Media Tracking

Ondo lawmakers scared of journalists.

The members of the Ondo state house of Assembly take to their heels on sighting journalists in the opposite direction. Events and experiences with the honorable members have shown that they could give anything to avoid audience with the fourth estate of the realm, unknown that the attitude is negatively affecting their official duties.


A column by Lanre Idowu said that if the media must continue to play creditably the positive role envisioned for it in a democracy such as we are building; journalists need to enrich their judgement and treatment. He maintained that journalists need to equip themselves to interrogate the social conditions much more deeply by challenging …


KRPC plans capacity building workshop for journalists

Kaduna refining and petrochemical company [KRPC], a subsidiary of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation [NNPC] has concluded plans to hold a capacity building workshop for energy reporters in the state. The Public Affairs Department Manager, Mallam  Abdullahi  Idris disclosed this on Monday, June 10, 2013, when  the management of KRPC handed a furnished office to …

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Information denial is human right abuse—- The Sun DMD

The Deputy Managing Director/Deputy Editor –in-Chief of the Sun Newspaper, Femi Adesina, has stated that information denial is abuse of fundamental rights of an individual. Adesina said this on Thursday, June 12 while delivering a speech titled ‘The Right to Know’ at a forum organized by the River State Ministry of Information and Communication held …

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Google to train Nigerian Journalists on Data Journalism

Google Anglo Phone West Africa has said that it has concluded plan to train Nigerian Journalists on data journalism in 2013. Communication and Public Affairs Manager, Taiwo Kola Ogunlade Kola, stated that the training was aimed at helping Nigerian Journalists to understand how to use online data journalism tools that will help them develop more …

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Pope Francis counsels Journalists on fear of God

The Catholic pontiff, Pope Francis, has enjoined media practitioners in all parts of the world to imbibe the fear of God in their reportage of events. The Pope also cautioned the media against unbalanced reporting.  The Pope’s message was delivered to make the 47th annual World Communication Day.


The Oyo State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists is reported to have hosted a golden jubilee birthday lecture in honour of its patron and former Secretary to the State Government, Barrister Sharafadeen Abiodun Alli. Guest speaker at the occasion was Dr. Muyiwa Popooloa from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State.

How to sustain Press freedom by Editors

                             The Nigerian Guild of Editors [NGE], in a statement issued by its president, Mr. Femi Adesina, said that the line between press freedom and repression is thin. According to the NGE President, eternal vigilance is needed at all times in order not to suppress the freedom of expression. Reflecting on the world press freedom …

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Nigerian Compass Editor resigns

        The Managing Editor of the Nigerian Compass, Gabriel Akinadewo is reported to have resigned from the organization. The resignation was conveyed via a letter sent to the Chairman of Western Publishing Company Limited, publishers of Nigerian Compass.