Major Conglomerate Google headquarters in Nigeria encouraged media experts on the use of modern data tools for effective reportage.
Google’s Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Anglophone, West Africa, Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, made the appeal at the Google Data Tools for Elections Reporting Workshop held in Lagos.
Ogunlade , noted that there were various useful tools such as Google Advance Search, Google Trends, Social Media Streams, Google Alert and Tabula which could be used in sourcing data.
Mr. Ogunlade has said that the data tools would get pictures of what is happening at particular time and places and get it to the public's attention. Nigeria is a incredible country and just like many other countries it has a high censorship but that shouldn't stop the public of Nigeria from receiving news that could help the country.
To give a little background of Mr. Ogunlade, he is a communications & public affairs manager at Google and got his degree in Public Relations and Communications from Lagos State University in Lagos, Nigeria.