Breaking: Buhari’s Minister, another appointee at ‘war’ over office space (VIDEO)

May 24, 2020 Editor 0

Trouble is currently brewing between Minister of Communication and Digital Economy Dr Isa Ali Pantami and the Chairman Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri, after the later accused the former of pursuing her and entire staff of the commission out of their office. Dabiri revealed the latest development in a video interview. Shortly after, the Minister Pantami debunked the Read More

EFCC raises alarm over smear campaign against Magu, anti-graft body

May 20, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has raised the alarm over smear campaign against the commission and the anti-graft boss, Ibrahim Magu. EFCC head,  Media and Publicity, Mr Dele Oyewale, in a press statement, Wednesday in Abuja, said: “The attention of the EFCC has been drawn to the antics of some few elements in the social media,  employing desperate antics of blackmail, and Read More

Coronavirus kills popular musician

April 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Grammy-nominated gospel singer, Tory Sneed, has died from Coronavirus complications at the age of 52. Sneed who earned a Grammy nomination for his work on the Youth For Christ’s 1999 album “Higher”, died early Monday April 27, at a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. The singer’s friend and radio personality, KD Bowe penned down a tribute to him on social Read More

Fury calls out Joshua to join in daily lockdown workout

April 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Tyson Fury has called out heavyweight rival Anthony Joshua – but it has nothing to do with boxing. Fury and his wife Paris have been taking the public through hour-long workouts on social media during the coronavirus lockdown. And the world champion now wants celebrity couples to join them – including Joshua. Following his routine on Easter Monday, Fury said: “I think Read More

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Kwara dep gov tasks journalists on fake news

March 23, 2020 Editorial III 0

The deputy governor of Kwara, Mr Kayode Alabi, has asked veteran journalists in the country to help curb fake news and promote national unity. Alabi noted that publication of fake news, especially in the social media, has assumed an alarming proportion which if not checked could do incalculable damage to the peace and unity of the country. The deputy governor Read More

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Social Media Bill: Why media should be held accountable- Garba Shehu

March 22, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, Saturday in Abuja said the media should be held accountable for misinformation capable of causing devastating consequences on the nation, economy and individuals. In a paper titled, Media and Democracy: Challenges of Journalism, presented at the 2020 Annual Lecture of the Abuja Branch of the Barewa Read More

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Tattoo doesn’t make people irresponsible, say police

February 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has said tattoo does not make people irresponsible in as much as they can express and explain themselves in a modest way. A former Public Relations Officer, Lagos state police command Dolapo Badmus, made this known while speaking at the ongoing Social Media Week 2020 (SMW) in Lagos  Wednesday. She spoke at a session with Read More

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Mateflick ‘ll compete with Facebook, Twitter, others

February 21, 2020 Editorial III 0

Mateflick has been described one of the social media network to look out for in the year 2020. Founder and Chief Executive of Officer of Mateflick, Emmanuel Akpakwu stated this during the officially launch its operation  Thursday in Yaba College of Technology Lagos. He described the platform as a friendly social media platform for all.  “The social media app will Read More

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At last, ex-BBNaija housemate Nina marries, hides husband

February 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Ex-Big Brother Naija house mate Nina Ivy over the weekend got married and has taken positive measures to keep her private life off social media by refusing to post pictures of her husband. Though the reality star and actress tweeted on January 1st, 2020 that one of the best things that happened to her in 2019 was finding love, her Read More

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Breaking: Man commits suicide in Lagos

February 1, 2020 Editor 0

A video currently trending on social media has displayed a man who committed suicide in Lagos state. The man whose identity wasn’t ascertained as at time of filling this report was said to be working with the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority. He died after hanging himself on a Mango tree. Details loading…

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How Deji Adeyanju supported social media regulation

January 10, 2020 Editorial III 0

Indications have emerged that Leader of the Concerned Nigeria group supported social media regulation in the last dispensation. Adejanju, who has been championing opposition against  the move by the President Muhammdu Buhari-led government to regulate the use of the social media in the country. Reacting to the statement by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, that the government Read More

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Tonto Dikeh returns, takes son to church

January 6, 2020 Editor 0

Popular Nigerian actress and social media drama queen, Tonto Dikeh, returned in Nigeria after staying in Dubai. Upon retur, she attended church with her so and shared photos on her social media page. The actress on her trip to Dubai, had been involved in a scuffle that allegedly led to her arrest. Subsequent reports claimed that her passport was seized. Read More

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NGOs carpet Facebook over trafficking of child refugees in Nigeria

January 4, 2020 Editorial III 0

Facebook has been criticised by two Non-Governmental Organisations for the recent allegation that the social media platform is being used as a conduit for the online sale of Cameroonian refugee children in Nigeria. The Africans Unite Against Child Abuse (AFRUCA) United Kingdom and the Centre for Children’s Health, Education, Orientation and Protection (CEE-HOPE) Nigeria have criticized Facebook following recent revelations Read More

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Slap: Pope Francis tenders apology

January 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Pope Francis apologised Wednesday for his widely-viewed slap of a woman who had grabbed his hand as he greeted Catholic faithful on New Year’s Eve. The image of Francis slapping his way free from the clutches of the admirer was an instant hit on social media. A personal apology followed. “We lose patience many times,” Francis confessed. “It happens to Read More

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Sharapova to play in Brisbane

December 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Russia’s Maria Sharapova will compete at the Brisbane International in January after receiving a wildcard. The 32-year-old former world number one played just 15 matches in 2019 because of a long-term shoulder injury. Five-time Grand Slam champion Sharapova last played a competitive match in the first round of the US Open in August. “Brisbane, I’ve missed you and I’m so Read More

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Messi, Mbappe lead Christmas celebrations

December 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Christmas has arrived and just like millions all around the world, several big-name footballers took to social media to celebrate the holiday. From Sergio Ramos to Kylian Mbappe, there was plenty of holiday cheer being spread as Christmas Eve turned into Christmas Day. Players snapping pictures with their families was a particularly popular theme this year, with a Christmas tree Read More

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Sowore: Reps investigate DSS’ invasion of High Court

December 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The House of Representatives has ordered an investigation into recent invasion of the Federal High Court in Abuja, by men alleged to be personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS), in a bid to re-arrest convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, Mr. Omoleye Sowore. Video of the December 6, 2019 incident had remained viral on the social media, with the Read More

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CITAD decries high rate of hate speeches in Kogi

December 5, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has decried the high rate  of hate speeches that characterised the Kogi state governorship election, and has equally appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that the heartless killing of Mrs Salome Abuh is not allowed to go unpunished. The CITAD disclosed this in Lokoja, Thursday, noting that the centre was able Read More

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Why Nigeria needs hate speech bill – Mumuni

December 4, 2019 Editorial III 0

A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, Ambassador Abayomi Nurain Mumuni, Tuesday said Nigeria needs hate speech bill to curtail provocative utterances and spread of fake news in the country’s cyberspace. Mumuni in a statement made available to newsmen through his media aide, Rasheed Abubakar, declared that the hate bill became necessary considering the way most Nigerian social Read More

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Hate speech bill: there is a better angle

December 3, 2019 Editorial III 0

Africa harbours the countries that have the most ethnic diversity rating in the world. Unbeatably on top of the list is Papua New Guinea with over a thousand ethic groups. Other African countries making names on the list are Tanzania, Uganda, Liberia, and of course, Nigeria, with over 370 ethnic groups and over half a thousand indigenous languages is not Read More

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We’re opposed to hate speech bill, IPI tells NASS

December 3, 2019 Editorial III 0

The International Press Institute (IPI) Nigerian chapter has restated its opposition to laws with prescription of capital punishment or any other stiff and dehumanising penalties for such abuse of the media space. Making its stand public in a press statement issued by the chairman of the IPI Nigerian chapter, Kabiru Yusuf, member, Malam Wada Maida, and secretary, Raheem Adedoyin, on Read More

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Death penalty for hate speech: Cybercrime Act enough, FG tells Senate

November 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The federal government said Wednesday that the existing Cybercrime Act 2015 is enough to handle the purveyors of hate speech on social media. The Hate Speech Bill, sponsored by Senator Sabi Abdullahi, mulls death by hanging penalty for violators. The proposed legislation passed first reading in the upper chamber of the National Assembly. Responding to a question directed at the Read More

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Social media regulation: Another move to gag the masses?

November 9, 2019 Editorial III 0

The latest move by the federal government to regulate the cyber space has re-ignited raging debate over what constitutes fake news and misinformation through the social media. SAMSON BENJAMIN examines the argument for and against the move. The federal government on October 29, 2019, said it was working on how to inject sanity into social media, which it said was Read More

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Odemwingie turns professional golfer

October 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Former Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion forward Peter Odemwingie is now a professional golfer. The 38-year-old, who retired from football in April, took to social media to announce his membership into the Professional Golfers Association (PGA). Formerly an amateur, his status has been upgraded to a PGA assistant professional. Odemwingie has also been given a slot for training at the University Read More

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Official: Ita Enang removed as Buhari’s aide on NASS, redeployed to Niger Delta; Shehu, Adesina retained

August 20, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Mr. Femi Adesina and Mallam Garba Shehu have been reappointed as Special Adviser on Media and Publicity and Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, respectively by President Muhammadu Buhari. Also reappointed were Mr. Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President and Ms Lauretta Onochie and Bashir Ahmad both as his social media Read More