2023: Media fairness not totally achievable – Expert

Dr Saeedat Aliyu, the Acting Director, University Relations, Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, has advised journalists to exhibit high degree of fairness in the coverage of the 2023 general elections. She however noted that media fairness was not totally achievable because of obvious reasons. Aliyu gave the advice on Wednesday at the grand finale of the 2022 Press Week of the Kwara TV Chapel of the Kwara Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Ilorin. Aliyu, who spoke on the theme: “Press Freedom: A panacea for sustainable democratic process”,…

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“I pray for a glorious End” — Malami

…Says he has no plan to resign as minister The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, (SAN), says he has no plan to resign. While delivering a keynote address yesterday, during a media conference organised by the National Association of Judiciary Correspondents (NAJUC), Abuja chapter, Malami described reports of his purported resignation to further a political ambition as ‘fake news’. He added that there needs to be sanctions for persons who publish “fake” reports. “Many public officers have been victims of malicious media reports —…

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Media Freedom: Experts want more favourable environment for journalists

Media experts have called for a more favourable environment to enable Nigerian journalists perform better without fear or harassment. The experts made the call in Lagos at a forum hosted by United States Consulate in Lagos to discuss the new and continuing threats to press freedom and freedom of expression in Nigeria. The forum was themed “A Conversation on Press Freedom, Freedom of Expression and Civic Space in Nigeria.” In her opening remarks, U.S. Consul General, Claire Pierangelo, urged the media to remain vigilant to protect the right to freedom…

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PIB: NNPC will partner media for information sharing – Kyari

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari says the corporation will partner with the media to ensure Nigerians are properly informed on the new Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). Kyari gave the assurance at the 3rd Valuechain Magazine Annual Lecture and awards in Abuja on Monday. The lecture is titled: “The role of Media in the Nigerian Petroleum Industry Reform and Investment’’. “We are open to partnerships with the media in terms of capacity building, especially as it relates to the PIB. “I am of…

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