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How To Access Twitter In Nigeria 2021



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The indefinate suspension of twitter accounts in Nigeria is really raising alot of alarm in the country. As ealier posted on Nairabusiness reporting the suspension and ban in the country, many people have not been able to access their accounts.

The President had condemned the attacks on police stations, prisons and offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission, especially in the South-East, warning that those supporting insurrection and violence in the country would be shocked.

FG suspends Twitter ‘operations’ in Nigeria’

Buhari had tweeted, “Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War. Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand.”

The President’s tweet riled some persons who felt he was insensitive to have made an analogy of the civil war. His critics subsequently reported the tweet to Twitter and the microblogging site later deleted the post with a comment, “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules”.

Mohammed subsequently knocked Twitter for supporting insurrection in Nigeria since last October during the #EndSARS protests which ended in the destruction of lives and properties all over the country.

Reacting consequently on Friday in a statement, the minister said the Buhari government has suspended the activities of Twitter in the country.

The statement titled, ‘FG Suspends Twitter’s Operations in Nigeria’, read, “The Federal Government has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of
the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria.

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“The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the suspension in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, citing the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.

“The Minister said the Federal Government has also directed the National Broadcasting Commission to immediately commence the process of licensing all OTT and social media operations in Nigeria.”

So, in this article I will be showing you how to access your twitter account from Nigeria. Don’t conclude that you can’t access your account. This article will guide you.

How to access your twitter account in Nigeria

Here is a quick answer to the question: VPN. Yes, you can use VPN to access your twitter account right here in Nigeria.

Although there are different types of VPN. there’s the paid and free VPN you can use and they work absolutely fine.

How long will the twitter ban in Nigeria last?

Sincerely speaking, no one knows that for now but we are hoping they call it off soon.

Incase you are wondering what VPN is, the next heading would be for you.

What is VPN?


VPN is a virtual private network and it extends a private network across a public network and enables users to send and receive data around a shared or a public network as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network.

VPN gives you online privacy and anonymity by creating a private network from a public internet connection and most importantly, VPN services establish secure and encrypted connections to provide greater privacy than even a secured Wi-Fi hotspot.

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How to access twitter account with VPN

There are things you need to do in order to access your twitter account right here in Nigeria.

  • Go to Google playstore to search for VPN
  • Install your preferred VPN on your device.
  • Run the app and select your preferred protocol.
  • Choose the location you want to connect from.
  • That’s it, you can head to twitter and try.

List of VPN to use to access your twitter account from Nigeria

List of 15 Free VPNs to download while Federal Government Suspension of Twitter In Nigeria last. I’m currently using the number 8 one (Turbo VPN).

1.Thunder VPN


3. Opera VPN

4. Speedify

5. Betternet: Supports P2P connections.

6. Windscribe: 10GB of free data per month.

7. Hide man

8. Turbo VPN

9. Private Tunnel

10. Surfeasy

11. Open Vpn

12. Tor Guard

13. Proton VPN

14. Hotspot Shield

15. Private Internet Access

How reliable are VPNs?


Popular web browsers include a feature called private browsing, which enables users to browse the web without saving their history, search information, and temporary local data like cookies. Private browsing is available through popular browsers, such as Apple Safari, Google Chrome’s Incognito mode, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and Microsoft Edge’s InPrivate Browsing.

A browser’s private browsing mode will prevent data from being stored on a user’s local device or computer. However, it does not necessarily prevent information from being shared between the user’s device or computer and their ISP. Furthermore, third parties may be able to detect users’ activity through private browsing sessions, which they can use to exploit their operating system. 

It’s important to remember that VPNs do not work in the same way as comprehensive anti-virus software. While they will protect your IP and encrypt your internet history, but that is as much as they can do. They won’t keep you safe, for instance, if you visit phishing websites or download compromised files.

When you use a VPN, you are still at risk of:

  • Trojans
  • Bots
  • Malware
  • Spyware
  • Viruses

If any of these were to make it onto your system, they would be able to damage the device regardless of whether you were running a VPN. Therefore, it is essential to use a VPN in tandem with comprehensive anti-virus software to guarantee maximum security.

So guys, we hope you find this interesting and helpful. If you know any, you can add to the list in the comments section. Good luck!

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Johnny Diakpomrere is a Nigerian and a student. He's a very passionate blogger that loves reading and writing, business minded with solution to complete financial tips. He learned how technology can enrich both professional and personal lives by using the right tools. And he has shared those suggestions on many websites over time. With thousands of articles under his belt, Johnny strives to help others use technology to their advantage.

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