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Journalists Skipping Trump’s Daily Coronavirus Press Briefings

…..Say They Don’t Have News Value Reporters are skipping President Donald Trump’s daily coronavirus news briefings, and TV networks are increasingly choosingnot to broadcast them live, because they believe they don’t have enough news value to risk breaking social-distancing rules. In recent days there have been scores of empty seats in the White House press-briefing room, where Trump has delivered updates on the US battle against the novel coronavirus alongside public-health officials. But instead of delivering key information and sober assessments of the situation to the American public, Trump has…

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Guild Of Editors Condemns Attack On Newspapers Delivery Personnel

The Nigerian Guild of Editors strongly condemns the harassment on Sunday, of drivers of newspaper distribution vans by overzealous security agents in some states. In a statement signed by the President Mustapha Isah, NGE said: “It should be noted that the media is a strategic partner in national affairs, with the Constitutional mandate of providing information to the populace. “The body of Editors hereby restates that media personnel are rendering essential services and Journalists should be commended for carrying out their Constitutional mandate of sourcing stories and monitoring compliance with government directives…

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Lockdown: Use ID Card As Your Pass, Minister Tells Journalists

All working journalists and other media staff in Lagos and Ogun states as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have been advised to use their valid Identity Cards to access their places of work and assignment venues during the 14-day lockdown directed by the President in the two states and the FCT. In a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the clarification becomes necessary in view of the inadequate time to properly accredit working journalists in the affected states…

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CBS News Reporter Dies Of Coronavirus

Maria Mercader, a CBS News veteran who worked for over 30 years as a reporter and talent director, died on Sunday after testing positive for coronavirus. She was 54. Mercader worked on-air for CBS News as a breaking news reporter before becoming director of talent strategy, working on expanding the news division’s staff diversity with the Asian American Journalists Association, the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and the National Association of Black Journalists. Mercader had fought multiple health issues for the past two decades, including a bout with cancer, and…

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Shock As 30-Year-Old Broadcaster Dies Of Coronavirus

The death of Zimbabwean broadcaster Zororo Makamba, 30, is a tragic illustration that even the young can succumb to coronavirus. Makamba had a high profile as a broadcaster and had come from a wealthy family. He was diagnosed with coronavirus on Saturday, and his condition deteriorated rapidly after he was admitted to an isolation centre in the capital, Harare. Meanwhile, the first man to contract the virus is said to be recovering well in self-isolation. There are concerns about Zimbabwe’s ability to cope with the disease, even if there are…

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Ben Murray-Bruce’s Wife, Evelyn Dies In US

The family of Ben Murray-Bruce has announced the death of Mrs Evelyn Murray-Bruce. She died today in The United States after a protracted illness. In  a statement the family said: “We sadly announce the passing away of Evelyn Murray-Bruce. Born on August 22rd 1953 in Valdosta GA, USA “She passed away after a protracted illness on March 20th 2020 in Valdosta Ga, USA “She was a loving wife and mother. To her friends she was very loyal. She was full of laughter and Joy. You could always count on her for…

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Border Drill: FG Seeks Media Support On Public Enlightenment

The Border Drill Operation Sector 3 has called on the media to support the Federal Government and enlighten the public on the importance of border closure to the nation and citizens. Compt. Garba Mohammed, the Acting Coordinator of the Sector 3, made the appeal on Sunday while speaking with reporters in Ilorin. “The media has more work to do. They can sensitise members of the public through television, radio, newspaper publications, internet posts and social media. “When you educate the people, sensitise and mobilise them, the public will be able…

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Elumelu Named In American Ebony Power 100 List For 2020

The Chairman, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc and Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, has been named on the Ebony Magazine’s just released Ebony Power 100 along with other power houses like the Mayor of Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot; Co-Founder, FUBU, J Alexander Martin; Vice President, Global Partnerships, Google, Incorporated, Bonita Coleman Stewart, amongst many prominent African American and Africans. The 2020 Ebony Power 100 List recognises the most influential and inspiring individuals who are making a difference in the African-American community in the following categories: Community Crusaders; Doing It For The Culture; Excellence In…

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Freedom Online Lecture: Bode George Calls For Unity To Address Nation’s Challenges

A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olabode George, has called on Nigerians to see themselves as one and work assiduously to address national challenges. George made the call on Tuesday while speaking at the 3rd Freedom Online Annual Lecture in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria reports the theme of the lecture was: “Nigeria: Foundation, Fundamentals, Future.” George said the challenges confronting the country required that all citizens work together with a common purpose to address them He said tribalism, sectionalism, religious bigotry and others…

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At Daily Asset Award: Lawan Charges Media On Constitutional Role

…says N’Assembly has embraced challenge to deliver on good governance President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has charged the media to brace up to their constitutional responsibility of educating the populace with the intention of fostering national cohesion. This was even as he assured that the National Assembly on its part had taken up the challenge of living up to the expectations of Nigerians by delivering on good governance. The Senate President stated this in his remarks at the Presentation of Award to him as “Daily Asset Man of the…

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