FG Announces Plans to Migrate MDAs to .gov.ng Portal

FG Announces Plans to Migrate MDAs to .gov.ng Portal Updated

🕔14:42, 20.Aug 2014

The Minister of Information and Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson, has announced the federal government’s plans to migrate all its Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to one portal, its .gov.ng domain. The Minister who was represented by the Director of e-Governance

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Rory Peck Trust Announces New Board Chair

Rory Peck Trust Announces New Board Chair Updated

🕔13:38, 20.Aug 2014

The Rory Peck Trust has announced the choice of Sarah Ward-Lilley, BBC News’ Head of International Bureaux as its new Chair. She takes over from Michael Jermey, ITV’s Director of News and Current Affairs who is stepping down after more

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Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Condemns Proposed Nigeria Regulation Act on Foreign Aid

Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Condemns Proposed Nigeria Regulation Act on Foreign Aid

🕔12:49, 20.Aug 2014

The Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders in Africa (HRA), Commissioner Reine Alapini Gansou, has unequivocally condemned the proposed regulation on foreign aid contribution to Nigerian civil society organizations by the Nigerian government. She explained that such a bill is

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UNDP-DGD Invites Bids from Media Houses for PSAs, Programmes on 2015 Elections

🕔13:22, 26.Jun 2014

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – Democratic Governance for Development (DGD) II Project is inviting bids from broadcast media organizations in Nigeria for placement of public service announcements, jingles, radio drama as well as radio and television programmes in

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Freedom of Expression and Access to Information Post-2015: Measurable Targets for Goal 16

🕔09:04, 17.Jun 2014

An international coalition of more than 200 organizations welcomes the inclusion of targets for capable institutions, media freedom, and access to information by the United Nations member states now participating in the post-2015 development agenda dialogue. The inclusion of targets

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Recent Attacks on Nigerian Press Worrying – Media Foundation for West Africa

Recent Attacks on Nigerian Press Worrying – Media Foundation for West Africa

🕔11:10, 11.Jun 2014

From June 6-9, 2014, there have been different incidents of attacks on media freedom in Nigeria. The attacks have come in the form of seizure of publications of The Punch, The Nation, Daily Trust, Leadership and Vanguard newspapers. There have

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Global Voices Gets New Managing Editor as Solana Larsen Steps Down

Global Voices Gets New Managing Editor as Solana Larsen Steps Down Updated

🕔14:31, 10.Jun 2014

Global Voices’ longtime Managing Editor, Solana Larsen, stepped down at the end of May 2014 after seven years as the Managing Editor, citing personal reasons for her decision. She has been succeeded by Sahar Habib Ghazi. Larsen has opted to

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MRA Condemns Renewed Onslaught on Nigerian Press by Jonathan Administration Updated

🕔09:04, 9.Jun 2014

Lagos, Saturday, June 7, 2014: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned the renewed onslaught on the Nigerian Press by the Goodluck Jonathan Administration with the arrest of newspaper workers, detention of media vehicles, confiscation of thousands of copies of newspapers

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Armed Soldiers Impound Newspapers’ Distribution Vans, Confiscate Several Copies

Armed Soldiers Impound Newspapers’ Distribution Vans, Confiscate Several Copies

🕔09:00, 9.Jun 2014

In the early hours of  June 6, 2014, armed soldiers in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory and Warri in Delta State, South-south Nigeria, impounded the distribution vans of two dailies: “Leadership” and “The Nation” newspapers and confiscated the day’s edition

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NSA’s Office Hosts Cybersecurity Forum in Lagos in June 2014

NSA’s Office Hosts Cybersecurity Forum in Lagos in June 2014

🕔07:09, 2.Jun 2014

The Office of the National Security Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan is convening a two-day National Cyber-security Forum in Lagos on June 18 and 19, 2014 to seek stakeholders input into the proposed National Cyber-security Policy framework. The Forum, which

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