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Gov Fayemi, Kalu, Daniel, Others For Freedom Online Lecture

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State will, on Thursday, April 18 speak on challenges facing Nigeria’s economy and the way out at the second annual lecture of Freedom Online, an online newspaper. Fayemi, sworn-in for a second term as governor of the Fountain of Knowledge in October 2018, will speak on the theme ‘Fixing Nigeria’s Economy: Less Politics, More Substance’. Venue is Radisson Blu Hotel, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos. A statement by the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper, Gabriel Akinadewo, says former Governor of Abia State and Senator-elect, Dr. Orji Uzor…

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Africa’s Digital Transformation: Hype or Reality?

The 2019 Annual Adebayo Adedeji Lecture on the theme, “Digital Transformation of Africa: Hype or Reality”, was delivered by Dr. Omobola Johnson, Former Minister of Communication Technology, Federal Republic of Nigeria and Board Member of the Web Foundation. Although a lot has been written in the popular press about Africa’s digital transformation, not a great deal is known about how much of that is just hype and how much of it is reality. The objective of the 2019 Adebayo Adedeji Memorial Lecture was to raise issues that will help policymakers…

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Traffic Radio Advised To Partner With Stakeholders

Lagos Traffic Radio, LTR 96.1FM has been advised to develop a stronger customer relationship and explore a mutually-beneficial partnership with key players in the transportation industry. The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan gave the advice over the weekend during the 2019 retreat organised for officials of the broadcast outfit in Lekki area of the State. Bamigbetan said that a relationship with Airlines, Rail and Waterway operators to facilitate discounts for the broadcast station’s loyal listeners is desirable, saying that such initiative would attract a larger audience and create value for…

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Buhari To NUJ: Rescue Your Job From Unregulated Cyberspace Operators

…….Says Transparency, Inclusiveness Will Guide Implementation Of Policies In Next Four Years President Muhammadu Buhari has called on journalists to rescue the profession from the damaging influence of digital transformation while assuring that his administration will in the next four years pursue inclusive and transparent policies that will guarantee security and economic safety of every citizen. “Your profession today is undergoing a fundamental shift. For better or worse, the digital space is now becoming the major outlet for ‘news’. This space is difficult to regulate and police. In many instances,…

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Lagos Building Collapse: Aare Adams Condoles Victims’ Families, Urges Govt’s Action

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has sent words of sympathy to the families of the victims of the collapsed building in Ita Faji, Lagos. Adams, in a statement he personally signed on Friday, expressed sadness over the death of the pupils in the ill-fated building.  He said: “I feel sad that the lives of many of those promising adults and young pupils could be cut short in such manner.  “It is sad. “My heart bleeds at the number of casualties, and the sorrow I feel now is…

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Elections: NBC Sanctions NTA, AIT, TVC, Channels, Others

……..For Breach Of Ethical Codes  The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has sanctioned 45 broadcast stations, including NTA, AIT, Channels and TVC News, for alleged ethical infractions in relation to the 2019 general elections. Director-General of the commission, Malam Is’haq Modibbo, disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja on Friday. Kawu said the erring stations, which cut across the country, violated provisions of the Nigerian Broadcasting Code, and were fined N500,000 each. “Despite our various interventions, at the end of the Presidential election which was held on 23, Feb. 2019,…

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CPJ Demands Freedom For Journalists Arrested By Ugandan Authorities

The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Ugandan authorities to immediately release a team of three journalists and one media worker detained in connection with their investigative reporting and to drop any investigation into a fourth journalist, who is part of the same team. Security personnel in Kampala on Thursday arrested BBC journalists Godfrey Badebye and Kassim Mohamed, their fixer Rashid Kaweesa, and their driver Shafiq Kisame from the Foreign Correspondents Association of Uganda, and two journalists who spoke to CPJ on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal….

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INEC Urges Media To Educate Electorate On Voting Procedure

INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kwara State, Malam Garba Athairu- Madami has called on media to help in educating the public on voting procedures. Speaking in Ilorin on Wednesday at a meeting with members of the State Inter-Agency Advisory Committee on Voter Education and Publicity (SICVEP), Madami said media has a crucial role to play to ensure the success of the elections in the country. Madami described the media as the eye of the public, adding that the media also mirrored the society and shape opinion. The REC appealed…

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CPJ Demands Action On Killing Of Ghanaian Journalist

Authorities in Ghana should immediately investigate the killing of journalist Ahmed Hussein Suale Divela and ensure that threats against the press are taken seriously, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Two men riding a motorcycle shot and killed Divela, a member of Tiger Eye Private Investigations, an investigative journalism outlet led by Anas Aremeyaw Anas, as he was driving in the capital, Accra, yesterday, according to media reports and a video posted on Twitter by Anas. The journalist had told CPJ in September 2018 that people had attempted to attack him and that he…

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Minister Launches Project To Provide Satellite TV For Villages

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has launched the 1,000 Villages Satellite TV Project, which is part of the Chinese government-sponsored ‘Access to Satellite TV for 10,000 African Villages Project’. Launching the project at a ceremony in Kpaduma village, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on Monday, the Minister recalled that Chinese President Xi Jiping announced the ‘Access To Satellite TV For 10,000 African Villages’ during the 2015 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Johannesburg, South Africa. He said under the project, each of the 1,000 carefully-chosen villages in…

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