OSINBAJO MEETS WITH PUBLISHERS AND MEDIA OWNERS OVER ETHNIC AGITATIONS

Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo met with media publishers and editors on Thursday, June 22. The meeting is part of the ongoing consultations by the presidency with leaders of thought from northern and southeast Nigeria, on recent ethnic agitations. The acting president had met with elders and traditional leaders from both the North and South East earlier. Acting President Osinbajo arriving for the meeting, exchanging pleasantries with senior government officials He also met with the 36 state governors at the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock recently. Those who graced the occasion…

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6,000 PORNOGRAPHIC FILMS SEIZED IN JUST TWO AREAS IN JOS

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFCVB) has confiscated no fewer than 6,000 pornographic movies at major markets in Jos North and South Local Government Areas of Plateau. Mr. Paul Ailewon, the Zonal Coordinator of the board in the North Central, told newsmen on Thursday in Jos that the exercise would be a continuous one. Ailewon said that the exercise was part of the mandate given to the board under his leadership to ensure that only videos approved by the board were released to the public. Porn “The film board…

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AMBODE PLANS RADIO STATIONS FOR EACH OF THE 20 LAGOS LGS

Tunde Ajaja The Lagos State Government says it will establish a radio station in each of the 20 local government areas of the state within the next one year. It said the initiative was to deepen communication and awareness in the grassroots. Speaking at the third annual lecture of the Faculty of Communication, Lagos State University, on Tuesday, the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Communities and Communication, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, explained that the project would also help to develop local talent, provide employment for people and promote…

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NEWSPAPER OWNERS STILL BITTER OVER DASUKI LOOT RECOVERED FROM THEM- EFCC

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday lambasted the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria for criticising the commission over the invasion of The SUN newspapers last week. The EFCC said members of NPAN particularly the Chairman of the association and Publisher of Thisday, Nduka Obaigbena, were still bitter because they were forced to refund some money that they received from the Office of the National Security Adviser under the leadership of Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.). The anti-graft agency said in a statement by its spokesman, Mr.…

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WAR AGAINST MEDIA? NASARAWA GOVERNOR THREATENS TO DEMOLISH MORE RADIO STATIONS

Nasarawa to demolish more private radio stations Punch Newspapers / Taiwo Ojoye / 3 hours ago Nasarawa State Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has said that his administration will not hesitate to demolish any private radio station and or any other structure found to have flouted the state’s town planning laws. The governor, who made the statement in Lafia, the capital, during the distribution of relief materials to communities across the state that were devastated by  crisis, called on the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission to ensure that all stations seeking license to…

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DAYS AFTER PULLING DOWN OPPOSITION RADIO STATION, GOVERNOR AL MAKURA SAYS THE OWNERS WOULD PAY FINE

Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa state has directed the demolished Breeze 99.9 FM to pay fine, effectively ruling out the payment of compensation to the management of the private radio. “The matter is already concluded; compensation will not be paid over government’s action,” the governor said in Lafia on Tuesday while he was distributing relief materials to 50 communities hit by various crises. He said that government had directed the Nasarawa Urban Development Board (NUDB) to fine the radio station for violating approved land laws. The NUDB, on May 12,…

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READ BILLIONAIRE’S SON, PADDY ADENUGA ‘S MESSAGE TO LADIES STALKING HIM ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Yesterday, Social Media was on fire after Mr Eazi and Daughter of Billionaire, Temi Otedo/a made their relationship official. Apparently, many folks felt Mr Eazi has stuck himself gold, what is left for him is to be loyal to her, and probably get married sometime. Those are the words of Social Media Users Online. Again, Many ladies felt the need to also go after the son of Billionaire Magnate, Mike Adenuga. His son, Paddy Adenuga immediately made it clear to all the girls sliding in his DM. Paddy says he…

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I HANDED OVER RADIO BIAFRA TO KANU BUT HE ALLOWED POLITICIANS TO HIJACK IT – UWAZURUIKE

Ralph Uwazuruike, leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), says he handed over Radio Biafra to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) but Kanu disappointed him. Uwazuruike said this on Monday in Kaduna during a meeting with Hamza Al-Mustapha, former chief security officer to the late Sani Abacha, former head of state. The meeting was aimed at brokering peace over the quit notice issued to the Igbo in the north by a coalition of northern youth groups. Uwazuruike said he founded…

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AMAC TO ESTABLISH BANK, RADIO STATION

The Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) chairman has said the council is working to establish a micro finance bank and community radio station. AMAC boss, Abdullahi Adamu Candido, who inaugurated the implementation committees on the establishment of AMAC community radio station and AMAC micro finance bank yesterday urged residents to have faith in his administration. “We want to institutionalise our area council; we want the council to have strong institutions so that they can confront challenges that are multi-faceted,” he said. He said the council chose to partner with corporate…

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NUJ THREATENS EFCC AS FANI KAYODE CONDEMNS RAID ON SUN NEWSPAPER

Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned the raid of the Sun Newspapers headquarters by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday, June 12. The former minister urged Nigerians to endure with President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, adding that the regime will soon be history. Fani Kayode stressed that the raid was barbaric and irresponsible; “nothing but a crude and shameless power-show by a weak, dying, paranoid and nervous government”. Fani-Kayode in a statement noted, “I am not in the least bit surpeised by this development because that is…

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