Millions blocked as Twitter Operations Officially Grounded In Nigeria

Step by step process of how some Nigerians are already by-passing the government’s suspension of Twitter through VPN


Popular microblogging platform, Twitter, has officially stopped its operation in Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Platforms  Africa reports that Twitter is the second most used social media network after facebook in Nigeria where millions of people in the country interact with others across other countries of the world.

Twitter Nigeria

This development is coming hours after Federal Government announced the suspension of Twitter in a recent statement signed by Lai Mohammed.


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The Twitter app in Nigeria currently displays ‘Tweets aren’t loading right now. Try again’ but when connected to a VPN, the app begins to work perfectly fine.

See screenshot below:

Platforms Africa gathered that sone Nigerians have started to share information on how to by-pass the suspension through VPN.


“If access to Twitter is stopped by FGN, these are steps one can follow to use the platform 👇🏾

Get a VPN

i. Go to AppStore or Playstore
ii. Type “FREE VPN” in the search box

iii. Download any of the top 5 results.

iv. Open the app, install
v. From the list of available countries, choose a location other than Nigeria

vi. Connect & you’ll be tunneled to that country.

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