13.01.2022 news BREAKING: Twitter Now Accessible Without VPN

Published 13th Jan, 2022

By Emmanuel Uti

Twitter, a popular micro-blogging platform, is now accessible in Nigeria without the aid of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).

This comes after the Federal Government announced a reversal of its ban on Twitter in the country.

According to the announcement, the lifting of the ban was to kick off at 12am on Thursday.

However, when FIJ tried to log into the platform at 12:10am without the aid of a VPN, there was no connection. This continued until 1:30am. But when FIJ tried again at 4:10am without the aid of a VPN, the site was active.


FIJ had reported that the ban on Twitter was lifted following a memo written to the President by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim.

Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Chairman, Technical Committee, Nigeria-Twitter Engagement, and Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), announced the president’s decision to lift the ban in Abuja on Wednesday.

READ MORE: BREAKING: Nigeria to Lift Twitter Ban ‘in a Matter of Days’

He said, “The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) directs me to inform the public that President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has approved the lifting of the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria effective from 12 am tonight, January 13, 2022.”

Published 13th Jan, 2022

By Emmanuel Uti


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