The Nigerian Navy on Friday cautioned the general public and the Nigerian media in particular, on “inaccurate and unverified news reports” on the rate of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG).
Executive Director of Media Career Development Network (MCDN), Mr. Lekan Otufodunrin has appealed to Nigerians to exercise caution and beware of fake news currently flying around the country in the midst of nationwide crisis. Otufodunrin who was Nneota Egbe’s guest on Channels television Saturday morning program, Sunrise, said there are ethics guiding the media profession. […]
Tayo Olanipekun A coalition comprising of 47 civil society organisations in Africa and other parts of the world has criticized governments’ attempts to regulate the use of social media with legislation on “hate speech” and “fake news.” The move will decrease the openness of the internet, “mask human rights violations and create barriers to long-term […]
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says fake news is the only weapon used against a performing government like theirs. The minister said this on Thursday when he visited People’s Daily newspaper in Abuja. Mohammed alleged that respectable media organisations make accusations against the president without backing their claims with evidence. He said the media is […]
Tayo Olanipekun The Economist magazine has said an article criticizing Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, quoted and attributed to the UK-based journal by many online news platforms,for about nine months now, did not emanate from its stable. The African Editor of the magazine, Jonathan Rosenthal, made the clarification on Thursday in a statement addressed to Laolu […]