#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 slams IGP, Minister of State Power over Publisher’s detention

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, FCT Council, has described as unfortunate and abuse of power the arrest and detention of Mr. Tom Oga Uhia, publisher of Power Steering magazine by the police. Uhia was arrested Wednesday night in a Gestapo manner by the men of the Force Criminal Investigation Department, FCID, Abuja on the instructions of the Minister of State, Power, Mr. Godwin Jeddy Agba. In a statement on Friday by Chairman and Secretary of the NUJ FCT Council, Emmanuel Ogbeche and Ochiaka Ugwu, respectively, the union noted that if…

NUJ knocks Fani Kayode over attack on Daily Trust reporter, says it’s totally reprehensible

The Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ in a statement signed by its President,Chris Isiguzo has condemned in strong term the gangster-like outburst by Femi Fani Kayode against the Cross River State Correspondent of the Daily Trust Newspaper, Eyo Charles who asked him a simple question which he felt was embarrassing. In his reaction, Kayode assaulted the journalist and threatened him for daring to ask such a question. “By denigrating the journalist, Fani Kayode has exposed himself the more as an intolerant and unstable person who will not want his activities…

Senate President condoles with NUJ over death of New Telegraph Editor

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has commiserated with the Nigerian Union of Journalists and Guild of Editors on the death of one of their colleagues, Mr. Waheed Bakare. Lawan also condoled with Mr Bakare’s family, and the Management and Staff of the New Telegraph newspapers where Bakare worked as the Saturday editor. “I extend my condolences to the family of Mr Bakare and to members of the journalism profession in general over the untimely death of their colleagues. “May Almighty Allah grant the departed soul eternal bliss and comfort…

Covid-19: Baywood Foundation donates palliatives to NUJ

In a bid to cushion the effect of novel coronavirus pandemic on newsmen working on the frontline, Baywood Foundation has donated palliatives to Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) to encourage them in their reportage. The donations which were made on Tuesday in Abuja comprised 1000 bags of Rice and 500 facemasks. Speaking during the presentation, Country Director of Baywood Foundation, Bar. Chukwudi Ojielo who presented the items stated that its founder, Emperor Chris Baywood Ibeh valued journalists and the role they play as frontline workers in stemming the tide of…

Stop impunity against Journalists ,NUJ warns Gov Umahi

The Nigeria Union of Journalists,NUJ National Secretariat has condemned continuous desperate action of Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State to destroy Journalists and Journalism in his state. In a statement signed by NUJ National Secretary, Shuaibu Usman Leman on Wednesday stated that most recent development in which Governor Umahi was instigating attacks against Journalists in the State is frightening to the Union as it signaled clearly that such attacks on the media were not going to abate any soon. NUJ said : “We regret to note that Governor Umahi is…

COVID-19: Stop misinforming public, Oyo govt tells NUJ …says Makinde doing everything to halt spread of virus

COVID-19: Stop misinforming public, Oyo govt tells NUJ …says Makinde doing everything to halt spread of viru The Oyo State government, on Monday, described as false and complete misrepresentation, a statement credited to a committee of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) indicating that the State was not ready to tackle the coronavirus scourge. The state government, in a statement endorsed by the Special Assistant (Print Media) to Governor Seyi Makinde, Moses Alao, declared that the State was not only ready but doing everything to stop the spread of the…

NUJ Urges Restraint Over Sealing Of The Sun Premises

The Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ has expressed her worry over the recent developments at The Sun Newspapers in Lagos where the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had given a notice to staff of the organisation to vacate  the premises and allow for a take over by the Commission.The EFCC said it will enforce a court judgement which ordered for the seizure of property belonging to Senator Orji  Uzor  Kalu who was convicted of fraud. The press release read: “While we appreciate the efforts of EFCC at fighting corruption in…

Omo-Agege commiserates with NUJ over death of four Akwa-Ibom Journalist Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has expressed condolence with the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) over the death of four staff of Pioneer Newspaper in Akwa Ibom State in a ghastly road accident. A statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Yomi Odunuga described their death in a road accident as devastating, coming so close to the Yuletide season. “I feel very saddened by this disconcerting news and the burden of grief caused…

Media Professionals,Others Unite Against Proposed Social Media Bill

Nigeria’s frontline press and media organisations will henceforth resist moves by politicians and the federal government to muzzle and suppress free speech. The bone of contention this time is the proposed controversial Social Medial Bill sponsored by Senator Aliyu Abdullahi at the Senate. The Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria, the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria, the Online Publishers Association of Nigeria, the Nigerian Guild of Editors, the Nigerian Union of Journalists and the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers and others have announced their intention to jointly stand against the unending plots…