AfDB Launches Writing Competition for Young Africans

AfDB Launches Writing Competition for Young Africans Updated

🕔11:10, 15.Mar 2018

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a writing competition for young Africans aged between 20 and 29 years, ahead of its annual meeting, which will hold in Busan, Korea, in May 2018 with the theme “Accelerating Africa’s Industrialization.” Participants

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Policeman Beats up Journalists for Taking Shots of Extortion Scene Updated

🕔11:04, 15.Mar 2018

Mr. Peter Okolie, a correspondent with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), was on February 25, 2018 brutalised by a policeman for taking photographs of him forcefully extorting money from a driver in Awka, Anambra State. Peter was at a

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BBC World News Calls for Applications for Fourth Komla Dumor Award

BBC World News Calls for Applications for Fourth Komla Dumor Award Updated

🕔10:49, 15.Mar 2018

BBC World News is inviting journalists from Africa to for the fourth edition of its Komla Dumor Award aimed at uncovering and promoting fresh talent from Africa. The award was established in honour of Komla Dumor, an exceptional Ghanaian broadcaster

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Babalola’s Law Dictionary Organises Quiz Competition for Young Lawyers

Babalola’s Law Dictionary Organises Quiz Competition for Young Lawyers Updated

🕔10:38, 15.Mar 2018

Babalola’s Law Dictionary has called for application from young lawyers with zero to five years post call experience for its annual national quiz competition in a bid to deepen the culture of reading and knowledge of legal terminologies among young

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Nigerian Blogger Abducted by Gunmen

Nigerian Blogger Abducted by Gunmen Updated

🕔10:28, 15.Mar 2018

On March 2, 2018, Mr. Ngozi Blessed Onwukwe, a blogger and publisher of AbaCityblog.com, was abducted by unknown gunmen in Umuahia, the Abia State capital. Ngozi was reportedly on his way to cover an event in Arochukwu when he was

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Reporter’s Wife, Child Kidnapped, Set Free after Ransom Payment

Reporter’s Wife, Child Kidnapped, Set Free after Ransom Payment Updated

🕔10:11, 15.Mar 2018

At 1:30am on February 28, 2018, about 30 armed men broke into the home of Malam Nasir Birnin-Yero, a reporter with Voice of America (VOA), in Birnin Yero, near Kaduna and kidnapped his wife and son. The victims were released

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Applications Open to Journalists for Dart Center 2018 Global Reporting

Applications Open to Journalists for Dart Center 2018 Global Reporting Updated

🕔10:03, 15.Mar 2018

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma is now accepting applications for the 2018 Global Reporting Institute for journalists on early childhood development, trauma, resilience and the developing brain. The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project of Columbia

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DSS Detains Newspaper Bureau Chief for 7 Days

DSS Detains Newspaper Bureau Chief for 7 Days Updated

🕔09:44, 15.Mar 2018

Mr. Tony Ezimakor, the Abuja Bureau Chief of the privately-owned Daily Independent newspaper, was detained on February 28, 2018 and released without charge on March 6, 2018 by the Department of State Services (DSS), Nigeria’s domestic intelligence agency. Tony, who

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MRA Names NAICOM Inductee into FOI Hall of Shame, Warns of Erosion of Public Trust in Government

MRA Names NAICOM Inductee into FOI Hall of Shame, Warns of Erosion of Public Trust in Government

🕔08:19, 12.Mar 2018

Lagos, Monday, 12 March, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) as the latest inductee into its “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame” and warned that the pervasive culture of lack of compliance with the

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MRA Names National Lottery Regulatory Commission into FOI Hall of Shame

MRA Names National Lottery Regulatory Commission into FOI Hall of Shame Updated

🕔08:52, 5.Mar 2018

Lagos, Monday, March 5, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named the National Lottery Regulatory Commission as this week’s inductee into its “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame” for consistently violating the provisions of the FOI Act and operating

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