Couple weds 12 years after meeting on social media

December 2, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

A bride-to-be, Florence Nwankpa, has shared how she met her fiance on the popular social platform, 2go, 12 years ago. Nwankpa made this known on her Instagram account on Friday, sharing a throwback photo with her partner, as well as recent prewedding photos. She wrote,“To God be the glory 🙏. To every love, there is a love story 😍😍🥰❤️ 2go Read More

30 million users have joined Threads – Zuckerberg

July 6, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Thirty million users have signed up for Meta’s newly launched Threads app on its first day, the company’s chief Mark Zuckerberg says. He pitched the app as a “friendly” rival to Twitter, which was bought by Elon Musk in October.Experts say Threads could attract Twitter users unhappy with recent changes to the platform. But Twitter CEO Linda Yaccarino said though Read More

Idan identity unmasked amidst Social media popularity

May 14, 2023 Admin III 0

The word Idan has captured so much attentions of Nigeria via various social media within the last couple of days. So many Nigerians including the president-elect, Bola Tinubu have posted in relation to Idan. Tinubu had described the Super Eagles and Napoli striker, Victor Osimen as “Idan gan-gan” in his congratulatory message after Napoli became the Italian Champion winning the Read More

EU singles out 19 tech giants for online content rules

April 25, 2023 Admin III 0

Five Alphabet (GOOGL.O) subsidiaries, two Meta Platforms (META.O) units, two Microsoft (MSFT.O) businesses, Twitter and Alibaba’s (9988.HK) AliExpress are among 19 companies subject to landmark EU online content rules, EU industry chief Thierry Breton said on Tuesday. The rules known as the Digital Services Act (DSA) require the companies to do risk management, conduct external and independent auditing, share data Read More

Iwuanyanwu denies calling Yoruba rascals

March 27, 2023 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Chairman Ohanaeze NdiIgbo Elders Council, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has refuted reports credited to him on social media that he called Yorubas political rascals. In a statement issued and made available to newsmen, Monday, he described as “fake news circulating on social media completely misrepresenting the statement I made at Awka Anambra State in connection to the killings, destructions of properties Read More

Stop circulation of fake results, police tell electorate

February 26, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has warned against heating up the polity by circulating fake elections results on social media and other news platforms. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, handed down the warning in a press statement, Sunday in Abuja, saying that: “Nigeria Police has observed the spreading and circulation of alleged fake elections results on social Read More

Southeast group tips Tinubu-Shettima option as best for Nigeria

November 20, 2022 Chuks Nweze 0

The South-East Director, Support group Coordination Directorate, for the Ahmed Bola Tinubu/Kashim Shetima 2023 presidential project, Engr. Elias Mbam, has said the ruling All progressive Congress,  (APC), presidential flagbearer, Ahmed Bola Tinubu and his running mate, Shettima remained the best products Nigerian electorate should identify with in the general election. The former Chairman of the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Commission Read More

Ajaokuta: End of an error

September 12, 2022 Musa Ilallah 0

Almost all traditional and social media news platforms in the country were in the first week of September 2022 awash with the positive and patriotic resolution by Nigeria’s Federal Government of the long-standing contractual dispute with a foreign investor, Global Steel Group, on the Ajaokuta Steel Company. Consequent upon the resolution, Nigeria would now pay $496m or 9% of the Read More

Social media and 2023 elections

August 29, 2022 Admin III 0

Consummate politicians and statesmen must be media savvy. They must deploy to maximum effect the prevailing media technology of the epoch to communicate lucidly their thoughts, visions and sound bites. These ultimately resonate with their huge audiences/supporters, etch them into their memories and zing into history.Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt used radio to reach out during World War II Read More

Social media users beg Tobi Amusan for marriage after world title feat

July 28, 2022 Admin III 0

Nigerian men on twitter have taken to social media to beg new world record holder in the 100m women’s hurdles, Tobi Amusan, for marriage. Following her feat at the just-concluded World Athletics Championships in Oregon, the star has received many love declarations from Nigerian men on social media ready to walk down the aisle with her. Amusan broke the 100m Read More

Social media: Using TikTok as tool for business growth

June 20, 2022 Admin III 0

TiTok is the newest trend in social media with more than 1.5 billion downloads on the App store and Google play and more than 500 million active monthly users. TikTok is also underutilized but powerful strategy to generate new leads, raise awareness and drive website traffic. ADEOLA TUKURU writes. While many people view TikTok as a channel only used by Read More

Algorithms, bots and elections in Africa: How social media influences political choices

May 4, 2022 Admin III 0

The rise in the use of smartphones and an increased adoption of mobile internet in Africa are fundamentally altering the media ecology for election campaigns. As mobile phones become commonplace, even in Africa’s poorest countries, the uptake of social media has become ubiquitous. Applications like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, WhatsApp and blogs form an integral part of today’s political communication landscape Read More

2022: APC National women conference unveils social media hashtag, kicks off

January 18, 2022 Admin III 0

Organisers of the All Progressive Congress (APC) National Women’s conference have unveiled the hashtag for its 2022 edition. According to the organisers, the use of social media will expand the publicity reach. “The chosen hashtag is #OneVoiceStrongerTogether” the Media and Publicity Chair, PNWC 2022, Abike Dabiri, said in a statement. The statement read, “We are launching the hashtag to push Read More

Use internet wisely, group tells students

December 16, 2021 Admin III 0

A non-governmental organisation, The Pleasant Gathering Digest, has called on students to make proper use of the internet instead of indulging in watching pornographic films. The group encouraged students to organise reading clubs in schools to improve their academics and advised the students to use their android phones to browse the internet to search for things relevant to their studies. Read More

In Kuwait, club sacks Mikel Obi

November 5, 2021 Agency Report 0

Former Super Eagles midfielder is now without a club just months after leaving the Bet 365 stadium for the middle-east in Kuwait. Kuwait Sporting Club have sacked former Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi just months after he signed a contract with the side. Mikel joined Kuwait SC from Stoke City in the summer transfer window, but the middle-east club have Read More

2023: Anyim declares for Presidency

Former Secretary to Federal Government, Anyim Pius Anyim, has finally declared his intention to contest for the post of President come 2023. Anyim made his intentions known while speaking to Journalists on Saturday. Anyim, a former Senate President, noted that he would contest for the presidency under the Umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party not minding where it would be Read More

Breaking: 2 dead as DSS operatives suffer attack in Anambra, 1 week to governorship poll

October 29, 2021 Admin III 0

Gunmen on Friday ambushed operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and killed two Friday in Anambra. The bloody incident happened about one week to scheduled governorship election in the state which has recently turned hot bird for all sorts of criminalities. Talking about the attack, the officers were attacked as gunmen ambushed their convoy while on election campaign Read More

Celebrity mess, netizens and future generations

October 28, 2021 Victoria Ngozi Ikeano 0

If you were to stumble unto conversations by Nigerian teenagers, youths generally, in any of our big cities, you would notice that they centre principally on celebrity scandals. You would see them giggling as though intoxicated, as they give a minute by minute, detailed account of such scandals. And while you would shudder at the unsavoury details, they would consider Read More

Osinbajo’s supporters fault ‘fake’ analysts, commentators over 2023 presidential poll

October 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a group loyal to the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on the platform of Osinbajo Support Movement (OSM) has faulted some comments and analysis made by some commentators against the ambition of the Vice President. The group raised concern over attempts by various acclaimed social media influencers to act under the guise of analysis, free Read More

NYSC deploys 1,101 members to Yobe

October 26, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1, 101 members to Yobe state in the 2021 batch C , stream I mobilization. Our correspondent reports that of the 1, 101 posted to the state under the batch, 658 are males while 443 are female graduates from different institutions in the country. Speaking while swearing in the newly deployed NYSC Read More

Social media, blessing or curse?

October 25, 2021 Admin III 0

It’s crystal clear that everything that exists on earth has reason(s) for its existence. This is the reason behind our being here. The era when different facilities that made life easy, like the use of donkey by our forefathers, had gone. We are now in the age where everything is computerised. Without social media, people would have to continue to Read More

Osemedua wants Nigerians to leverage on social media to create rippling effects

October 20, 2021 Admin III 0

Centrestage Live Conference host and also an online influencer Naomi Osemedua, has tasks Nigerians to emulate her by leveraging social media to create rippling effects of positive impact in society. Speaking to journalists during a media parley after the conference themed ‘Changing the African narrative through the power of story-telling’ in Abuja, she explained that she deployed the power of Read More

Group protests ‘blackmail’ of Buhari’s appointees, demand arrest

October 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A pressure group based in the Federal Capital Territory, Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative (CGGCI) has staged protest against some persons allegedly trying to blackmail President Muhammad Buhari through his appointees. According to the group, those making the attempts were targeting key appointees of the president using fake news. Staging a protest Wednesday in Abuja, the group urged Read More

2023: Peter Obi breaks silence as presidential campaign posters flood social media

October 15, 2021 Admin III 0

Former vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said he never endorsed 2023 Presidential campaign posters that went viral on Social Media. Obi, in a statement via his Twitter page, denied approving or authorising the publications of such posters adding that he was not affiliated to any group or groups behind the creation/distribution of the posters. “I Read More