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Writers Guild Nigeria urges with FG to grant exemptions for newspaper, the others



The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has approached the Federal Government to concede waivers to media houses on newsprints, printing machines and other imported consumables in the business to empower them to remain in business.

This comes amid plans by the NGE to join forces with the government to make more occupations and make the media business progressively practical.

The President of the Guild, Mrs. Funke Egbemode, decided when she drove initiative of the Guild to a gathering Wednesday night with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

She said the business was in trouble and since it was anything but a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) however, organizations that cover administrative expenses, benefits, they additionally need intercession assets to remain in business.

Addressing State House Correspondents toward the finish of the gathering, Egbemode, who depicted the dialog with Osinbajo as productive, guaranteed that the media would stay proficient in the release of their obligations.

“We are organizations and a division of the economy. Along these lines, we came to discuss this area, what are things that are accessible, open doors that are accessible for us as organizations,” Egbemode said.

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“We are pioneers in the newsroom as editors, and we need to an accomplice, we need chances to prepare and re-train. We likewise came to discuss the trouble in the business. You know, we are not a Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), we are organizations and a division of the economy. Along these lines, we came to discuss this area, what are things that are accessible, open doors that are accessible for us as organizations.

“Indeed, we are experts, we realize what to do, similar to previous President of the Guild Mr. Femi Adesina stated, ‘we can’t get into bed with any legislature.’ We have a vocation to do; we will do it without dread or support, yet we are additionally organizations, we are citizens, we pay benefits and do each other thing that organizations do. Things being what they are, can any anyone explain why we can bolster everyone, each division? Would we be able to get support additionally as organizations? Could the framework give pads to us, would we be able to get intercession reserves? Our dialogs were productive.”

Egbemode acclaimed the positive reaction from the Vice President, saying: “He has revealed to us territories we can investigate as a segment and that when we begin taking a shot at it, it is conceivable that specific activities in the media can be taken a gander at by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for intercession. Be that as it may, you know, it is the same old thing, I am certain, terms and conditions would apply.”

Gotten some information about the mediation subsidizes expected, the NGE President stated: “It is work in advancement. It is something that we can proceed to talk about with the CBN and different organizations; we are simply beginning since we don’t need media houses to keep on doing. We lose positions. However, we help manufacture the general public, and we help fabricate different organizations, we believe that we ought not to keep on working but rather broaden our boondocks and search for circumstances with the goal that we can make occupations. The administration is keen on making occupations, and we should help them in making employment. We should demonstrate to them how employment can happen, and that is the entire quintessence of requesting organization, for chances to open entryways for mediations in our industry. It isn’t tied in with selling our spirits, it isn’t tied in with doing anything amateurish, we have a vocation to do, and we will do it. It doesn’t make a difference who we eat with.”

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On whether she was not apprehensive that when government bolsters the business, it will anticipate total support from the media, the NGE President guarantees: “It isn’t that sort of support. Is the administration going to state that since we report great stories, we ought not to make good on government expenses? We cover administrative expenses in this way, we are talking as organizations, we are discussing things that worry an industry, and we ought not to imagine as though everything is great. With us as organizations, we as experts, we will do our work. Specialists do what they have to do, yet it doesn’t imply that they don’t attempt to better the well being division. It is alright for specialists to better the wellbeing area along these lines, it is additionally great to better the media business. For what reason wouldn’t we be able to, for example, have different rates when you need to acquire our consumables because the vast majority of these things whether in print or the communicate business are imported. Would we be able to have unique concessions at the ports when we acquire our machines? When we get newsprints? Those are the sort of things we are discussing. It is a business issue.”

On the community endeavors between the Guild and the Nigerian Union of Journalists to check quacks in the calling, Egbemude stated: “It is a perpetual exertion. Wherever there are firsts, there will be endeavors to make counterfeit. When you are accomplishing something great, individuals need to copy you along these lines, the way that there are quacks implies that there is something great about news coverage that individuals need to profit by. In this way, we are continually teaming up, we have a database, NUJ has a database, and we need to proceed on this.”

Others in the assignment were Mr. Umaru Tudunwada, Deputy President, Mr. Mustapha Isa, Vice-President West, and Mrs. Mary Atolagbe, the General Secretary.

Others were Mrs. Victoria Ibanga Treasurer, Mr. Ken Ugbechie is Social/Publicity Secretary, Mr. Austeen Elewodalu Assistant General Secretary.

Additionally in the assignment were Hajia Sani, Vice-President (North), Mr Samuel Egbala Vice-President (East), Mr Steve Nwosu and Mr Eze Anaba, Standing Committee individuals for the (West), Mr Ngwoke and Mr Freston Akpor Standing Committee individuals (East), Catherine Agbo and Hussein Ibrahim Standing Committee individuals (North).


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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We will attack DSTV, MTN, Shoprite, Stanbic IBTC, others if they don’t leave Nigeria – Yoruba youths




After the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and Nigerian companies in South Africa, the Oodua Youth Coalition, OYC, has granted South African companies and businesses seven ultimata to leave Nigeria.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the group president, Oluyi Akintade Tayo, the refusal of the interested parties to give in to the notice of resignation will mean death.

While expressing disappointment at the attitude of South Africans against Nigerians living and working in South Africa, particularly what they described as the continued silence of the South African government on development, the group emphasized that during the apartheid era, which was the time Difficult of In the rainbow country, Nigeria was firm with them.

The statement says: “Oodua Youth Coalition (OYC), the most crucial youth group in Nigeria that projects and protects the Yoruba nation in the country, is sad and angry because South Africans, with the support of the country’s authorities, are coordinating the looting and burning of Nigerian businesses and mutilations and murders of our brothers and fathers on earth.

“It is unfortunate that South Africa, which under the apartheid regime had the support and solidarity of the Nigerians and the government while the white supremacists reigned supreme, is now turning to inflict physical and psychological pain and injury to the people whose parents committed great harm.” part of wages and profits and the community to end the apartheid reign.

“The circulating video in which Mr. Bongani Mkongi, the Vice Minister of Police of South Africa, defended the attacks against Nigerians and other Africans confirmed our previous fear and doubts about the guilt of the South African authorities. It is disconcerting that the country whose former leader, the late Nelson Mandela, recognized Nigeria’s efforts to elevate the South African-led government, is expelling other Africans, mostly Nigerians, energetically and with shame.

“We have tolerated the excesses of these South Africans whose businesses have prospered in Nigeria without any physical and psychological attack. For months, the coalition has written several letters to the South African consulate in Nigeria requesting meetings to chart a way forward and find a lasting solution for these unfortunate and barbaric incidents that have still been ignored or have run into a brick wall.

“OYC, after an emergency meeting, has concluded plans to, as a matter of urgency, attack all South African companies and facilities in Nigeria, especially in the southwest region of the country. DSTV, MTN, SHOPRITE, STANBIC IBTC, and other outlets are our goals.

“Therefore, we give these South African companies a maximum of seven days to leave Nigeria or forget them, since our coalition, with other groups and comrades throughout the country, will attack them and burn them to ashes,” reads the notice.

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