The federal government of Nigeria on Friday, June 4th, announced the ban of Twitter operations in Nigeria.
This came after the President of Nigeria, Mohammadu Buhari, tweet on Twitter was deleted by the platform following threats on the lives of Nigerians.
Also, many Nigerians reported the tweets as “abusive” while asking Twitter to suspend Buhari’s Twitter account.
In a statement made by the minister of information, Lai Mohammed, he said that Twitter was ban because of the use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.
The ban of the social media service has spark nationwide outrage, from Nigerians, including celebrities and government officials.
Reacting to the sanction, Twitter described the directive as “deeply concerning” as they announced that investigation is being carried out.
Since the announcement of the Twitter ban was made, people have been looking for ways to evade the Twitter ban in Nigeria.
We are going to be looking at tips on how you can bypass Twitter ban in Nigeria using VPN, and other services.
Since most of the telecommunication companies like networks 9mobile, Glo, Airtel & MTN have all disconnected access to Twitter, here’s another way you can access Twitter in Nigeria.
- Go to phone settings, & turn off “Location”
- Go to TWITTER TRENDS & make sure you turn your trends to Nigeria.
- Now you can see “Nigeria Trends” only to keep you updated.
A proxy server is a stand-in or an anonymous computer that routes the request from you, the client, to the blocked server.
The server sees the proxy and you the client is invisible as the server does not know you sent the request.
Go to your play store and download “Puffin browse” to your phone and you are good to go! Puffin browser is a browser that uses proxy server.
You can visit some blocked websites in nigeria with just the Puffin browser including Twitter.
Virtual Private Network (VPN )
Now here is the service you’ll have been waiting to read. Shortly after Twitter was ban in Nigeria, VPN went viral on social media platforms.
But what is the meaning of VPN? The word VPN means- virtual private network. It is a connection that allows users to establish a protected network connection when using public networks.
It is mostly used by internet users to keep their identities hidden or private online. It is also used to protect traffic online.
By connecting to a secured VPN server, for instance, your internet traffic goes through an encrypted tunnel that nobody can see into, including hackers, governments, and your internet service provider.
Now how can VPN help you use Twitter despite its ban in Nigeria Internet space ?
VPN hides your internet protocol (IP) address — the unique number that identifies you and your location in the globe.
VPN changes your IP address and location. Technically you can be in Nigeria and your location will be showing Canada or any other country.
This means that with a new IP address of your choice from any other country outside Nigeria can be used for Twitter especially if your selected country is without restriction.
All we are trying to say is that with VPN your location can be hidden from any other source including government.
How can you get a VPN?
VPN is not hard to get. However, there are paid VPNs and there free ones that can guarantee you seamless usage of Twitter in Nigeria without restriction from the Nigerian government.
Paid VPNs includes – ExpressVPN, NordVPN and Surfshark, CyberGhost, IPVanish, VyprVPN, and ZenMate.
While free VPNs that can be used for Twitter include: ProtonVPN, Hotspot Shield Free VPN, Windscribe free, TunnelBear, Speedify and Hide.me
How to download VPN?
Wether you are paying or getting a free VPN on your device, here’s some few steps you can follow:
- Go to Appstore or Playstore
- Type the word “VPN” in the search box
- Download any VPN of your choice
- Open the app and install
- Change your location to any other country of your choice.
- Then click connect on your VPN
With the above tips, you can use Twitter despite its suspension in Nigeria.
In conclusion, Technology have made it easy to bypass or evade some Internet restrictions.
By following the above tips and steps you can evade and bypass Twitter ban in Nigeria.