Most wanted suspected Boko Haram journalist, Ahmed Salkida, was yesterday arrested by the security operatives at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja
Salkida, who was declared wanted along with two others-Ahmed Bolori and Aisha Wakil-by the Nigerian Army over Boko Haram’s latest video was arrested while disembarking from an Emirates aircraft flight No. EK 785.
He was said to have been living in the Middle East since the outbreak of the Boko Haram crisis.
It was gathered that it appeared that the journalist […]
Popular broadcast journalist, Surajudeen Taiwo Salami famously known as Olalomi Ejire has died. He died on Friday September 2nd at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos after a brief illness. He was 54 years old. He was the anchor of Eko Lawa on Radio Lagos and Ogbon Kayeso on Faaji FM. His remains have since been interred according to Islamic injunction. May his soul rest in peace
The Chairman of Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Mr. Danladi Yakubu Umar has stated that he was only joking with his advocacy for the return of decree 2 to regulate the practice of journalism in the country.
Mr. Umar said that contrary to the impression created in the media, he did not advocate for the Decree to harass, intimidate or arrest journalist or any Nigerian for whatever reason.
Umar had made a controversial comment at the end of Tuesday’s proceedings while pointing […]
Some unidentified soldiers have been reported to have beaten up an Aba correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria, Ijendu Iheaka, over right of way.
According to reports, trouble started for Iheaka who was on his way to an assignment at Umuode area of the city when he came face to face with a group of soldiers in a patrol van, marked Army 014, at a muddy portion of the road, close to Winners Church, along the Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway.
Iheaka reported […]
An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, a case that has triggered an international outcry.
The verdict in a retrial was issued against Mohamed Fahmy, a naturalized Canadian who has given up his Egyptian citizenship, Baher Mohamed, an Egyptian, and Peter Greste, an Australian who was deported in February.
Judge Hassan Farid said the defendants, dubbed the “Marriott Cell” by the […]
A Badagry, Lagos State based journalist and Executive publisher of Prime Magazine, a community magazine serving that area, Yomi Olomofe, tasted the bile of criminal gangs who descended on him and pummeled him to a pulp because of his constant report of their illicit activities in the border town.
Olomofe who has been described as fearless pen pusher, narrates that the smugglers sent hoodlums who waylaid him and battered him mercilessly.
He said: “I was with another colleague of mine on a […]
Students of the University of Ibadan, UI, threw civility to the wind, yesterday, as they trooped out of their campus and attacked some journalists who were there to cover their protest over the death of one of their colleagues at the institution’s health centre.
Among the journalists attacked was Mr. Sola Adeyemo, who had his shirt torn into shreds by the rampaging students. They also robbed him of his phones, including a blackberry Z3.
The students were protesting the death of their colleague, Mayowa […]
Report revealed that the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday met with Tunde Thompson, one of the journalists jailed for violating Decree 4 in 1984 when he was a military Head of State. Buhari met with him when he hosted members of his Media Team and Social Media Influencers at the Defence House, Abuja on Tuesday. The President-elect cracked jokes with Thompson and praised him for rising above his jail experience to forgive and support his presidential bid.
He reminded Thompson, who […]
Report revealed that armed thugs, suspected to have been hired by a faction of Trade Union Congress in Osun State, on Tuesday in Osogbo, attacked journalists and thoroughly beat up a cameraman of Channels Television, Mr. Oloyede Oyegbenle, before seizing his camera.
The thugs were brought in a TUC branded bus by some workers, who led them to the main gate of the Osun State Secretariat.
The hoodlums, on sighting the policemen deployed in the place, had hesitated before unleashing attack on […]