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Fear grips journalists as National Assembly releases tough accreditation guidelines



Fear grips journalists as National Assembly releases tough accreditation guidelines

The Nigerian National Assembly has discharged stringent rules for crisp accreditation. This is coming scarcely two weeks to the initiation of the ninth National Assembly.

In a rule discharged by the administration on Monday and marked by the Director of Information, Mr. Emmanuel Rawlings Agada, the NASS mentioned for crisp application letter from writers planning to cover the whole.

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The administration, in addition to other things mentioned for proof of Income expense form from media associations as essential for accreditation. The rule additionally animated that media houses would just be qualified for one accreditation for the two chambers aside from those that require a picture taker or videographer.

For the online media, the administration said it would just authorize the individuals who have up to 5000 watchers or hit for each day, the individuals who are as long as five years in the presence and those whose staff members in Abuja are up to 5.

It additionally ordered accreditation of columnists into lasting, transitory, remote/global media and Freelancers with verification of enrollment of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and National Library enlistment as criteria.Peruse underneath the rules as gotten by our reporter:

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1.0 Number of writers/journalists to be licensed for prints, electronic and online media for Senate and House of Representatives separately.

1.1 Television – 1 Reporter and 1 Cameraman

1.2 Radio 1 Reporter

1.3 Independent Producers – 1 Reporter and 1 Cameramen

1.4 Online Media 1 Reporter and 1 Photographer


2.1 Permanent Accreditation 2.2 Temporary Accreditation

2.3 Foreign/international Media Houses 2.4 Freelance


3.1 Evidence of testament of joining of the media association.

3.2 Evidence of enrollment of able bodies for media association.

3.3 Proof of enrollment of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) with enlistment number.

3.4 Code of confirmation from the National Library for the media association.

3.5 Functional Bureau in Abuja (Staff Strength at the very least 5 Editorial staff and day by day flow of 40,000 duplicates for the print media with proof to help the asserted dissemination figure.

3.6 Media Houses must distribute day by day and at the end of the week (Applicable to Online Media).

3.7 Re-accreditation structure must be marked and embraced by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Media association Bureau Chief, City Editor by and large.

3.8 The Media association concerned must have an understanding of covering procedures of the National Assembly for at any rate two (2) years before applying for lasting accreditation.

3.9 All media association will present a duplicate of its annual expense form throughout the previous two years.

3.10 All online media must have in any event 5000 viewership for each day, the website more likely than not been in activity for a long time and furnish attractive proof with this impact with clippings of the news used (particularly political report).

3.11 Only TV channels with social inclusion and explicit autonomous makers with the current running project on the National Assembly will be permitted access into the Chambers consistently (All the generation team will be authorized as an element).

3.12 All journalists must join photocopy of the letter of the arrangement of the media association for whose sake demand has been gotten for allowing of accreditation.

3.13 All independent columnist looking for changeless accreditation must show proof of at the very least five years inclusion of the National Assembly procedures/full article spotlight and distribution on parliamentary reportage.

4.0 It is just Journalists and correspondence whose media associations meet the above necessities for Permanent accreditation that will be qualified for conveying National Assembly Identity Card/Membership of the individual Press Corp

5.0 All other media association who don’t meet the above necessity will be caught under the Temporary accreditation status, and they won’t be qualified for conveying National Assembly Identity Card/Membership of the Press Corp of the Senate and House of Representatives.

6.0 All Temporary licensed media houses, writers/journalists will be permitted grant into the National Assembly for explicit inclusion not surpassing one (1) week in the main case and not more than twice in a month.

7.0 All remote/universal media houses looking for accreditation will comply with all the Diplomatic Protocols built up by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for outside media associations, the Code of Ethics for Nigerian Journalists and trusted status before accreditation will be considered upon the suggestion from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

8.0 All for all time, authorize writers/reporters will submit recertification letter from the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of their media association on a sessional premise inability to which accreditation will be pulled back immediately.

9.0 All certify media association will be considered as a single element in the issuance of passes regardless of their enrollment of Senate and House of Representatives Press Corp.

10.0 This new accreditation rules will become effective from June 11, 2019.

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IPOB: Buhari Govt Plotting To Give Anambra To Candidate Willing To Establish Ruga For Herdsmen




The Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB, has accused the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of plotting to make use of safety operatives to impose a candidate prepared to determine Ruga in Anambra State.

Naija Information reviews that the outlawed group had declared a sit-at-home within the Southeast of its detained chief, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, just isn’t launched from the custody of the Division of State Service, DSS.

Many has interpreted the sit-at-home order as a name to boycott the Anambra state governorship election scheduled to carry on the sixth of November, 2021.

However IPOB in a press release on Thursday by its spokesperson, Emma Highly effective, has distanced the group from the upcoming election.

In line with the proscribed group, its sit-at-home order has nothing to do with the Anambra State governorship election.

The professional-Biafra group mentioned it’s centered on the unconditional launch of its chief and never the polls.

An announcement he signed and issued reads: “The worldwide motion and household of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our nice and indefatigable chief Mazi Nnamdi KANU want to make clear that opposite to speculations and blackmail, IPOB has by no means made any official assertion or referred to as for the boycott of Anambra State gubernatorial election approaching November 6 2021.

It would subsequently be incorrect for individuals to take a position or peddle falsehood towards us when there is no such thing as a foundation for such.

“For the sake of readability, what we mentioned was that your entire Biafra land could be locked down from November 5 to November 10, 2021 if by November four the federal authorities fails to launch our chief, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, unconditionally.

“Our place has nothing to do with the Anambra election. All we’d like is our chief’s launch who dedicated no crime to be held perpetually in custody. We now have gathered by intelligence the plot by Nigeria Authorities to maintain our chief in detention perpetually by frivolous court docket adjournments.

“Politicians should depart IPOB out of their predicaments. They need to cease dragging IPOB into their election. We knew their evil plans after they had been killing their fellow politicians and blaming it on IPOB. They need to depart us alone.

Utilizing social media to hyperlink IPOB to Anambra election exhibits most of them should not knowledgeable about plots by Nigeria Authorities and her safety operatives to hijack this election and provides it to whom they really feel to good the institution of Ruga in Anambra State. However that received’t work for them as a result of IPOB is forward of their sport plan.”

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Buhari approves new appointment




President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that It will replace Captain Muthar Usman. Until his appointment, Nuhu was the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

He is an airline pilot, security expert, leading quality control auditor, and artificial intelligence expert. Nuhu has a master’s degree. Bachelor of Business in Aviation and was in the Presidential Air Fleet as Captain and security officer.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also worked at Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organizations.

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Declare state of emergency on education – CLO tells Gov Emmanuel




The Civil Liberties Organization, a chapter of the state of Akwa Ibom, has asked Governor Udom Emmanuel to declare a state of emergency in the state’s education sector.

The president of CLO in the state, Franklyn Isong, said this in his office in Uyo, the state capital while informing journalists as part of activities to commemorate World Teachers’ Day with the theme “Young teachers: the future of the profession.”

He said the need became necessary to stop the serious decomposition of infrastructure and insecurity in state public schools.

Isong criticized the content of the education presentation recently organized by the state government, describing it as “urbanized” and not with the intention of capturing the deep crisis that was shaking the sector in the state.

He said: “It is worrisome and sad that most public schools in some communities in Akwa Ibom state are in ruins, insecure and left to the destiny of the communities without government attention.

“All that is needed is for the Governor to take bold steps by declaring a state of emergency in the education sector to build more classroom blocks in rural and urban schools, provide good infrastructure such as science equipment, libraries, laboratories, as well as review the education curriculum to ensure a better and safe future for children in the state of Akwa Ibom. ”

He thanked the state government for tameing the right to basic education of the Akwa Ibom child in free and compulsory education and urged the state government to do what is necessary.

“The right to basic education of all Nigerian children, as enshrined in the Child Rights Act of 2003 in Article 15 (1), had been tamed under the Akwa Ibom State Child Rights Act, to ensure that every child in the State of Akwa Ibom the right to compulsory, free and qualitative basic education. ”

Isong added that; “In the Fundamental Principles and Directives of State Policy, as set out in Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 (as amended), the government has the responsibility to ensure that the education of Nigerian children be free and qualitative. ”

He also urged the government to address the numerous complaints of delays in the payment of pensions and unpaid tips to relatives of late elementary school teachers with delays in 1991 and to provide an improved social assistance package for teachers in public schools throughout the state.

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