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President Donald Trump has accused Twitter of interfering in the 2020 U.S. election scheduled for Nov. 3 after the microblogging service provider tagged his tweet as misleading. Trump also lashed out at the company for “completely stifling free speech”, saying he would never let that happen as president. “@Twitter is now interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election. “They are saying my statement on Mail-In Ballots, which will lead to massive corruption and fraud, is incorrect,...

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The New York Times has filled the front page of its Sunday edition with the names of those who have died from the novel coronavirus. All of the usual articles, photographs and graphics were replaced by the list of names and excerpts from their obituaries to memorialise the dead as the U.S. approaches the “grim milestone” of 100,000 coronavirus fatalities, the news outlet wrote. The assistant editor of the paper’s graphics desk Simone Landon said...

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After being kept in police detention for 17 days, Rotimi Jolayemi, aka Oba Akewi, an Osun-based journalist has been charged for actions deemed to cause annoyance and insulting towards the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. Five days ago, Segun Adeyemi, Mr Mohammed’s spokesman had denied that the Minister caused Mr Jolayemi’s arrest, according to Punch newspaper. The journalist was arrested for reading a poem during a radio programme which the Minister considered...

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Trouble may be heading the way of some Nigerian media firms including the International Centre for Investigative Reporting, Legit.ng and PM News Nigeria, because they incorrectly associated Flair Airlines to reports of an aircraft that allegedly contravened the restriction of commercial flights into Nigeria. On Sunday, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, tweeted that a British firm had been caught operating commercial flight into Nigeria under the guise of humanitarian operations. The minister had initially...

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The social media giant, Twitter, had announced on Tuesday, its plans to let all its employees who wish to work from home to do so for the foreseeable future. It says this will also be allowed in the post-COVID-19 world. The company made this known in a statement on Tuesday. The company said that the past few months had seen its staff work remotely is proof that it can work. The statement read in part,...

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Nigeria had been ranked 115 of the 180 countries of the world that enjoyed press free. The country moved from 120 that it was ranked in 2019 to 115 in 2020. According to the international non-profit organization, Reporters Without Borders, journalists in Nigeria operate under a “climate of permanent violence”.  It goes further to add that journalists in Nigeria “are often spied upon, attacked, arbitrarily arrested, or even killed.” The report reflected that a journalist had been...

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The All Progressives Congress (APC), in Adamawa State, has commended the role being played by journalists and other stakeholders in containing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state. The state secretary of the party in the state Mr. Wafarniyi Theman while fielding questions from newsmen said despite the high-level risk they are subjected to, journalists in the state have continued to show unparalleled patriotism in their bid to enlighten and educate the people...

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An Activist,  Dr. Sulaiman Bakari has petitioned the management of Taraba State Broadcasting Services (TSBS), for alleged marginalization and discrimination against Muslims Programs in the state. Bakari, a certified Criminal Investigative Analyst, by the FBI United States of America, USA in a letter to the General Manager of the station copied to Gov. Ishaku Darius, expressed concern over the sustained refusal of the state to air program relating to Ramadan. “Let me start by appreciating...

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The Anchorage Daily News won the Pulitzer Prize for public service journalism in collaboration with the investigative site ProPublica, while the photography staff of Reuters won the breaking news photography award for documenting last year’s violent protests in Hong Kong. The Pulitzer Prizes, the most prestigious awards in American journalism, have been handed out since 1917, when newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer established them in his will. Monday’s announcement had been postponed for two weeks because some journalists...

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The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) has called on governments at all levels to take decisive steps in ensuring the protection of media workers to strengthen and maintain press freedom. Mr. Victor Udu, the Chairman of NUJ, Cross River Council, made the call in a statement to mark the World Press Freedom Day 2020 in on Sunday in Calabar. The appeal is also coming in the face of the uncertainty created by Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,...