IPI Nigeria calls for withdrawal of vexatious charges against Wikkitimes publisher, reporter

International Press Institute (IPI) Nigeria has noted with concern the arrest, detention and subsequent arraignment before a magistrate court in Bauchi of the publisher of WikkiTimes online newspaper, Mr. Haruna Mohammed and a reporter, Mr. Idris Kamal, by the police in Bauchi.

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MRA rejects govt’s attempt to regulate social media ‘through the back door’

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on the Federal Government to discontinue its attempt to adopt a “Code of Practice for Interactive Computer Service Platforms/Internet Intermediaries”, accusing it of trying to regulate social media and other online platforms through the backdoor by circumventing the legislative process.

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Nigeria: Creative industry and advertising sector reform to fetch $2b in 3 years –Lai Mohammed

WorldStage Newsonline– Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said that the country will earn $2 billion in advertising within three years of the conclusion of the on-going reform in the creative industry and advertising sector.

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ISSAN Forum: Experts raises alarm over brain drain of digital skills in Africa

Experts have raised concerns over the growing shortage of general digital skills occasioned by the brain drain in Africa, stating that such development would further lead to rise in cyber-attacks and crimes with catastrophic consequences for businesses, governments, and citizens.

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