When Nigerian social media content creator Josh 'Josh2Funny' Alfred started his #DontLeaveMeChallenge he never envisioned it would go global. Now, the viral challenge has not only been recreated locally, it has become the centre of entertainment across various social media platforms.
Twitter has announced a new audio feature that will allow users to record their messages and tweet for others to listen to. The new feature has got users of the social media platform excited but there are concerns over how Twitter will monitor and check harassment, abuse, and misinformation on the new audio feature.
In the early hours of Sunday, 14 June 2020, Ibidunni Ituah-Ighodalo, the remarkable woman who impacted positively on so many lives and helped reduce the stigma around In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments in Nigeria, passed away in Port Harcourt. She will be sorely missed.
As the UN Human Rights Council gets set to hold an urgent debate on allegations of "systemic racism, police brutality, and violence against peaceful protests" in the United States, we are reminded of the emotional speech delivered by Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, to her former high school, imploring the class of 2020 to “lead with love, lead with compassion” and “use your voice” amid the on-going protests against racial injustice and police brutality sweeping across the globe.
Today, in ‘Inside Stuff,’ multi-award-winning columnist and Executive Head of The Guardian's Editorial Board, Martins Oloja, is asking a question of how safe the democracy in Nigeria is after 21 years. He further states that the most important dividend of democracy which is freedom is lacking.
Nigeria, with an estimated population of about 200 million people, celebrates 21 years of returning to democratic rule on what is now known as inauguration day today June 12. GuardianTV takes a look at how far and how well the Nigerian democracy has come after 21 years after returning to civil rule.
On May 26, the Ezekwe family was thrown into turmoil after a trigger-happy policeman, Theophilus Otobo, shot into a crowd, hitting young Tina. The teenager, who aspired to become a medical doctor and was preparing for her secondary school certificate exams, died two days later. Today would have been Tina's birthday. Now, her family, as well as her community in the Lagos suburb of Oworo, are experiencing a pain that has become all too familiar among Nigerians: the pain of losing loved ones to police brutality.