Opinion

Let’s Criminalise Journalism and Live Like the Oppressed, By Alfred Olufemi

Owing to this height of impunity, it is logical to think that the society is better off in the hands of the oppressed as we criminalise journalism, which has a stated public role in Section 22 of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution. "Whatever denies one liberty tilts towards oppression and whatever…
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Columns

Is Jones Abiri, the Bayelsa Journalist Arrested By DSS In 2016, Dead or Alive?, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

In a democracy, no human being — forget that Abiri is a journalist — deserves to be imprisoned without trial. Until that day when the DSS presents its two-year-long captive in court, the question will be asked from time to time: “Is Jones Abiri, the Bayelsa journalist arrested by DSS…
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Opinion

Why Nigerian Journalists Don’t Welcome Turkey’s President Erdoğan, By Suleiman Uba Gaya

With the frontline role the Nigerian press played in bringing about democracy in Nigeria and in defending and sustaining this, the last thing it values is having on this shores a man like Erdoğan, in whose eyes and heart such contribution aggregates to nothing. Today, in the Nigerian capital city…
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Opinion

Nigerian Officials and Disrespect for the Local Media, By Ahmad Salkida

For watchers of the Nigerian political scene, the only controversy that followed the election of General Muhammed Buhari to the exalted office of the President of the Federal Republic erupted from unlikely quarters. It was some kind of controversy among mainstream foreign media over whose bragging right as the first…
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