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IPI condemns murder of Ghana’s journalist

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and journalists, yesterday condemned the killing of an investigative journalist working for Tiger Eye in Ghana, Ahmed Hussein-Suale, also known as Ahmed Divela.

IPI urges Egypt to explain journalists’ detentions

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for media freedom, has written to Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, requesting him to provide details about the current situation of jailed journalists Mahmoud Abu Zeid and Ismail Alexandrani and to ensure their release.

IPC, EU trains journalists on best media practices

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos in collaboration with European Union Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN), recently held a two-day capacity building workshop for 40 journalists on the best media practices in covering the electoral process.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed (middle front row) and the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Deaconess Grace Isu-Gekpe in a group photograph with the Contingent of Miss Polo International Beauty Pageant, when they visited him in Abuja on Monday

Minister: Visa on arrival policy making Nigeria destination of choice

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said Nigeria is fast becoming a destination of choice for international tourists because of the favourable policies of the present administration.

Zamfara governor, minister bicker over security challenges

Over the last seven years, one of the untidy but reoccurring issues in Zamfara State is the deplorable state of its internal security, which led to deaths and has destroyed property worth billions of naira.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday declared open the 2018 International Press Institute World Congress with a call on journalists worldwide to address the menace of fake news and hate speech.

ANAN: President Buhari’s TSA initiative addressed transparency challenges

The Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, ANAN, has said that the treasury single account and e-payment initiated by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has addressed the challenges of transparency and accountability in public finance management.
INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu

INEC: No electronic voting in 2019 elections

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has said that there will be no use of the electronic voting system in the 2019 general elections.

Minister: No journalist is in detention in Nigeria

The Federal Government has debunked the report by the press freedom organisation, Committee To Protect Journalists (CPJ), that a certain Nigerian journalist has been in detention for the past two years.
Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu

INEC: Votes, not incumbency will determine who wins election in Nigeria

Valid votes cast by Nigerians for politicians and not incumbency factor will continue to determine who wins election in Nigeria, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, has declared.

President Buhari affirms exoneration of three permanent secretaries

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the appointment of three Permanent Secretaries – Mrs. Ibukun Abimbola Odusote, Mrs. Nkechi Ejele and Mrs. Fatima Binta Bamidele – who have been without posting since November 2015 should not be terminated in view of the fact that allegations against them could not be proven.
Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka: Ex-President Obasanjo is Nigeria’s most hypocritical leader

Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka has described ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo as the most hypocritical leader Nigeria has produced, vowing to expose him on July 3.
President Buhari at the IPI Conference in Abuja on Thursday

President Buhari: Responsible journalism necessary for good governance

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, tasked media practitioners on the need for responsible journalism as a means of instilling good governance and democratic principles.
International Press Institute (IPI)

2019: Journalists urged to be conflict-sensitive

The Director, International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos, Mr Lanre Arogundade, has advised Journalists to be conflict-sensitive in their reports as the country prepares for 2019 general elections.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday declared open the 2018 International Press Institute World Congress with a call on journalists worldwide to address the menace of fake news and hate speech.

Ministers: Why President Buhari deserves second term

President Muhammadu Buhari deserves to be re-elected to build on the development foundation he laid in the first term, some cabinet ministers said on Thursday in Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday declared open the 2018 International Press Institute World Congress with a call on journalists worldwide to address the menace of fake news and hate speech.

Video: President Buhari declares open 68th World IPI Congress

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday declared open the 2018 International Press Institute World Congress with a call on journalists worldwide to address the menace of fake news and hate speech.
President Buhari at the IPI Conference in Abuja on Thursday

President Buhari urges journalists confront fake news menace

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday declared open the 2018 International Press Institute World Congress with a call on journalists worldwide to address the menace of fake news and hate speech for the good of humanity.

Defend Nigerians from hardship inflicted by APC government – Governor Wike tells media

Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has called on the Nigerian media to wake up and defend Nigerians who are suffering untold hardship under the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government.

Governor Ahmed advocates greater freedom of the press

Kwara State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed, has advocated for freedom of the press in the country in view of their role as an instrument of change in any given society.

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Election postponement: IPAC urges INEC to secure electoral materials

The Inter-Party Advisory Commission in Oyo State, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to ensure that all electoral materials distributed before the election was postponed are secured.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Pre-thumbprinted ballots may affect election credibility

A former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday expressed apprehension over the alleged discovery of pre-thumbprinted ballots in some parts of the country, saying it may affect credibility of the election.
INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu

PDP asks INEC boss to resign over shift in election dates

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to resign following the Commission’s postponement of the 2019 general election at the 11th hour.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has petitioned France, Germany, European Union, United States of America and United Kingdom over alleged undemocratic actions and infractions of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Atiku Abubakar: President Buhari instigated shift in election dates to disenfranchise Nigerians

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has accused his APC counterpart, President Muhammadu Buhari, of being behind the postponement of this year’s general elections.

Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf upbeat on Nigeria elections

The head of the ECOWAS Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Nigeria, former Liberian president Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has expressed confidence in Nigeria’s ability to successfully go through the general elections.