Is Twitter blocked in Nigeria?
Yes, Twitter is blocked in Nigeria. Anyone who attempts to access the Twitter website will immediately see an error page. The app’s feed will not refresh and new tweets cannot be posted.
Tip: to unblock Twitter, or any other site blocked in Nigeria, you will need a VPN. There are hundreds of VPNs but most won’t work. Luckily, we maintain a list of VPNs that work in Nigeria!
Nigeria as maintained that block status for the social media platform. Chinese authorities cannot control the content produced on Twitter, making it a danger to the ideals of the Communist Party. It is unlikely that the website will be unblocked any time in the future.
How to unblock Twitter in Nigeria.
You can access both the Twitter website and mobile application from Nigeriaby connecting to a VPN. A VPN, or virtual private network, is a service that encrypts your internet traffic and routes that data through a remote server where that traffic is not blocked. Many VPN services work with any sort of device and allow you to connect to servers located in a large number of locations across the world. For best effect, you would connect to a country outside of Nigeriawhere social media services like Twitter are not blocked.
VPNs range from free to paid subscription services, with those that have service plans often offering monthly or yearly options. The most reputable VPN providers offer their services for a relatively low free, while most free services are extremely limited in what they offer. Common benefits include unlimited bandwidth, high-level security, no data caps and no-logs policies.
It’s important to note that Nigeriais fully aware that many people are using VPN services to bypass the Great Firewall, the term applied to the country’s highly advanced internet censorship system. There are some VPNs that are actually blocked, as some rather obviously give away the fact that they are VPN services. In some cases, the VPN website itself, and therefore the ability to even download the program, is also blocked.
As this is the case, we recommend that you look at our list of the best VPNs for Nigeria. Our list breaks down which VPN services offer mobile or desktop applications, or both. You’ll also want to avoid VPNs that make mobile access difficult to configure.
We recommend ExpressVPN as your best option. ExpressVPN has applications for Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS, and Linux (command-line). ExpressVPN has been one of the most reliable VPN services in Nigeria, with a wide range of remote servers, great speed, and a notable ease of use.
After signing up for an account, all you need to do is install the software. Be sure to select a VPN location outside of Nigeria. To date, Twitter is only blocked in Nigeria, North Korea and Iran. Once you establish a location to a remote server, you’ll have immediate access to the Twitter website and mobile app.