Tag: Social media

Federal Government has said it would not rest until social media is regulated in Nigeria

The Federal Government has said it would not rest until social media is regulated, noting that nobody will survive otherwise. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, sounded the note of warning in an interview with newsmen in Washington, United States of America, USA, on Wednesday. At the[Read More…]

Social Media Regulation: Media Rights Agenda drags NBC to court

The Media Rights Agenda has sued the National Broadcasting Corporation before the Federal High Court, Abuja, over its move to regulate and license social media platforms. The organisation is challenging the legal authority of the NBC to regulate social media platforms; or to determine whether a platform is patriotic or[Read More…]

Nigeria budgets N4.8 billion for NIA to track, intercepts and monitor WhatsApp messages

The Nigerian government has earmarked N4.8 billion for the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) to monitor WhatsApp, an encrypted messaging application, and Thuraya, a satellite telephone. According to TheCable, the provision is contained in the supplementary 2021 budget passed by the national assembly. On Wednesday, the National Assembly approved the sum[Read More…]

“I support Twitter ban” – Says Regina Daniels husband, Ned Nwoko

Billionaire Ned Nwoko has announced his support for the Twitter ban in Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Nwoko, married to popular actress, Regina Daniels, was reported to have made the assertions while speaking at a June 12 lecture organised by the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists[Read More…]

#TwitterBan is social media regulation through the backdoor – SBM Intelligence

Nigeria’s geopolitical intelligence platform, SBM Intelligence says the ongoing suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria by the Federal Government is ill-advised and serves as a sinister plot of the government to enforce social media regulations through the backdoor.  SBM claims this in a Monday report titled ‘Through the back door:[Read More…]

Social media addiction has been classified along with drugs, alcohol and sex” – Bishop Oyedepo speaks against excessive use

The Chancellor of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun, Dr David Oyedepo, has admonished youths against the excessive use of social media. Oyedepo gave the warning during the 15th Convocation Ceremony, Conferment of Honourary Doctorate Degrees and presentation of prizes in Ota, Ogun, on Friday. The chancellor noted that the negative impact[Read More…]

Ebonyi Governor says DSS should invite people for their social media comments

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has said the Department of State Service and security operatives should invite any individual who make inciting statement against the president or the country. Mr Umahi stated this on Thursday when he appeared on Channels Television’s programme, Sunrise Daily monitored by NewsWireNGR. Ebonyi, the[Read More…]

‘A missed opportunity for Nigeria’ – Nigerians reacts as Twitter announce Ghana its African Headquarters

Nigerians are not holding back in expressing their emotions after micro-blogging site and social media platform, Twitter announced that it would make Ghana its African Headquarters. Announcing the decision In a post on its official blog on Monday, the company said the move was to expand its reach to communities[Read More…]

Internet, social media shut down as Congo begins election

Internet and social media access has been shut down in the Republic of Congo on Sunday as citizens go out to register their votes in the presidential election. Heading to the election, WhatsApp, Facebook and other social media platforms have been used for campaigning and keeping tabs on events surrounding[Read More…]

Social Media for Activism: How a Nigerian Law school Student is using Twitter to raise awareness on misogynistic laws #everydayfeminism

It is not unheard of for ordinary citizens to suddenly find themselves in the thick of a campaign for a better society, and that is the case for Amarachi Nickabugu, a female student of the Nigerian law school who has been using her Twitter account to highlight laws rooted in[Read More…]