Let your reports be objective, Makinde charges journalists

November 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

Governor Seyi Makinde Monday has tasked journalists in Oyo state and Nigeria to be objective, fair and balance in their reports . The governor who was awarded the best Media-Friendly Governor gave the charge while declaring open the 2021 Oyo state NUJ Council Press Week held at the council Press Centre, Iyaganku, Ibadan. Represented by the Commissioner for Information, Culture Read More

Pressue points of the Nigerian press

November 30, 2021 Abdulhamid Babatunde 0

Journalists have had a field day flaunting their profession’s pre-eminence in defence of democracy and human rights and demanding unfettered freedom to write off constitutional and statutory restraints. The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) took the lead by staging a two-day conference themed “Media In Times of Crises: Resolving Conflict, Achieving Consensus,” in October. However, proceedings at the conference showed Read More

Breaking: In Myanmar, jailed US Journalist regains freedom

November 15, 2021 BBC 0

US journalist Danny Fenster has been released from prison in Myanmar after he was sentenced to 11 years in jail by a military court three days ago. His employer, English-language news site Frontier Myanmar, said he was on a flight out of Myanmar. Junta spokesperson Major-Gen Zaw Min Tun confirmed to the BBC that he would be allowed to leave Read More

Breaking: Newcastle appoint new coach

November 8, 2021 BBC 0

Newcastle United have appointed Eddie Howe to succeed Steve Bruce as the Premier League club’s head coach. Howe, who has signed a contract until the summer of 2024, has not been in management since he left Bournemouth in August 2020 following relegation.“This is a wonderful opportunity, but there is also a lot of work ahead of us,” Howe told Newcastle’s Read More

Entdesigns to train Nigerians on information mgt

November 5, 2021 Binta Shama 0

A consulting firm, Entdesigns Resources Hub is set train members of House of Representatives committee on information, national orientation, ethics and values under the chairmanship of the Speaker Olufemi Gbajabiamila.  The founder and CEO of the firm, Mr. Olusegun Abdulsalam, disclosed this in a press statement made available to journalists on Wednesday. He said the aim of the program is Read More

NUJ press week: Makinde emerges Best Media-Friendly Governor

November 3, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state governor, Engr Seyi Makinde is to be honoured as the Best Media-Friendly Governor by the state Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Monday, November, 29. According to a statement jointly issued by Oyo NUJ chairman, Comrade Ademola Babalola, press week committee chairman, Comrade Joseph Okwuofu and the committee secretary, Comrade Jeremiah Olalekan Oke, the honour Read More

Albarka Radio: Celebrating four years of transformation

November 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

With global communication becoming so easy after the first invention of radio by Guglielmo Marconi in 1885, it has traversed different stages of evolution and series of transformations which gave birth to present radio set we see and use. Radio is considered globally as the simplest means of disseminating information, because of its peculiar features such as portability, immediacy, transient Read More

Edo councils owing workers N4.2bn salary arrears – NULGE

November 3, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) in Edo has cried out over salary arrears and other deductables owed council workers in the state. The union said the sum of N4.2billion is owed council workers in the state and called on the state government and heads of local government administration to, as a matter of urgency, commence the payment. Read More

SMC: Yobe targeting 1m under 5 children in 2021- Umar

November 3, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Yobe state primary Health Care Management Board (YSPHC) in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday organised 2021 Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) state debriefing meeting in Damaturu, Yobe state. Briefing Journalists at the meeting, the Director Immunisation and Disease Control YSPHC, Dr Umar Chiroma, said the meeting was to share feedback on implementation of the seasonal malaria chemoprevention which Read More

NUJ congratulates NYLF President, Eliot Afiyo, over 2021 personality of the year award

November 3, 2021 Editor 0

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Adamawa state council has extended congratulations to the President Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF) Comrade Eliot Afiyo over the prestigious award of ‘Outstanding Personality of the year 2021’ by New Telegraph Newspapers in Lagos. This was contained in a statement signed by its secretary, Fidelis Jockthan, dated Tuesday November 2, 2021. “The honour done Read More

Editors ask security agents to find missing Vanguard journalist

November 2, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), Monday, asked the security agencies to immediately locate a missing journalist, Mr. Tordue Salem and also to investigate all forms of attacks against journalists with the sole purpose of prosecuting the offenders. Salem, a journalist with Vanguard Newspapers, who covers the House of Representatives, has been declared missing in the past few weeks. The Read More

APC National chair: Veteran Journalists Forum backs Sani Musa

October 30, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

The Veteran Journalists Forum (VJF) has lent its weight to the bid by Senator Sani Musa (APC Niger state) for the national chairmanship of the All Progressives Congress (APC). At a press conference in Kaduna at the weekend, group’s Secretary-General, John Femi Adi, said Senator Musa has been a “detribalised Nigerian” with “powerful connections beyond ethno-geographic barriers and religious persuasions”. Read More

The press matters: Tribute to the Nobel Peace Laurates

October 28, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

The Norwegian Nobel Committee did something almost unthinkable on October 8 when it awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize to two journalists: Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov of the Philippines and Russia respectively. Not many people associate the press with peace. The press is more associated with its power to afflict the comfortable. It does not carry the olive branch. Read More

Breaking: Young man who put self up for sale arrested

October 27, 2021 Editor 0

A 26-year-old man identified as Aliyu Na Idris, who days ago put himself up for sale for N20 million has been arrested in Kano state. Idris was arrested by the Islamic police known as Hisbah, who said what Idris did is forbidden in Islam. Idris, a tailor trended on social media last weekend after putting himself up for sale, citing Read More

Clerk bemoans missing NASS reporter

October 26, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Clerk to the National Assembly (CNA) , Architect Ojo Olatunde Amos , has expressed sadness Monday over missing Vanguard Reporter in the House of Representatives , Tordue Salem. Tordue Salem was last seen penultimate Wednesday when leaving the premises of the National Assembly to his House in Abuja . Efforts to locate his where about since then by colleagues Read More

Fed Poly Bauchi sacks 2 lecturers for raping students

October 24, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The federal polytechnic Bauchi has dismissed two of its lecturers for allegedly raping some female students of the polytechnic recently. Rector of the polytechnic Sunusi Gumau disclosed this while addressing journalists at the end of the meeting of the governing council of the institution held over the weekend. According to the rector, the dismissed lecturers are Adebusoye Michael Sunday, of Read More

NUJ FCT, CSOs give Police, DSS 24-hours to produce missing Vanguard reporter

October 20, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), FCT Council, and a coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have given the Nigerian Police, the Department of State Security (DSS) and other security agencies 24-hour ultimatum to produce a Vanguard Newspaper reporter Tordue Henry Salem who went missing on Wednesday last week. The Union and the CSOs, including Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA), Read More

APC congress: Group calls for level playing ground in Ebonyi

October 15, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

A group under the aegis of Ohaziri Mba Renaissance Movement (OMRM) Thursday appealed to the national leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) led by Mai Mala Buni to provide a level playing ground for party members to participate in the forth coming state congress of the party scheduled for Saturday. National coordinator of the group, Emmanuel Nwokedi, and the secretary, Read More

BASL tasks passengers to plan movements ahead of time

October 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Operator of the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, MMA2, Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Ltd, has advised travellers to adequately plan their movements well ahead of time to avoid missing their flight. The advice is coming on the heels of the current traffic situation around the Lagos airport, and by extension within the Lagos metropolis. Notably, traffic situation in Read More

Doctors said I won’t live beyond 35, but here I am healthy at 70 – Dokpesi

October 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Dr. Raymond Anthony Aleogho Dokpesi is  a Nigerian media entrepreneur and Founder/Chairman Emeritus  Ray Power/ Daar Communications. Ahead of his 70-year anniversary October 25, the trained marine engineer shares the touching story of his life with ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF and a few other journalists recently in Abuja.  The media owner who couldn’t speak in the early years of his life was already  ‘sentenced’ to death by Read More

Aremu announces minimum wage for outsourced Imoudu Institute’s workers

October 12, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Director General of Michael Imuodu National Institute for Labour Studies (MINILS) Ilorin, Comrade Issa Aremu has announced that all outsourced workers of the institute be placed on N30, 000 minimum wage regime. He also announced that all categories of workers in the institute will be paid 13 months’ salary package in December this year. Aremu announced this while speaking with Read More

Global voices and the criminalisation of Chinese entrepreneurs

October 11, 2021 Dr. Austin Maho 0

In the August 31, 2021, article in the “Global Voices” an online publication. there was a piece by one Nwachukwu Egbunike title: “Chinese firms in Nigeria face widespread labour abuse allegations, tainting bilateral relationship” This piece is a response to the article, because it falls within the growing spat of misinformation about China and the Chinese which is fuelled mostly Read More

D’Tigers players, others launch protest as fresh crisis hits NBBF, proposed election doubtful

October 10, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Fresh crisis is brewing  in the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) following protest launched by the current and former D’Tigers players as well as other stakeholders. The stakeholders who staged a walk out from the an extra-ordinary Congress told Journalists that the Musa Kida-led caretaker committee refused to let any of them air his or her views. They also alleged that Read More