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Nigerian press and agenda setting

September 15, 2019 Admin III 0

Agenda setting is the process of creation of public awareness and concern of salient issues by the news media. Agenda-setting describes the way the media attempts to influence viewers, and establish a hierarchy of news prevalence. One of the most critical aspects in the concept of an agenda setting role of mass communication is the time frame for this phenomenon. Read More

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Daily Trust invites nominations for African of the year 2019

August 19, 2019 Admin III 0

A leading Nigeria independent newspaper, Daily Trust, has called for nomination of exemplary personalities for the coveted African of the Year 2019. Nominations are open from August 19, 2019 to October 18, 2019. In a statement issued weekend, CEO/Editor-in-Chief of Media Trust Limited, publishers of Daily Trust, Mr. Mannir Dan-Ali, said ideal nominees should be ordinary Africans who have made Read More

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All for a corruption-free media

August 9, 2019 Admin III 0

Background The Nigerian media, like other strata of the nation’s socio-economic life, has been ravaged by corruption malady. Corruption has succeeded in smearing the image of the pen-pushing profession. It has incurably shattered the reputation of many reporters and editors. In fact, many analysts are of the opinion that the country’s media is now a shadow of its once glorious Read More

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AIT shutdown: Matters arising

August 3, 2019 Admin III 0

After all the hue and cry and orchestrated protests outside embassies, ostensibly against denial of press freedom by NBCs shutdown of AIT, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi ended up taking cover under the flowing gowns of his elders in the media to intervene and shield him from the consequences of his own excesses. He ended up willingly signing a brokered settlement Read More

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Senate President appoints new media aides, others

July 17, 2019 Admin III 0

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has approved the appointments of Karage Mohammed Mamman and Ola Awoniyi as his deputy chief of staff and special adviser on media, respectively. This was contained in a statement issued Tuesday by the special assistant to the senate president on media and publicity, Mohammed Isa. Other appointments approved by the senate president, according to the statement, Read More

What it takes to find success in hair business – Nkem Tonweh

July 15, 2019 Bode Olagoke 0

Nkem Ngbeken Tonweh, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Natty Cole Beauty Studio, is a Nigerian entrepreneur and hair care expert who has found success in the foreign land of Italy, doing hair business. She started as a maverick startup hungry for success and after so much toil and grand success came knocking at her door. Sharing her success Read More

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Linda Ikeji wins 2019 African media personality award

July 12, 2019 Admin III 0

Popular Nigerian Blogger, Linda Ikeji has been awarded the African Media Personality of the Year award at the 2019 African Achievers Awards. The award ceremony in its 9th edition of took place at the House of Commons, Palace of Westminster, United Kingdom. The prestigious awards, which is an annual awards event that recognises personalities who distinguished themselves in their contributions Read More

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NGO trains 40 constituency reps, CSO, others on service delivery in Yobe

April 15, 2019 Admin III 0

As part of effort to hold elected officers accountable on their campaign promises, a Non-Governmental Organisation, Partnership To Engage, Reform and Learn-Engage Citizens Pillar (PERL-ECP) has engaged representatives of 24 constituencies, Civil Society Organisations (CSO) and media platforms to brainstorm on strengthening service delivery in Yobe state. Declaring the workshop open on Monday, the PERL-ECP Northeast Team Leader, represented by Read More

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Ekiti govt shuts private radio station linked to Fayose

February 14, 2019 Admin III 0

A private radio station, Our People’s FM 104.1FM , allegedly linked to the former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose was on Thursday, sealed off by the Ekiti state government  for non- compliance with building  regulation in the state. The General Manager of the station (GM), Mr. Layi Oyawa, accused the security agencies of ‘slapping’ and manhandling him after they Read More

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Polls: When MFWA, NUJ engaged police on media safety, relations

February 12, 2019 Admin III 0

As the countdown to the presidential and National Assembly continues the issues of safety of journalists has taken centre stage and was the subject of discussion at a training by Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) in partnership with the International Media Support (IMS), and in collaboration with the Nigeria Union of Journalists recently in Abuja, Chizoba Ogbeche reports. The relationship between Read More

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Assessing the role of media on insecurity and national development

January 10, 2019 Admin III 0

Again, the role of the media as partner in the Nigeria project has continued to be on the front burner of national security and development. NAJIB SANI reports that this was the consensus of opinion at the just concluded NUJ press week in Bauchi. Since pre-independence and post independence era in Nigeria, the press has been playing pivotal role in Read More

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How politicians, media aid Boko Haram propaganda – Aminu

January 7, 2019 Admin III 0

Dr. Aminu Umar is the Head of Department Political Science, National Open University of Nigeria. In this interview with Musa Umar Bologi, he speaks on media reportage and how comments from politicians aid in fueling propaganda of the Boko Haram terrorists, which he said is impacting negatively on the ongoing fight against the terrorists in the North east. Excerpts:  Nigerians Read More

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2019: Music Star Banky W picks Reps ticket in Lagos

November 11, 2018 Admin III 0

Popular music Star and actor, Olubankole Wellington popularly known as Banky W will be gunning for the position of House of Representatives ahead of 2019 presidential election. Wellington, who made this public on Saturday night after being declared as the flag bearer of the Modern Democratic Party (MDP) for Eti-Osa Federal House Of Representatives, Lagos state via his post on Read More

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Begin preparations now, SWAN tells NFF

July 24, 2018 Admin III 0

Media Professionals have called on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to begin preparations in earnest after dismal performance of Super Eagles at the just concluded FIFA World Cup in Russia. The Media men under the aegis of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), FCT chapter made the call as part of the communiqué issued at the end of its general Read More

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Communications Day: Journalists tasked on fostering peace

May 12, 2018 Admin III 0

  The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, has challenged journalists to use their profession in fostering peace in the country. He made this charge yesterday at a public lecture organised by the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja to mark the 52nd World Communications Day in Abuja, on Friday. The event, with the theme: “Journalism Read More

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MACBAN condemns media attack on Miyetti Allah leader

May 5, 2018 Admin III 0

  National Coordinator of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Barrister Haruna Garus Gololo, yesterday described the media propaganda by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state on the leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore as witch-hunting and hatred for Fulani race. Gololo made this condemnation in Abuja, saying that the unnecessary calling for the arrest of leadership of Read More

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Media tasked on factual reportage, love for country

February 18, 2018 Admin III 0

    Media practitioners in the country have been tasked on factual reportage as well as demonstration of patriotism and love for country. National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Abdulwaheed Odusile, handed the charge at the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), FCT Chapter’s 2018 Valentine’s Day Celebration of Couples with the theme: Marriage and Family Read More

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Anti-corruption fights: Actionaid enlists media, CSOs support

February 10, 2018 Admin III 0

  Kehinde Osasona Abuja A call has gone to the Nigerian media to carry out investigative report and change the narrative in terms of reportage of corruption cases in the country. The Actionaid Project Manager for the SCRAP-C project, Newton Otsemaye, who spoke at a breakfast meeting in Abuja yesterday, called for more awareness on the danger of corruption. “What Read More

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Kwankwaso still in APC – Chieftain

February 6, 2018 Admin III 0

By Bashir Mohammed Kano A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress(APC), Arch. Aminu Abubakar Dabo, has confirmed that Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso was still a card-carrying member of the party, despite the reports being bandied about in the media that he was set to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Speaking to newsmen in Kano yesterday, shortly after receiving Read More

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APC House of Commotion: Journalists turn against NWC over unpaid adverts

August 17, 2017 Admin III 0

Journalists covering the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have Thursday disclosed plans to embark on a massive protest against the Chief John Oyegun led National Working Committee (NWC) over inability of the party leaders to pay for advertisements placed in the various media. The protests are scheduled to commence from next week.   The debt running into over N25 Million Read More