Many develpments are following Nigerian government’s suspension of Twitter’s operations in Nigeria, Nigerians woke up this morning to find it hard to access the Micro Blogging App”Twitter” and were quick to start using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to continue using the micro-blogging platform.
Recall that On Friday, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, announced the suspension in a statement citing the “persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence”.
Shortly after the federal government announced that Twitter has been suspended, virtual private network (VPN) started to dominate discussions on social media platforms.
From the basic explanation of what VPN is, using it will help hide your internet protocol (IP) address — the unique number that identifies you and your location in the world.
The main function of a VPN is to hide your internet protocol (IP) address, and the unique number that identifies you and your location in the world.
One of the benefits of using VPN is that it changes your IP address, to the IP address of any country of your choice.
You can use Twitter as if you’re in your selected country without restriction.
Well, if you do not have a free VPN as not all VPN are free to use and also leaving the VPN app running in your phone may quickly drain your your phone battery.
This are the steps to take to access Twitter in Nigeria.
Open your Twitter App
Click on the Options button and go to Settings and Privacy
Tick Enable HTTP Proxy
Enter the Proxy Host: 126.96.36.199
Enter the Port: 8080
That is all, close your Twitter App and open it again to gain access from Nigeria without a VPN.