Punch (Nigeria): ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ not sustainable way of life, Bawa warns corps members

Punch (Nigeria): ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ not sustainable way of life, Bawa warns corps members. “The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has advised corps members against engaging in internet fraud, popularly known as Yahoo Yahoo. This is as he harped on integrity and dedication, saying that the harsh economic situation in the country is not a license for anyone to engage in crime.”

Nigerian Tribune: Stakeholders Lament State Of National Archives, Brainstorm On Revamping ‘Former Monuments’

Nigerian Tribune: Stakeholders Lament State Of National Archives, Brainstorm On Revamping ‘Former Monuments’. “THE sorry state of the first office of the National Archives of Nigeria at the University of Ibadan, which was established in 1954, has been a major concern to some stakeholders. A conference was organised recently by Marina Roundtable Limited at the University of Ibadan to brainstorm on how to revive the archives for national development. Both the town and the gown were in attendance.”

Brookings Institution: Nigeria’s Twitter ban is a misplaced priority

Brookings Institution: Nigeria’s Twitter ban is a misplaced priority. “Political activists have the most dominant voice in the conversation while institutional actors and organizations have some of the smallest. While Nigerian citizens and activists continue to use the platform, the Nigerian government has effectively shut itself out from the conversation with only the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, still maintaining a presence on Twitter.”

CNN: Nigeria’s social media comedians are making laughter pay

CNN: Nigeria’s social media comedians are making laughter pay. “In Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, an emerging crop of young comics are leveraging social media to create video content that makes people laugh — and makes money. What started as a hobby is now turning into a lucrative business opportunity. By leaning on the growing internet access across the continent, these comics are creating characters and skits on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter that can be sold to brands.”

Echo Nigeria: How The New “Viral Challenges” Are Helping Nigerian Artistes Sell Their Songs – Naija Info – ECHOnigeria

Echo Nigeria: How The New “Viral Challenges” Are Helping Nigerian Artistes Sell Their Songs – Naija Info – ECHOnigeria. “Recently artistes like Simi, Ladipoe, Falz, Mayorkun & Korede Bello have had their songs blow up thanks to viral challenges. In this article, we’ll be enlightening our viewers to the new social media tool and act that our artistes are now imploring to sell their song, get us the consumer to buy, and fall in love in no time. Also to get a wider audience.. That the Tik Tok social App and creating Challenges.”

Washington Post: Nigeria suspends Twitter after the social media platform freezes president’s account

Washington Post: Nigeria suspends Twitter after the social media platform freezes president’s account. “Nigeria has indefinitely suspended Twitter two days after the social media giant temporarily froze the account of the nation’s president, sparking a torrent of Internet outrage in Africa’s most populous country. The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, made the surprise announcement Friday in the capital Abuja, citing vague safety concerns.”

Al Jazeera: How social media regulations are silencing dissent in Africa

Al Jazeera: How social media regulations are silencing dissent in Africa. “Through social media platforms, the #EndSARS activists not only managed to call thousands of Nigerians to action and hold Nigerian authorities to account, but also garnered unprecedented international attention and support for their cause. The fact that a burgeoning human rights movement has been contemplated, created and sustained online did not go unnoticed in the overwhelmingly conservative halls of power in Nigeria. Shaken to the core by this new media phenomenon and its astounding proclivity to galvanise a traditionally silenced and disregarded youthful majority, some Nigerian state governors and public officials started to demand that social media be regulated.”

Social media could help Lagos police officers fight crime: why it’s not happening (The Conversation)

The Conversation: Social media could help Lagos police officers fight crime: why it’s not happening . “The use of social media in global crime-fighting is extensive. Common uses include the identification of criminals, evidence sources and submission of distress reports. Police departments around the world are still exploring expansive uses of social media to support crime investigation and prevention. Despite its obvious advantages, social media involvement in combating crime also poses pitfalls. Law enforcement officers might inadvertently disclose personal information, sensitive operational materials and policing tactics. Also, information released by the police through social media can be misinterpreted by the public.”