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Firdausi Umar.

Social media is an internet-based form of communication platforms which allow users to have conversations, share information and create web-content.

The main purpose of social media is sharing, learning, interacting and marketing. As we all know they are many types of social media, in this article we will explain some of the types and their examples.

We have the social networks: such types of social media are used to associate with individuals (and brands) on the web they help your business via branding, social awareness, relationship building, customer service, lead generation and conversion, examples of social networks are Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn.

We have media sharing Networks: Media sharing types of social media are used to find and share photographs, live video and other kinds of media on the web. they are also going to help you in brand building, lead generation, targeting and so on. examples of media sharing Networks are Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube.

We have the discussion forums: such types of social media channels are used for finding ,sharing and discussing different kinds of information, opinions and news. examples are Reddit, Quora, DiDigg.

We have the Bookmarking and content curation Networks: opting for such types of social media will help you find out ,share discuss and save a variety of latest content and media that are trending as well examples are Pinterest, Flipboard.

We have customer Review Networks: using customer Review Networks will help you find out, share and review different information about a variety of products, services or brands examples are Yelp, Zomato, Trip Advisor.

We have the Blogging and publishing Networks: you should choose these types of social media Networks for publishing, discovering and commenting on articles, social media blogs and other content on the web. examples are WordPress, Tumblr, medium.

last but not the least we have the social shopping networks: want to find out all the latest trends in the marketing or crave to know the shopping tips then such types of social media channels are for you. examples are Polyvore, Etsy,.

The effects of social media on youth are; I will divide this part into two: the positive and the negative effects.

The positive effect are as follows:

Social media can create peer motivation, inspiring young people to develop healthy habits, try something new, follow their dreams, and speak up about things that matter to them. Social Media enables youth to communicate and stay up to date with family and friends around the world.

I personally do communicates with my friends through this social media platforms, some of them I can’t meet them in person because we are too far but through social media we can chat, do voice calls and video calls. Social media also serves as mode of entertainment and self expression: social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram provide space for youth to interact with people of similar interests across the globe.

Could be a source of inspiration: online documentaries, movies, inspirational stories on the internet, print and broadcast media can be a source of inspiration for youth. They can sit down and watch real life based movies such as Steve jobs and Chaplin to get inspired in life.

Social media helps in developing social skills some youths are introverted, for them social media is a free environment where they can interact without much hesitation. Social Networking helps them develop social skills that are necessary for effective communication. Effective communication is necessary to develop and maintain relationship.

Make them aware of the importance of health; media disseminates information on health and well being. A youth who pays attention to such information is more likely to be aware of various issues like teen depression, childhood obesity e.t.c and their possible solutions. this might help them make informed and healthy lifestyle choice.

Let’s now talk about the other part that is the negative effects of social media:

It makes our youth lazy, they spend most of their time on their mobile phones even if it is time for them to study, which can lead to the destruction of their careers.

Youths nowadays find themselves in dirty acts on this social media like watching pornographic videos, and the rest. Youth may also develop mental health concerns. They can also develop erroneous beliefs.

Finally, social media is blessing that can be enjoyed in a right way, social media simplifies our day to day activities.

Firdausi Umar Jibril. School of Nursing and Midwifery, Gusau. Zamfara State.

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The Chairman of the APC Defense Coalition, Dr. Suleiman Shuaibu Sarki Shanun Shinkafi had lambasted Sen. Ahmad Sani Yariman Bakura the former Governor of Zamfara state for allegedly backing Senator Gods will Akpabio’s candidature of becoming the Senate President of the 10th National Assembly.

He said the action of Senator Yarima is a clear demonstration of his unending conspiracy against the North and the people of Northern Nigeria by extension.

Sarkin Shanu in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday insisted that it will be an act of conspiracy and mischief for the Zamfara former Governor, Ahmad Sani Yarima to back a southern candidate for the post of Senate President when he already has someone from Zamfara and a fellow Northerner who is buying for the same position.

He noted that the action of Senator Ahmad Yarima is a clear impression that he is an enemy of the North and the people of Northern Nigeria by extension, adding that Northerners need to be awakened and rise to the occasion before people like Yariman Bakura nail the region down for personal self enrichment.

“Yariman Bakura has demonstrated his strong and extreme disregard for the Northern Nigerian by supporting Sen. Godswill Akpabio as against the candidature of the former Governor of Zamfara Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar, and we are ready to fight him to finishing for working against the interest of the North”.

“The North West in particular has produces over 50% of the votes that produces Sen. Bola Ahmad Tinubu as the President during the 2023 election and now that our own from the region is contesting for the post of Senate President we have no option than to stand firmly behind him and enemies of the North like Yariman Bakura will fail woefully when the time comes”.

“Yariman Bakura has never hidden his personal enmity for the progress of Sen. Abdulaziz Yari and this can be demonstrated since what happened in the 2019 political race and now in the 2023 election when he worked openly against the success of the APC in Zamfara state” the statement added.

“It is shameful of Sen. Yarima to show his political solidarity to Godswill Akpabio in the open world and his action is a clear demonstration that he has declared war against the North and Northern Nigeria and by the special will of Allah Yarima he will be humiliated for working against the North” the statement added.

“We implore Sen. Yari to remain firm and focus and continue to mobilize strongly for his candidature for the Senate President, and we assure him he will emerge victorious looking at the dynamics of the way things are going, the APC zoning arrangement will surely fail”.

“For record, the President-elect is from the South, the Chief Justice of the federation who is the head of the judicial arm is also from the South, so there is no way the North will allow the seat of the Senate President who is the head of the legislative arm to shift to the South again”. The statement added.

He called on Senator Yarima to have the fear of God and leave Senator Yari alone, noting that God almighty has already made Yari the political hero of the current generation.

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A Kano Senator-elect under the platform of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) Kawu Sumaila has declared to that APC zoning arrangement was an insult to the Nigerian parliament.

Sen. Kawu Sumaila who stated this on the National Television insisted that, former Governor of Zamfara and senator elect Abdulaziz Yari remain his candidate for the office of the Senate President of the 10th National Assembly.

He stated that, the National Assembly, as an independent arm of the government, should be free from the control of the executive.

“It is an insult for the APC to dictate to me where I will go in the choosing the presiding officers”.

He added that the majority of the lawmakers-elect were already discussing working against the zoning arrangements announced by the APC.

He urged Tinubu not to allow political sycophants to dictate the fortune of things for him.

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The Executive Director Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center Awal Musa Rafsanjani has described the APC zoning arrangements as announced as an attempt to pocket the 10th National Assembly.

Rafsanjani who stated this in an interview insisted that the culture of imposition of leadership on the national assembly has grave danger to the nation’s Democratic process.

Rafsanjani stated “some people endorsed by the party for leadership have corruption allegation against them, having them as presiding officers in the legislatures will neutralize anti-graft fights and will further erode the public image of the parliament.

“What the President-elect and the APC have done is to completely pocket the legislatures and make them not only rubber stamp parliament but also an extension of the presidency” .

While affirming that CISLAC supported equitable zoning of national assembly leadership seats , it condemned the imposition of individuals on the lawmakers.

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