presence, saying his app is spreading wings beyond India now. “A very warm welcome to the official handle of the Government of Nigeria on @kooindia! Spreading wings beyond India now”, he tweeted. According to LIB, the Nigerian Government’s verified account on the app with the name Government of Nigeria @nigeriagov, has 6,000 followers at the moment.
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Koo is an Indian microblogging and social networking service based in Bengaluru, India, formerly known as Ku Koo Ku. The app, currently valued at over $100 million, was developed by Aprameya Radhakrishna and Mayank Bidawatka and was said to have won the Government of India’s Aatmanirbhar App Innovation Challenge in August 2020. It’s interface is similar to that of Twitter where users can categorize their posts with hashtags and use @ for mentioning or replying to other users. Rather than Twitter’s blue and white, Koo uses a yellow and white interface, and a yellow chic as logo,as against Twitter’s blue bird.FG Ditches Crowwe, Joins Indian Social Media, Koo, After Banning TwitterPhotos Credit: Getty
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