The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cautioned political parties against spreading fake news, ahead of the Nov.11 Bayelsa, Kogi and Imo governorship election.
The Abia Commissioner for Information and Culture, Mr Okey Kanu, has urged the people of Abia not to take laws into their hands by engaging in mob justice. Kanu said this on Friday when the Abia Commissioner of Police, Mr Kenechukwu Onwuemelie, paid him a visit at the State Secretariat, Umuahia. The Commissioner advised the…
The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that it will not trample on people’s rights and press freedom in the fight against fake news and disinformation in the country.
Former Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Dr. Nasir Danladi Bako, OON, has identified self-regulatory mechanism as antidote to combating the menace of information disorder plaguing the media industry in Nigeria.
The Presidency has expressed anger over reports of a purported 114 per cent increase in the salaries of the President, Vice President, elected federal and state political office holders and judicial officers.
Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, has said that fake news and misreporting of anti-corruption efforts threaten stability and livelihood of the nation.
Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has congratulated the editor of Vanguard Newspaper, Mr Eze Anaba, on his election as the President of the Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE).
Vice Chancellor, Igbinedion University Okada (IUO), Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye, yesterday, acknowledged the role of media in promoting an egalitarian society devoid of fake news and other social media misinformation.
A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), Safeguarding Online Civic Space (SOCS), has urged Nigerians to desist from disseminating fake news, warning that continuing to do so could bring down the country.
Former President Donald Trump did not invent fake news. He appropriated it, exploited it and weaponized it. He defined fake news in purely utilitarian Trumpian interests to separate enemies from friends in the news media.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has launched a new short-code -4623 toward fighting fake news, ahead of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly Election.
Provost of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ), Gbenga Adefaye, has described fake news as an epidemic on social media platforms. Speaking at the 20th matriculation of the NIJ recently, he noted fake news has now become an epidemic such that everyone on Facebook now mimics journalists.