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SERAP drags Senator Saraki, Senate to UN over repressive Press Council bill

The Senate has passed the bill for second reading despite subsisting court case and strong opposition to it.
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Media stakeholders reject Nigerian Press Council Bill 2018

The Nigerian Press Organisation (NPO) comprising the Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN), the Nigeria Guild of Editors and the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), as well as other media stakeholders have rejected the Nigerian Press Council Bill 2018, describing it as draconian, unconstitutional and against the rule of law.

2019: NPC sensitises media on electoral process monitoring

Nigerian Press Council (NPC) on Thursday urged media professionals to ensure holistic monitoring of the electoral process to enable citizens to make informed decisions in the 2019 general elections.

Federal government urged to criminalise owing of salaries of media professionals

The Nigerian Press Council (NPC) on Monday advised the Federal Government to declare owing of salaries of media professionals a criminal offence.

INEC prepares for hitch-free governorship elections in Ekiti, Osun – official

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it is preparing to ensure a hitch-free governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun States, scheduled for July and September respectively.

Hate speech: Federal govt urged to reactivate Nigerian Press Council

Nigerian Government has been enjoined to reactivate the Nigerian Press Council and review its Code of Conduct so as to enable it discharge its duties effectively as enshrined in the Constitution.

APC chief John Oyegun to meet state chairmen over board appointments

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, will be meeting with the chairmen of the state chapters of the party on Thursday to iron out issues relating to the recently released list of appointees to the boards of federal government parastatals.

In defence of the dead as government appointees

Many Nigerians have reacted with criticism or ridicule to the recent inclusion of the names of seven dead people out of the over 1,000 appointed into various boards by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Those criticising President Buhari over dead appointees unreasonable – Itse Sagay

Prof Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), has faulted those criticising President Muhammadu Buhari’s inclusion of deceased persons’ names in new boards of Federal Government agencies.

APC South Africa commends President Buhari over boards appointment

The All Progressives Congress (APC), South Africa chapter, on Sunday, commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the constitution of the Governing Boards of Agencies and Parastatals.

Presidency defends board appointment list

The Presidency says there is nothing “scandalous or extraordinary’’ in the inclusion of the names of some dead persons in the list of appointments into boards of some agencies released on Friday.

Dead persons: SERAP asks President Buhari to withdraw board appointments

According to the organization, “Taking partisan politics out of the appointments to boards of agencies and parastatals is one surest way for Buhari to show that his government is truly one of change, that would do things differently from successive governments that apparently handed out board appointments to reward party members, supporters and cronies.”

Board appointment: Nobody is above mistake – Senator Okpozo’s wife

Wife of late leader of the All Progressives Congress in Delta State, Mrs. Anna Okpozo, said people should stop blaming President Muhammadu Buhari over the appointment of her late husband, Senator Francis Okpozo, in the recent board appointment saying no body is above mistake.

Eight ‘appointees’ now identified as dead on President Buhari’s appointment list

The number of those identified as dead on the list of Board appointees released by the Federal Government on Friday has risen to eight.

Presidency apologises for errors in board members list

The Buhari presidency has acknowledged and apologised for the errors made in listing late Senator Francis Okpozu and two others among chairmen and members of boards of government agencies and parastatals.

Sacked ex-Reps member Herman Hembe appointed MINLS board chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Herman Hembe, a sacked lawmaker, as the board chairman of the Michael Imoudo National Institute for Labour Studies (MINLS).

Presidency plays down controversy over list of board appointments

The presidency has reacted to the controversy generated by its appointment, Friday evening, of 1,468 Nigerians into the boards of agencies and parastatals.

Senator Mamora, Segun Oni, other APC chieftains named in new board appointments

President Muhammadu Buhari in one fell swoop on Friday night appointed 209 board chairmen and 1,258 members of government owned agencies and parastatals, redeeming a part of the pledge he made on October 31 at the National Executive Committee meeting of his All Progressives Congress.

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