Nigerians who tweet from abroad using VPN apps are ‘returning home.’
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
On Wednesday, January 12, 2022, President Muhammadu Buhari removed the ban on Twitter activities in Nigeria, which had been in place for 214 days.
Many Nigerians have shifted to utilizing Virtual Private Networks (VPN) software to access Twitter since the microblogging platform was suspended on Friday, June 4, 2021.
Nigerians could not wait for the Federal Government to lift the ban on social and political discussions, debates, football banter, music, and celebrity gists to return to twitter, even using VPN software.
While many people are relieved to be able to use Twitter again without the need of a VPN, others are counting their losses.
Some have even linked the lifting of the ban to the approaching elections in 2023. But, believe it or not, every social and political problem in Nigeria has a humorous aspect.
Nigerians who used VPNs to tweet from Kenya, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and even Saudi Arabia are now bidding farewell to the applications that kept them on Twitter for the past seven months.
Some Nigerians’ comments to the suspension of the social networking platform’s ban are included below.
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