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ABUJA  — Following the lifting of the ban on Twitter by the federal government after seven months of suspension, Information Communication Technology experts have reacted to the development and described the move as commendable. They however, advised on the need to use the social media platforms responsibly. Ikechukwu Nnamani, President Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), who said telecommunications operators have been clamouring for the ban to be lifted, noted that it will improve...

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ABUJA — In the wake of removal of the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria, citizens have come online to celebrate the end of an era of using “Virtual Private Network” (VPN) to access Twitter. They also pointed out that the lifting of the suspension was necessary since the platform would be important in promoting the country’s activities in the build-up to the upcoming general elections in 2023. Ejiro Amoh, a graduate of Computer Science...

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ABUJA — To halt the spread of fake news, government to ensure that information is easily accessible to the public, says former president Goodluck Jonathan. Speaking at the 10th anniversary of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act awards night in Abuja on Friday, Jonathan urged the authorities to provide to make provide adequate information for the public. Represented by Ann Iyonu, the executive director of Goodluck Jonathan Foundation, the former president said citizens will not...

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The Chief Executive Officer of microblogging platform Twitter, Jack Dorsey, has resigned. He announced his resignation on Monday, after 16 years of co-founding the social media company. “I resigned from Twitter,” he wrote and posted a screenshot of his resignation letter sent to Twitter. He also announced Parag Agrawal as his successor. Dorsey has not been in the good books of the Nigerian government since October 2020, over an allegation that he was complicit in the...

The Chief executive officer of microblogging platform Twitter, Jack Dorsey, has announced his resignation in a statement yesterday. He was co-founding the microblogging platform for 16 years now. Dorsey said he has worked hard to ensure that the company breaks away from its founding and founders.  “After almost 16 years of having a role at our company, from co-founder to CEO to chair to executive chair to interim-CEO to CEO. “I decided it’s finally time...

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A Nigerian comedienne, Apaokagi Adedoyin Maryam, popularly known as Taaooma has been castigated by the youths for meeting with Vice President Yemi Osibanjo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Vice President on Wednesday received on a courtesy call, a delegation of young Nigerian (comedy) Skit Industry practitioners under the aegis of the Nigeria Skits Industry Awards (NSIA), led by its promoter, Bimbo Daramola. The delegation also included Josh Alfred (Josh2funny); Ayo Ajewole (Woli Agba); Adebamiro...

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ABUJA — The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration over the scheme to keep tabs on the phone calls, WhatsApp, and text messages of Nigerians. The NGO filed the suit on Friday before a federal high court in Abuja. In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1240/2021, SERAP prayed that the court to declare the plan to monitor WhatsApp unconstitutional. Of the N982 billion approved in 2021 supplementary budget,...

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ABUJA — Due to the devastating effect of fake news on society and its attendant consequences, the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has declared its readiness to work with the federal government to curb the spread of fake news, especially on social media. Mr. Akoshile Mukhtar, Vice President of the council, who disclosed this in Abuja at the National ICT and Social Media Summit 2021, with the theme: ‘ICT: Use of Social Media for...

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ABUJA — President Muhammadu Buhari says he has ordered a conditional lifting of the ban placed on microblogging site, Twitter. In his Independence Day broadcast, Buhari said the Twitter ban will be lifted if the microblogging site meets the conditions listed by his administration. “I have directed that the suspension be lifted but only if the conditions are met to allow our citizens to continue the use of the platform for business and positive engagements.”...

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ABUJA — After hundred days of suspending the operation of the micro-blogging, Twitter, in Nigeria, the Federal Government (FG) has pledged to restore its services in the country. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this on Wednesday while briefing State House reporters after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja. He said that the government is working hard to restore Twitter’s operations in Nigeria. “Honestly, we have gone very far. I won’t be...

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