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We’re not trailing journalists anywhere – DSS

We’re not trailing journalists anywhere – DSS

By Soni Daniel, Abuja The Department of State Services says it is not on the trail of any staff of an online medium or any other journalist anywhere in the country. The Spokesman for the DSS, Peter Afunanya, made the clarification on Monday morning following an alarm raised by an online medium that some ‘two […]

NUJ declares one week mourning for assassinated journalist

NUJ declares one week mourning for assassinated journalist

The Adamawa Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists ( NUJ) has declared a one week mourning for late Maxwell Nashon, a journalist who was murdered on Wednesday in the state. Nashon was a reporter with Fombina FM, Yola, before he was killed. Mr Ishaku Donald, the state NUJ Chairman said this in a statement on […]

Journalists offer financial assistance to 38 indigent patients of UITH

Journalists offer financial assistance to 38 indigent patients of UITH

Journalists from the News and Current Affairs Department of Radio Nigeria’s Harmony FM, Idofian in Kwara, have reached out to 38 indigent patients of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH). The General Manager, Harmony FM Idofian, Alhaji Abdulmualiy Adegboyega, disclosed this shortly after the presentation of financial assistance to the beneficiaries at the UITH […]

Just in: Police manhandle Journalists at media event in Makurdi

Just in: Police manhandle Journalists at media event in Makurdi

Armed police men on Saturday in Makurdi manhandled journalists covering the peaceful protest by the Tiv Youths Organization, TYO, against the alleged verbal assault on the paramount ruler of the Tiv tribe, Tor Tiv Prof. James Ayatse by the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume.

Khashoggi son welcomes Saudi court verdict over father’s murder

Khashoggi son welcomes Saudi court verdict over father’s murder

The son of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi welcomed a court verdict Monday that saw five people sentenced to death over the killing, saying justice had been served. “Fairness of the judiciary is based on two principles, justice and swift litigation,” Salah Khashoggi, who lives in the kingdom, said on Twitter. “Today, justice was served […]

Freedom of speech indeed: Jailers of journalists in the sub- Saharan African

Freedom of speech indeed: Jailers of journalists in the sub- Saharan African

Egypt, Eritrea, and Cameroon are among the worst nations in the world for jailing journalists, a list published on Wednesday by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said. The CPJ listed 26 journalists jailed in Egypt – most of whom it says are grouped in mass trials and charged with both terror offenses and false […]

Malta prime minister expected to quit in crisis over journalist murder

Malta prime minister expected to quit in crisis over journalist murder

Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has told associates he plans to resign imminently, the Times of Malta reported on Friday. His decision was brought on by the political and legal crisis brought about by the investigation into the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, the newspaper reported. ALSO READ: Malta government rejects immunity bid by businessman […]

Malta government rejects immunity bid by businessman in journalist murder

Malta government rejects immunity bid by businessman in journalist murder

The Malta government turned down a request from one of the island’s richest men on Friday for a pardon in return for his cooperation in the investigation into a journalist’s murder, after freeing a top official he was said to implicate. After two years of stalled investigations, the authorities have moved rapidly in recent days […]

Agba Jalingo: Defence Counsel accuses judge of making extra-judicial comments

Agba Jalingo: Defence Counsel accuses judge of making extra-judicial comments

Mr Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika, lead defence Counsel to Journalist and activist, Agba Jalingo who is facing charges of Treasonable felony and terrorism, has complained about the presiding judge, Mr Justice Simon Amobeda of allegedly making extra-judicial statements that could compromise the integrity of the trial. The further affidavit was in furtherance of his quest in demanding […]

Buhari celebrates Mamman Daura at 80

Buhari celebrates Mamman Daura at 80

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated veteran journalist, Baba Mamman Daura, as he clocks 80 years. President Buhari in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu on Saturday said that on the auspicious occasion of 80th birthday of Baba Mamman Daura, he joined all family members […]

250 journalists jailed worldwide in 2018 ― U.S.

250 journalists jailed worldwide in 2018 ― U.S.

The United States Government on Saturday said 250 journalists were jailed around the world in 2018, with Turkey, China and Egypt among the worst offenders. The assertion came in a statement by Spokesperson of the U.S. Department of State, Ms Morgan Ortagus, to mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists. Ortagus […]

Nigerian journalists exhibit professionalism, says Oyetola

Nigerian journalists exhibit professionalism, says Oyetola

As Osun NUJ inaugurates him as Grand Patron By Shina Abubakar – Osogbo Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has scored the Nigerian journalists high in the reportage of the state, describing it as balanced, fair, and in line with the ethics of the profession. Speaking during the weekend at the Dinner/Award Night of the Nigeria […]

CISLAC condemns arrest of  journalists

CISLAC condemns arrest of  journalists

Says journalists should be celebrated, not harassed By Dirisu Yakubu – Abuja The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, yesterday decried the reported arrest and detention of News Digest editor, Gidado Yushau Shuaib and the professional webmaster of the medium, Adebowale Adekoya over an investigative report they published in 2018. The report was said to […]

WhatsApp sues Israeli firm for hacking journalists, others phone

WhatsApp sues Israeli firm for hacking journalists, others phone

The end-to-end encrypted messaging platform, Whatsapp has filed a lawsuit against an Israeli technology firm, NSO Group with claims it sent malicious software to its users. The affected users were estimated to be around 1,400. WhatsApp. It alleged the firm did it for the purposes of surveillance. Among the affected users are journalists, human rights […]