Nairaland is temporarily back online two days after host took it down

December 21, 2023
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Nairaland forum

The News: 

  • Nairaland, an online discussion platform, has been restored after being taken down by its host on Thursday, December 14, 2023, due to an ignored abuse report by one of its users.
  • The company has had to switch from its original host to a temporary host to get the platform working again to serve Nairalanders (registered Nairaland users) and advertisers. 

In a statement, Nairaland's founder, Seun Osewa, announced this morning that the forum is temporarily back online. 

Recall that after the host took down the website for the second time, Nairaland fixed the problem by removing the offensive comment from the server and pleading with the host to reinstate the platform. 

In a direct message to the 3.1 million users of Nairalands, Osewa insisted that the host's abuse team has not yet responded to the Nairaland team. 

This move made Osewa resort to other means to hasten its reinstatement, including taking to X to seek advice on how to resolve the issue. Since then, according to the founder, some progress has been made. 


“So we had to transfer Nairaland to a temporary host to bring it back to you. A VERY time-consuming process. We are not fully back, even though most features of the site are working. We still have a long way to go. Additional downtime is likely; don't let it alarm you,” Osewa explained. 

Nairaland did not state the exact timeline this temporary measure will hold. Osewa, however, assured users that he’ll come back with more updates as the team is working earnestly to make the return permanent and ensure similar incidents don’t happen in the future.  

“Please forgive us for the stress we caused. We appreciate the love and support that you showed us during the ordeal. Nairaland is too important for us to let this happen again.”

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