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Age Falsification: We were not Forced to Retract Allegations against Rivers CP–Journalists

*Says they were never arrested by Police *Allegations based on false premise Godsgift Onyedinefu Mark Lenu, a journalist and publisher of TheNewsEye blog has dismissed reports claiming that he and his colleague were arrested and detained by the Rivers State Police Command for publishing a story alleging that the commissioner of police

UNFPA Tasks Journalists on Gender Based Violence Reporting

  Godsgift Onyedinefu The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has trained health journalists on identifying and reporting on Gender Based Violence (GBV) and other harmful practices such as early marriage and female genital mutilation.  Erika Goldson, the Fund’s Deputy Country Representative in Nigeria, while giving an address at the two-day media training

CAPPA Launches Journalism Fellowship on Trans-fats Reporting

Godsgift Onyedinefu Practicing journalists in Nigeria with a knack for writing good reports have been encouraged to apply for the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) Trans Fat Free Nigeria Journalism Fellowship. The fellowship focuses on ways to eliminate trans-fat from Nigeria¹s food supply chain and journalists are expected to

What if Femi Fani-Kayode, Mr Short Fuse, was Buhari?

By Fredrick Nwabufo Femi Fani-Kayode makes conceit solemn. He is the sui generis of narcissism. His arrogance dovetails with his foul temper and cutting tongue. There is no shade of modesty, temperance and grace in the son of Remilekun Fani-Kayode (Fani Power). The mealy-mouthed politician takes the "H" in hubris. He

At Least 186 Journalists Died in 4 Months from COVID-19

•Latin America remains most affected region, while eight journalists died in Nigeria says Geneva-based Press Emblem Campaign More than 186 journalists have died from COVID-19 in four months in 35 countries, the Geneva-based Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) announced Wednesday.“The actual figure is certainly higher, as journalists who died during this period

Two Journalists Make President Buhari’s 41-man Ambassadorial Nominees (see full list)

Jude Johnson The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday sent a letter to the Senate requesting it to screen and confirm 41 non-career and one career ambassadors for appointment including two former Editors. Buhari’s letter of request was read on the floor at plenary by the Senate President Ahmad Lawan. On the

Over 127 Journalists in Nigeria, 30 Other Countries Died in Three Months from COVID-19

•Latin America is most affected region, says Geneva-based Press Emblem Campaign By Peter Kenny At least 127 journalists in 31 countries have died due to the novel coronavirus over the past three months, the Geneva-based Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) said Tuesday. "Media workers play an important role in the fight against the novel

50 Journalists Lose Job to Robots at Microsoft

About 50 journalists working with Microsoft are set to lose their jobs, as the American multinational tech giant reportedly moves to replace them with robots. According to local media reports, those affected are contract employees working as curators for the company’s news website, MSN. They perform functions such as selection of stories,