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Hate Speech Bill: Is an Act of Eye Service by the Sponsor – IBB

Former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has described the act of the senator who sponsored the Hate Speech Bill as an “eye service” act, saying nobody can Muzzle Nigerians and deny them freedom of speech. General Babangida pointed out that there was even no basis for the bill which …

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Fake News: Twitter bans political adverts worldwide

Twitter said Wednesday it would bar political advertising globally on its platform, responding to growing criticism over misinformation from politicians on social media. Chief executive Jack Dorsey said in a tweet that the company took the action to head off potential problems from “machine learning-based optimization of messaging and micro-targeting, …

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Facebook launches “Developer Circles” in Benin

Facebook has launched its “Developers Circles’’ in Benin, Edo State, a platform that allows people who are technologically inclined to engage with experts, learn new technology and collaborate with developers to build tech products. Speaking during the inauguration of the Facebook Circles in Benin, Mr Izoduwa Asemota, a co-lead of …

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Philippines, Nigerians spend more time on social media, says a report

Nigerians spend more time on social media than citizens of most countries, according to a survey conducted by Global Web Index, a market research company. In the survey, 575,000 internet users aged 16-64 were interviewed across 46 markets. The social media networks considered in the survey include Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, …

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Full List of Chairpersons and Deputy chairpersons of 69 Senate Committees

Here is a full list of chairpersons and deputy chairpersons of the 69 committees: Abdullahi Adamu, Bima Enagi – Agriculture Bala Ibn Na’Allah, Michael Nnachi – Airforce Suleiman Kwari, Aliyu Wamakko – Anti-corruption and Financial Crimes Barau Jibrin, Stella Oduah – Appropriation Ali Ndume, Abba Moro – Army Dino Melaye, …

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CBN injects $284.2m, CNY36m into retail secondary market

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has injected 284.2 million dollars in the retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS). The bank’s Director, Corporate Communications Department, Mr Isaac Okorafor, made this known in a statement in Abuja. Okorafor said the move was the latest round of mediation in the inter-bank foreign …

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