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This paper explored the implications of Twitter ban in Nigeria on economy, freedom of speech and information sharing. The study utilized mass media and legal documents to determine the opinion of the government officials, religious leaders, industrial experts, international organizations, legal experts and IT-based business specialists on the ban. It was discovered that Twitter ban infringes on the rights of the people to freedom of expression, access and sharing of information. It was discovered that the ban affected economy so badly that its effects have resulted to bridges on information flow between business associates, losses of jobs, investment hostilities and business failures. It was concluded that the government should reverse its decision and allow people access to Twitter as this is one of the platforms people can make a living, and also an avenue to improve the economy of the country.