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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LAI MOHAMMED BLAMES FACELESS GROUPS FOR HIS GAFFES IN THE MEDIA

‘Various Faceless Groups Are Hell Bent To Bring My Person And Govt To Ridicule Through Hate Speeches’ – Lai Mohammed http://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2017/7/various-faceless-groups-are-hell-bent-to-bring-my-person-and-govt-to-ridicule-through-hate-speeches-lai-mohammed.html Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has been in the news recently over his speech saying the federal government intends to place a ban on shooting music videos and movies outside the country. Today, he gave yet another speech at the 2017 National Council on Information meeting taking place in Jos, Plateau State. During his speech, Lai Mohammed is quoted to have said, ‘Various faceless groups are hell bent…

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M- NIGERIA’S FIRST ALL -ENTERTAINMENT BREAKFAST SHOW, WAKE UP NIGERIA DEBUTS ON TVC , WATCH VIDEO

M-Nigeria’s First All-entertainment Breakfast Show, Wake Up Nigeria, Debut On Tvc http://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2017/7/nigerias-first-all-entertainment-breakfast-show-wake-up-nigeria-debut-on-tvc.html As part of its multi-million dollar investment in programming and content, TVC Media has today announced the imminent debut of the country’s first all-round entertainment breakfast show, Wake Up Nigeria, on TVC. Set to air live starting from Monday, July 24th, 2017 on weekdays between 7am and 9am, the show’s lead anchors, Abayomi Fowope and Titilayo Oyinsan supported by three other presenters, will treat viewers of each episode to everything that makes for life and living in Nigeria.…

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BLOGGER RAISES ALARM OVER ATTEMPTS TO GET HIM ARRESTED BY GOV. OKOROCHA

Blogger raises alarm over alleged plot by Okorocha to arrest him for revealing Imo state’s secrets. Governor Rochas Okorocha has been accused by a Nigerian journalist of planning to take him out of circulation – The journalist, Kenneth Uwadi said the governor is against him because of his opposition to the state government’s policies – He accused the state government of making anti peoples’ policies Kenneth Uwadi, a Nigerian journalist has accused the Imo state government of planning to arrest and detain him for speaking out against the mismanagement and…

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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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SOCIAL MEDIA PROMOTES TRIBALISM IN NIGERIA SAYS BUHARI’S SIDE, GARBA SHEHU

The Senior Special Assistant to President Mohammed Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu has decried the rate at which social media promotes tribalism in Nigeria and calls for caution on the part of the users. Speaking at the Positive Voices Campaign Project showcase event in Abuja on Thursday, Mallam Shehu, who lamented the negative impact of violence caused by tribalism and hate speech in places like Rwanda, noted that Nigeria had dealt with the problem of tribalism in the 1960s but it is unfortunate that the social media…

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LUKA BINNIYAT, KADUNA BUREAI CHIEF OF VANGUARD SENT TO PRISON, IN CRUTCHES ON ORDERS OF NASCIST RUFAI

A High Court sitting in Kaduna, Wednesday, remanded a former bureau chief with Vanguard Newspapers, Kaduna, Mr. Luka Binniyat in prison over allegation of false publication brought against him by the Kaduna State government. Binniyat, who had been on medication, walked into the court room with the help of crutches, having sustained injuries from an accident. Justice Bashir Sukola ordered the remand of the journalist despite appeals from Barr. James Kanyip, his counsel. Justice Sukola said the journalist should be remanded in prison custody till 20th July, 2017 for ruling…

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YOBE TEACHER ARRESTED FOR CRITICISING RANDY SENATOR WHO WAS CAUGHT ON TAPE HAVING SEX WITH TWO YOUNG LADIES ON FACEBOOK

By Chijioke Jannah on July 10, 2017 A secondary school teacher in Yobe State, Muhammed Kime has been arrested by the police in Damaturu, for allegedly posting a message on Facebook that lampooned a former governor of the state, Senator Bukar Abba. He had said that the Senator had not sponsored a single bill at the National Assembly since he was elected as a senator. In the post, Kime also wrote what was considered critical of a former Minister of Police Affairs, Maina Waziri. Waziri was said to have lodged…

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TELL YOUR DAUGHTERS TO SPEND LESS TIME ON SOCIAL MEDIA SAYS SULTAN

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar III, is not happy that Nigerian youths are always on social media. According to him, Facebook, Instagram and other social apps are diverting the attention of students in the country. There is a disturbing development where the attention of students is being diverted from their studies. “This is through the use of various social media like Facebook, Twitter,Whatsapp, 2Go and Instagram, among others,’’ he said. “The rate at which girls are spending time on social network is worrisome and this poses imminent danger…

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