In a statement, the Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), Garba Shehu, said from the outset, President Buhari had made it clear that “press freedom is an irreducible minimum in a democracy that would flourish,” but noted, however, that such freedom must be used responsibly.
Kalu, in a statement issued to newsmen of Friday in Abuja, praised members of NUJ for ensuring successful conference.
As a major stakeholder in the forthcoming Triennial Delegates Conference, it is apt to state categorically that the judiciary is an ARBIRTER and the TEMPLE OF JUSTICE that is accessible and open to all litigants.
Mr Eugene Nyelong, the Zonal Coordinator of the agency in the North Central, made the call during a one-day training on disaster management for journalists in Plateau.
Before then, Wada, as he was popularly and preferably known, was Managing Director of the news agency for eight years, after working as Editor-in-Chief. The former Editor-in-Chief, who was a pioneer member of staff in 1978 with eight others, following the establishment of NAN in 1976, also served variously as Zonal Editor, Kaduna, in charge of western states, Politics Editor and Western Europe Correspondent, London.
Isiguzo made this known when he spoke with newsmen at the FCT Council Secretariat of the union on Tuesday.
In a statement, the union affirmed that from the reality on the ground, the South East is relatively peaceful and safe, and can conveniently host the delegates’ conference, “even as it is a notorious fact that no region or part of the country is immune to insecurity today.”
Chief Ogbodu died on Sunday, August 15, 2021, during a protracted illness at 84 years.
Niger state has been faced with kidnappings in the past three days and has however vowed not to pay ransom to kidnappers.
Sheyin gave the advice on Wednesday at a send-off organised by the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NAN Lagos chapel for retired staff of the agency.
I knew it would be an opportunity to reconnect with colleagues I had not met in years. The event attracted almost every practitioner of journalism in the state. I listened and watched Udom deliver a well crafted and easily applauded paper. At the end, it was announced that only three questions or comments would be taken. I was one of the three people recognised to ask questions. I had three questions but I tried to melt them into one.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the NUJ, Bauchi council, had planned to boycott all activities of the police following the assault they meted out on an AIT camera man covering a students’ protest over public encroachment of land belonging to the state college of agriculture.
The call was contained in a statement jointly signed by Umar Sa’idu and Isah Gadau, Chairman and Secretary of the council, on Friday in Bauchi.
This was contained in a document released on Thursday at the end of a four-day step-down training.
In a statement on Friday, signed by its national president, Chris Isiguzo, the union said it received the bench warrant with surprise as it never breached any court pronouncement.
The cleric who is also the Lead Bishop, Worldwide Anglican Church (WAC) in West Africa explained that churches are dedicated places for serving God and for anyone to invade such holy places and make arrest is perhaps the most condemnable act.
The governor’s message is contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Malam Rafiu Ajakaye.
The court also ordered the defendant to evacuate all his property and hand over possession of the chalet to the union.
Odebunmi, who is the chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Information, National Orientation Ethics and Values, made the pledge in a statement on Monday in Abuja.
The National President of the NUJ, Chris Iziguzo, made the call in his address of welcome at the inauguration of Press Freedom Report in Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja.