In Anambra, NUJ decries Journalists’ maltreatment, seeks government intervention

August 26, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Anambra State Council has condemned alleged maltreatment of members by some government and security officials the state. The union, while urging governor Chukwuma Soludo to intervene and forestall the anomalies, equally urged the government to expedite action towards resolving menace of indiscriminate dumping of waste. NUJ disclosed this in a communique issued at the Read More

Iwuanyanwu @80: Imo NUJ correspondents hold public lecture Sept 3

August 25, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha Owerri 0

The Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Imo state council will on September 3, 2022 organise a public lecture in honour of a renowned engineer and scientist, Chief Emmanuel Chukwuemeka Iwuanyanwu, who clocks 80 years on Sunday September 4, 2022. The public lecture entitled “Igbo Quest for Nigeria’s Unity” will be chaired by the immediate past President, Read More

Emulate Abejide, Kogi NUJ charges politicians

August 5, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Kogi state Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has charged politicians in the state to emulate the kind gesture of Hon. Leke Abejide in fulfilling promises made to the electorate who gave them the mandate to serve at different levels of governance. The chairman of the Council, Comrade Adeiza Momohjimoh, gave the charge Friday when he received Read More

Bauchi NUJ sensitises members on peaceful co-existence

July 15, 2022 Mohammed Lawal 0

Bauchi state Council of the Nigeria Union Journalists (NUJ) Friday sensitised members of the state Executive Committee on the role of journalists in maintaining peaceful co-existence in society. Speaking at the event held at the NUJ Press Centre, Bauchi, the NUJ chairman, Comrade Umar Sa’idu, reiterated the commitment of the Council towards regular training of working journalists across the state Read More

The dearth of objectivity in contemporary journalism

May 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

Objectivity is the core principle of journalism practice which means detaching oneself from the information by maintaining a high level of fairness and balance in giving an accurate account of happenings. Unfortunately, politicians have succeeded in influencing and controlling the media outputs, not allowing them to exercise the required freedom and independence in disseminating accurate and unbiased information, in the Read More

Setting media agenda for 2023 general elections

April 24, 2022 Blueprint 0

The media has made attempts towards effecting processes that would result in what can be perceived as the most important discourse on issues that would affect the society, influence and establish the spate of news occurrence. Agenda setting has formed a cardinal component of public opinion and accurate evaluation of such news has become important to public policy consideration. The Read More

[Breaking] Anambra: Odogwu elected NUJ chair, Blueprint correspondent emerges assistant scribe

January 28, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Anambra State Council, Friday, elected Dr Odogwu Emeka Odogwu, a lecturer in the department of Mass Communication, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka as its state council Chairman. Odogwu, a member of Correspondent Chapel and South East Editor of Authority newspaper, pooled 110 votes to defeat his closest rival, Sir Abuchi Onwumelu of Fides chapel, who Read More

4 Borno NUJ officials resign over N12m land scandal

January 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

Four members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Borno state chapter, Tuesday, tendered their resignation to their respective chapels. Their resignation followed what they described as a breach of trust and direct attempt to ruin their integrity by the Bulama Talba-led executive. Bulama Talba, a director in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Information and Culture is currently the Director Read More

Defamation: Masari demands N10bn from Abuja NUJ, officials

January 21, 2022 Hamidu Sabo 0

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state has demanded the sum N10 billion as compensation from the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) FCT Council and two of its officials, following a press statement in which they allegedly defamed his character. Masari also asked the journalists to tender a formal apology over the statement in eight national dailies in the next Read More

Modern Journalism: Ministry organises maiden capacity workshop for information officers in Yobe

December 17, 2021 Yusuf .A. Yusuf 0

Yobe state government, Friday, organised maiden capacity workshop for information officers on modern journalism and programming. Declaring the workshop open, Yobe state Commissioner of information, Alhaji Mohammed Lamin, said the state government is making frantic effort to see to full recovery from insurgency through various policies and programmes. He said so much were under reported, and most times the public Read More

Updated! Farida sworn-in as first female Kaduna NUJ chair

December 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

History was made Thursday in Kaduna Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) as Hajiya Farida Abubakar was sworn-in as the first female chairman of the council and the first in Northern Nigeria. Farida, was returned unopposed after her opponent, Asmau Yawo Halilu was disqualified by the Credentials Committee led by Evangelist Mordecai Ibrahim for recording below 50% attendance Read More

Breaking: Farida Abubakar sworn-in as first female NUJ chair in Kaduna (PICTURES)

December 16, 2021 Editor 0

History has been recorded in Kaduna Council of the NIgeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) as the first female chairman has been sworn-in. She is Farida Abubakar. According to a statement signed by the Director General Team Farida Campaign, Okpani Jacob Onjewu Dickson, the swearing-in exercise took place at the Kaduna Council Secretariat early Thursday morning December 16, 2021. The Credentials Read More

Zaria NUJ elects new officials

November 25, 2021 Moh Bello Habib 0

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Zaria Unit, Kaduna chapter Thursday elected new officials to run its affairs for the next three years. Those elected include Sagir Mohammed Awwal of Nigerian Television Authority, as chairman, Mustapha Adamu Yauri of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) as vice chairman and Abubakar S Mohammed of Leadership Newspapers as secretary. Others are Mu’azu Abubakar Read More

NUJ condemns acute petrol scarcity in Damaturu

November 10, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

Acute scarcity of the premium motor spirit, commonly called petrol, has hit Damaturu, Yobe state capital. The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Yobe council said it wished to condemn the artificial situation that is capable of introducing untold hardships to the people of the state. This was contained in a statement signed by the NUJ chairman Yobe council, Comrade Rajab Read More

WANEP, GNWP sharpen journalists’ skills on women peace resolutions

November 9, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

A cross section of 40 journalists and media practitioners drawn from various media houses across Nigeria have undergone a two day training on understanding the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) resolutions in Nigeria. The programme is to sharpen their skills and provide adequate reportage as well as draw the attention of policy makers and the general public on women’s activities Read More

Suswam tasks security agencies on missing journalist Tordue

November 5, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Senator Gabriel Suswam (PDD, Benue North-east) has called on the various security agencies to intensify efforts to discover the whereabouts of a missing journalist, Tordue Henry Salem. Tordue, the House of Representatives’ correspondent of Vanguard newspapers, has been missing since October 13, 2021. In a statement signed by his personal assistant, Michael Zendesha on Friday, Senator Suswam expressed sadness that Read More

Kwara gov, NUJ, veteran journalists mourn ex-NAN MD Adebayo

November 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Kwara state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has commiserated with the Omu Aran community and the media fraternity on the death of a former acting managing director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Chief Jide Adebayo, describing his demise as “a huge loss.” The former NAN chief, who was also the Eesa of Omu Aran (prime minister) and former Commissioner 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

FCT journalists protest over missing colleague, Tordue Salem

October 25, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Members of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ ), FCT Council, Monday, staged a peaceful protest in front of Nigeria Police Force Headquarters in Abuja over the disappearance of its member and reporter with Vangaurd newspaper, Tordue Salem, for over 12 days. The journalists from different media organisations, dressed in black outfits, marched from the Ministry of Women Affairs to force Read More

Recounting gains of liberalising broadcasting in Nigeria

October 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

One of the legacies of then President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida was the liberalisation of the broadcast industry. Before the promulgation of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Decree 38 of 1992 (now an Act of Parliament), all legal and constitutional instruments made broadcasting the exclusive preserve of federal and state governments. The decree promulgated on August 24 established the NBC and empowered it to issue licences to individuals. NBC granted the first set of licences in Read More

Adire to become global fabric before 2023 – Ibigbami

October 4, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The tie and dye clothe (adire) that is popularly worn in the South western part of Nigeria, especially in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capita,l will soon become a global brand on or before 2030. This was made known by Segun Ibigbami at a symposium marking the second International of Adire Rebranding Conference and Symposium held at the NUJ Press Centre, Read More

2023: Group mulls new party

October 3, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

A new political association, the Downtrodden Peoples Movement, (DPM), Sunday hinted of its intention to float the Poverty Peoples Party (PPP) ahead the 2023 general elections. Chairman of the movement, Prince Olukunle Bewaji who made this known Sunday at a lecture in Ibadan by the Oyo State NUJ to commemorate Nigeria 61years independence said the motive for planned new political Read More