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By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz, Regional Correspondent Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state has declared the state government’s commitment to partner and support African independent Television AIT Yola. Fintiri stated during a courtesy call to the head of Africa independent Television AIT yola office. The  governor represented by the state commissioner of information and strategy, Comrade Umar Garba Pella  said they were  in a television station to register state government sympathy  and concern over the recent...

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By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz Regional Correspondent The Northern Broadcast Media Owners Association (NBMOA) has noted with great concern, events that are unfolding in Nigeria particularly the #ENDSARS protests which started peacefully but later escalated to full fledged arson and looting that resulted in loss of Lives of people, maiming and destructions of property including attacks on some media houses. The group regrets despite the loss of lives recorded,  President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to address the...

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The Vision Centre for Communication and Development Advocacy (VCCDA), has embarked on awareness creation to mobilise support for the revival of improved welfare package and insurance scheme for journalists in the country. The Acting Chairman of the centre, Mr Gbenga Onayiga, said this at a one-day workshop in Kano on Monday. Onayiga said the revival of the insurance scheme and improved welfare were part of viable programmes outlined by the centre to address challenges and...

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One of Presidential aspirants of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) Hajiya Aisha Ibrahim has enjoined Women Journalists in Nigeria to desist from peddling unfounded rumours and campaign of calumny, but work towards the unity and progress of the union. Hajiya Aisha Ibrahim made the remark while addressing members of the Association (NAWOJIANS) at the NUJ Press Center Yola to woo votes ahead of the National delegate conference slated for next month in Minna...

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Four journalists have been arrested in Lagos while covering a peaceful protest against increase in petroleum price and electricity tariff and the deregistration of the Socialist Party of Nigeria. The journalists are Ifeoluwa Adediran, Lagos reporter for Premium Times, Abiodun Ayeoba of Sahara Reporters, Awoniyi Oluwatosin of Objective Media, and Daniel Tanimu of Galaxy Television. Eighteen protesters were also arrested. The journalists were arrested along with protesters at Ojuelegba area of Lagos on Thursday. Their...

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The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), through its Natural Resources and Extractives Programme, is holding a three-day virtual training for journalists in Nigeria to improve reporting around the Natural Resources sector. The project is designed to train and equip selected Nigerian journalists with the tools and resources needed to effectively report on the natural resources sector as a means for sustainable development. This training follows the organisation’s initial call for applications where PTCIJ...

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No Fewer than 41 journalists have been attacked at different locations in the country in the course of their duties between January and August, the International Press Centre (IPC), has said. IPC Programme Officer, Mrs Melody Akinjiyan-Lawal, made the revelation during a webinar on Edo and Ondo State elections in Benin on Monday. The webinar was organised by the IPC, in conjuction with the Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals of Nigeria (ACSPN) for journalists....

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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday condemned the ₦5m fine imposed on Nigeria Info, a radio broadcasting station in Lagos, Nigeria by the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) for airing the view of the former presidential aspirant of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Dr. Obed Mailafia which Federal Government (FG) described as inciting crime and public disorder. The PDP said it was a renewed clampdown on the media and gagging of the free speech by...

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The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has fined a radio station, Nigeria Info, ₦5m over a recent comment made by the Presidential Candidate of the Africa Democratic Congress (ADC), Dr. Obadiah Mailaifa. The fine was contained in a statement signed by the NBC management on Thursday titled, ‘The National Broadcasting Commission Fines Nigeria Info 99.3 For Unprofessional Broadcast’. The commission recently disclosed its Reviewed Broadcasting Code in Lagos and raised the fine for hate speech from...

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The Senior Special Assistant to the President, Malam Garba Shehu, has advised the publisher of SahareReporters, Omoyele Sowore, to desist from attacking late Isma’ila Isa Funtua over his encounters with security officials. Shehu, who was reacting to comments by Sowore on late Isa Funtua in Abuja on Tuesday, condemned the way and manner Sowore was attempting to twist facts on what transpired between him and officials of the Department of State Services when he was in detention. The...

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