Friday, November 16, 2018

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    Presidency: Yusuf Buhari not on social media.. beware of impersonators

Presidency: Yusuf Buhari not on social media.. beware of impersonators

The presidency says Yusuf, son of President Muhammadu Buhari, is being impersonated on various social media platforms.Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, said on Wednesday that Yusuf does not have any social media account.Adesina pointed out a fake Instagram account bearing Yusuf's name, saying it has thousands of followers, however, TheCable found that the account mentioned, @ymbuhari, has no post.“The most recent is [...]

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    80% of what you read on social media is fake, Lai tells Nigerians in diaspora

80% of what you read on social media is fake, Lai tells Nigerians in diaspora

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has warned Nigerians abroad to be wary of news about the country found on social media, saying 80 percent of them are fake.NAN reports that Lai made the remark on the sideline of a meeting with Sylvanus Nsofor, Nigerian ambassador to the US, in Washington on Saturday.The minister said fake news on social [...]

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    Mongolia bans civil servants from using social media at work

Mongolia bans civil servants from using social media at work

The Mongolian government has banned the use of social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube by civil servants while at work.The government made the decision on May 23, while it took effect Tuesday.The move is said to be intended to prevent cyber attacks and to ensure the safety of government information networks, according to a statement released by the [...]

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    SERAP asks Buhari to stop military from monitoring Nigerians on social media

SERAP asks Buhari to stop military from monitoring Nigerians on social media

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the military from monitoring Nigerians on social media and clamping down on perpetrators of hate speech.SERAP made the request in a letter by Timothy Adewale, deputy director of the organisation. and sent to the president, in reaction to the purported directive of the federal government to the military to [...]

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    Is military monitoring social media for the wrong reason?

Is military monitoring social media for the wrong reason?

The role of the military in a democracy has always been an issue right from the days of Plato, 2500 years ago. The recent pronouncement by Nigeria’s military that it would monitor anti-government comments on social media gives cause for concern and reminds one of Plato’s argument in the Republic.In responding to the recent misuse of the social media, the [...]

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    ALERT! Military now monitoring your comments on social media

ALERT! Military now monitoring your comments on social media

The Nigerian military says it is now monitoring the social media for comments that could be “anti-government, anti-military or anti-security”.John Enenche, director of defence information, said this when he appeared on Channels TV on Wednesday.He said the measure became necessary in the wake of hate speeches and comments threatening Nigeria's unity.Eneche spoke two days after President Muhammadu Buhari expressed worries [...]

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    The world of hate writing and anonymity

The world of hate writing and anonymity

BY OCHECHE ALABI In my growing-up years, readers’ reactions and opinions under editorial columns of newspapers and magazines were a delight as they do not only give voice to the voiceless but also contribute to the richness of debates on politics, policy formulation and events around us.  To many, it was a delight to take up a pen, do a write-up [...]

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    Role of social media in economic, political and social development of Nigeria

Role of social media in economic, political and social development of Nigeria

It is my privilege and honour to give the give the keynote speech at the maiden edition of CKN News Annual Lecture which thematic focus requires us to reflect on the role of the social media in the social, economic and political development of Nigeria.As a global phenomenon and platform for knowledge, information and person to group communications, the social [...]

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    NCC: Over 16 million Nigerians are on Facebook — highest in Africa

NCC: Over 16 million Nigerians are on Facebook — highest in Africa

Nigeria's 16 million Facebook users represents the highest in Africa, says Umar Danbatta, vice chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).Danbatta said this in a keynote address at the maiden lecture of CKN News in Lagos, where he spoke on the role of social media in the economic, political and social development of Nigeria.Describing social media as the marketplace of creativity and [...]

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    Lai: Social media has made the job of spokespersons difficult

Lai: Social media has made the job of spokespersons difficult

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says social media has made the task of spokespersons of government difficult.Speaking at the annual conference and general meeting of the National Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) in Kwara state, Mohammed said the challenge of spokespersons have defied everything they may have been taught in school.He expressed concerns over the situation where anyone [...]

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    Lai: FG NOT monitoring telephone calls, social media posts

Lai: FG NOT monitoring telephone calls, social media posts

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has described as untrue the report that the federal government is monitoring telephone calls and social media posts of Nigerians.In a statement on Monday, Mohammed said those behind the "false news" are trying to give an impression that the government is working to stifle freedom of speech."There is no regulation, old or new, [...]

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    Soldiers warned against uploading sensitive information on social media

Soldiers warned against uploading sensitive information on social media

Peter Dauke, general officer commanding (GOC), division 3 of the Nigerian army, Jos, has cautioned soldiers on the use of the social media.Speaking at the graduation ceremony of 58 officers of the 63 regular course from Jaji, Kaduna state, Dauke told the troops to make sure that they do not display information that may implicate national security.The officers just completed [...]

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    Lai: Newspaper editorials can no longer bring down a government

Lai: Newspaper editorials can no longer bring down a government

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says gone are the days when newspapers were so powerful that their editorials could bring down a government.Speaking at a meeting with resident information officers (RIOs) in his ministry, Mohammed acknowledged the role of social media in the dissemination of information.He claimed that the federal government was under-reported because its information handlers were [...]

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    Lai: Our families have more trust in social media than in us

Lai: Our families have more trust in social media than in us

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the advent of social media has led to a situation where disseminated information cannot be duly regulated.Speaking in Asaba, Delta state capital, during the opening of the National Council on Information, Mohammed said the public is often misled by such reports.He added that families and friends of public officials tend to place [...]

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    Nollywood is not a joke, says Omoni Oboli

Nollywood is not a joke, says Omoni Oboli

Omoni Oboli, actress and producer has said the Nigerian movie industry, dubbed Nollywood, is "not a joke" and as such, the efforts of filmmakers should be respected.A fan recently criticised the actress on social media for shooting her new project – Okafor's Law – within 3 weeks.To commemorate the conclusion of the film's shooting, Oboli shared on Instagram, the ordeals and challenges she [...]

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    Nigeria’s 1st social commerce app will put cash in your pocket

Nigeria’s 1st social commerce app will put cash in your pocket

Millions of Nigerians tweet, post and like posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, but now you can get paid for doing the same thing the Skits way.Skits, an app that allows you to create and/or promote fun videos for brands while earning money real time, is the first social commerce app in Nigeria.It producers say it is currently available for Android [...]

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