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Economic Diversification: NIMASA, NUJ Call For Media Partnership

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has urged the media, especially the maritime press to support the government’s drive to diversify the economy for growth and create alternative opportunities for investments NIMASA DG stated this while receiving the leadership of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) led by its National President ...

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Tambuwal Appoints New Chief Of Staff, Restructures Sokoto State Media Corporation

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has approved the appointment of Alhaji Mukhtar Umar Magori as the new Chief of Staff, Government House.Until this appointment, Magori was into private business. He attended Nagarta College, Sokoto for his secondary education and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria for his first degree. The new Chief of Staff  has an MSc in Maritime Studies from the University of Wales in Cardiff, U ...

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BREAKING: Police Raid PREMIUM TIMES Head Office Over Buratai’s Complaint

The Nigeria police have raided PREMIUM TIMES head office in Abuja, and arrested the newspaper’s publisher. The publisher, Dapo Olorunyomi, was arrested alongside the paper’s judiciary correspondent, Evelyn Okakwu. Plain-clothed officers conducted search at the office shortly after 5p.m. Thursday, and said they were acting on a complaint filed by the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai. The arrests came days ...

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Petitioner Claims Sowore Violated Truce Brokered By Dr Abayomi, Commences Legal Process

Solicitors to Lekan Fatodu who filed a petition against Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters have sensationally  claimed that Sowore  violated  a truce mediated by a renowned lawyer and activist, Dr Tunji Abayomi. It could be recalled that Sowore was arrested recently in Lagos based on Fatodu’s petition to the Police. Osuagwu  Ugochukwu, one if Fatodu’s lawyers said in a statement Wednesday “Omoyel ...

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SERAP to Akwa Ibom Govt: Release Detained Journalist, Nsibiet John, Immediately

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called for the “immediate and unconditional release of a newspaper publisher, Nsibiet John arrested on the orders of the deputy governor of Akwa Ibom State, Moses Ekpo." SERAP said in a statement today signed by its Senior Staff Attorney Timothy Adewale that "Nsibiet John who publishes a local newspaper, The Ink, was ordered to be arrested for all ...

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Abuja Set For Digital Switch Over – Minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said all is now set for the launch of the Digital Switch Over (DSO) in broadcasting in Abuja on Thursday. The Minister announced this in Abuja on Monday during the tour of key facilities of Pinnacle Communication Limited, the signal distribution for the Abuja DSO. "We are impressed by the speed, commitment and passion of Pinnacle to this proj ...

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Nigeria’s Furious Presidency Blasts Newspaper Over Report On Service Chiefs

Nigeria’s Presidency has taken a swipe at the New Telegraph Newspaper for publishing what Presidential Spokesman, Mr.  Femi Adesina described as a “one-legged story”  about replacement of service chiefs. Adesina said though Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, is due to retire next week, a replacement has not been name. He also said Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas still ...

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El-Rufai Appoints New MD For Kaduna Media Corporation

In a bid to reposition the Kaduna State Media Corporation (KSMC) to continue to serve the people of the state and beyond, the Kaduna State Government has announced the appointment of Ibrahim Ismail Ahmed as the new Managing Director of the corporation. His appointment is coming at a time that the State Government is working to digitize and enhance the corporation with state of the art equipment. The announc ...

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Nigeria : Savannah Centre Inaugurates Council To Check Hate Speech

By Danlami Nmodu The Savannah Centre on Friday inaugurated the newly constituted council members for its Democracy, Stability and Media Accountability Project, DESMAP as part of efforts to checkmate hate speech in the media ahead of 2019. Eminent members of the DESMAP Council present at the inauguration ceremony include Justice Mohammed Uwais, former Chief Justice of Nigeria (North West), Professor Ibrahim ...

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Trial Of Kaduna Journalist: Festus Okoye Takes Over Defence As Prosecution Adds Fresh Charges

A fresh charge has been added to the case against Kaduna based journalist, Jacob Onjewu Dickson  which was filed by the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police on April 29, 2016 before Magistrate Emmanuel Yusuf. The old First Information Report (FIR) contained only two-count charges bordering on False Personation and Inciting Disaffection to the Government of Kaduna State. Prosecution Counsel, led by Kaduna Sta ...

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Why FG Is Committed To Meeting Broadcast Digitization Deadline – Minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the Federal Government's determination to meeting the June 2017 deadline for the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting is borne out of the attendant benefits of such migration. He made this known in Abuja on Tuesday while declaring open the 2016 AFRICAST with the theme "Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting: Financing Quality Conte ...

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Editors’ House: Ambode Canvasses Fair, Objective Reportage Of National Issues

Representative of Lagos State Governor & Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Oluranti Adebule, with the President, Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), Funke Egbemode; former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi and Chairman of the Occasion & former Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan during the commissioning of the Nigerian Guild of Editors’ House at 24, Mojidi Street, Ikeja, Lagos, on Thursday, ...

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