The Federal Government of Nigeria has initiated a ban on the use of Twitter in Nigeria. However, there are still a few means by which you can use Twitter in Nigeria.
Of course, using Twitter hack in Nigeria now is considered illegal because it goes against the law.
How to use Twitter in Nigeria
There are a number of ways to use Twitter in Nigeria despite the ban on Twitter by the Federal Government of Nigeria. A few procedures are outlined below.
3 ways to use Twitter in Nigeria
This article highlights 3 ways to use Twitter in Nigeria despite the ban.
- Using VPN
- Altering Proxy Settings
- Travelling out of Nigeria
How to use Twitter in Nigeria with VPN
The is called a Virtual Private Network (VPN). It has been effective in the past for hiding IP address locations. The internet has evolved to identify false informations easily. However a few other VPNs are effective for this job.
The steps below will guide you on how to use Twitter in Nigeria with VPN.
Step 1. Download and install a VPN. An easy to use free VPN is Psiphon or UrbanVPN.
Step 2. Setup the VPN following the instructions given by the App.
Step 3. Choose a different country other than Nigeria.
Step 4. Wait till it connects to a specific country and go to twitter app. You will be able to use twitter without any restriction after altering proxy settings.
How to use Twitter in Nigeria without VPN
Step 1. Go to the Twitter app setting.
Step 2. Enable Proxy.
Step 3. Under proxy host: key in 184.108.40.206.
Step 4. Under Port: key in 8080.
Step 5. Restart the app. This will tunnel your connection to use Twitter without VPN.
Alternatively you can travel outside Nigeria if you are so much of aa Twitter addict or you can simply use Twitter on vacations outside the country. This is the only legal means to use Twitter in Nigeria.
Cons of using Twitter in Nigeria despite ban
What is the worst thing that can happen to you if you use Twitter in Nigeria? Below are some possible negatives of the usage of Twitter in Nigeria.
1. You can be arrested as it is against the Nigerian law.
2. You will not be able to see personalized tweets for your actual country.
Your country settings is non-public data, and assists Twitter with modifying Tweets for you, and may influence the content they can show.
3. It is very stressful to go through a whole lot of procedures to be able to use Twitter.
NB: You are therefore advised to adhere to the directive of the Nigerian government and the NBC to avoid the use of Twitter while you still leave in Nigeria.