HATE SPEECH: FG DIRECTS NBC TO PUNISH ERRING STATIONS

National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) The Federal Government on Thursday directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to sanction any radio or television station that broadcasts hate speech. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, issued the directive in Abuja at the Annual Lecture Series of the NBC and the 25th Anniversary of the Commission. The minister said that the directive was part of efforts to stem the growing tide of hate speech in the country. “As a matter of fact, the challenges facing the NBC have never become more…

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FAKE JOURNALIST BUILD MANSION IN KANO

The Police said they have arrested a five-man gang of fake journalists that usually gate-crashed into important events with the mission to steal expensive phones and money. The fake journalists arrested by the police One of the gang members, Musa Auwalu, 43 years old, from Nasarawa LGA of Kano, has built a mansion, from the proceeds of the crime, the police said in a statement issued by CSP Jimoh Moshood today. The Police described him as the gang leader, adding that he was able to build the mansion from some…

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KADUNA PDP ACCUSE EL RUFAI OF MASTERMINDING ATTACK ON JOURNALISTS

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai Governor refutes claims of clampdown on newsmen, others The Kaduna State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) government of Governor Nasir El-Rufai of allegedly attacking opposition elements and journalists in the state. Incidentally, El-Rufai had earlier condemned thugs’ attack on journalists and a faction of the APC stalwarts led by Shehu Sani who protested the outcome of the councils delegate congress held two weeks ago. Paying a sympathy visit to the state secretariat of the Nigeria Union…

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KOGI GOVERNOR ARREST ANOTHER ONLINE BLOGGER FOR CRITICIZING HIM

Youths of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello to order the immediate release of a front line activist, Comrade Johnson Musa who was arrested in a gestapo style while on transit on the 2nd of August, 2017.   The youths speaking under the aegis of the People’s Democratic Party Youth Frontier (PDPNYF), Kogi state chapter disclosed their demands after a stakeholders meeting of the party held at the Wadata plaza, Wuse Zone 5, in Abuja on Friday.   Read the full text…

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SELF ACCLAIMED HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATE AND WHISTLEBLOWER, NASIRU SALISU ZANGO REJECTS BRIBE TO KILL A STORY IN KANO, SEE PICS

An investigative journalist has rejected 700,000 cash which was given to him as a bribe to kill a story in Kano state. Nasiru Salisu Zango who describes himself as a whistle-blower and Human Rights fighter – currently works with Freedom Radio Kano, was presented with the “incentive” to cover up a scandal relating to new shops at Wambai Market in Kano. According to reports, investigation is still underway as relating to the matter. Source; https://www.nationalhelm.co/2017/08/nasiru-salisu-zango-rejects-n700k-bribe.html 3 Likes Re: Nasiru Salisu Zango Rejects N700,000 Bribe To Kill A Story In Kano. Photos by CastedDude: 4:45pm…

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OMOYELE SOWORE MAKES ACCOUNT PUBLIC

The publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, has declared on his Facebook page his bank account. Omoyele Sowore Sowore, Monday, said that Bukola Saraki and others manufactured the accounts that was reported to be his saying that he does not have personal or investment account at BOFA. He also went to say that his Nigerian accounts have been frozen via a kangaroo court order obtained from a Jankara judge in Ilorin, Kwara state. Omoyele Sowore account Read full statement by Omoyele Sowore Folks: Let me just act goofy today by…

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EL RUFAI LOSES CASE AGAINST JOURNALIST OVER COMMENTS ON WHATSAPP

El-Rufai loses again as court strikes out suit against Leadership Bureau Chief, Midat Joseph The Magistrate Court 1 sitting in Kaduna has dismissed the suit filed by Kaduna State Commissioner of Police against Kaduna based Journalists, Mr. Midat Joseph. ‎According to the First Information Report, FIR, obtained by our correspondent, Midat and one other were charged for criminal conspiracy, inciting disturbance and injurious falsehood. Midat Josep, the Kaduna State Bureau Chief of Leadership Newspaper was arrested on Wednesday, 19th April, 2017 and detained by the men of the Nigeria Police…

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THE PRESS IS LIKE A NAGGING WIFE THAT SHOULD BE TOLERATED – OBASANJO

The press is like a nagging wife that should be tolerated, former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo has said. Speaking at a French Embassy launch of a French translation of “Making Africa Work”, a book he co-authored, Obasanjo defended media freedom after the Zambian high commissioner to South Africa, Emmanuel Mwamba, accused journalists of creating crises by putting the spotlight on problems. “With all due respect to my mothers and sisters, you know the press is like a nagging wife who has children for him. You have to tolerate it, or…

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NIGERIA TO CENSOR SOCIAL MEDIA SOON

The National Council on Information (NCI) has advocated the setting up of a Council to regulate the use of social media in Nigeria. The is as contained in a communique issued at the end of Extraordinary Meeting of NCI on Hate Speeches, Fake News and National Unity held on Friday in Jos. In the communique made available to journalists on Sunday, the Council recommended the use of tough measures in checking conventional media and their output. The Council, presided over by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, noted…

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LAI MOHAMMED BLAMES FACELESS GROUPS FOR HIS GAFFES IN THE MEDIA

‘Various Faceless Groups Are Hell Bent To Bring My Person And Govt To Ridicule Through Hate Speeches’ – Lai Mohammed http://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2017/7/various-faceless-groups-are-hell-bent-to-bring-my-person-and-govt-to-ridicule-through-hate-speeches-lai-mohammed.html Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has been in the news recently over his speech saying the federal government intends to place a ban on shooting music videos and movies outside the country. Today, he gave yet another speech at the 2017 National Council on Information meeting taking place in Jos, Plateau State. During his speech, Lai Mohammed is quoted to have said, ‘Various faceless groups are hell bent…

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