Ismaila Funtua: Why Abuja won’t forget him
It has been gratifying to note that nothing has taken any steam out of the controversial story of the rechristening of the NUJ house in honour of the late Isa Ismaila Funtua.
Ismaila Isa: Warrior for press freedom
Since Mr. Ismaila Isa, businessman, politician and media entrepreneur died on July 20 this year, he has received both good and bad ink in the media. Isa was from Katsina State from where President Muhummadu Buhari also hails.
Sam Amuka: Journalism’s generalissimo
On June 9, this year I got a pithy, snappy message from the Publisher of Vanguard newspaper, Mr. Sam Amuka aka known as Sad Sam, aka Uncle Sam. It was a polite command from this Journalism’s generalissimo. “This Saturday 13th June is my birthday. And I don’t celebrate birthdays. So for me, on Saturday No…
At workshop, journalists tackle regulation, unethical practices
Freedom of the press is under attack around the world, and everywhere journalistic ethics are being scrutinised as never before.
‘We will do everything possible to sanitise media Industry without gagging the press’
The resolve by the Federal Government to ensure that there is sanity on social media has generated a lot of debates and (mis) interpretations, especially among the critical mainstream media.
Two Journalism giants
Two journalism giants have been receiving pats on their backs for the past few weeks for what they have done for the thankless profession of journalism.
NPAN tasks elected governors on transparency, accountability
Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN) has charged the returning and governors-elect to define their goals from the outset and ensure transparency and accountability while in office.
Senate, media owners disagree on Press Council Act amendment bill
The Senate yesterday explained that the amendments being made to the Nigerian Press Council Act was to address the issue of fake news. During the public hearing organised by its Committee on Information and National Orientation, the Senate insisted that it was repealing and reenacting the Act since it was created by a military regime.…
Media chiefs condemn Nigerian Press Council Bill 2018
Media chiefs have condemned the Nigerian Press Council Bill 2018, describing it as unconstitutional and draconian.
I have admired Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, the Minister of Finance, from a distance. She speaks English the way the Queen of England speaks even though she seems to add a bit of cockney accent to it.