Columns

Will Facebook’s Troubles Cost Africans?, By Rafiq Raji

...African governments should probably begin to look at ways of safeguarding the data of their citizens. Because even as African countries still have some way to go to catch up on new technologies like artificial intelligence, machine vision, deep learning and so on, there is one resource they can have…
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Opinion

Developing Global and Regional Protocols for Data Protection, By Věra Jourová

The European Commission is committed to intensifying its dialogue with its international partners in this area, to promote and further develop elements of convergence between privacy regimes. The recent Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal has made us realise how much strong data protection rules are important for the society as a whole,…
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Opinion

Digital Rights in an Era of Repression, By Sodiq Alabi and Boye Adegoke

All lovers of human rights must turn their attention to the Forum in Abuja as it is where African experts and advocates would have their say on issues confronting digital rights in Africa and evolving and strengthening Africa-led initiatives towards entrenching digital rights on the continent. As a sort of…
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Opinion

Role of Social Media In the Social, Economic and Political Development of Nigeria, By Umar Danbatta

...although NCC adopts technology-neutrality regime in its role, and will therefore not regulate social media use of apps also referred as OTTs, we nevertheless use our moral authority to request that Nigerians take advantage of the social media platforms to exchange information and participate in the political, social and economic…
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Columns

Mark Zuckerberg’s (Free) Education Of Nigerians, By Okey Ndibe

Unlike the tech entrepreneur, many of Nigeria’s wealthiest amassed their fortunes by shooting their way to power, rigging elections, through contract fraud, from questionable acquisition of oil blocks or other transfers of public assets. I wonder: did these fake “big” men and women pay attention as Mark Zuckerberg showed us…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Beyond Selfies: Zuckerberg’s Visit and The Knowledge Economy, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Nigeria is light years behind in the new knowledge economy. For it to compete, ground work must be laid to become factor driven, efficiency driven and innovation driven. A lot of work needs to be done in education and skills development, power generation and distribution, technological readiness and innovation. Beyond…
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Opinion

Is Corporate Tax Avoidance A Tolerable Act of Irresponsibility?, By Kenneth Amaeshi

...it is obvious that corporate tax avoidance is not going away any time soon. It is impossible to eliminate it as long as there are creative and innovative people to unravel tax systems and regulations. May be, it is a necessary evil – a tolerable act of irresponsibility – and…
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Opinion

Why Tax Avoidance Does Untold Damage to Business, By Posi Olatubosun

For , as responsible global citizens, should endeavour to pay their fair share of taxes to avoid threats to their own long term sustainability. Multinational companies like Google, Starbucks, Facebook, Amazon and other global corporations are constantly coming under public fire for avoiding taxes on their British sales. For instance…
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