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VON chief, others call on mainstream media to counter fake news

The Director-General, Voice of Nigeria, (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu, has called on mainstream media organisations in the country to establish ‘Social Media Desks’ that would track and counter fake news disseminated on social fora.

Nigerian media and political accountability

“Only a redeemed media can redeem the nation from drowning in the turbulence of malicious misinformation and hate-mongering that is already gathering,” – Prof Ayobami Ojebode on Thursday, November 29 at the Radio Nigeria 2018 Annual Lecture in Abuja.
Omoyele Sowore

Official: FRCN never denied Omoyele Sowore airtime on Radio Nigeria

The Management of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) has said that it never denied the African Action Congress (ACC), Presidential Candidate, Mr Omoyele Sowore, airtime on Radio Nigeria on Oct. 18.
Chyna Iwuanyanwu

Celebrity magazine publisher Chyna Iwuanyanwu passes on in Abuja

A former journalist with Radio Nigeria and Champion newspaper, Chief Chyna Iwuanyanwu, has died in Abuja after a brief illness.

Governor Ortom threatens APC chair Oshiomhole with N10 billion suit

Governor Samuel Ortom has threatened to institute a N10billion suit against the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, for alleged defamatory and libelous publication against his person.
Professor Charles Dokubo (right) at a meeting with some leaders of the ex-agitators in Abuja recently

Amnesty: 200 ex-agitators undergo training in Ondo

About 200 beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Programme are currently undergoing training in Ondo State as the process of reintegration of ex-agitators in the Niger Delta gets a boost.

Governor Ortom: Benue lost property worth N400 billion to herdsmen attacks

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, said on Saturday the state lost property worth over N400 billion to renewed herdsmen attacks on communities.

President Buhari to address Nigerians Tuesday

President Muhammadu Buhari will make a national broadcast on Tuesday, as part of the celebration of 19 years of unbroken democracy.

Ondo APC Congress: Senator Boroffice condemns attack on journalists, others

The senator representing Ondo North, Ajayi Boroffice, has condemned the attack on journalists and leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the factional state congress of the party in Akure on Saturday.

Veteran journalist Mahmoon Baba-Ahmed passes on in Kaduna

Veteran journalist, author and media manager, Mahmoon Baba-Ahmed, has passed on.

APC’s report on restructuring a deception – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday dismissed the report of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on restructuring as “a ruse and fresh attempt to beguile Nigerians with another round of lies, empty proposals and hollow promises, ahead of 2019 elections, just as it did in 2015.”

2019: FRCN allegedly rejects President Buhari’s campaign adverts

President Muhammadu Buhari’s staunch supporter, Abdulmajid Danbilki Commanda, on Monday in Kano raised alarm that the authorities of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria have banned him from using their facilities to project Buhari’s 2019 re-election campaign.

Federal govt targets affordable healthcare for 8m citizens under new policy – Isaac Adewole

The Federal Government is targeting to offer affordable healthcare to about eight million low and middle-income Nigerians, in the first quarter of 2018, under a new health policy to be known as ‘Buharicare’.

New Year: President Buhari addresses Nigerians on Monday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday make a national broadcast to commemorate the New Year.

Governor Ortom condoles with FRCN over the death of Mark Agbo

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue, has commiserated with the management and staff of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) on the death of Mr Mark Agbo, a sports presenter and commentator.

Fake news can destroy Nigeria – Angelo Elosia

Mr Angelo Elosia, veteran journalist and Chief Executive Officer of ELO-PEE World-Wide Television, says that social media does not pose any significant threat to conventional media.

Edo IRS seals fed govt-owned Bronze FM station over N6.7m tax default

Activities in the Benin station of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Radio Nigeria Bronze FM, have remained grounded for two weeks after the radio station was shut by the Edo State Internal Revenue Service over an alleged indebtedness of N6.7m tax.

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Goodluck Jonathan: Muhammadu Buhari has been of great service to Nigeria

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Muhammadu Buhari has chased away herdsmen from Benue land – Tiv group

President General of Mdzough U Tiv, a socio-cultural association of Tiv people, Chief Edward Ujege, has declared that the military has chased away herdsmen from Benue land.
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Nigerian, Chinese miners set to strengthen economic relations

The Miners Association of Nigeria and China Miners Association have reached an agreement to strengthen the existing bilateral economic relationship between the two bodies.