The Federal Government of Nigeria on Friday 4 of June 2021 announced the indefinite suspension of the use of Twitter in the Country.

The government was forced to act, according to Lai Mohammed, minister of information, because of “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are potential of damaging Nigeria’s corporate existence.”

The decision to ban the social networking website has generated intense anger, with many Nigerians, including celebrities, expressing their displeasure with the decision.

However, as technology may have it, the is still a way Nigerians can possibly access their Twitter account even with the ban imposed on it.

The ban on Twitter has only disabled Nigeria’s IP address from being about to access twitter that is why you would have to change your IP address from that of a Nigerian IP address in other to be able to access it.

In this article, you will learn and get to know how you can access Twitter in Nigeria using a VPN or by proxy.

Before we actually go into the methods, let us know what a VPN and proxy are.

What is a VPN

According to Wikipedia,

A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across a public network and enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network.

This simply means that with the use of a VPN which is the acronym for virtual private network, a user can access the private network publicly and also gives a user anonymous access to the web.

What is a proxy

A proxy In computer networking is a server application or appliance that acts as an intermediary for requests from clients seeking resources from servers that provide those resources.

on the other hand,

A proxy acts as a gateway – it’s ideal for basic functions like anonymous web browsing and managing (or circumventing) content restrictions. … VPN connections encrypt and secure all of your network traffic, not just the HTTP or SOCKS calls from your browser like a proxy server.

How to access Twitter in Nigeria using VPN and Proxy

Firstly, let us look at accessing Twitter in Nigeria using a VPN

Steps on how to access Twitter using VPN

  • Download any of the top or recommended VPN from the play store for Android users and the Apple store for IOS user
  • Launch the VPN and sign up if required
  • Change your location on the VPN from Nigeria to any other country that allows the use of Twitter
  • Now go back again and log in to your Twitter account and enjoy access.


Paid VPN is always the best for changing IP addresses or also even changing your countries locations without any means of getting caught.

However, for this Twitter method, free VPN’s can also do the work perfectly okay, all you need to do is just download a strong one ( you can check google for a list of recommended VPN’s)

Steps on how to access Twitter using Proxy

  1. Go to your Android Settings.
  2. Navigate to Wireless & Networks.
  3. Click on your Wi-Fi network.
  4. Click Modify Network.
  5. Select Advanced Options.
  6. Change the IP address.


Open the Twitter app and go to Setting and Privacy > Proxy > Enable HTTP proxy and configure using the below data:
Proxy Host:
Proxy Port: 8080
When you’re done, close the app and open it. Enjoy tweeting…


Although Twitter has been ban in Nigeria which makes its use unlawful, you can still access it using the method shared above in this article by following it step by step.

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