The New York Times Sacks Executive Editor After Anti-Jonathan Editorial

The New York Times has fired its the executive editor, Jill Abramson, unexpectedly less than a week after the medium published a widely circulated anti-Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan administration. Abramson will be replaced by Dean Baquet, the managing editor of the newspaper, the company said Wednesday. Ms. Abramson, 60, a former investigative correspondent and Washington … Continue reading The New York Times Sacks Executive Editor After Anti-Jonathan Editorial

Being the Text of Speech by the Governor-General (Sir F. Lugard) on the Occasion of the Declaration of the Constitution of the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria, January 1, 1914

You are all aware that His Majesty’s Government, after long and mature consideration, arrived some time ago at the conclusion that it would be to the great advantage of the countries known as Southern and Northern Nigeria that they should be amalgamated into the one Government, conforming to one policy and mutually co-operating for the … Continue reading Being the Text of Speech by the Governor-General (Sir F. Lugard) on the Occasion of the Declaration of the Constitution of the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria, January 1, 1914

Bus/Mobile Advertisements in #Nigeria Simplified

Have you seen commuter buses with advertisements (body and/or interior) in Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan, etc, and wonders how to place yours? We help you get bus rap and/or interior advert platforms in BRT buses and other Commuter buses across Nigeria! The official rates are very affordable in relation to the reach per thousand! So, you … Continue reading Bus/Mobile Advertisements in #Nigeria Simplified

The Open Letter That Buried Obasanjo

Senator Iyabo Obasanjo recently wrote to his father, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, accusing him of being responsible for Nigeria’s woes more than anyone else. She also accused of neglecting his children whom he may not be able to say how many they are, not to mention know where they live around the world due to … Continue reading The Open Letter That Buried Obasanjo

Dead Man Comes Back To Live After Three Days In Mortuary, Narrates Ordeal

A retired soldier, Kayode Sotunde, 49, had plans for better living when he undertook a journey from Gboko to Kano on April 11, this year, but he did not make it to Kano alive. The commercial bus conveying the ex-soldier crashed on the way, claiming him and 17 others. But the saying, ‘old soldier never … Continue reading Dead Man Comes Back To Live After Three Days In Mortuary, Narrates Ordeal

Islamic Extremism: Saudi Prince Fires Celebrity TV Preacher for Brotherhood links

While in Nigeria and other African countries some Islamic fundamentalist promote religious extremism, the Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has fired a renowned Kuwaiti preacher and motivational speaker from the top job at the religious television channel he owns for what he described as "extremist inclinations" and links to the Muslim Brotherhood. Saudi Arabia … Continue reading Islamic Extremism: Saudi Prince Fires Celebrity TV Preacher for Brotherhood links

3 Nigerian Journalists Die In Road Crash, 10 Others Injured *Amosun Laments

Three Nigerian journalists have died in a road crash in Ilesa, in the state of Osun, in the western part of Nigeria, with their colleagues describing the tragedy as shocking and a great loss to the nation. The dead journalists are Olatunde Ojenike of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Ibadan, Adolphus Okonkwo, Champion Newspapers, and … Continue reading 3 Nigerian Journalists Die In Road Crash, 10 Others Injured *Amosun Laments

FOIA: America’s NSA Claims Inability To Search Agency’s Own Emails

AFP Photo / Paul J. RichardsDespite the ability to monitor the Internet and cell phone activities of millions, the National Security Agency says it lacks the technology necessary to sift through its own employees’ personal email accounts, according to a new report. The claim came in response from a Freedom of Information Act request sent … Continue reading FOIA: America’s NSA Claims Inability To Search Agency’s Own Emails

Journalists Demand Details of Nigerian Legislators’ Pay Under FOI Act

Nigerian newsmen under the aegis of Nigerian Young Journalists Forum (NYJF) has approached the National Assembly under the Freedom of Information Act, FOI, to declare the salaries and allowances of federal lawmakers. The journalists stated this in a request letter dated July 17 and addressed to the Senate President, David Mark, and Speaker Federal House … Continue reading Journalists Demand Details of Nigerian Legislators’ Pay Under FOI Act

You Guys Are Rumour Mongers – Actress Funke Akindele Attacks The Media Over Her Trending Divorce Story

Funke in romantic mood with hubbyStar Nollywood actress Funke Akindele, has accused the media of rumour mongering over reports that her marriage has failed. She broke her silence on the rumour in an SMS to The Nation newspaper, insisting that her my marriage is intact. “I read in the newspaper yesterday that I am divorced. … Continue reading You Guys Are Rumour Mongers – Actress Funke Akindele Attacks The Media Over Her Trending Divorce Story

N14.1m Fraud: Court Remands Former NUJ Chairman, Secretary In Prison

Former Chairman and Secretary of the Abuja Chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalist (NUJ) Correspondent Chapel, Abuja, have been remanded in prison over an alleged N14.1 million fraud. Justice Suleiman Belgore of a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja remanded to Kuje prison, Timothy Elerewe and Adegbuyi Ayodele the former Chairman and … Continue reading N14.1m Fraud: Court Remands Former NUJ Chairman, Secretary In Prison

Ex-Ghanaian President Rawlings Faults Twisted Online Report, Seeks Retraction

 The office of the former Ghanaian President, Jerry John Rawlings, has disowned a scurrilous news report originally published by the Premium Times Nigeria, threatening legal action. The former president described the news report originally published by an online medium, Premium Times, which is now being circulated widely on the internet,  about his recent lecture … Continue reading Ex-Ghanaian President Rawlings Faults Twisted Online Report, Seeks Retraction

The Nation Newspaper, Activist, Must Pay Oni’s Aide N750m For Libel, Defamation – Court

The Nation newspaper financed by former Lagos State Governor, Senator Bola Tinubu, who is also the founder of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and an activist, Morakinyo Ogele, are to jointly pay the sum of N750 million naira as damages to Mr. Segun Ilori, a lawyer, journalist and former Chief of Staff to the … Continue reading The Nation Newspaper, Activist, Must Pay Oni’s Aide N750m For Libel, Defamation – Court

Govs are too powerful — Igini

Having seen it all as one of the Independent National Electoral Commissioners, and having played a role in foiling rigging strategies by incumbent Governors in some states, Resident Commissioner for Cross River State, Mr Mike Igini, has said, “our governors are too powerful.” This he said while expressing the need to address the excessive display … Continue reading Govs are too powerful — Igini

Journalists, development activists make case for development reporting

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF A ROUNDTABLE ON DEVELOPMENT REPORTING ORGANIZED BY THE INTERNATIONAL PRESS CENTRE (IPC), LAGOS-NIGERIA AND THE OPEN SOCIETY INITIATIVE FOR WEST AFRICA (OSIWA), DAKAR-SENEGAL ON FEBRUARY 15, 2009. Up to forty journalists as well as academics and development activists participated in the one-day roundtable held at the IPC Conference hall … Continue reading Journalists, development activists make case for development reporting