Sports Journalists set to honour Dare, Akunwunmi, Nimrod, Agu-Ejidike, others, SWAN FCT week semi-finalists emerge

November 24, 2022 Editor 0

The ongoing 2022 Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT week will now climax on Thursday November 24 with the special recognition award to deserving personalities as well as the epoch-making installation of Patrons, organisers have revealed. According to the updated schedule of activities lined up for the grand finale of the events as from 3pm released by the Secretary Read More

Ogun: Abiodun commissions Arepo-Journalists Estate Road

November 16, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro Abeokuta 0

The Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, Monday commissioned the 2.35km Arepo-Journalists Estate Road, with a promise to continue espousing projects capable of making life more meaningful to the people and residents of the state. The governor, who described the road project as a remarkable one and his administration’s commitment to the provision of good governance in the state, noted that Read More

Arrest, detention of Kwara-based Journalists, gross violation of rights – FPS    

October 15, 2022 Solomon Arowolo, Abuja 0

The Abuja Chapter of the Fourth Estate Professional Society (FPS) Friday condemned the illegal arrest and detention of two Kwara-based Journalists, Dare Akogun of Sobi FM and Abdulrasheed Akogun, Publisher of Fresh Insight, an Online Newspaper. Consequently, the body has called for their immediate release, saying the act was a gross violation of their rights. The duo were allegedly arrested and Read More

Runsewe advocates insurance coverage for journalists

September 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Chief Olusegun Runsewe, says there is a need for compulsory insurance coverage for journalists considering the risks and threats they encounter in the line of duty. Runsewe, represented by Mr Frank Meke, made the recommendation at a symposium organised by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), News Agency of Read More

Again, Global Rights, experts train journalists on investigative journalism

September 9, 2022 Paul Okah 0

An international organisation, Global Rights-Nigeria, has facilitated the training of select journalists from print, broadcast and online media houses in Abuja. The two-day intensive training, held Wednesday and Thursday, was in collaboration with the International Centre for Investigative Journalism (ICIR), with support from HEINRICH BOLL STIFTUNG, with resource persons drawn from Premium Times, Daily Trust Foundation and others. While training Read More

Monitor constituency projects’ implementation, expert advises journalists

August 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

A media consultant, Mr. Stephen Salawu, has urged journalists to ensure constant monitoring and tracking of constituency projects by the executive and legislators to ensure proper delivery of such projects. Salawu gave the charge in Lokoja on Friday at a training workshop organised by Stallion Times. He said the real reason growth and development had been eluding most communities in Read More

Tribute to veteran journalist Abdulhamid Babatunde

July 29, 2022 Abdulkadir Ahmed Ibrahim 0

Inna Lillahi Wa’inna Ilaihir’raji’un. The news of the death of a close and dear friend, confidant and role model veteran journalist, Alhaji Abdulhamid Babatunde Agaka, FNGE, was quite shocking. He died in his sleep early Thursday, July 28 2022, at his residence along Mali Crescent, Malali, Kaduna, where the funeral prayers for the repose of his soul were held in Read More

When stakeholders tasked citizens, journalists on information management

July 19, 2022 Blueprint 0

For proper information management in the society, stakeholders gathered recently in Awka to advise journalists and other citizens alike. OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU reports. Stakeholders in Anambra state have tasked journalists especially bloggers and other New Media users on information management with a view to overcoming the inherent challenges of fake news and other anomalies. Speaking at the maiden edition of Bloggers Read More

IPC condemn harassment of Journalists

July 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria, has condemns in strong terms the harassment and molestation of publisher of WikkiTimes online newspaper, one Haruna Mohammed and one of the reporters, Mr. Idris Kamal, by the Police in Bauchi, Bauchi State. The Executive Director of IPC, Mr. Lanre Arogundade in a press statement explained that the ordeal of the two journalists began Read More

IPC laments attack on Journalists

June 22, 2022 Adeola Tukuru, Abuja 0

The International Press Centre (IPC) Lagos has expressed concern about the attack on journalists in the convoy of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday June 19, 2022 in Lagos. According to widely publicised reports, the ugly and bloody incident occurred in the aftermath of a visit to the palace of Oba Rilwan Akiolu by the APC Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Read More

FG moves to checkmate quack journalists

June 10, 2022 Blueprint 0

The federal government has solicited the support of media practitioners in checkmating the activities of quacks, who are tarnishing the journalism profession. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the request on Friday in Abuja at the Institutional Interaction Workshop to celebrate the 2022 World Press Freedom Day. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the theme Read More

FG moves to checkmate quack journalists

June 10, 2022 Blueprint 0

The federal government has solicited the support of media practitioners in checkmating the activities of quacks, who are tarnishing the journalism profession. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the request on Friday in Abuja at the Institutional Interaction Workshop to celebrate the 2022 World Press Freedom Day. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the theme Read More

Primaries: Speaker, Journalist pick Reps, Akoko-Edo tickets as Edo PDP elects candidates

Delegates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state, Sunday, elected candidates to fly the party’s flag at the 2023 State House of Assembly and Federal House of Representatives election. The peaceful exercise was conducted under tight security at designated centers across the state. The primary was supervised by a five-man committee of PDP. Among those who got the Read More

Lawmakers, journalists face discomfort as renovation begins in NASS

April 15, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

Members of the National Assembly at both Chambers and journalists covering their activities are in for hard times as renovation works on Hallowed Chambers begin. The Clerk to the National Assembly (CNA), Architect Amos Ojo Olatunde, in a press statement the renovation would cover the entire White House, which is the first component of the NASS complex built in 1996 Read More

Indian hospital sensitises journalists on medical tourism

April 7, 2022 Helen Oji 0

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Manipal Hospital Enterprise, India, Mr. Karthik Rajagopal, has said that since the ease on travel restrictions to India due to near-zero cases of the COVID-19, patients who had previous appointments are rushing to the country for specialist medical care. He stated this while speaking in a webinar to Nigerian journalists at a training program Read More

MMRA tasks FG to investigate attempt abduction of Guardian journalist

April 6, 2022 Adeola Tukuru 0

From Left SitoAbasi Akpabot and Freda Anoetie Akpaffiong, Senior School (SS) 3 students of Noble International Secondary School, Uyo, Akwa Ibom state inspecting the Rail line Threat Detection System (RTDS) they both invented to alert officials of the Railway Corporation of any threat to rail tracks in the country. Photo: Adeola Tukuru.

Centre trains journalists on investigating illicit financial flows

March 17, 2022 Paul Okah 0

The Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID), formerly known as the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), in collaboration with an international organisation, Torchlight Nigeria, has trained journalists on understanding and reporting illicit financial flows (IFFs) in Nigeria. Speaking during the training held Wednesday in Abuja for select journalists from print, online and electronic media organisations, the Editor-in-Chief Read More

Journalists tasked to humanise, employ multimedia techniques in crime reporting

March 7, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Journalists covering crime have been tasked to humanise and employ multimedia techniques in their reportage. The Editor-in-Chief, Daily Trust Newspapers, Naziru Mikailu, handed the charge at the opening session of a-two-day training on Understanding Crime Reporting organised by the Daily Trust Foundation, Monday in Abuja. Mikailu stated that the training, which was organised with support from MacArthur Foundation, was aimed Read More

IPC laments repressive attacks on journalists

March 3, 2022 Adeola Tukuru, Abuja 0

The International Press Centre (IPC) laments the repressive attacks meted out on journalists with Delta Broadcasting Service (DBS) by men of the Nigeria Police in Asaba, Delta state. The three journalists: Comrade Eddy Akpati Ogude, Manager News & Current Affairs; Miss Eunice Emayazi and Austin Ogbotor, Camera man were monitoring long vehicular queues occasioned by the scarcity of Premium Motor Read More

CJA2021: ABU student emerges Campus Journalist of the Year

December 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

Abdulhaleem Ishaq-Ringim, a first year student of Economics at Ahmadu Bello University(ABU), has emerged the Campus Journalist of the Year during this year’s Campus Journalism Awards, CJA2021 organized by Youths Digest. Mr Ringim, who also bagged the Best Syndicated Writer Award, emerged winner of the coveted prize after beating fellow campus journalists from several top tier universities across the country. Read More

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