Wednesday, June 16, 2021


Social media

We’re not recruiting – NECO

The National Examination Council, NECO, has denied reports making the rounds on Social Media that it was planning to recruit new members of Staff, warning the public to disregard the said publications.

Social media making policing Nigeria difficult, IG laments 

Nigeria's Inspector General of police Mohammed Adamu, on Friday said the major problem confronting the police in the country is the social media.

Africa’s spymasters declare social media a security threat, subversive

The Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa, CISSA has declared some activities in the social media as a national, regional and continental...

Followers improve our self-worth, say Social Media users

Some social media users say the number of followers garnered, have great impact on their self-worth and values.

Social media role in building Nigeria’s digital economy

Unarguably, Information Communication Technology, ICT, as a global phenomenon has come to shape human lives in very fascinating and remarkable ways. Evolving digital age has...

Facebook loses more young users – Survey

The world largest social media platform Facebook is losing a large number of young users as about one in four of them had removed...

Zuckerberg at center of Holocaust denial controversy

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has found himself at the center of a fresh row after saying the social network should not prohibit posts which deny the Holocaust.

Uganda to ‘review’ social media tax after outcry

Uganda will review a tax on the use of social media, the prime minister said Wednesday after a protest against the controversial measure was broken up by police firing live rounds and teargas into the air.

Plateau killings: From communal to religious clash – Mahdi Garba

The gravity of the mayhem is beyond what social media commentators are saying. It's unfortunate that even the newspapers we trust are giving a subjective narrative of the crisis.

Recruitment scam: NDA, Customs raise alarms over fake sites

The Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA, and the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, have warned members of the public to be wary of misleading vacancy announcements on Social Media, especially on Facebook.

40 arrested for spreading hate messages on social media

Indian police have arrested 40 people in the northeastern state of Assam for spreading rumours about child lifters and hate messages on social media.

Uganda imposes controversial ‘WhatsApp tax’ for social media users

The Ugandan parliament on Thursday passed a law imposing a tax on people using mobile social media networks in an attempt to increase revenue, but rights groups say the levy is actually aimed at silencing dissent.

CJA: Premium Times publisher to speak on hate speech on Social Media

The Publisher of the PREMIUM TIMES Newspaper, Dapo Olorunyomi, is billed to guest-speak on the ways of ‘Curbing Hate Speech on Social Media’, especially...

BUK begins courses on Social Media, admits 140 students in two years

The Faculty of Communication of the Bayero University Kano, BUK, has admitted 140 students for social media training in its newly introduced Department of...

Davido, Wizkid others, make list of most followed Africans on Social Media

Nigerian singers Davido, Wizkid and South African comedian Trevor Noah make the list of the most followed Africans on the social networks Instagram, Facebook...

Egyptian player, Mo Salah, tops Social Media ranking

According to the African Social Media Power Report: Top 50, released by sport communication company, CampsBay Media, Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah finished 2017 as...

Katsina govt warns youths against social media misuse

The Katsina State Government has cautioned youths against using social media platforms to insult and abuse elders, as a result of political differences. The Commissioner...

Okonjo-Iweala denounces ‘fake news’ audio recordings credited to her

Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has alerted the public on what she termed ‘fake news items and voice recordings’ circulating on the social...

Iran cuts social media access as unrest turns deadly

Iran cut access to social media on Sunday in a bid to head off further protests after days of unrest that saw two people...

Sultan frowns at social effect on youths’ studies

His eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has decried the palpable effect of social media in the studies of students across the...

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