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Trump: Khashoggi Murder Worst Cover-Up Ever, Revokes Visas To 21 Officials

President Donald Trump of the United States of America has called Saudi Arabia’s response to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi “the worst cover-up ever”. He added that whoever organised the plot “should be in big trouble”. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, shortly afterwards, that the US “will punish those responsible” and is revoking visas of 21 identified suspects. The US has faced pressure to toughen its stance on Saudi Arabia, a key ally. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Mr Trump said: “They had a very bad…

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All Set For GOCOP Second Annual Conference

The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has concluded arrangements for its second annual conference holding on Friday, October 19, 2019 at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos State. A statement released in Lagos on Wednesday by GOCOP Publicity Secretary, Olumide Iyanda, confirmed that the theme of the conference is “Online Publishers’ Role Towards a Sustainable Economy, Credible Election and Security in Nigeria.” Former Governor of Ogun State, Aremo Olusegun Osoba (CON), has confirmed his presence as chairman of the event. “Aremo Osoba’s choice as chairman is informed by his enviable profile…

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Saudi Threatens US, Trump Over Missing Journalist

Saudi Arabia has said it will retaliate for any sanctions imposed against it over the disappearance and suspected murder of a journalist. The threat was in response to President Donald Trump saying the oil-rich kingdom deserves “severe punishment” if it is responsible for Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance. It came after a turbulent day on the Saudi stock exchange, which plunged as much as 7% at one point as international concern grew over the writer who vanished on a visit to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on 2 October. In…

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Bulgarian Journalist Raped, Killed For Exposing Corruption

A  30-year-old Bulgarian journalist, Viktoria Marinova, who had recently become the anchor of a talk show focused on investigative reporting, was raped and killed on Saturday in a case that has sent shockwaves through Europe. The motivation behind her killing remains unknown, and Bulgarian authorities say they have yet to establish a link between her death in the northeastern city of Ruse and her work as a journalist. But because Marinova is the third reporter to be killed in Europe in the past year, the third reporter to be killed in…

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Ex-Gov Osoba, Odinkalu For Second GOCOP Conference 

The Second Annual Conference of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers will hold at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos State on Friday, October 19, 2018, with former Governor of Ogun State, Aremo Olusegun Osoba, as Chairman. A statement signed by GOCOP’s Publicity Secretary, Olumide Iyanda, disclosed that the theme of the conference is: “Online Publishers’ Role Towards A Sustainable Economy, Credible Election and Security in Nigeria.” Former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, will be the guest speaker. The Chairman, Centre of Excellence in Multimedia Technology, Department…

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NUJ Election: Odusile Loses To Isiguzo As President

The South East Bureau Chief with This Day Newspaper from Enugu Zone, Chris Isiguzo, on Friday emerged National President of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) at  the Unions general election in Abeokuta. Isiguzo polled 346 votes to defeat the incumbent President Waheed Odusile who polled 329 votes. Announcing the results at the June 12 Cultural Centre in Abeokuta , the Returning Officer from Nigeria Labour Congress,  Benson Upah, commended the peaceful conduct of all the participants. Upah, National Head of Information and Public Affairs, declared Isiguzo winner of the election…

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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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