Say only what you see or hear — Gbubemi Atimomo

Thoughts on being a reliable eyewitness Every time I read or hear about breaking news, I consciously strive not to immediately take it in hook, line and sinker. Nothing convinces me about this more than every news report that I…

Jack-Rich and Jackson Ude’s Shameful Assault on his Reputation by Latasha Ngwube

As I found myself immersed in my customary practice of scrolling through Twitter, I unexpectedly came across a tweet that immediately engaged my attention. It was penned by none other than Jackson Ude, the former Director of Communication and Strategy…

Let’s calm down and stand together — Ehi Braimah

When the general election begins to divide us in ways we have never seen before, it is because there’s so much at stake for political actors and it was not surprising that the 2023 elections turned out to be most…

Brazil’s supreme court upholds move to ban fake news

Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court had voted to uphold a decision by the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) to fast-track the removal of fake news from social media ahead of the country’s presidential runoff. In its ruling, the supreme court dismissed a…

The fire this time — Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

The presidency of Nigeria is so highly coveted that even expired players want to grab it “by fire, by force”, as the Pentecostals would say. The presidential wannabes are all over the place with their foot soldiers, intent on commandeering…

Prof Ernest Igwe says “malicious lies cannot distract our goal of establishing the best faculty of agriculture in Africa” – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

It takes no time at all for Fake News and Hate Speech to go viral across the whole wide world. The nameless and faceless voice trended all over the social media accusing Prof. Ernest Chukwusoro Igwe, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture,…

Nigeria is suffering a trust deficit – Chido Nwakanma

Chido Nwakanma breaks down the Edelman Trust Barometer Report 2021 which posits that Nigerians have lost trust in government, the media NGOs and Business. An insightful read. Trust level in Nigeria is at a low 49 per cent overall for…

Red Cross chief calls for fight against ‘fake news’ about COVID-19 vaccine

The head of the world’s largest humanitarian network is urging governments and institutions to combat “fake news” about COVID-19 vaccines, which has become “a second pandemic,” and start building trust in communities around the world about the critical importance of…

Goethe-Institut Nigeria hosts 2 Fake News & Fact-Finding events

The Goethe-Institut Nigeria said it has finlalised plans to hold two events designed to lend a critical voice and a Nigerian perspective to the global campaign against the alarming increase of fake news worldwide this month. According to a statement…

IPC commemorates World Press Freedom Day (ThisDay)

As media stakeholders and freedom of expression activists engage in various discourse on May 3, to commemorate this year’s World Press Freedom Day (WPFD), the International Press Centre (IPC) Lagos has joined in calling attention to the need for deliberate…

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