#EndSARS Protest: Take your safety serious, NUJ urges Journalists

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, FCT Council, has called on its members in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, to remain vigilant following reports of violence in some parts of the territory over the #EndSARS protests. Chairman of Council, Emmanuel Ogbeche, in a statement on Wednesday said it has become urgent for journalists to take their safety seriously as few colleagues have narrowedly escaped lynching by suspected hoodlums. “We call on all our members and media practitioners in general in the FCT to take their safety seriously. We have received reports…

NUJ holds town hall meeting on AMAC Taskforce/Marshal

Concerned by barrage of complaints by motorists and residents on the activities of the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) Taskforce/Marshal, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) FCT Council has concluded plans to hold a town hall meeting with relevant stakeholders and residents. In a press statement released Sunday in Abuja, jointly signed by Secretary of Council and Chairman of the Planning Committee, Ochiaka Ugwu and Omeiza Ajayi, respectively, informed that the event will take place on Monday, October 19, 2020 at the NUJ FCT Council secretariat, Utako by 10am. The…

Covid-19: China Chambers of Commerce donates 16,000 masks, 450 protective suites to NUJ

As part of spreading the power of solidarity towards stemming the spread of novel coronavirus pandemic, the China Chambers of Commerce in Nigeria has donated 16, 000 disposable surgical face masks and 450 disposable medical protective suites to the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) FCT Council. Presenting the items Tuesday to the NUJ FCT Council Chairman, Comrade Emmanuel Ogbeche at the Council’s Secretariat in Abuja, the Vice Chairman of the Chamber, Mr. Suo Guoming said the donation came as a result of the respect they have for journalists. He said…

COVID-19: Amaecom Group donates hygiene packs,souvenirs to NUJ FCT

In order to cushion the effect of novel coronavirus on media workers, the management of Amaecom Global Limited on Thursday donated 50 hygiene packs to the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) FCT Council to support members working on the frontline towards halting the spread of covid-19. Presenting the items to the Chairman of Council, Comrade Emmanuel Ogbeche at the NUJ FCT council secretariat Abuja, Chairman of Amaecom Global, Amaechi Ofomata said the donation was in recognition of Journalists’ role in the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria. Ofomata noted that as…

RAMADAN : NUJ FCT felicitates with Muslim colleagues,

The Nigeria Union of Journalist NUJ,FCT council today in a statement signed by the its Chairman,Emmanuel Ogbeche has felicitated with Muslim colleagues and other faithful around the world on the commencement of the 1441 AH (2020) Ramadan fasting. Ogbeche also urged journalists to stay vigilant and observe all the health protocols in place against the Covid-19 pandemic. He said: “Dear Muslim Colleagues, As you embark on this spiritual journey of piety, sacrifice and self-denial, the executive and members of our council wish you the grace and strength of the Almighty…

EASTER : NUJ FCT council felicitates with Nigerians, urges members to be exemplary

The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) FCT Council has felicitated with Nigerians, especially Christian colleagues and all journalists in the FCT on the celebration of Easter. The council in a statement jointly signed by Chairman of Council,Emmanuel Ogbeche, and Secretary of Council ,  Ochiaka Ugwu called on its members to be exemplary in conduct as Jesus Christ was. Read the statement : “Owing to the times we live – the age of the coronavirus pandemic – there is no better time for us as journalists to live by what we do; inform,…

Ogbu: NUJ FCT Demands Investigation, Prosecution

The Nigerian Union of Journalists, FCT Council, has expressed sadness over the death of Mr. Alex Ogbu, and also demanded for in-depth investigation into the circumstances leading to the tragic death. The NUJ FCT in a statement by its Chairman, Emmanuel Ogbeche, on Thursday, said it has become a pattern for journalists covering protest in Abuja to be targeted resulting in tragic outcomes. “It is heart-rending to know that yet another journalist was felled in this seeming unending orgy of bloodletting in Abuja and other parts of the country. We…

WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY : Owing journalists their salaries is a Gross Violation of their rights—-Nuj

As the World Commemorate World Press Freedom day, the FCT Council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists NUJ has called on all media organization to make payment of salaries a priority and where such media organisations feel they are unable to do so, should consider merger with other media houses or risk running out of business. The union in a release jointly signed by the FCT Council Chairman, Paul Ella Abechi and the Secretary, Rafat Salami stated that media owners who have deliberately and criminally refused to pay the salaries…

DSS Frees Tony Ezimakor,Daily Independent Abuja Bureau Chief

The Department of State Service,DSS has released the Abuja Bureau Chief of Daily Independent , Tony Ezimakor after  7days in custody,  over a Publication . According to Jide Oyekunle, Ezimakor was released to his lawyer, Barr.Douglas Ekhator at about 10:30pm. The service had Wednesday last  week invited the journalist, an invitation he  voluntarily honoured.  Accompanied by Photojournalist , Jide Oyekunle, the two journalists were held up  till 3: 00pm when Oyekunle was allowed to go. And so began Ezimakor’s ordeal. He was left incommunicado as he was denied access to…

RELEASE TONY EZIMAKOR NOW, MURIC URGES DSS

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) considers the continue detention of Tony Ezimakor without arraigning him in a competent court of law as draconian, tyrannical, illegal, unlawful and unconstitutional. MURIC in a statement signed by its Director, Prof Ishaq Akintola demanded for the immediate and unconditional release of Tony Ezimakor. … MURIC stated that Section 23 of the Police Act stipulates that suspects cannot be detained beyond 24 hours after which the person should be charged to court in conformity with the basic constitutional rights of citizens. MURIC added that DSS…