NGE Demands Revocation of Suspension Order of DAAR Licences

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has condemned the indefinite suspension of the licences of the African Independent Television, AIT, and Ray Power by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). The two stations belonged to Daar Communications Limited. The Guild in a statement jointly signed by its President, Funke Egbemode and Secretary,Mary Atolagbe ,demanded the revocation of the suspension order as it runs contrary to the ideals of free speech and the fine tenets of press freedom. The guide described the suspension as a case of Executive highhandedness and which painted Nigeria…

NPO Proscribes Beat Associations

The umbrella media body, the Nigeria Press Organisation (NPO), has proscribed Beat associations by journalists. NPO is made up of the Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN), the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE). The NPO, in a statement on its behalf yesterday by Mr. Feyi Smith, the executive secretary of the NPAN, said it “viewed with concern, the continued proliferation of Beat associations across the industry”. The statement added: “This development constitutes a drawback on the laudable objective of media houses deploying reporters…