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

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