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.
The Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors has condemned the burning of an injection substation (owned by Ibadan DisCo) in Ilesa, Osun by protesters.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres, in a video message for the “International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists,” marked annually on November 2, called the killing of journalists “outrageous”.
Mohammed, who was represented by the Managing Director, News Agency of Nigeria, Bayo Onanuga, made the appeal at a summit in commemoration of the International Day to end Impunity for crimes Against Journalists, on Thursday in Abuja.
Kola-Ogunalde said: “As the forthcoming general elections in Nigeria approaches, Google is training and empowering the media on the use of modern data tools for effective reporting during the election.
Russell Brooks, the US Public Affairs Officer, during his remarks at the opening of the three-day seminar, holding at the Shoregate Hotel in Ikeja, said the aim was to widen the knowledge of journalists covering the military.
The Chairman of the council, Rex Arum, led a protest march at the premises of the NUJ Press Centre along Rangers Avenue in Enugu.
Media representatives from almost 30 countries will be covering World Cup related events during the championship, from Argentina and Brazil to China and Japan.
“The prime minister has directed that the press statement regarding fake news be withdrawn and the matter beaddressed in the Press Council of India,” a senior official in Modi’s told Reuters.
Journalists walked out en masse after veteran political journalist Francis Gachuri and 25-year-old television journalist Jane Gatwiri were assaulted while waiting for Odinga to speak.
Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Google’s Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Anglophone, West Africa, made the appeal at the Google Data Tools for Elections Reporting Workshop held in Lagos
Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) has described the death of Deputy Managing Director of the Sun newspaper, Mr. Dimgba Igwe as sad and unfortunate.