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Kidnappers Release NTA Staff, Family After N5m Ransom Payment

Thirteen days after the Kidnapping of a journalist, his wife and two siblings, armed bandits terrorizing Birnin-Gwari have finally regained freedom after a ransom of five million naira was paid. They were released around 7.15am at Tasha Keji near Kuriga along Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna highways. Their freedom from Kidnappers’ den was possible after a hectic and painstaking negotiation with the Armed bandits for thirteen days. Armed bandits had on Monday 10th September 2018, kidnapped a Staff of NTA Kaduna, Yahaya Isa, and his wife and his cousin Sama’ila Buhari and another married…

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FG Bows, Reinstates Yushau Shuaib As Chief Information Officer 

After five years of protracted legal battle between the federal Government and Yushau Shuaib, Chief Information Officer at the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed’s Ministry has finally obeyed the National Industrial Court order to reinstate the embattled civil servant.   In a letter of reinstatement with reference no. FMIC/LEG/307/VOL.1/122 addressed to Mr. Yushau Shuaib and signed by the Director of Human Resources Management, Mr. S.U. Ewa on behalf of the Honourable Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Shuaib was informed of the Minister’s directive to reinstate him…

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Minister Tells Media: Criticize, Don’t Denigrate President’s Office

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the media is free to criticize the President but not to denigrate him or his office. The Minister said this in Abuja on Thursday when he visited the Peoples Daily Newspapers, in continuation of the advocacy for the National Campaign Against Fake News, which was launched in July. He said that in the rush to de-market the President and his government, some mainstream media platforms have now resorted to the use of uncouth language to denigrate the person and…

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Ex-President Jonathan, Vanguard Publisher, Sam Amuka, For Niger Delta Awards 

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Edwin Clark and the Publisher of Vanguard Newspapers, Sam Amuka would be honoured with the “Niger Delta Lifetime Achievement Awards” by Gbaramatu Voice Newspaper. Publisher of GbaramatuVoice Newspaper, Mr Jacob Abai, disclosed this in a press statement signed and made available to newsmen on Sunday in Warri. According to him, the recipients would be honoured with the awards on September 11 at the KFT Event centre in Warri. He also said the governors of Bayelsa, Rivers and Delta, Seriake Dickson; Nyesom Wike and Ifeanyi Okowa…

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DSS Replaces Opuiyo With  Afunanya As New Spokesman

The Department of State Services (DSS) has appointment Mr P.N. Afunanya as its new Spokesman and Public Relations Officer. A statement by the service said that Afunanya holds a Bachelors and Master degrees in English Language from the Abia State University and University of Uyo. The service said that Afunanya also holds a Master degree in Peace and Strategic Studies from the University of Ilorin. The new spokesman is currently pursuing a PhD in Security and Strategic Studies at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi. “He has attended several courses within…

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CPJ Welcomes Release Of Journalists, Abiri, From 2-Years Detention

The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release after over two years in detention of Jones Abiri, publisher and editor-in-chief of the Weekly Source newspaper. CPJ urges Nigerian authorities to drop charges  against Abiri and ensure those responsible for his over two years in detention without trial or family visitation are held accountable. “Jones Abiri should never have been arrested nor kept in detention by the Department of State Security for over two years, and we call for all charges against him to be dropped immediately,” Muthoki Mumo, CPJ’s sub-Saharan Africa representative, said…

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NUJ Petitions Osinbajo Over IGP’s Incessant Attacks On Nigerian Journalists

The President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Abdulwaheed Odusile, has petitioned the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on the incessant attacks on Nigerian journalists by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris. Odusile, who wrote the petition on behalf of Nigerian journalists, used the arrest and detention of a Premium Times Reporter, Samuel Ogundipe, as take-off point. He said Idris has a history of hounding Nigerian journalists, adding that this is giving the government a bad image. The letter reads in full:   August 15, 2018 His Excellency, The…

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Minister Blames Fake News For Recent National Assembly Crisis

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has attributed the escalation of the recent crisis in the National Assembly to the circulation of fake news, especially in the Social Media. The Minister stated this in Abuja on Tuesday when he paid a courtesy visit to the headquarters of Blueprint Newspapers, in furtherance of the Federal Government’s campaign against fake news, which was launched 11 July 2018. “When we launched the campaign, we did not envisage the kind of event that occurred at the National Assembly last week, specifically…

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CPJ Condemns Premium Times Reporter’s Arrest, Detention

………Calls For His Release The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists has joined other prominent individuals and groups in condemning the arrest and detention of Premium Times Reporter, Samuel Ogundipe, by the Nigerian Police. In a statement on Wednesday, CPJ urged the Nigerian Police to immediately release the detained journalist, stressing that Ogundipe is not a criminal Angela Quintal, CPJ Africa Programme Coordinator, speaking from Johannesburg, South Africa, said: “CPJ is gravely concerned  by reports that Premium Times journalist Samuel Ogundipe was detained by Nigerian Police yesterday for his reporting….

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GOCOP Demands Immediate Release Of Premium Times Journalist

The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has demanded the immediate release of PREMIUM TIMES Security Reporter, Samuel Ogundipe, detained by the Nigeria Police Force for carrying out his constitutional duty. A statement signed by the Guild’s Publicity Secretary, Olumide Iyanda, on Wednesday also condemned the arrest by the Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad and harassment of the online newspaper’s Editor-In-Chief, Musikilu Mojeed, and Education Reporter, Azeezat Adedigba, both of who have been released. The Guild noted with dismay that the Police action was carried out on the day Acting President…

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