ActionAid set to train journalists in West Africa on agroecology, climate justice

February 19, 2024 John Oba 0

ActionAid Nigeria through the Strategic Partnerships for Agro-ecology and Climate Justice in West Africa (SPAC-West Africa) project, funded by ActionAid International is organizing a Regional Media Engagement with journalists from 15 countries on Agro-ecology and Climate Justice. The four hours training according to a letter of invitation on Thursday in Abuja by Communications Coordinator – ActionAid Nigeria, Oluwakemi Akinremi Segun, is to enhance Read More

NUJ cautions on indiscriminate arrest, intimidation of journalists in South-east 

January 19, 2024 Admin II 0

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Thursday, warned against indiscriminate arrest, intimidation and molestation of media practitioners in the country often carried out by the rich, politicians and law enforcement agents. The National Vice President of the NUJ, South East Zone C, Comrade Emmanuel Ifesinachi gave the warning in Awka, the Anambra state capital, at unveiling of online based newspaper, Read More

AMAC chair seeks Journalists’ support for success

December 22, 2023 Paul Okah 0

Chairman Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon. Christopher Zakka Maikalangu, has said the media is his greatest ally in fulfilling the campaign promises he made to residents. Speaking Thursday in Abuja, during the 2023 AMAC Press Corps retreat, tagged “AMAC and developmental journalism in the 21st century”, Maikalangu said “the retreat is to appraise the activities of AMAC in 2023, Read More

Sule applauds journalists for upholding professional ethics in Nasarawa

December 16, 2023 Admin III 0

By Mohammed Yangida Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has commended journalists practising in the state for upholding professional ethics while carrying out their duties. The governor gave the commendation Friday during the annual end of the year get-together organised by the Nasarawa State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Lafia. Sule, who spoke through his senior Read More

Kogi, Bayelsa, Imo polls: Ensure your personal safety, IPC charges journalists

November 10, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos, on Friday charged journalists and others on electoral duty in the Kogi, Bayelsa and Imo states governorship elections to be held Saturday (today) to ensure their personal safety. The Centre in a statement by its executive director, Mr. Lanre Arogundade, also called on security operatives and other stakeholders to protect the journalists on official Read More

Don urges journalists to hold govt accountable

October 26, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

A professor of Journalism and Media Studies, Andrew Asan Ate, has charged media practitioners in the country to devote more time on investigative reporting to tackle corruption and hold government accountable. He lauded journalists who put in hard work to investigate and amplify the voices of the marginalised in the society, as well as those who strive to expose corrupt Read More

NUJ Edo chapter holds ember fair for journalists

October 20, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Edo State Council, has said it will hold its maiden ember fair geared to provide a platform for networking, knowledge exchange, and business opportunities for journalists and businesses. This was contained in a statement issued by the state NUJ chairman, Comrade Festus Alenkhe and secretary of the organising committee, Mr. Elvis Omoregie, respectively. The Read More

Journalists deserve accolade on development of democracy in Nigeria – NNPP chieftain

September 5, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

A chieftain of the New Nigeria Peoples’ Party (NNPP) Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo, has said that journalists in Nigeria deserve accolade on the growth and development of democracy in the country. Speaking Saturday at the traditional wedding of the daughter of Mr. Michael Osuji, head of Mass Communication Department, Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, held at Mowo, Badagry, he said Read More

CJID trains journalists on human rights, conflict reporting in Lake Chad

July 20, 2023 Admin III 0

In a bid to get journalists and researchers fully equipped on best practices in conflict, security and human rights reportage, the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID), with support from Open Society Foundations (OSF), have conducted a three-day training for about 21 Nigerian journalists in the FCT-Abuja recently. Declaring the training open CJID Programme Director, Akintunde Babatunde, highlighting the Read More

SSB Tax reporting: CAPPA trains Journalists on proper media advocacy, others

July 5, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) recently trained Journalists from different media organizations to improve their capacity on specific issue and to enable them define a proper media advocacy that will not only see that the government of Nigeria increases this tax but also earmark it for public health. At the Two-days training on Sugar Sweetened Beverages( SSB) Read More

Fake news: NUJ, Calabar monarch mull workshop for journalists

May 13, 2023 Joseph Obung 0

With viral report in the media last week that the stool of the Obong of Calabar was vacant, the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Cross River state and the palace of the Obong of Calabar are seeking a partnership for annual training and re-training workshops to enhance professionalism in journalism practice. The partnership, which was mulled Read More

WPFD: IPC’s quest for safety and protection of journalists

May 11, 2023 Admin III 0

In celebration of the 30th World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) 2023, the International Press Centre, (IPC) recently assembled stakeholders in a roundtable discussion. BAYO AGBOOLA reports. The list of discussants included a former commissioner in Lagos state, Hon Kehinde Bamigbetan, the vice president (South), Nigeria Guild of Editors, (NGE), Mr Bolaji Adebiyi, dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Joseph Read More

Soludo moves to sack 100 journalists, close government newspaper

May 9, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Over one hundred journalists and other media workers in Anambra state might soon lose their jobs if the governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, considers the ongoing plans to close down the state owned National Light newspaper. The print medium which has staff reporters, desk officers, drivers, stringers, cleaners, correspondents and others operating in Anambra and most parts of Nigeria, is also Read More

66 Nigerian journalists, 3 media houses attacked in 2022 – IPC 

May 6, 2023 Bayo Agboola, Ibadan 0

The International Press Centre (IPC) Programme Officer, Mrs Melody Akinjiyan, has disclosed that no fewer than 66 Nigerian journalists suffered various forms of attack in 2022. Mrs Akinjiyan stated this on Friday while presenting report of attacks on journalists in 2022 at the World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) Media Roundtable in Ibadan  Speaking at the WPFD media roundtable and stakeholders’ Read More

2023 polls: INEC thumbs up Edo-based journalists over coverage

May 5, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Edo state has commended journalists in the state for its professional coverage of the recently concluded presidential, national and state assembly elections. The state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr. Obo Effanga, made the commendation on Friday during a “Post Election Meeting with the Media” held at the INEC office in Benin City, the Read More

CISLAC trains Enugu journalists on early response reporting

April 30, 2023 Chuks Nweze 0

A one- day media training on early warning and response reporting put together for journalists in Enugu by Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), has ended with a call for robust synergy between newsmen and relevant stakeholders. The organisation stated the need for building synergy through formation of emergency response team, led by the media comprising relevant authorities to enhance Read More

Use investigative reporting to expose corrupt practices, Bawa tasks journalists

April 30, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa has tasked journalists in the North-east to be proactive and use investigative journalism to expose corrupt practices, especially money laundering and financing of terrorism.A press statement by the EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in Abuja, noted thatcommission’s boss spoke through the Commander, Maiduguri Zonal Command, Read More

FIRS, Afropolitan stage tax workshop for journalists in Kaduna

April 6, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and Afropolitan Media Limited have held the Kaduna state session of national sensitisation and capacity-building training programme on tax for media professionals in Kaduna. The workshop, whose topic was “Understanding the Rudiments and Importance of Taxation in Nigeria” was delivered by a tax consultant at Shehu Mohammed & Co, Mr. Ma’roof Ibraheem Ajibola. FIRS Read More

Killing of 3 in Oyo APC, PDP clash barbaric – NUJ

March 17, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

The Oyo state Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Friday condemned the bloody clash between the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members leading to the death of three people on Thursday. Oyo NUJ, in a statement by its chairman, Comrade Ademola Babalola, asked security agents to fish out and arrest perpetrators of the Read More

WIMDI trains female journalists on strategies to foster digital platforms

March 8, 2023 Admin III 0

Women in Media Development Initiative (WIMDI) has trained female journalists on strategies that will help make gender issues more critical in reportage, presentation and digital platforms. The founder of WIMDI, Omolara Olademiji, explained that participants were at the end of the training expected to be more proficient in amplifying gender issues, and at the same time usher in storytelling that Read More

The role of journalists in tackling insecurity

February 23, 2023 Bilyaminu Gambo Kong-kol 0

Nigeria has been battling with insecurity since independence. This ranges from the 1963 crisis, the civil war, Maitasine, Boko Haram, Niger Delta militants, the outlawed Indigenous People of the Republic of Biafra, IPOB, banditry to farmers-herders clashes as well as religious and ethnic conflicts. In addition to the above issues, natural disasters like flooding, fire outbreak, and erosion have also Read More

Enugu guber: Nwobodo charges journalists on factual reportage

February 9, 2023 Chuks Nweze 0

Former governor of old Anambra state, Senator Jim Nwobodo, has called on journalists and newsmen to ensure that they always fed the public with verified stories and to avoid falsehood and misrepresentation of facts at all times. Nwobodo said that to do so, the media stood the risk of losing credibility in the eyes of the masses. To eschew losing Read More

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