Surviving the Twitter Ban

Today marks 222 days since Twitter was banned in Nigeria. Thankfully that is now history as the social media network has been unbanned.

On June 5 2021 when the ban went into effect, I had to look for alternatives. Although in possession of a smartphone, I didn’t want to install a VPN on my phone.

This was due to the very valid fear of police crackdowns. As a result of this, the search for a browser-based alternative began.

My search revealed the Opera browser has an in-built VPN so I got the latest version installed on my laptop.

Since then till the present moment, I have been active on Twitter using the browser.

Now that elections are here, the ban has been lifted. From tomorrow, everyone should be able to browse Twitter normally.

Once I confirm this, I intend to install Twitter on my phone again.


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