Tags : Media

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 […]

“Confirm Abdulrasheed Bawa As EFCC Boss”, Buhari Tells Senate

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). This was disclosed in a statement written on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina. In a letter to the Senate […]

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 […]

Governors Agree To Ban Open, Night Grazing Across States

Governors of the South-West have agreed to ban all forms of open and night grazing across States within the region.  This resolve was reached on Monday, January 25, 2021, at a meeting between Governors from the South-West region and the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN). Channels TV reports that rising from […]

Former President Of Ghana, Jerry Rawlings, Dies Of COVID-19

Former President Jerry John Rawlings of Ghana has died of coronavirus-related complications. According to multiple reports from Ghanaian media, the former President died at the age of 73, less than a month after he buried his mother. Rawlings, who is one of the most respected African leaders, was a Military leader in Ghana and later […]

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 […]

World Suicide Prevention Day: Experts Urges Improved Portrayal, Reportage Of

Media portrayals and reportage of mental illness, especially suicide, need to improve in order to reduce shame, stigma and discrimination of affected persons and their families. This was the submission of Speakers at the one-day Online Training on Mental Health and Suicide reportage for Media Practitioners in commemoration of the World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) […]

“Akintola’s Attacks On Makinde Unfounded” -Media Aide

The comments credited to a former governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Barrister Niyi Akintola, SAN, against the Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde is one largely informed by bad blood and undue politicking. Governor Makinde’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa, said this in a statement made available to Newsmen in Ibadan […]

ENEMIES OF THE STATE: Femi Adesina Reacts To Leaked Drafted

You have possibly watched the 1998 action-thriller film with the above title, starring Will Smith. It was the box office hit story about a group of people plotting to kill an American Congressman, and the tape of the plot was discovered. Well, an Enemy of the State struck in Nigeria on Monday, but this time, […]

SGF Apologises For Violating COVID-19 Protocols During Abba Kyari’s Burial

The Secretary General of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, has apologised over violations that took place during the burial of the late Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Abba Kyari. Mr Mustapha, who is also the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, says it is regrettable that social distancing was not observed […]