The body particularly frowned at a situation where petrol attendants were profiled as front-line workers to benefit in the first phase of the roll-out without including journalists.
The MRA announced this on Monday in a statement.
“More than 600 journalists died of COVID-19 pandemic in 59 countries in 10 months in 2020, that is to say 60 per month, or two per day on the average,” the NGO said in a statement.
The governor said this in Asaba at Delta State Strategic Communication Workshop organised for media aides, journalists, social media influencers and bloggers in the state.
The Chairman, University of Jos chapter of ASUU, Dr Lazarus Maigoro, made the call on Thursday in Jos, during an inaugural lecture organised by the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Plateau council.
Katu, who made the call in Bauchi on Thursday during a capacity building programme for journalists, said the training was to enhance their knowledge in reporting disasters, disaster management, mitigation and preparedness.
The MRA in a statement on Monday accused the Government of incrementally damaging Nigeria’s human rights record just to satisfy political egos.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Oota, who is a resident of Ombi one, Lafia, was attacked around 3am on the fateful day alongside other tenants in the compound.
On Monday, 7NEWS US correspondent Amelia Brace and cameraman Tim Myers were attacked by police officers during their coverage of riots near the White House in Washington.
According to local media reports, those affected are contract employees working as curators for the company’s news website, MSN.
Mohammed spoke at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 press briefing on Thursday in Abuja, saying journalists are like frontline health workers, also on essential duty and must be protected.
As Journalists in the country join their colleagues globally to mark the 2020 World Press Freedom Day, the Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello, has commended the role being played by the press in Nigeria, even as they are exposed to various hazards.
Four detained journalists were on Saturday sentenced to death on charges of spying by a Yemeni court controlled by the country’s Iran-linked Houthi rebels, according to a rights advocate.
Kwara Farmers who can identify themselves with any registered farming association are allowed to go to their farms during the total lockdown the government has declared to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the state, a statement said early Saturday.
Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria gave the advice on Monday night at the 14th Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting at Ikeja, Lagos.
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Bola Tinubu, has described late Alhaji Kola Animashaun as a true icon of journalism and an indispensable guide to many journalists and Nigerians.
The Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party has denounced the latest guideline for journalists covering the National Assembly saying it is an attempt by the legislators to silence the media.
The Nigerian Guild of Editors has rejected the new guidelines for the accreditation of media organisations, journalists/correspondents covering the National Assembly, describing it as primitive, undemocratic and blatantly anti-press and anti-people.
The leadership the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo says it will organise transparent primaries to ensure emergence of credible and popular candidate for the 2020 governorship election in the state.
The Nigerian Guild of Editors has called for more protection for journalists before, during and after elections.