Youth bulge and politics in Nigeria — Magnus Onyibe

It is no longer news that Nigerian democracy is undergoing a youth revolution. The assertion above is evident in the fact that wherever you look in the virtual world, you would behold an increasing number of our youths passionately engaging…

Hundreds of SpaceX employees signed letter denouncing Elon Musk’s behavior

It took less than a day and a half for more than 400 SpaceX employees to sign onto an open letter criticizing CEO Elon Musk after it was posted and shared by some of their co-workers in an internal chat. Just 32…

Who makes social media rock? — Gbubemi Atimomo

Musings on the different characters who make social media what it is Social media is an integral aspect of many lives. Some use it to keep in touch with friends and family, and also catch up with what they are…

*Lagos tenant rapes neighbour’s 16-year-old daughter, commits suicide (Punch)*Lagos police arraign three suspects for lynching commercial sex worker (Guardian)

Lagos tenant rapes neighbour’s 16-year-old daughter, commits suicide (Punch) A man, identified only as Kayode, has committed suicide after his neighbour’s daughter accused him of raping her twice at their house in the Oja-Amukoko area of Lagos State. PUNCH Metro…

Another Cybercrime Act as FG releases guidelines to regulate social media

The Federal Government of Nigeria has released a Draft Code of Practice to guide the operations of Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Google, TikTok, and other social media platforms in the country. Part of the code, which seeks to regulate social…

FG releases code of practice for Twitter, Tik Tok, others

The Federal Government, through the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has issued Code of Practice for Interactive Computer Service Platforms, Internet Intermediaries and Conditions for Operating in Nigeria. Hajia Hadizar Umar, Director, Public Affairs NITDA, said the Code of…

Elon Musk’s mum Maye says he doesn’t listen to her advice

You don’t become the richest man in the world by listening to what mom says. Or at least that’s the case for Elon Musk. The tech magnate — who is worth a comfortable $229 billion — owns Tesla Motors and…

Twitter account chronicling Trump’s Truth Social posts banned

Twitter has shut down an account that was devoted solely to posting Donald Trump’s “truths” from his newly created social media platform Truth Social. The Twitter account, which went by the handle @PresTrumpTS, was banned just days after it was…

Elon Musk buys Twitter: How will the platform change?

Elon Musk has struck a deal to buy Twitter with a promise to reduce censorship on the platform, raising questions about what his approach will mean for the “digital town square”. Human rights groups have raised concerns that a lack…

Must you table your matter on social media? – Gbubemi Atimomo

Thoughts on the rampant dependence on social media as an adjudicator of justice It usually starts with a buzz, most often on Twitter. Someone shares a message alleging that a person or organisation has wronged, hurt, or taken advantage of…

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