Media network wants Taraba to re-introduce monthly sanitation

July 2, 2020 Andrew Ojih 0

The Taraba urban WASH Media Network Wednesday called on the state government to reintroduce monthly sanitation exercise to keep the environment clean for healthy living. This was contained in a communique at the end of its quarterly review meeting signed by the chairman of the network, Alhaji Sadiq Adamu and secretary, Mrs. Janet Audu in Jalingo. The communiqué also urged Read More

NAWOJ tasks Nigerians on child’s right, rape

June 18, 2020 Auwal Ahmad 0

The Nigeria Association of Women Journalist (NAWOJ) zone E, has appealed to well-meaning Nigerians to protect the rights of children following the increase in reported case of rape. Vice President, NAWOJ North-east zone, Mrs. Ruth Absalom, made the call in a press statement made available to newsmen Wednesday in Gombe to commemorate the day of the African child. The theme Read More

NUJ commiserates with police over Isanlu attack

June 9, 2020 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kogi state council has commiserated with the Nigeria Police over the dastardly killing of their personnel in the last week attack of police post that occurred in Isanlu , Yagba West local government area  of Kogi state. This was contained in a condolence message to the police signed by the state chairman and secretary, Read More

Why we rented office in Abakaliki – Ebonyi NUJ Chapel

May 24, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The Correspondents Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Ebonyi state chapter, Sunday, clarified that its move to rent a new office was not to fight the state government. Members of the chapel had rented an office at Spera N’ Deo plaza on the Enugu- Abakaliki expressway after some of it members had issues with the state government. Since Read More

Kebbi gov’s wife hails Journalists on reportage of Covid – 19

May 13, 2020 Editorial III 0

The wife of Kebbi state Governor, Dr. Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu, has commended Journalists for educating and sensitising the general public against the menace of the dreaded coronavirus Pandemic. She said Journalists, not only in Kebbi state, but across the country, must be lauded especially those at the frontline, who on daily basis present to the public reports on the Covid-19. Read More

Disquiet as Journalist contracts Coronavirus in Bauchi

May 9, 2020 NAN 0

A journalist working in Bauchi State has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the state’s Deputy Governor, Mr Baba Tela, announced on Saturday. Tela, who is also the Chairman of the Bauchi State Task Force on COVID-19 and Lassa fever, made the announcement at a news conference at Government House in Bauchi. The deputy governor, who did not disclose the Read More

Pray God to heal Nigeria of Covid-19, NUJ tasks Christians at Easter

April 10, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Zone B, on Friday called on Christians in Nigeria to pray to God to heal “our land and the whole world of the deadly Covid-19 disease.” In a statement jointly issued by NUJ Zone B vice-president, Comrade Cosmos Oni, and secretary-general, Comrade Bamigbola Gbolagunte, the union stated that the “time is now for Christians Read More

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Pathfinder tasks media practitioners on family planning

March 19, 2020 Editorial III 0

Pathfinder International Nigeria, Wednesday, tasked media practitioners in Nigeria on the need for concerted advocacy to ensure sustainable financial and government support for family planning in the country. Media and communication officer, Pathfinder International Nigeria, Mrs. Somto Atuanya, made the call in Lafia during a three day capacity building workshop on media content development in Lafia. She said continued advocacy Read More

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Gombe gov mourns Channels TV reporter, Vincent Denture

February 19, 2020 Editorial III 0

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has described the death of the Channels Television reporter Mr Vincent Danture  as a huge loss not only to his immediate family but to the journalism profession, the state and the nation at large This was contained in a press release signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Samaila Uba Read More

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Ganduje, NCC boss, others bag Kano NUJ correspondents’ chapel award

December 14, 2019 Editorial III 0

Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, his  wife, Professor Hafsat, and the Vice Chairman of Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC), Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, are among prominent Nigerians to be honoured by the Kano state NUJ Correspondents’ chapel, for their contribution to national development and confidence in the Nigerian media. A statement signed by the Chairman of the Chapel, Mr Read More

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UNESCO trains journalists on gender, investigative reporting

December 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation(UNESCO) has engaged journalists on the rules of reporting gender based violence. The training, which took place at The Dover Hotels, Lagos, Wednesday, was aimed at  bringing an end to violence against women and girls in Nigeria. The training drew journalists from five states of the federation; Ebonyi, Adamawa, Cross River, Sokoto, Lagos Read More

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Public office holders, media aides and their obligations

November 8, 2019 Editorial III 0

The never-ending manner with which public office holders appoint assistants to handle information/media responsibilities have become canonical proof that proper information management is the life wire of every business. For most of our political history, it used to be minister of information, at the federal level, and commissioners for information (state level). But today, exciting progress is being made in Read More

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IOM, CSO train journalists on migration reportage

October 22, 2019 Editorial III 0

A civil society organisation (CSO), Civil Society Network on Migration and Development, (CSOnetMADE), in collaboration with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and European Union, has held a two-day capacity-building workshop for journalists on proper migration reportage. The training held in Abuja Monday and Tuesday, had in attendance more than twenty journalists drawn from print, electronic and online media organisations, Read More

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NUJ pledges partnership with Zamfara govt

September 27, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Zamfara state correspondents chapel, has promised to partner with the state government in publicising its policies and programmes for the development of the state. Chairman of the chapel, Umar Muhammad Maradun, made the pledge when members of the chapel paid a courtesy call on the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Bala Bello Read More

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How foreign media promoting crisis in Nigeria – CISS

September 20, 2019 Editorial III 0

A group, Centre for International and Strategic Studies (CISS), has accused foreign media of propagating falsehood with the sole motive of tearing the country apart. The think-tank, dedicated to conflict research in developing countries, stated this after examining the Boko Haram insurgency and exploring the possible factors behind its continuous existence. It stated this in a detailed report titled “Foreign Read More

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Tackle fake news menace, Osinbajo tells media practitioners

September 13, 2019 Editorial III 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called on media practitioners in the country to explore all avenues necessary to address the issue of fake news and provocative remarks. Speaking at an appreciation dinner for top media practitioners at the State House Conference Centre Thursday night in Abuja, Osinbajo said the advent of social media had made the issue of fake news Read More

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Analysts chide Ayade’s aide over attack on journalists

July 23, 2019 Editorial III 0

Public affairs analysts and media professionals in Cross River state have berated Mr Christian Ita, the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) and Senior Special Adviser on media to Governor Ben Ayade, for attacking Journalists in the state. In a recent press release, he had attacked journalists for what he saw as “wicked, mindless and unconscionable blackmail against a working governor,” adding Read More

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Salaries, welfare: Members want NUJ to hold media owners accountable

May 4, 2019 Editorial III 0

Participants at a workshop to mark the 2019 World Press Freedom Day, organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), have urged the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) to hold media owners accountable in order to ensure the protection and welfare of journalists. The workshop was organised with the theme: “Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Read More

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Freedom for journalists

May 3, 2019 Blueprint 0

Today is being observed by the global community as the World Press Freedom Day (WPFD). The day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993 acting on a recommendation from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). The occasion is used to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom, assess the state of press freedom throughout Read More

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Elections: Yobe NUJ cautions Reporters on responsible reportage

February 10, 2019 Editor 0

Media and Civil Society Organisations have been charged to be fair in reporting issues of 2019 election, so that it wouldn’t escalates to violence. The call was made at a one day workshop on budget, recovery and election coverage organised by Nigerian Union of Journalists NUJ Yobe state council in partnership with Voice and Accountability.  The workshop which was supported Read More

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Polls: Partisan journalists should quit –NUJ chairman

February 2, 2019 Editor 0

Comrade Emmanuel Ogbeche is the Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) council. In this interview with TOPE SUNDAY he speaks on the recent invasion of Media Trust, and forthcoming general elections among other issues. Media Trust Invasion It is unfortunate that a trusted and reliable media outfit like Daily Trust could be invaded with Read More

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Breaking : Journalists shut out of Exco chambers as Buhari visits Ebonyi Gov

January 30, 2019 Editor 0

Journalists in Ebonyi state were a while ago denied access to Exco chambers of Ebonyi government house located in Abakaliki during President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit. The journalists in their numbers struggled to gain entrance to cover the courtesy visit to Governor David Umahi by the President Buhari but were told that Chief press secretary to the state governor Mr Emmanuel Uzor selected Read More

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Maintain professionalism in discharging your duties, NUJ Leader tells Journalists

January 16, 2019 Editor 0

Journalists in Yobe state have been called upon to be moreprofessional in discharging their duties during the forth coming 2019elections. These were words of the North East Deputy President of Nigeria Unionof Journalists NUJ, Comrade Muktar Gidado while declaring open a 2 dayworkshop organized on 2019 election coverage organized by the Yobecouncil. “As we face the 2019 election, I urged Read More

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NUJ FCT council condemns military invasion of Daily Trust

January 9, 2019 Editorial III 0

The FCT Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has condemned the recent invasion of Daily Trust newspapers by the military. Council chairman, Emmanuel Ogbeche, said this yesterday in Abuja when he visited the Daily Trust head office in Abuja with members of his executive council to show solidarity. Ogbeche said though the ethics of the journalism profession demands balance Read More

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Why I can’t dump Buhari for Atiku – Bindow

August 20, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Adamawa state Governor, Senator Muhammad Umar Jibrilla Bindow, has explained that he has no reason to dump the Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress for the Peoples Democratic Party which currently has former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in its fold. He made the clarifications following his rumoured plan in the media to defect to the opposition party. Bindow was reported Read More