Saturday, July 13, 2019

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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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    Lai: Buhari won’t clamp down on social media

Lai: Buhari won’t clamp down on social media

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will not stifle free speech by seeking to regulate the social media or abridging the rights of the citizens.According to Segun Adeyemi, the minister's aide, Mohammed said this in Lagos on Monday during a meeting with a some social media activists.“Let me assure you that the [...]

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    REMINISCENCE: Popular social media reactions to collation of presidential election results

REMINISCENCE: Popular social media reactions to collation of presidential election results

How soon time flies! It is now one week since Nigerians went to the polls to vote for Muhammadu Buhari as the man to lead the country's affairs for the next four years. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) started announcing results of the two-day election on Monday, but the process did not end until the early hours of Wednesday – [...]

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    ISIS ‘recruiting Nigerian youths via social media’

ISIS ‘recruiting Nigerian youths via social media’

Mike Omeri, director-general of the national orientation agency, has raised the alarm that Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is radicalising and recruiting Nigerian youths, most especially children of the rich, through the social media.Omeri, who raised the alarm at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, advised affluent Nigerians whose children are abroad to keep a close eye [...]

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    Look up from your phone, shut down that display

Look up from your phone, shut down that display

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    Doctor convicted in Michael Jackson death denied latest appeal

Doctor convicted in Michael Jackson death denied latest appeal

The California Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to hear an appeal by Michael Jackson's personal physician, Conrad Murray, who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star's death.Murray was released from a Los Angeles jail in October, after serving two years but wants to clear his name.His attorney had asked the court to overturn his 2011 conviction on [...]

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