Nigerians who wish to access Twitter despite the suspension of the social media platform operations in the country can alternatively use Virtual Private Networks explained in this post!
The Nigerian government, through the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, had announced the suspension of Twitter on Friday.
This was after the micro-blogging site deleted “genocidal” tweets from the President, Muhammadu Buhari, on the Biafran War of 1967-1970, wherein many lives were lost.
The announcement was contained in a statement issued by the Ministry of Information and Culture which cited the “persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.” as the reason.
The Nigerian government then directed the National Broadcasting Commission to immediately commence licensing all OTT and social media operations in Nigeria.
In Early hours of Saturday morning twitter has become inaccessible to Nigerian users
How you can bypass the government’s suspension of Twitter using VPN.
What is a VPN?
A VPN is a connection that allows users to establish a protected network connection when using public networks.
It is essential in helping users to protect their internet traffic and keep their identities private 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.
It changes your IP address. This implies that with a new IP address — which can be that of any country of your choice — you can use Twitter as if you’re in your selected country without restriction.
Amongst many VPN out there, we are going to be recommending an easy and FREE VPN, UFO VPN.
How to use UFO VPN
Just download and install it, then connect to any country of your choice, once its connected you can browse any website or app that has been blocked.
After the above instructions, in order to see Nigerian tweets and threads
1. Go to twitter
2. Click on “Settings”
3. Under content preferences, open “Explore settings”, make sure you turn “show content in this location” off, then set the “Explore location” to Nigeria in order for you to see all that threads in Nigeria
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