Nigerian authors call for review of sanctions for piracy

Piracy is the bane of the creative industries in Nigeria. Take a drive through any of our major cities and you will see pirate copies of the latest music albums, Nollywood films and books being hawked on the streets. There is no consensus on how much piracy costs our creative industries, but from various sources,...
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APCON Still In Purgatory

The Government has come under sharp criticism from stakeholders in the advertising industry for its failure to reconstitute the governing council of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON). It is incredible that APCON remains without a governing council, 3 years after the previous council was dissolved by the current administration. It took the current...
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Let’s talk about Fake News

Nigerians are keen storytellers and we love to listen to a good story. We love our folklore, urban myths and gossip. While 20 to 30 years ago, we could indulge in these guilty pleasures relatively harmlessly (emphasis on relatively), in this digital age, the consequences are of a much higher magnitude. Nigeria is a very...
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Consultation Period for CBN’s draft Cybersecurity Framework now closed

In June 2018, the CBN published a draft of the Risk-Based Cyber Security Framework and Guidelines. The Framework, which will apply to only deposit money banks (DMB) and payment service providers (PSP), is designed to enhance cybersecurity resilience of our banking and payment systems and thereby preserve user confidence. The Framework contains a top-down approach...
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Filament Partners with Social Media Week Lagos To Produce Breakfast@360

The 2018 theme for SMW Lagos is “Closer”, which explores the intensifying conflict between community and individualism. The conversation will bring together a range of perspectives on the most productive ways to harness these forces to drive innovation, improve consumer experiences and bring people together. In this SMW Edition of Breakfast@36, the topic will be...
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Race to the bottom: the fate of Taxify and Uber in Nigeria

Uber has become the buzzword for everything on-demand. But it took the company years of name change, legal battles, series of funding and expansion to earn its place in hearts and minds. In its search for expansion, it has earned itself regulatory enemies in its home country -United State of America- and outside it. Currently,...
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E-Health in Nigeria: just pain, no gain?

On Thursday 26 January, I was at an e-health symposium organised by Northwestern University in collaboration with MediFix and iDEA Hub. The symposium’s focus was The Pains and Gains of e-Health in Nigeria. At the end of the symposium, I came away thinking that for those venturing into the e-health market in Nigeria it has...
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