FEATURE: How to use Twitter in Nigeria despite ban by Govt

Shortly after the federal government announced that Twitter has been suspended, a virtual private network (VPN) started to dominate discussions on social media platforms.

With the VPN Nigerians can bypass the government’s suspension of Twitter.

The suspension placed on Twitter by the Nigeria government has left many Nigerians no choice but to engage the services of this medium as an alternative option to access Twitter and other social media networks

A VPN is a secure tunnel between your device and the internet. VPNs protect you from online snooping, interference, and censorship.

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.

One of the benefits of using VPN is that 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.

Here are some VPN providers Nigerians can use to access Twitter;

1. ExpressVPN
Ranked No 1, by Tom’s Guide, for its intuitive apps, great speeds, reliability and wide device support. You can also use Tom’s Guide offer to claim 3-months Free usage.

2. Surfshark
The app is nice and intuitive, and offers one-touch connection to the best server. It’s got all the essential features like a kill switch, a selection of protocols and auto-connect.

3. Hotspot Shield
Offers a fast, effective mobile VPN experience with a simple yet powerful interface and great connection speeds.

4. NordVPN
Nord’s apps are a sound choice for those looking to stay secure on the go and will make sure you are safe when connecting to public Wi-Fi. Check out NordVPN review for more info.

5. IPVanish
A VPN choice for beginners with a configurable interface, which makes it an ideal client for those who are interested in learning how to understand what a VPN does under the hood. It also has multiplatform flexibility.

While free VPNs are a popular option for discount shoppers, it is advisable to pay for reliable technologies that encrypt your data while you browse online. If you absolutely must use a free VPN, use the free trial deals or introductory versions of paid VPN services.

There are paid VPNs and there free ones that can guarantee you seamless usage of Twitter in Nigeria notwithstanding the government’s suspension.

Some of the best-paid VPNs for Twitter, according to Comparitech, are ExpressVPN, NordVPN and Surfshark, CyberGhost, IPVanish, VyprVPN, and ZenMate.

The free VPNs that can be used for Twitter include: ProtonVPN, Hotspot Shield Free VPN, Windscribe free, TunnelBear, Speedify and

To get a VPN — either paid or free — on your device, Go to Appstore/Playstore
Type 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 (for instance Germany, US, Russia…) Then click connect on your VPN.


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