Naija Twitter Ban: Nigerians Should Do This To Access Twitter

Internet shutdowns have become a tool for digital repression in different countries around the world. Countries like Iran, India, Egypt, Zimbabwe, Myanmar, and many other non-democratic countries, at a point in time, have been blocked from accessing social media sites or even cut off completely from the Internet. Well, Nigeria is the latest boy on the bloc to join the crew.

Yesterday, the Nigerian government announced that it was "indefinitely" suspending Twitter from operating in Nigeria after the company deleted the country's president's post.

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Using the same cover that other repressive governments have done in the past, the Nigerian government highlighted legitimate democratic fears and as well, accused the US social media company of allowing its platform to be used "for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria's corporate existence."

We checked with our readers yesterday and Twitter was still accessible. However, the majority of our readers in Nigerian as of this afternoon have been having issues connecting to Twitter. While some managed to connect, it took very long to load. Eventually, the connection will be cut off.

Reuters confirmed Twitter inaccessible on network providers such as Airtel and Nigeria's biggest provider MTN. We confirmed Twitter to be blocked on network carriers such as GLO, Spectranet, and Ntel.

If you happen to be among those affected, do not worry about connectivity issues for we have an easy fix to your problem.

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We've listed some free Virtual Private Network (VPN) apps that you can use to bypass the restriction in place by the government. The advantages of using a VPN are enormous. This includes online anonymity from the government, bypass censorship, and speed throttling, prevent online tracking, and more. Click here to read more.

We have listed some premium VPN apps below to help you bypass the restriction in place by the Nigerian government. Check them out below:

TunnelBear:

TunnelBear is one of the best VPN service providers out there. Owned by security giant McAfee, it offers both free and paid services and has a nice user interface that makes it less difficult for new users to see. However, free users are given 500MB of free monthly data.

Data allowance: 500MB monthly data allowance

Maximum number of device: 5 (free users)

Server locations: Over 20

Number of servers: Over 1000

Support platforms: Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac

Click here to download the app


Hotspot Shield:

Hotspot Shield is a very good VPN that offers free and as well premium services. It assures users that their personal information will be protected from the government and hackers via strong encryption. One advantage it has over other free VPN services is that the free servers are as fast as the paid ones.

Data allowance: 500MB daily allowance (15GB a month)

Maximum number of device: 5

Server locations: 1

Number of servers: 1

Support platforms: Android, iOS, Windows, and Linux

Click here to download the app


PrivadoVPN:

PrivadoVPN is a Switzerland-based VPN service that has a strict zero-log policy. You get free 10GB of data every month with no catch. Free users get access to 12 global servers along with the most secure VPN protocols. Similar to Hostspot Shield, free users get the same protection as those on a paid plan. That is, including IP masking, secure transfers, and point-to-point encryption. 

Data allowance: 10GB data (free users)

Maximum number of device: 1 (for free users) and 10 for premium

Server locations: 47

Number of servers: 100+

Supported platforms: Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, and Linux

Click here to download the app


Windscribe:

Windscribe's premium service offers both free and paid, with over 10 servers hosted in locations in North America, Europe, Hong Kong, and Turkey for free users. An upgrade to a paid package will get many servers hosted in different locations.

Free users get free 2GB worth of data when they signup, and can even get up to 10GB when they provide link up an email address.

Data allowance: 10GB monthly data allowance

Maximum number of device: 1 (for free users)

Server locations: 10+

Number of servers: 10+

Support platforms: Android, iOS, Windows and Mac, Linux

Click here to download the app


ProtonVPN:

If you are looking for a VPN that gives free unlimited data allowance then ProtonVPN is for you. However, the downside with it is that free accounts are limited to one simultaneous connection, and can only access servers in three countries.

Data allowance: Unlimited monthly data allowance

Maximum number of device: 1 (for free users)

Server locations: 3

Number of servers: 3

Supported platforms: Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, and Linux

Click here to download

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