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Buhari Greets Vanguard Publisher, Sam Amuka-Pemu At 84

President Muhammadu Buhari felicitates with the Chairman and Publisher of Vanguard Media Limited, Sam Amuka-Pemu, on the occasion of his 84th birthday anniversary. President Buhari joins family of the media icon, the media industry in Nigeria and beyond, to celebrate the award-winning journalist, columnist, publisher and elder statesman who has stirred the conscience of the nation for the greater part of his lifetime. President Buhari believes that Uncle Sam’s deep understanding and patriotic appreciation of Nigeria, his devotion, sense of duty and leadership in the media industry, are example to…

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An Award Of Pure Joy, My Head swelled, Says Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina today received an award which according to him made his head to swell According to him:”You could imagine how the joy kiln was kindled in my heart as a team from Penresa, a media and communications company, brought me an award at State House, Abuja, on June 11, 2019. The team was made of Adrian Ferrandis, Country Director, Penresa International, Sasha Papchanka, and Rebecca Navega. “They came bearing a plaque with the inscription Penresa Prestige: Promoter of Transparency…

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NPO Resolves NBC, AIT, Raypower Face-Off

Following the suspension of the Broadcast License of  DAAR Communications, owners of Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Ray Power FM by the National  Broadcasting Commission ( NBC ), the President of the Nigerian Press Organisation ( NPO ), comprising of the Newspapers Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN), Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria ( BON ), The Nigerian Guild of Editors ( NGE) and The Nigerian Union of Journalists ( NUJ), convened a meeting of all parties to resolve the issues in the national interest. NBC/AIT FACE-OFF RESOLVED The meeting hosted at 8PM, on Sunday 9th of June,…

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GOCOP Expresses Worry Over Revocation Of AIT, Ray Power Licences

The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has expressed grave worries over the sudden revocation of the operating licence of DAAR Communications, owners of African Independent Television and Ray Power FM, by the Federal Government. In a statement issued by its Publicity Secretary, Olumide Iyanda, the Guild urged the National Broadcasting Commission to reconsider its stance in the interest of free press and Nigeria’s growing democracy. While GOCOP urged all media practitioners to operate with every sense of responsibility, it also advised NBC to resolve its differences with DAAR  Communications…

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Closure Of AIT, Ray Power: PDP, Atiku Condemn Action

….Reminds FG We’re In Democracy Nigerians and prominent opposition party members have expressed outrage over the suspension of the operating license of DAAR Communications, owners of African Independent Television, AIT, Raypower and Faji Radio stations. The main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has condemned the indefinite suspension of the broadcasting licence of DAAR Communications which affects the operations of AIT, and Ray Power radio stations. The  PDP, through its national Chairman, Uche Secondus, described the action as undesirable and unfortunate. “It is an indication of what to come as the…

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NGE Demands Revocation of Order Suspending DAAR Licences

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) hereby condemns in very strong terms the indefinite suspension of the licences of the African Independent Television, AIT, and Ray Power by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). The two stations belonged to Daar Communications Limited. The Guild demands in clear terms the revocation of the suspension order as it runs contrary to the ideals of free speech and the fine tenets of press freedom. This is a case of Executive highhandedness and it paints our dear country in the darkest tar of dictatorship. The…

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NBC Explains Suspension Of DAAR Broadcasting Licence

PRESS BRIEFING ON SUSPENSION OF LICENCE – DAAR COMMUNICATIONS, HELD TODAY 6TH JUNE, 2019 AT THE NBC HEADQUARTERS IN ABUJA. Following monitoring reports and complaints from concerned Nigerians about the broadcast contents of Daar Communications Plc’s AIT/Raypower broadcast stations, the NBC have over the last 2 years summoned on several occasions management of the company to address issues regarding the operations of AIT/Raypower with the company, particularly, Political Platform and Kakaaki aired on AIT. In one of our meetings, held on 2nd June, 2017, the Commission expressed its disappointment with…

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Saraki Commiserates With MD Of THISDAY Over His Wife’s Death

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday commiserated with the Managing Director of THISDAY Newspapers, Mr. Eniola Bello, over the death of his wife, Helen, after a brief illness in London on Tuesday. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, described the untimely passage of Mrs. Helen Eniola-Bello as a very painful loss. He said: “Mrs. Helen Eniola-Bello was a dutiful mother and a pillar of support to her husband. Her humility and selflessness endeared her to all….

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Outrage At Police For Raid On Broadcasting Station

A police raid on Australian Broadcasting Corp (ABC) has drawn fire from broadcasters and rights groups. Officers arrived at the public broadcaster’s Sydney headquarters with search warrants naming two reporters and the news director. The ABC has protested over the raid. Police searched the home of a News Corp journalist on Tuesday, sparking alarm. The BBC said it was “deeply troubling” for a broadcaster to be searched. The leading journalists’ union in the country said the two raids represented a “disturbing pattern of assaults on Australian press freedom”. Other unions…

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Thisday MD, Eniola Bello Loses Wife

Wife of the Managing Director of Thisday newspapers, Mrs Eniola-Olaitan Mamamia is dead. The news of the passing of Mrs. Eniola- was made public by the family and since then condolences have been pouring to her family and particularly the bereaved husband, Eniola Bello Reports indicate that she died in London while details of the circumstances that led to the development are still sketchy.

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