News - Nigeria union of journalists

NUJ Distances Self From Senator Of Year Award

2 months ago /
Nation 

The national president Nigeria union of journalists, NUJ, Abdulwaheed Odusile has distanced the umbrella body for journalists in the country from  any award for Senator Dino Melaye and fourteen others by some unauthorized members of the union. Odusile said the award purportedly by the senate press corps of the union is...

How I Rejected Millions Of Dollars To Kill Petroleum Bill – Senator

2 months ago /
Nation 

Chairman, Senate committee on Petroleum Resources (upstream), Omotayo Alasoadura said he was offered millions of dollars as bribe to kill Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB). He disclosed this while speaking when he received a letter of commendation from the correspondents chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Akure, the Ondo state...

Lai Mohammed, commend Nigerians For Their Perseverance And Understanding

12 months ago /
Nation 

The Minister for Information, Arts and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has commended Nigerians for their perseverance and understanding, urging them to look forward to better times in 2017. Mr. Mohammed spoke to journalists at a programme tagged “A special evening of music and camaraderie to usher in the Yuletide season”, organised by...

Four Killed As Youth Attack Shiites In Kaduna

1 year ago /
Nation 

Furious youth in Tudun Wada community in Kaduna South Local Government Area, attacked and killed four suspected members of the Shiites sect, and torched the residence of their group’s leader. The mob also demolished the Shiite’s Islamic school in the area on Wednesday. The incident occurred a day after a clampdown by...

Edo Pensioners Protest On The Streets Of Benin

1 year ago /
Nation 

Hundreds of pensioners defied the heavy rain and took to the streets of Benin City, the Edo state capital on Monday to protest the non-payment of between 10 and 42 months pension. The pensioners, carrying   placards of various inscriptions, took their protests to the secretariat of the Nigeria union of journalists...

Kogi Goverment Has Met Labour Demands - Civil Servants' Group

1 year ago /
Business and Economy  

A group of Kogi State Civil servants have accused the leadership of the organized Labour in the state of needlessly extending the industrial strike action embarked upon almost two weeks ago, in spite government meeting the terms of the agreement it had with them.  The group said this while addressing a media...

 

Dogara Praises Odusile’s Emergence As President Of African Journalists

1 year ago /

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has lauded the election of the National President, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Mr Abdulwaheed Odusile as President, Federation of African Journalists (FAJ). n a statement issued on Saturday by his spokesman, Mr Turaki Hassan, Dogara described Odusile’s election as another landmark...

Check Killings, Fayose To FG

1 year ago /
Nation  Security 

Gov. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has called on the Federal Government to check the killing of innocent citizens by suspected herdsmen across the country. Fayose made the call in Ibadan on Tuesday at a forum organised by the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Oyo State Council, to mark the World Press...

NUJ Urges FG To Fix Capital Base For Setting Up Media Outfits

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has been urged to fix capital base to be met by groups or individuals wishing to set up media outfits in the country.The Abuja council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), made the call in a communiqué arising from its monthly meetings in Abuja on Tuesday.It held...

Emir Of Ilorin Advises President Buhari to Commence CONFAB Implementation Process

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu- Gambari, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to commence process that will lead to implementation of the 2014 national conference as a way to restructure Nigeria. The Emir made the call in his palace, Ilorin, on Tuesday while speaking with members of the Correspondents Chapel...

NASS Will Support Granting Financial Independence, Autonomy To Federal Media – Zorro

2 years ago /
Nation 

The National Assembly will support granting financial independence and autonomy to federal government media, Malam Sani Zorro, Chairman, Ad hoc committee on Media and Public Affairs, House of Representatives, has said. Zorro represents Gumel/Gagarawa/Maigatari/Sule-Tankakar Constituency of Jigawa in the green chamber. He made the remark on Monday in Abuja in an interview...

Mimiko Congratulates New NUJ Leadership

2 years ago /
Nation 

Gov. Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State has congratulated the President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Mr Waheed Odusile, on his election and other elected officers of the union. Mimiko said this on Sunday in statement made available to journalists in Akure. He noted that the new leadership should see its...

NUJ Presidential Candidate Vows To Key Into NHIS If Elected

2 years ago /
Nation 

Mr Mike Aladenika, a presidential candidate for the forthcoming delegate conference of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has promised to key into the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) if elected into office. Aladeinika, who visited the Oyo State Council of the NUJ on Thursday in Ibadan in continuation of his...

Jonathan Has Done Well, Deserves Another Term - Senator Adeseun

2 years ago /
Politics 

Sen. Ayoade Adeseun, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senatorial candidate for Oyo Central Senatorial District, on Sunday, said President Goodluck Jonathan deserved another term, having performed wonderfully well. Adeseun gave the remarks on Saturday evening in Ibadan when he received the "Senator of the Year Award’’ from Oyo State Council of...

 

INEC Calls For Synergy With Media

2 years ago /
Nation 

Alhaji Hussein Pai, the Kogi Resident Electoral Commissioner of INEC, on Friday, called for positive synergy between the media and the commission toward conduct of rancour-free general elections. Pai made the call at a one-day workshop organised by the Correspondents’ Chapel of Kogi council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in...

NEWS ANALYSIS: Appraising The UNESCO/NUJ Confab On Safety Of Journalists

2 years ago /
Nation 

All across the world, at least one journalist is killed every week for doing his or her job, while nine out of 10 killers often go unpunished. These are the words of Mr Ronald Kayanja, Communication Advisor, Regional Office of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Abuja. Kayanja made the...

 

Journalist Slumps, Dies At Work In Bauchi

2 years ago /
Nation 

A Journalist in Bauchi, Malam Ibrahim Aliyu, on Thursday slumped and died while working on a story at the Government House, Bauchi. Aliyu, Government House Correspondent of the Bauchi State Television (BATV), was writing his report on the Armed Forces Remembrance Day, when he suddenly collapsed. He was rushed to the hospital,...

Gov. Imoke Assures Journalists Of Environment Conducive To Work

2 years ago /
Nation 

Liyel Imoke of Cross River has pledged to continue to provide environment conducive for journalists to work in and without fear of molestation. Imoke, represented by the State’s Commissioner for Information, Mr Akin Rictekks, made the pledge at a one day workshop on ``Safety of Journalists’’ in Calabar on Thursday.Imoke said...

Sen. Gaya Secures Release Of 96 Prison Inmates In His Constituency

2 years ago /
Nation 

 Sen. Kabiru Gaya (APC-Kano), Chairman, Senate Committee on Local Government, said on Wednesday that he had secured the release of 96 prison inmates in his constituency. Gaya, who is representing Kano South Senatorial District, made the announcement at the "NUJ Platform’’ in Kano. The platform was introduced by the state council of...

NUJ To Organise Debate For 17 Governorship Candidates In Lagos

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Lagos chapter of the Nigeria Union Of Journalists (NUJ) on Tuesday said that it would organise a debate for the 17 governorship candidates for Lagos ahead of the February elections. This is contained in a statement signed by the Lagos State Chairman of the union, Mr Deji Elumoye. The NUJ said...


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