SaharaReporters’ ‘Expose’ on Nigeria’s Communication Minister Pantami Palatial Buildings, Another Journalism Ethics’ Low by JAMIU FOLARIN

  On Friday 3rd July, 2020 SaharaReporters release pictures claiming that the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami bought house each for his three wives. The picture ‘expose’ by SaharaReporters is crystal clear to even budding journalists that it violates the basic ethical principle of journalism. The first report by the online media platform showed pictures of three buildings allegedly bought by Dr Pantami for each of his three wives. The outcome of the “investigation” by Sahara Reporters could only boast of five images not captioned, ‘exposing’…

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COVID-19: Tips, Tale On Working as IT professional from Home in Africa

Beyond any reasonable doubt, COVID-19 came with several challenges – and opportunities too. Although most organisations in Africa, like elsewhere in the World, closed operations from their physical offices, many employees did not quite go on a lockdown as they took their jobs home and got their remote offices fully functional. Relating this to my personal experience as an IT professional in Nigeria, this meant that my work continued, especially in terms of technical support to clients and colleagues. Just that the mode of implementing it differed this time. Phone…

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Yes, data is life but at what cost?

COVID-19 pandemic exposes, among other things, how data providers smile to the bank and data/internet users frown at their purses. Here is a review of Nigeria’s 100 million internet users in the hands of data providers by Gregg Obi   More than ever, mobile data has proved to be a necessity. The need to gain access to the internet becomes increasingly important daily because of its endless benefits and attractions. The awesome possibilities of having access to the internet can’t be over-estimated. The internet has brought about new businesses, improved…

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