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BAUCHI — The National Secretary of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Mr. Shuaibu Leman has urged the leadership of NUJ to continue to struggle for a better salary structure for journalists in the country. Leman spoke in Bauchi at the Nigeria Union of journalists Bauchi on Sunday, shortly after a church service thanksgiving programme to mark his retirement as a civil servant. He added that both journalism and democracy would immensely benefit if journalists...

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On May 3, Reporters Without Borders released the 2022 edition of the World Press Freedom Index, and Nigeria is currently among 129 out of the 180 countries in the world. Describing the giant of Africa in its report, the Reporters Without Border said, “one of West Africa’s most dangerous and difficult countries for journalists, who are often watched, attacked, arbitrarily arrested and even killed. “It can involve pressure, harassment of journalists and media outlets, and...

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ABUJA — The Chairman, Cubana Group of companies, Chief Obinna Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana, has filed an N1 billion lawsuit against publishers of the Lagos-based newspaper, PM Express over a publication of defamatory information against him. The suit which was filed at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was dated and filed on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, by his lawyer, Afam Osigwe (SAN). The suit marked, CV/1367/2022 seeks an order of perpetual...

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YOLA — In its effort to reawaken Editors of both print and electronic media, the Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE) in conjunction with the United States Embassy in Nigeria has organized a two-day capacity building workshop for Editors in the North East held in Yola, Adamawa State capital. The workshop with a theme: ‘Agenda setting for Sustainable Democratic Culture” was heralded with a town hall meeting and third in the series with the first two held...

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GOMBE — The bureau chief of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe State, Hajara Leman, was returned unopposed as Chairman of the Correspondents Chapel of the state’s council of the NUJ on Saturday. She will run the chapel for a second three-year term. She was inaugurated alongside other officials who include Peter Uwumarogie also of NAN as chapel secretary; Abdullahi Idris of Voice of Nigeria (VON) as treasurer and Rabilu Abubakar of Aminiya...

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ABUJA — The invasion of the premises of the People’s Gazette (an online Medium) in Abuja by some operatives of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) has been condemned by the Human Environmental and Development Agenda (HEDA). Recall that some officers of NIA burst into the headquarters of the online platform demanding to see the Managing Editor and a Reporter over a leaked confidential memo questioning the head of the agency’s qualifications for the job, but...

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ABUJA — Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed has sued an online publication, Pointblank News, before an Abuja High court over alleged libel. In a copy of the Writ of Summon obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, the minister is seeking the sum of N50 billion aggravated and exemplary damages for alleged libel from the defendants. As contained in the court paper, the minister also asked the court to award another...

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The founder of Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ), Mr. Fisayo Soyombo, has been released on bail by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF). Soyombo was freed yesterday evening after he spent several hours at the Force Headquarters, Abuja He had gone to the Force Headquarters to honour a police invitation in connection with a story on the deputy inspector-general of police (IGP), Joseph Egbunike. The journalist confirmed his release when he said: “I am out.” He...

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The Nigeria Police have detained founder, Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) Isayo Soyombo at the Force Headquarters in Abuja for exposing corruption in the force. His detention followed honoured invitation on Monday by the security personnel. The journalist who honoured the invitation discovered it was in connection to a story on the award of contracts for police camps. The transit police accommodations are located in Benue, Bauchi, Plateau, Katsina and Kano States. It is unclear...

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ABUJA — The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, on Monday, ordered the detention of investigative journalist, ‘Fisayo Soyombo, at the Force Headquarters in Abuja. It was learnt that Soyombo, the founder of the Foundation for Investigative Journalism, was detained when he honoured a police invitation. He was, however, granted bail after about eight hours in police custody. FIJ, in a Facebook post, wrote, “We can confirm that our Founder Fisayo Soyombo has been released by...

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