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Buhari fails to keep his promise on human rights

President Muhammad Buhari anti-corruption record appears to be rising, but his human rights record is sinking. And his presidency is beginning to appear more like the military dictatorship he denounced on the campaign grounds in 2015. Ajibola Amzat (Features Editor) and Joseph Onyekwere (Head of Judiciary Desk) report. Before rounding off his 2,562-word speech at…

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Blogger, PR Consultant or Social Media Influencer? Register for OPAN’s Annual New Media Conference | Tuesday, February 6th

The Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN), is holding the maiden edition of the Annual New Media Conference with the theme: ‘The New Media as the Future of the Fourth Estate’. The event, a one-day conference is an interactive platform for new media practitioners; publishers, bloggers, PR consultants and social media influencers are scheduled to…

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Making Ethics Go Viral for Online Journalism

The viral nature of news and information dissemination through the online media platforms has been an intriguing feature. Add to this the online media’s efficiency at breaking news on the go. Needless to say, many online media today lack credibility which is part of the reasons why the traditional media such as print and television…

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IGP speaks on arrest of Elombah brothers

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, has broken his silence on the arrest of journalists of elombah.com. Operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) had whisked Daniel and Timothy Elombah, publisher and editor of the platform, from their Anambra residence on Monday. Daniel, who was later released in Abuja, said six males were arrested on the…

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Policeman injures NAN Correspondent

Mrs Taiye Edeni, Transport Correspondent of the News agency of Nigeria (NAN), was injured in her right eye by a policeman at the inauguration of first Inland Dry Port by President Muhammadu Buhari in Kaduna on Thursday. The correspondent was treated by the Red Cross at the venue and returned to cover the assignment. She…

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HURIWA condemns police attacks on journalists during Buhari’s visit

A media related Non-governmental organisation, Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria (HURIWA) has condemned the physical attack by a police officer on a female journalist, Taye Edeni, with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). HURIWA made the condemnation in a statement jointly issued by its National Coordinator, Mr. Emmanuel Onwubiko on Friday in Abuja. Edeni…

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Buhari’s administration has promoted freedom of press, says Anglican Bishop

A clergyman, Most-Rev. Ikechi Nwosu, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has promoted freedom of press in Nigeria. Nwosu, the Archbishop of Aba Province, Anglican Communion and Bishop of Umuahia Diocese, said this on Friday in an interview with newsmen in Umuahia. According to him, aside from the traditional media, Nigerians extensively used the…

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Charly Boy group condemns Kemi Olunloyo’s prolonged detention in PH prisons

The Our Mumu Don Do movement led by maverick entertainer, Charles Oputa also known as Charly Boy, has condemned the continuous detention of an investigative journalist, Ms. Kemi Olunloyo. In a statement on Friday by its National Publicity Secretary, Raphael Adebayo, the group described Olunloyo’s detention as not only disheartening but unlawful. According to the…

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OPAN Condemns Nigeria’s Police Over Arrest Of Online Journalists, Tim & Daniel Elombah

The Online Publishers Association of Nigeria, OPAN, Nigeria’s premier association of digital/new media publishers, strongly condemns the brazen arrest of the duo of Daniel Elombah and Tim Elombah, the Publisher and Editor respectively, of United Kingdom based online news website, Elombah.com by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, of the Nigeria Police Force on “Orders from…

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“We Have a Mandate to Instill High Ethical Standards in Online Journalism” – Ogannah, Publishers’ Union President

SAN FRANCISCO, November 29, (THEWILL) – Austyn Ogannah, the President of Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN), is advocating that high ethical standards in online journalism in Nigeria must return so that eroding public trust can be restored. Ogannah, 43, is also the President of media company THEWILL MEDIA and editor-in-chief of digital news news website…

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