In the past few years, cases of media and journalists’ harassment have been rampant. These violations include arrests, physical attacks, denial of access, threats, equipment damage, equipment seizure, lawsuits and high-handedness and arbitrariness by some agencies of government.
According to available information, they were seen around Mutu village, Mada District, Gusau Local Government area.
A press statement issued by the Secretary of IPI, Ahmed I. Shekarau, announced this development on Monday.
Mohammed stated this on Tuesday when members of the International Press Institute (IPI), Nigeria chapter, paid a courtesy call on him at his office in Abuja.
The group’s reaction is coming barely 24 hours after another group, Igbo Progressive Initiative, (IPI), accused the AGF and Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo of instigating the anti-graft agency against the former Abia State Governor.
The congratulatory message to the president was contained in a statement personally signed by Adeleke on Thursday.
The president, in a congratulatory message issued by his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, on Saturday in Abuja, said he was joining the Nigerian media, “reputed globally for its vibrancy and dynamism, in celebrating with Adedoyin”.
In a statement on Friday, the governor described Adedoyin’s election as a great honour well deserved for an outstanding media professional and administrator who has remained committed to the ideals of ethical journalism for many years.
The meeting is going to be both virtual and physical for over 2,000 members, the organisers said on Tuesday.
It called on the government at all levels to be more proactive and creative in tackling insecurity, and also in carrying out their constitutional duty of securing lives and property in the country.
The position of the Institute was contained in a statement by its Chairman, Kabir Yusuf, and Secretary, Raheem Adedoyin, on Saturday.
The approval was given at a meeting of IPI held both virtually and physically and hosted by Daily Trust Newspapers on Tuesday in Abuja.
The Chairman, Board of News Agency of Nigeria, Malam Wada Maida, has been elected on the Executive Board of the International Press Institute, a global network of Editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom.
Saraki gave the advice on Thursday when a delegation from the International Press Institute led by its Director, Barbara Traori, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.