Okiro, who spoke with a crop of journalists in Ikeja, Lagos State, also charged the current IGP, Alkali Usman Baba, and the service chiefs to take responsibility for any violent act that erupts in polling units across the country during the next Gubernatorial and States House of Assembly elections on March 18.
Just recently on the socials, people of the Fourth Estate went through an “unless it’s urgent, never date a journalist” banter.
Encomiums and accolades poured in for Governor Dapo Abiodun for making good his promise to turnaround the face of Arepo who had suffered immensely because of the dilapidated state of the road during the eight-year tenure of Governor Ibikunle Amosun administration in the state. It will be recalled that Governor Amosun left the road unattended for eight years notwithstanding claims that he had awarded the road to a contractor. All what the residents could see on ground was Amosun’s road award billboards while the road remained a nightmare.
According to a statement Saturday in Lagos, the journalists were engaged at the PwC Nigeria annual Capability Enhancement Workshop that was held virtually.
To drive home the point, the graphic was illustrated with a copy of the New York Times wrapping a tilapia.
Adeleye Ajayi, NUJ Lagos Council Chairman, disclosed this on Monday while giving inventory of his achievements during a Thank You Visit/Get Together at Lagos Office of the News Agency of Nigeria.
Dr. Peter Afunanya, the Public Relations Officer of the DSS, Nigeria’s Secret Police, said this on Saturday in Abuja.
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.