Coronavirus: FG begs US billionaire for ventilators on Twitter

The Federal Government has come under attack for going on social media to plead with United States billionaire, Elon Musk, for ventilators to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Musk, who is the founder and Chief Engineer, SpaceX, had tweeted on Thursday…

On social media, police is your friend & bail is free, lol – Lucia Edafioka

I am certain Nigerians active on social media must have heard about the police PR person who is living in an alternate Nigeria; the one where policemen are good, responsible and upright citizens. If anyone should try to bring him…

Harry and Meghan hope to ‘uplift’ fans with month of ‘positivity’

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are promoting a month of positivity on social media. To mark the start of March, Harry and Meghan chose one account to follow on their popular Instagram account. The Sussexes revealed they would be…

Guy, nobody is byforcing you to comment on social media – Lucia Edafioka

Once upon a time, I wondered why we did comprehension for almost 12 years as part of our curriculum. From Primary school, we did comprehension every morning. We read short stories and answered questions about who, why, when. I lived…

Why is Dr. Boniface, the face of #sexforgrades? – Peju Akande

On a lighter note, what’s in a name? Plenty. Isn’t that the reason Jabez in the Bible insisted on changing his name? Of all the culprit lecturers indicted in Unilag over the #sexforgrades docu, how come only one face is…

Influencers: How a ‘new breed’ of social media stars changed the game (BBC)

Your last name doesn’t have to be Jenner or Kardashian to be able to make a living from social media posts, as a new generation of influencers and “micro-influencers” are proving. It’s perfectly possible you’ve never heard of James Charles.…

Cybercrime victims lose £34.6m in six months (IrishTimes)

People falling prey to cybercrime have reported losing £34.6 million, the latest numbers from Action Fraud show. Hacking of social media and email accounts continues to be the most prolific means of scamming people online, contributing to more than 5,000…

StanbicIBTC facilitates training of 25 journalists at TMTR Training Room

StanbicIBTC bank has facilitated the training of 25 Nigerian journalists drawn from across online and traditional media outfits at the Lagos based TMTR Training Room.  The programme focused primarily on equipping the participants with tools and insights to better understand…

Journalism in the age of social media: British Council holds Lagos workshop

British Council Nigeria hosted the second edition of its capacity building workshop for journalists in Lagos on December 5 and 6, 2018 under the theme: ‘Upholding journalism ethics in the age of social media – sifting facts from fake news’.…

Stop using social media to spread fake news about kidnapping – Police warn (Vanguard)

The Police Command in Enugu State has warned residents of the state against using social media to spread fake news about kidnapping in the state. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Command, SP Ebere Amaraizu, gave the warning…

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