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Internet users in Nigeria hit 149.8 million – here’s all the details you need

The Executive Vice Chairperson (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Umar Danbatta, has said that internet users in Nigeria were 149.8 million as of August. Mr Danbatta disclosed this in a statement by the commission’s spokesperson, Ikechukwu Adinde, on Monday. ”Internet across mobile networks in Nigeria currently stands at 149.8[Read More…]

Samsung Inaugurates Nigeria’s First ‘Digital Village’ In Cross River

by Agency Reports The first “Digital Village’’ in Nigeria was inaugurated on Thursday by Samsung Electronics West Africa in collaboration with UNESCO in Oban Community, Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River. The village would provide access to the world’s most advanced information and communication technologies, education and health services[Read More…]

Turkey Blocks Its Citizens From Twitter After Prime Minister Attacks Social Media Site

by Chukwu Obi Turkey restricted access to Twitter hours after its prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, threatened to “root out” the social media network where wiretapped recordings have been leaked, damaging the government’s reputation ahead of local elections. Some users trying to use Twitter were taken to a statement apparently[Read More…]

Lamido Says If You Follow Social Media, You Would Think APC Has Won 99% Of The Votes

by Dia Zamani The Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the general election contrary to the impression being created in the social media. He was speaking on Tuesday after meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan at the presidential villa[Read More…]

Oby Ezekwesili Suspects Foul Play Over Postponement Of Nigerian Election

The former Minister of Education and a lead critic of the Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has expressed fear about the postponement of the 2015 polls, suggesting a foul play. She made this known on her twitter page. I don't know about other people, but as an informed Citizen,[Read More…]

Endorsement? Pastor Adeboye Changes Profile Picture To Jonathan, Cover Photo To Osinbajo

General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, has updated his Profile picture and Cover photo of his official Facebook account. What does it say of the respected Man of God’ updated his profile picture with that of president Goodluck Jonathan, who is the presidential[Read More…]

Tweets To Start Appearing In Google Searches Says Twitter CEO Dick Costolo

During Twitter’s Q4 earnings call, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo yesterday confirmed that Twitter has signed a firehose deal with Google, which will bring tweets back into Google searches, more eyeballs to those tweets — and hopefully more clicks onto pages where Twitter can subsequently monetise that activity. According to TechCrunch the[Read More…]

Timi Dakolo, Yemi Alade, Japheth Omojuwa, Bolanle Olukanni, Denrele Step Out For The Social Media Awards

The Social Media Awards Africa grand finale tagged ‘Night of Virtual Wonders’ held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at The Landmark Event Centre, Lekki with nominees from different countries in Africa present. The event which was powered by Sterling Bank had in attendance; Timi Dakolo, Yemi Alade, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, Japheth[Read More…]

Taboo As Michelle Obama’s Refusal To Wear Headscarf During Saudi Arabia Visit Causes Stir

Michelle Obama has drawn attention to the severe restrictions placed on women in Saudi Arabia by not wearing a headscarf during a visit to the country after the death of King Abdullah. US first lady’s decision to not cover her head as she and President Obama met King Salman bin[Read More…]

Weeks After Breaking The Internet, Zahra Buhari Leaves Twitter

Remember Zahra Buhari? The daughter to All Progressives Congress, APC Presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari that became the talk of social media platforms weeks ago as photos of her were unveiled? Well it  seems Zahra Buhari can no longer stand the heat and decided to leave the kitchen. Buhari’s daughter [Pictured[Read More…]