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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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.