Twitter has been banned for some time in Nigeria, the government says it will lift the ban if It meets some requirements. President Buhari during the country’s Independence Day on 1st October 2021 gave the requirement remark.
“Following the extensive engagements, the issues are being addressed, and I have directed that the suspension be lifted but only if the conditions are met to allow our citizens continue the use of the platform for business and positive engagements,” He said.
The incumbent ban started in June 2021, based on “activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence” the Nigerian Government claimed.
Buhari in his remark on Independence day mentioned that some users had “misused the platform” and used it “to organize, coordinate, and execute criminal activities, propagate fake news, and promote ethnic and religious sentiments.”
Twitter says that it is working with the Nigerian government to reverse the twitter ban in Nigeria. While that is still ongoing, how do you bypass this ban? Easy VPN, VPN… Here are the best free VPNs you can lay your hands on currently, and paid ones.
What is a VPN? The acronym stands for a “Virtual Private Network”. They are mainly free services, and in some cases paid with added features, that allow users to access a protected network connection when using public networks.
VPN makes it almost impossible for third parties to track your online activities. They also hide your online identity, while encrypting your online presence when you surf the internet.
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How do they work? VPNs hide your IP address, redirecting it through a distant remote server operated by a VPN host. In reality, your Internet Service Provider and others cannot see the websites you visited or your online activities.
With the Twitter ban, you cannot access the site from Nigeria, as standard connections use the local servers in the country to determine your location. However, if you use a VPN, you can switch to a server anywhere where Twitter is accessible in the world.
Hey, a bonus tip; you can also use VPNs to watch and download Movies not available for Nigeria on streaming sites like Netflix and Hulu amongst others.
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