Agenda for International Development Seeks Contributors

Agenda for International Development Seeks Contributors Updated

🕔15:29, 12.Jun 2015

The Agenda for International Development (A-id) is seeking freelance contributors with experience writing about social, political and economic aspects of middle or low income countries from Africa and Latin America to write articles for it soon to be launched website.

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Newspaper Correspondent Assaulted at Governor’s Inauguration

Newspaper Correspondent Assaulted at Governor’s Inauguration Updated

🕔15:00, 12.Jun 2015

Mr. Hir Joseph, the Nassarawa State Correspondent of Daily Trust newspaper, was on May 29, 2015 assaulted by suspected political thugs during the inauguration of Governor Tanko Al-Makura in Lafia, the Nassarawa State capital. Josephs was assaulted by thugs who

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Presidential Security Aides Expel Journalist from Villa

Presidential Security Aides Expel Journalist from Villa Updated

🕔14:48, 12.Jun 2015

On May 11, 2015, Mr. Ubale Musa, the State House Correspondent of German Radio, Deutsche Welle, was bundled out of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Nigeria’s State House, for asking visiting President Idriss Derby of Chad a supposedly embarrassing question.

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Nigeria Unable to Meet Global Digital TV Switchover, Extends Date

Nigeria Unable to Meet Global Digital TV Switchover, Extends Date Updated

🕔11:48, 12.Jun 2015

In spite of the ample time Nigeria had to prepare for the June 17, 2015 switchover date from analogue to digital television transmission, Nigeria, Africa’s richest country, is unable to meet the deadline. Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC),

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Jonathan Approves Licences for Community Radio Stations

Jonathan Approves Licences for Community Radio Stations Updated

🕔11:31, 12.Jun 2015

Less than three weeks to the end of his tenure, President Goodluck Jonathan approved provisional community broadcast licences to community development organizations across the six geo-political zones of Nigeria. Mr. Emeka Mba, Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC),

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MRA Calls on Buhari’s Government to Strengthen FOI Implementation as Part of Anti-Corruption War

MRA Calls on Buhari’s Government to Strengthen FOI Implementation as Part of Anti-Corruption War

🕔12:48, 11.Jun 2015

Lagos, May 29, 2015:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on President Muhammadu Buhari to make the effective implementation of the Freedom of Information Act a major pillar of his anti-corruption crusade, contending that it is the most effective instrument

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President Buhari Appoints Two Journalists as Spokesmen

President Buhari Appoints Two Journalists as Spokesmen Updated

🕔15:19, 8.Jun 2015

President Muhammadu Buhari on May 31, 2015 announced the appointment of Mr Femi Adesina and Mr Garba Shehu as his spokesmen. Adesina will serve as Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) while Shehu will serve as the Senior Special Assistant (Media

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Newspaper Correspondent Harassed, Detained for Taking Pictures

Newspaper Correspondent Harassed, Detained for Taking Pictures Updated

🕔14:06, 8.Jun 2015

Mr. Simon Utebor, the Bayelsa State Correspondent of the Punch newspaper was on May 28, 2015 harassed and detained by soldiers guarding the country home of then outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan in Otuoke, Bayelsa State, for taking photographs of the

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Groups Launch First Ever Environmental Democracy Index

Groups Launch First Ever Environmental Democracy Index

🕔13:24, 8.Jun 2015

The Access Initiative and the World Resources Institute launched the first ever Environmental Democracy Index (EDI) on May 20, 2015. The index tagged Environmental Democracy Index is the first of its kind and will offer new insights into the state

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Political Thugs Assault Journalist for Taking Pictures

Political Thugs Assault Journalist for Taking Pictures Updated

🕔09:41, 4.Jun 2015

On June 3, 2015, political thugs suspected to be acting at the behest of Mr. Ayodele Fayose, the governor of Ekiti State, assaulted Mr. Kamarudeen Ogundele, the State Correspondent of the daily ‘Punch’ newspaper while he was taking pictures of

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