Tag: social media

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Ado AminuJune 15, 2021

Nigeria’s Twitter ban affects LGBT+ Nigerians worse than other Nigerians

A lot has been said about the consequences of the Twitter ban in Nigeria with regards to its impact on ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 29, 2021

When online oversharing crosses the line, here’s what we owe each other

How does one begin to process the monumental loss of a parent? If you have ever spoken to anyone who ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 13, 2021

There’s a social media shutdown in Uganda ahead of its presidential election

Ahead of Uganda’s presidential and parliamentary elections on Thursday that pits the enduring incumbent Yoweri Museveni against opposition frontrunner and ...

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Chinedu OkaforDecember 15, 2020

“Me as a…” The hilarious trend that has taken over Nigerian social media

Human beings are awesome creatures – argue that with God. There are those moments where we can’t help but marvel ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 3, 2020

Northern governors join push for social media regulation and the reasons are obvious

There seems to be something about social media that Nigerian leaders are wary about and the latest move from Northern ...

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Michael IsaacOctober 29, 2020

Why is social media only toxic to Desmond Elliot after elections?

To say that the demands from the #EndSARS protest hold no atom of truth is to say that Nigerians who ...

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Ayọ̀délé ÌbíyẹmíOctober 28, 2020

Lai Mohammed’s suggested ‘undemocratic methods’ are becoming worrisome

One of the most recent popular statements made by Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed is that social ...

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EditorApril 6, 2020

Social media will cost a lot of Nigerian celebrities their careers

Last weekend, ambassador of Dettol Nigeria and spokesperson of the National Centre for Disease Control, Funke Akindele hosted a birthday ...

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Chinedu OkaforMarch 31, 2020

In this era of ‘breaking news,’ #DontRushChallenge may just be your antidote for the pandemic

What a time for a pandemic! As tragic as the current global health crisis is, it’s troubling to grasp how ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 31, 2019

What Pamilerin’s Twitter suspension tells us about our changing celebrity culture

Less than a day after the suspension of his second Twitter account, Social Media personality and marketing strategist Adegoke Pamilerin ...

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EditorOctober 31, 2019

Like taxes and death, the Nigerian government has come again about regulating social media

It feels like with every cycle of oppressive behaviour, the Federal government remembers that social media is a tool of ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 17, 2018

How Nigerian celebrities became motivational speakers on social media

Social media, before troll toxicity and the poisonously paranoid atmosphere of fake news, was a fairly decent place. And on ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaJuly 3, 2018

#YNaijaSays: President Buhari’s social media ‘advisors’ should blame the killer herdsmen not the media

We know you are paid to work for the presidency, but when it comes to certain things, like the loss ...

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Bernard DayoJune 30, 2018

The return of Tee Billz to Instagram and the exorcism (we hope) of past demons

After a 8-month hiatus, head honcho of 323 Entertainment Tunji Balogun aka Tee Billz, returned to Instagram at around past ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 21, 2018

[The Media Blog] What your favourite Social Media platform says about you

It was a high school friend that introduced me to the wonderful world of Facebook, even though I had heard ...

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tosin adesinaFebruary 3, 2018

[The Activism Blog] Paradigm Initiative is set to challenge government’s surveillance of social media

Foremost digital rights group, Paradigm Initiative has made known its intention to challenge in court the decision of the Federal ...

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tosin adesinaJanuary 29, 2018

[The Injustice Blog] The government wants to illegally invade your privacy by monitoring your social media presence

The federal government of Nigeria once again is failing to keep its promises yet again. In January 2017, allegations surfaced ...

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EditorJanuary 3, 2018

Toke Makinwa, Bobrisky, Nathaniel Bassey… We present the #YNaijaPowerList2017 for Social Media

In 2017, YNaija committed a big part of its time and resources towards carefully documenting the big stories happening in ...

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EzinneDecember 31, 2017

President Buhari’s receipts; the White woman who stumbled into Davido’s #30BillionConcert | See the top 10 viral tweets from last week

Viral tweets just make Twitter utterly delightful; so we thought to curate our top 10 (there’s a bonus and then ...

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EditorDecember 5, 2017

YNaija Editorial: #EndSARS is a clear proof of the power of social media

There have been a number of studies on what it takes to make a social media post go viral. The ...

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EzinneNovember 26, 2017

The Thread: “Ebuka: CEO, Agbada Technologies” “Mans too hot” | That time Ebuka broke the internet

In case you’ve been living under the rock, you should know that the number one topic in Nigeria last week ...

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EzinneNovember 2, 2017

The Thread: “Start putting my hands in his pants, I don’t take no for an answer” | How women help rape culture

We are used to reading stories of women being raped by men on social media, but that of men being ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 6, 2017

Opinion: Social Media — a weapon of mass destruction?

by Temitope Adigun It is aptly said that whatever you play with, it is better you don’t joke with it. ...

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EditorOctober 4, 2017

[The Injustice Blog] Is Nigeria planning the Biya example?

Cameroon is currently embroiled in a major crisis. The calls for secession in the Southern region of the country has ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 4, 2017

Opinion: Social media is not for you. Here is why

by Gilbert Alasa I have a terrible news to share. Having spent the last eight years of my life navigating ...

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Adegbite AdedotunOctober 3, 2017

Confusion, false reports arise from the Las Vegas concert shooting

Sunday night’s shooting at Route 91 country music festival in Las Vegas which left at least 59 dead in Las ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 28, 2017

Olusegun Adeniyi: President Buhari has proven his critics right

by Olusegun Adeniyi When on 19th April this year President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the suspension of the Secretary to the ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiSeptember 27, 2017

Use of social media to promote hate speech will no longer be tolerated – El-Rufai

The governor of Kaduna, Nasiru El-Rufai Wednesday, said hate speech and fake news were the biggest threats to national security –  ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiSeptember 26, 2017

Twitter will no longer be limited to 140 characters | Everything to know about the new update

Social media company, Twitter Inc., are not ready to let go of any single user of its software and this ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 25, 2017

Is the age of social media bad for music groups?

by Alexander O. Onukwue They have tried to rebound from their brief spell away from each other but it appears ...

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