Abuse of Social Media, A call for Caution, by Emmanuel Ajibulu

Social media is a term used to collectively describe a set of tools that foster interaction, discussion and community, allowing people to build relationships and share information among other things. Media is an instrument of communication, like a newspaper or a radio, television etc. Essentially social media would be a social instrument of communication. It is easy to confuse social media with social news because we often refer to members of the news as “the media.” Adding to the mix is the fact that a social news site is also…

Happy 55th Birthday Anniversary To The People’s Senator: Dr Bukola Abubakar Saraki By Emmanuel Ajibulu

Despite fleeting fallacies and crafted controversies inordinately crated to fall him from grace, one can only accept, in the face of hard facts, that the Bukola Saraki-led Nigeria Senate is the best the Nigerian nation has known since independence. Even when one considers the highly dynamic and effective leadership he currently offers the country as the President of Senate and the listed of laurels and achievements recorded during his reign. Saraki’s fame, fortune and forthrightness didn’t begin only yesterday. It’s being well ingrained in him right from the formative and…

RETRIAL OF DR. BUKOLA SARAKI IS NOT A CONVICTION By Emmanuel Ajibulu 

Reactions of some Nigerians to the retrial order made against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki seems to have been equated with his conviction. It must be emphasized that the trial Panel has only in its wisdom opined that the Senate President should simply defend himself in three (3) out of the eighteen (18) charges preferred against him. The Court of Appeal Panel has only recommended the retrial of the case against Dr. Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal and it should never be misconstrued as the conviction…

Why Fake News Should Be Condemned In Nigeria By Emmanuel Ajibulu

It’s too soon to say whether Google’s, Twitter’s and Facebook’s attempts to clamp down on fake news will have a significant impact. But fabricated stories posing as serious journalism are not likely to go away as they have become a means for some writers to make money and potentially influence public opinion negatively. Even as Nigerians recognize that fake news causes confusion about current affairs and events, they continue to circulate it, regrettably so. Only yesterday (Friday December 8, 2017) the internet was awash with the purported news of organized protest in northern Nigeria…