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Terrorism: SERAP Urges FG To Withdraw Directive Against Media

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over the warning to media houses to stop reporting terror attacks. SERAP asked President Buhari to instruct the Minister of Information, Mr Lai Mohammed and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to withdraw the directive. The NBC had ordered Journalists, Television […]

Gunmen Set NDLEA Office Ablaze In Abia

Armed Gunmen has attacked the Amaekpu Ohafia Local Government area office of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Abia State, setting the building on Fire. This is coming few days after some Police outposts and an office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, were also burned down by unknown gunmen. Confirming the incident […]

JAMB Scraps Use Of Email For UTME, DE Registration

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that the use of email would no longer be required for the processing of registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Direct Entry. The Registrar and Chief Executive of JAMB, Professor Ishaq Oloyede who disclosed this to Journalists, noted that email would only be requested […]

Safety Of Journalists: MRA Hosts Litigation Workshop For Lawyers

There is the need to ensure accountability for attacks on Journalists and media in Nigeria, thereby combating the culture of impunity for such attacks. This, according to the Head of Media Rights Agenda, MRA’s Legal Department, Ms Chioma Nwaodike is the aim of a two-day Workshop to enhance the capacity of Lawyers to litigate cases […]

Survey On Health Issues Reports: IPC TO Train 45 Journalists

The International Press Centre, IPC, has disclosed its readiness to train 45 Nigerian Journalists on accountability and impactful reporting of the health sector from the month of April, 2021. The IPC disclosed this on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, while releasing the report of the one-month survey of coverage of health issues by four Nigerian newspapers […]

85 Fleeing Inmates Return To Owerri Prison In Aftermath Of

No fewer than 85 fleeing inmates have returned to the Owerri Correctional Centre which was attacked on the early hours of Monday by unknown gunmen. It would be recalled that 1,884 inmates were freed when the gunmen struck the Correctional Centre and the Imo State Police Command Headquarters in Owerri. The attackers who razed no […]

IPC, MRA Call For Release Of Abducted Journalist

Two Media Advocacy Groups, International Press Centre (IPC) and Media Rights Agenda (MRA) have condemned the kidnapping of The Punch Newspaper Correspondent, Mr Okechukwu Nnodim; calling for his immediate release. According to one of the statements signed by the Program Officer/Safety Desk Officer of IPC, Ms Melody Lawal, Mr Nnodim was said to be kidnapped […]

Governor Sule Visits Buhari, Raises Alarm Over Boko Haram Activities

Nasarawa State Governor Abdulahi Sule, has visited President Muhummadu Buhari and raised alarm over the havoc perpetrated by Boko Haram insurgents in the State. The Governor also sought the intervention of the Federal Government particularly for them to take over the Jitata road in Nasarawa, which serves as an alternative route from the State to […]

EndSARS Protests: IPC Condemns Arson Attack On Media Outlets, Journalists;

With extremely concern, the International Press Centre, IPC, has condemned the latest happenings in the country with respect to the #ENDSARS and #ENDSWAT protests, especially the targeting of Media Institutions and harrassment of Journalists. IPC particularly condemns the Wednesday, October 21, 2020, arson attack on Television Continental TVC, as well as the molestation of the […]

International Day for Universal Access to Information: “Guarantee Public Access

Governments at all levels have been advised to recognise the importance of respecting legal and institutional frameworks that guarantee the right to information in the Country in line with continental and international standards. The International Press Centre, IPC, gave the advise on Monday, September 28, 2020, in a statement signed by its Communications Officer, Ms. […]