Social media regulation not a remedy for fake news
The Nigerian Government's insistent to rein in the danger of fake news is back at the front burner of national debate in Africa's most populous nation with social media blamed for the rise in misinformation during the #EndSARS protests against police brutality. The #EndSARS campaign, which resurfaced on Twitter in October, eventually ended on the…
#EndSARS: Where northern leaders got it wrong
The position was recently taken by the power elite and northern leaders seeking government control of the social media, and accused protesters of the EndSARS movement of subversion is not only a measure
Practitioners fault proposed censorship of social media, say it’s awful
Media practitioners have joined the larger society in condemning the 19 northern governors seeking censorship of the social media.
FG seeks support of South-East leaders on social media regulation
The Federal Government on Saturday solicited the support of South-East governors and leaders in the zone on social media regulation to check fake news and misinformation of Nigerians. The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, made the appeal while speaking at a presidential delegation interaction with South-East governors and other leaders of the…
We can design and deliver a new Nigeria if we shun social media misinformation
With protests taking place in at least one in three Nigerian states, it is hard to imagine a less appropriate slogan for our nation at this moment than the one President Buhari unveiled less than a month ago to mark the 60th anniversary of independence. Nobody can say for certain what will change as a…
Social media and carnage that trailed #EndSARS protest
When news breaks – whether the story of a disease outbreak, civil unrest, a terrorist attack or a natural disaster – people increasingly turn to the Internet and social media.
Elsie Godwin: The term ‘social media influencers’ has been watered down in Nigeria
One of the most powerful communication tools in the world today is media; from print, electronic to social media. We can’t downplay the role of the Media Industry in any way; it has always been and will continue to be the major tool of visibility in the world. Elsie Godwin is using her voice as…
Ganduje suspends aide over comment on Buhari
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has suspended his Special Adviser on Media, Salihu Yakasai, over his comment on President Muhammadu Buhari in the social media.
Sex education in Nigeria
There is very little sex education in Nigeria, at least when I was growing up. Most Nigerians learn about sex from peer groups or lecherous adults who exploit