Posts Tagged ‘abuja’
Interview: ‘Gbenga Sesan speaks on the role of Social Media in Nigeria’s 2011 General Elections & more
Thursday, March 24th, 2011

The following interview was conducted on behalf of Global Voices Online, an international community of bloggers who report on blogs and citizen media from around the world. Nigeria's Golden Opportunity for a Social Revolution through the Ballot Box Oluniyi: Thanks for agreeing to speak with Global Voices Online. Could you introduce yourself to our international audience? My name is 'Gbenga Sesan. My area of interest is in the appropriate use of ...  [Read more]

NN24: The Nigerian Presidential Elections Debate 2011
Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Are you a Nigerian or interested in Nigerian politics? Mark these dates on your calendar: 11th March & 18th March 2011. NN24, a 24-hour news channel in Nigeria, is organizing Nigeria's first Presidential debate ahead of April elections. The debate hitherto scheduled for tonight was postponed since President Jonathan's campaign team insisted on having questions ahead and not taking questions from the studio audience. The Vice Presidential ...  [Read more]

Barcamp Nigeria 2011: Kaduna, Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt
Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

The Barcamp Nigeria team is proud to announce the schedule for 2011 Barcamp events. The event was successfully organized two editions in 2009 and 2010, and having listened to the yearnings of tech professionals for engaging events, we are poised to take it further in 2011 by organizing it in various parts of the country. BarCamp is an ‘unconference’ – ad-hoc gathering of people with the simple desire to share and learn in an open ...  [Read more]

Abuja Cable leaks: the innermost thoughts of President Goodluck Jonathan
Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Wikileaks has recently been releasing secret diplomatic cables sent from American diplomats to the State Department in the USA, causing a wild storm globally. What is WikiLeaks? WikiLeaks is a not-for-profit media organisation. Our goal is to bring important news and information to the public. We provide an innovative, secure and anonymous way for sources to leak information to our journalists (our electronic drop box). One of our most ...  [Read more]

A New Blog Aggregator for Nigeria
Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

A new blog aggregator for blogs related to Nigeria, has been unveiled at http://bloggers.com.ng The Nigerian blogosphere is easily one of the most vibrant on the African continent. Though figures are hard to come by,  a conservative estimate would put the number of Nigerian blogs at about 2,000. Following the thousands of blogs related to Nigerian would be a herculean task. Thus, there is a need to aggregate these voices and have an overview ...  [Read more]

33 miners rescued in Chile. Any lessons for Africa?
Thursday, October 14th, 2010

I got the following message forwarded to me from someone in Nigeria a moment ago. It plays on the just-concluded miraculously rescue of 33 miners who were stuck underground for 69 days. Whilst it is clearly meant to be a hilarious outlook on the depressing situation in Nigeria, unfortunately, much of it is a sad reflection of today's reality. Last night I dreamt that 33 Nigerian Miners were trapped underground and the govt sent a capsule down to ...  [Read more]

Nigerian Independence Day random thoughts
Friday, October 1st, 2010

Nigeria is trending again in the international news headlines for the wrong reasons. According to BBC News: At least eight people have been killed in explosions in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, marring celebrations to mark 50 years since independence from the UK. Was a jamboree necessary in a country that is for all intents and purposes a failed state? Is there really anything to celebrate? Couldn't the day have been simply marked with a very ...  [Read more]

High speed wireless internet for businesses in Nigeria
Monday, September 27th, 2010

Gateway is one of Africa's best-established and most respected voice and data carriers. More than 583 million people and 1,200 companies across the continent rely on our connectivity. Gateway Business has four offices and 60 representatives in Nigeria. I recently sent a few questions to a representative of Gateway Business Nigeria. The detailed response is published below, unedited: Who is your uplink provider? “Uplink Provider” is usually ...  [Read more]

NN24 (NetworkNews24), A new 24-hour News Network
Saturday, April 24th, 2010

NN24 is a new 24-hour news network that is currently in a testing-transmission phase and broadcasting on the DSTV satellite platform. From their website nn24.tv: NN24 (NETWORKNEWS24) Limited is a next generation Nigerian media company that aims to bring high quality television news content to Nigerians and the world. NN24 has created an international Network consisting of seasoned professional reporters bringing local news from all ...  [Read more]

FINALLY, YOUNG NIGERIANS GET ANGRY!!!
Monday, March 15th, 2010

Join young Nigerians to demand for a better Nigeria. Find below a release from a youth movement in Nigeria. Fellow Young Nigerians, Did you know that in Nigeria, young people are in the majority? Did you know that young people below 35 make up more than 70 per cent of the population? That means that we have the power to actually make things happen! So how come we are doing nothing about the many problems that have hit our nation in the past ...  [Read more]