Saturday, September 25, 2021


Celebrating Obateru, a quintessential PR Man at 60

By Obinna Nwachi - The job of managing the image and reputation of a company that many love to hate and others hate to love is no mean task. Very often, one leaves the job inheriting the ‘enemies’ of the...

Wada Maida’s Midas Touch on Journalism

By Oche Echeija Egwa - On Thursday, September 16, 2021, headquarters of News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) in Abuja was formally renamed Wada Maida House, a befitting honour to a veteran journalist, who worked most of his life for the...

IPC, MRA announce entries for FOI 10th Anniversary Awards, National Essay Competition

Lagos, Wednesday, September 15, 2021:  The International Press Centre (IPC) and Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today issued calls for entries from individuals and organizations in Nigeria for their National Freedom of Information (FOI) Awards and for a National FOI...

EU, British Council train Online Publishers on Nigeria’s Freedom of Information Act

By Tom Chiahemen (ABUJA) - The British Council and European Union (EU) are set to train online newspaper publishers in Nigeria on the country's Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. Already, no fewer than 50 publishers of online newspapers are expected in...

MRA drags Nigerian Government to ECOWAS Court over killing of 11 journalists

By Ola Modupe (LAGOS) - Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has filed a suit at the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in Abuja over the failure of the Federal Government of Nigeria to effectively investigate, prosecute and punish perpetrators of the...

SERAP, Journalism centre sue President Buhari over gag order on reporting of terrorist attacks

By Paul Adaji (ABUJA) - Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development have filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari and Mr Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, over moves by the Nigerian...

SERAP asks African Commission to order Nigerian government to withdraw anti-media bills

By Paul Adaji (ABUJA) - Notable advocacy group, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has asked the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Banjul, The Gambia to order Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari and the country's National Assembly,...

GOCOP to Buhari: Suspension of Twitter major setback for online publishing, other businesses

By Ola Modupe (Lagos) - The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to rescind his government's decision to suspend Twitter in Nigeria. GOCOP made this call in a statement signed by its President, Mr Dotun...

Glorification of emergency heroes, ethnic champions promotes insecurity in Nigeria, Summit warns Media professionals

JACOB KUBEKA, Abuja ‘ Media professionals in Nigeria have been advised to stop glorifying certain emergency heroes and ethnic champions whose stock in trade is to promote primordial interests to the detriment of the corporate existence of the nation.   The advice...

Journalists Olumide Iyanda, Francis Kokutse share COVID-19 vaccination experience

Two senior African journalists: Olumide Iyanda from Nigeria and Francis Kokutse from Ghana, have shared their experience of getting the COVID-19 vaccine in their respective countries. They both spoke on Saturday on Platforms Africa e-Discourse, an e-community of intellectuals, opinion...


Twitter states reason for deleting Buhari’s post on Nigeria Civil War

Micro-blogging platform, Twitter has explained why it deleted President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet, which had been received with mixed reactions. The controversial tweet, which was part...