SEE WHAT TEE MAC SAYS SOCIAL MEDIA HAS DONE TO SHOW BIZ IN NIGERIA

Veteran musician, Tee Mac Omatshola Iseli, says that social media has somehow contributed negatively to show-business in Nigeria. The professional flutist with cross – cultural Itsekiri and Swiss roots in an exclusive interview with LIB said that Nigerian artistes have been deeply influenced by social media platforms, where they flaunt their lavish lifestyle. In his words, ‘Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter has somehow given a bad taste to show business, where Celebrities show off what they are wearing even their jewelry. How many people know the kind of cars I drive or how many cars I have? Nobody…

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KATSINA APC, PDP TAKE BATTLE TO SOCIAL MEDIA

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Katsina State have re-launched massive social media campaigns purportedly to woo supporters. Daily Trust observed that there has been increased politicking by both parties, using different names in a move to woo the young ones ahead of the 2019 general elections. Every day, facebook, whatsapp, and twitter accounts of the two parties are doling out criticisms, commendations and achievements of their respective parties in a move to draw attention. During the Sallah break, the PDP social…

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WHY IS SUPPORT MONITORING OF SOCIAL MEDIA BY FG – BABANGIDA ALIYU

Wale Odunsi Babangida Aliyu, ​former governor of Niger State has ​declared support for monitoring of the social media by the military​. He said this would ensure security and unity of the nation. ​”​I support monitoring of the social media by the security agencies to control negative stories that can influence the lives of unsuspecting subscribers to do the wrong thing they never intended to do,‎​”, Aliyu told newsmen on Sunday in Minna.​ “You cannot say negative things about a person or an institution especially when they are false without being…

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MUSIC PROMOTER WHO SHARED NUDE PICS OF HIS GIRLFRIEND ON SOCIAL MEDIA CHARGED TO COURT

Music promoter shares girlfriend’s nude on social media, arraigned over threat to life By John Chikezie A Lagos-based music promoter and graphic artist, Victor Aligbe, accused of uploading nude pictures of his girlfriend on social media over sex chats with a white man, was yesterday arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate Court, Lagos. The 27-year-old artist, who pleaded not guilty, was docked on a three count charge of breach of peace and threat to life. After uploading the pictures, Aligbe allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend, Cynthia Duru, 26, and vowed…

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MONITORING OF SOCIAL MEDIA BY THE MILITARY IS A NORMAL PRACTICE ALL OVER THE WORLD SAYS LAI MOHAMMED

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, was a guest on Channels TV where he spoke on the recent announcement made by the Nigerian Army that it would be monitoring social media for anti-Buhari and anti-military comments. According to Lai, monitoring social media is a normal practice all over the world. “Those saying that the government is going to clamp on the freedom of the press, I think they are just exaggerating the issue. Secondly, the report crediting the military that they will be monitoring the social media to me I…

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SHEHU SANI CONDEMNS MILITARY MONITORING OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, has condemned plans by the Military and Police to monitor social media  opinions and comments made by Nigerians in a bid to check the rising incidents of hate speech in the country. Speaking on Tuesday  in Abuja when he paid a courtesy visit to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) he said he was not in support of the use and wide spread of hate speeches in the country but maintained that “the Military or the Police have no business in monitoring…

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WE NOW MONITOR THE SOCIAL MEDIA FOR HATE SPEECH, ANTI-GOVT AND ANTI-SECURITY INFORMATION – DIRECTOR, DEFENCE INFORMATION

Abuja—The activities of Nigerians on the social media are now being monitored for hate speech, anti-government and anti-security information by the military. Social media network Director of Defence Information, Major-General John Enenche, told Channels Television that the move became necessary in the light of troubling activities and misinformation capable of jeopardizing the unity of the country. His comments come less than 48 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari said in his national broadcast that some of the discussion on social media in his absence crossed the line and left him distressed.…

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AUDU OGBEH DISCLAIMS FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has raised the alarm that some impersonators have been defrauding Facebook users with his name and photographs. Ogbeh in a statement by his adviser on media & communications, Dr. Olukayode Oyeleye, said despite several warnings, some impersonators have continued to open fake accounts on Facebook in desperate attempt to defraud unsuspecting people. “An earlier statement, issued on May 3rd, 2017, to warn the public about this scam is hereby re-emphasised, that Chief Ogbeh has no personal Facebook account. Accordingly, all Facebook…

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NIGERIA TO CENSOR SOCIAL MEDIA SOON

The National Council on Information (NCI) has advocated the setting up of a Council to regulate the use of social media in Nigeria. The is as contained in a communique issued at the end of Extraordinary Meeting of NCI on Hate Speeches, Fake News and National Unity held on Friday in Jos. In the communique made available to journalists on Sunday, the Council recommended the use of tough measures in checking conventional media and their output. The Council, presided over by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, noted…

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POLICE DETAIN JOURNALIST OVER FACEBOOK POST

Police detain journalist over critical Facebook posts Punch Newspapers / Abdulfatai Ayobami Ibrahim / 2 hours ago Olaide Oyelude, Katsina The police in Katsina State on Saturday night detained a journalist, Danjuma Katsina, over postings on Facebook alleged to be critical of a newly-elected member of the House of Representatives from the state, Mansur Mashi. Police sources said the lawmaker formally lodged a complaint about the Facebook postings to the police. Danjuma was, however, released on Sunday afternoon following the directives of the state police commissioner, Mr. Usman Abdullahi, and…

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