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In less than 9 months since its inception, succeeded in endearing itself to tech-lovers, so much so that it emerged Nigeria Blog Awards 2012’s Best Science and Technology Blog (Popular Vote). The blog is run by Chemical Engineer, Writer, Blogger, Journalist and Entrepreneur, Dayo Ibitoye. So, what makes this blog tick? First off there’s the Interview/Start-Up section. Dayo, who won the Coca-Cola prize for personality profile reports in 2010, brings his journalistic proficiency to bear, offering his readers educative and enlightening interviews with IT professionals and CEOs, including the founder of, Neme Muoka, and Richard Hyella, founder of With headlines such as “FG to Launch Fibre-Optic Network Connecting 27 Universities”, “Nigeria’s Top 5 Internet Entrepreneurs”, and “World’s First Tablet Cafe Opens In Africa”, certainly gives its readers what they’re looking for. The blog also features interesting pieces by guest writers. Check out this excerpt from Emeka Okoye’s “Why Facebook is Losing Active Users in Nigeria”: One wonders why Facebook is losing so many users in Nigeria, even though it remains the most popular social network ranking 35 on the list of countries with the most Facebook users and the most visited site in Nigeria, according to web information company, Alexa. Here’s the simple reason: Over one million people did not log in to between January and April 2013 in Nigeria. As a result, the social network giant appears to be losing its ground to mobile chat/messaging and social flirting platforms such as 2go, Whatsapp, Badoo, Eskimi as well as leading social networks such as Twitter. But what factors can be attributed to this gradual shift in user behaviour towards social platforms? You bet the audience wanted to read on and find out! In “Why We Need Internet Policing in Nigeria”, Perkins Onome writes, “While some genuine users are flooding social media for rightful means to hangout and share common interests, we must not blind our focus to those whose sole aim is to cause harm in form of hacking personal accounts of potential victims and spreading false information that is strong enough to cause or promote violence in the society. Cyber crime in itself is a threat to Nigeria’s growth in e-commerce and that will directly affect our collective economic viability. Therefore, we need internet policing in Nigeria to regulate the use of the internet and at the same time not damage or stop the freedom as it is enjoyed globally.” Readers are at liberty to agree or disagree. However, one thing they can all agree on is that for science and technology enthusiasts who enjoy creativity and resourcefulness, this blog is definitely worth following. Check it out!…Need it? Search it, Find it!  

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This article was first published on 28th June 2013 and updated on August 10th, 2013 at 6:21 pm


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