• Edo governor wants constructive criticism from NUJ

    Edo governor wants constructive criticism from NUJ

    Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki on Monday told members of the state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) at the 2016 edition of the NUJ Press Week, that his government was open to criticism but it must be based on facts.

    Obaseki commended journalists for their relationship with the past government and sued for a better synergy with his government.

    Represented by the Secretary to State Government, Barr Osarodion Ogie, Obaseki implored the NUJ executives to work assiduously to […]

  • Cross River NUJ commends NDDC over road rehabilitation

    Cross River NUJ commends NDDC over road rehabilitation

    Cross River State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has applauded the Niger Delta Development Agency (NDDC), for rehabilitating the Calabar-Itu federal highway.

    In a communiqué issued at the end of her November 2016 congress, held at Ernest Etim Press Centre in Calabar and signed jointly by the council’s Chairman, Mr. Victor Udu and Secretary, Mr. Oka Ibor, the NUJ praised the Federal Government for the recent appointment of Justice Walter Onnoghen, as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

    While decrying the […]

  • Journalists escape death as stray bullet hits Kaduna NUJ Correspondents’ Chapel‎ secretariat

    Journalists escape death as stray bullet hits Kaduna NUJ Correspondents’ Chapel‎ secretariat

    Some Journalists in Kaduna escaped death Wednesday night as a strange bullet narrowly missed hitting them.

    The journalists were relaxing at the Secretariat of the Correspondents’ Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) after the day’s work when the incident happened.

    The bullet landed on the floor, close to where the journalists were sitting, at about 7pm with a shattering sound.

    Upon close examination, the State correspondent of Hausa Leadership, Abdullahi Tumburkai, who was standing very close to the point where the bullet […]

  • NUJ demands resuscitation of BRACED Commission

    NUJ demands resuscitation of BRACED Commission

    According to reports, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has demanded the resuscitation of the BRACED commission; an economic block comprising the South-South States of Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa-Ibom, Cross River, Edo and Delta, in order to deliberate on issues of common interest confronting the region, especially on the economy and security fronts.

    The call was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the union’s zone F meeting held at the weekend in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.

    The communiqué, […]

  • NUJ condemns alleged arrest of journalists over report on MASSOB

    NUJ condemns alleged arrest of journalists over report on MASSOB

    It was gathered that the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ in the South East zone, Friday condemned the unlawful and unwarranted arrest and detention of Journalists by members of the Ebonyi State Police Command.

    Recall that the Ebonyi State correspondent of New Telegraph Newspaper, Mr. Uchenna Inya, was unlawfully detained by the Command, following a tip off that he was doing a report on the 17th anniversary of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, in […]

  • Kaduna NUJ chapter sacks state chairman

    Kaduna NUJ chapter sacks state chairman

    According to reports, the Chairman of the Kaduna state Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Garba Muhammad, has been removed from the position.

    Muhammad’s removal was endorsed by the Council, at a Congress held at the State NUJ Secretariat in Kaduna recently which was presided over by the Vice Chairman, Mrs. Zhiroh Jatau.

    The sacked State Chairman, Mohammad was accused of breaching the constitutional provisions of the Union and high-handedness against other Council officials which led to his removal from […]

  • Minister condoles with NUJ over journalist’s death

    Minister condoles with NUJ over journalist’s death

    According to reports, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has condoled with the Nigeria Union of Journalists over the recent death of the former Chairman of the NUJ, Abuja Chapter, Chuks Ehirim.

    In a statement in Abuja on Saturday, the Minister said he received the news of Ehirim’s demise with shock and sadness.

    Mohammed described him as a patriot and quintessential journalist who committed himself to the pursuance of improved welfare and security for journalists in Nigeria.

    He called Ehirim’s […]