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30 Jan
The Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), a Geneva-based non-governmental organisation with special consultative status with the United Nations, has described 2023 as the deadliest year in the last 10 years with the killing of 140 journalists during the year.
12 Dec
Last week my colleagues in the media industry bestowed on me the treasured trophy of honour twice, first on Thursday in Lagos and next on Friday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. The Lagos event was organised by the National body of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), led by its president, Mr. Chris Isiguzo.
24 Oct 2023
The Press is regarded as the unofficial fourth arm of government. The press has always been the reflection of society.
18 Aug 2023
Talk about the struggle for the freedom of the Press, the mind cannot but race to Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, fondly called LKJ by his peers.
12 Aug 2023
An icon of journalism in Nigeria, Dr. Dayo Duyile, has disclosed his unwavering commitment to the field of journalism, stressing that the profession would remain his life’s purpose until his last breath. Duyile, a revered figure in the world  of journalism with over six decades of experience, emphasised the importance of upholding journalistic standards and…
6 Aug 2023
Ray Ekpu is the reason I’m a journalist. I don’t think that tribute captures the truth of what Ray actually means to me! Let me try again. A near adequate tribute is that Ray is why I’m still struggling with the craft of writing, in the hope that one day I would be close to…


13 mins ago
Mali and Russia on Friday launched the construction of the largest solar power plant in West Africa, Malian Energy Minister Bintou Camara said on national television.
27 mins ago
Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, has said the increase in electricity tariffs for Band A customers is a temporary hardship that will lead to a permanent gain. Speaking at the sectorial briefing of the ministers in Abuja, Adelabu expressed confidence that the tariff will gradually drop as the power sector in the country increases its…
34 mins ago
The Federal Government has earmarked the sum of N260 billion to revitalise Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) across the country. The Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Prof. Ali Pate, disclosed this on Friday in Abuja while giving account of his stewardship at the Ministerial Sectoral Briefings on the performance of President Bola Tinubu’s administration…
49 mins ago
Vice President Kashim Shettima disclosed on Friday that funding the nation's energy transition requires investments of over $10 billion per year up to 2060. He also revealed that the nation currently has the highest rate of deforestation in the world, as people primarily depend on biomass for energy generation. According to him, desert encroachment is…
54 mins ago
Shareholders of the Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) on Friday approved total dividend of N7.5 billion for the financial year ending Dec.31, 2023, as against N6.85 billion paid out in year 2022. The approval made at the company’s 30th Annual General Meeting (AGM), held in Lagos, translated to a dividend of N1.50 per share. The…
1 hour ago
Governor Seyi Makinde, on Friday, inaugurated the newly elected chairmen and vice chairmen for the 33 local government areas of Oyo State. The ceremony took place at the House of Chiefs, Parliament Building, Secretariat, Ibadan, where the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Iyabo Yerima, administered the oath of office. Speaking at the event, Governor…
1 hour ago
A preliminary report of the boat accident involving Junior Pope and 11 other members of a Nollywood movie production crew at the Anambra River has revealed that the boat driver was not certified to drive. The Nigeria Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) further revealed that the fibre boat was not registered with the National Inland Waterways…
1 hour ago
The Vice Chancellor of University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), Prof. Aliyu Shugaba, says that the solar power project in the institution is to generate 12 megawatts of electricity.
1 hour ago
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni Friday dismissed the idea of formally uniting the two far-right groups in the European Parliament, but said this did not mean they could not collaborate.
2 hours ago
Eko Electricity Distribution Company (Eko Disco) has announced the new, deregulated meter prices for metres deployed under the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) Scheme. The distribution company disclosed this in a statement on its official X account on Friday, revealing prices offered by six different MAP vendors for both single-phase and three-phase metres. "Dear Valued Customer,…