Monthly Archives: March 2020

MRA Condemns Attacks on Journalists Covering COVID-19, Calls on Federal Government to Ensure Respect for Media Freedom

LAGOS, Monday, March 30, 2020: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned the increasing cases of attacks by law enforcement and security agencies on journalists covering the Coronavirus pandemic and other issues and called on the Federal Government to ensure respect for the fundamental rights of journalists and the media. In …

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Tsinghua Global Business Journalism Programme Opens

The Global Business Journalism (GBJ) Programme at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, in partnership with the International Center for Journalists, Tsinghua University and Bloomberg News, is now accepting entries into its two-year business journalism programme. The two-year program provides a challenging, multicultural education teaching how the cover the intricacies of …

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Court Fixes Judgment for May 20 in Journalist’s Bid to Prosecute Sports Ministry, Minister for Wrongful Denial of Access to Information

A Federal High Court in Abuja will deliver judgment on May 20, 2020, in a suit instituted by an Abuja-based journalist, MsGodsgiftOnyedinefu, seeking to compel the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr.AbubakarMalami (SAN) to prosecute the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports and its Minister for allegedly …

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NBC Announces Issuance of 65 New Broadcast Licences 

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has announced approval by  President Muhammad Buhari for the issuance of 65 new broadcast licences to different beneficiaries for the establishment of various types of radio and television stations spread across the country A statement issued by the Deputy Director, Public Affairs Unit of the …

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