2019: US, UK reiterate support for free, fair, peaceful elections

…to sanction violators of peaceful democratic process =By Funmi Falobi= United States and United Kingdom have reiterated their support for a genuine free, fair, transparent and peaceful 2019 elections in Nigeria. According to the two world power, the conduct of the coming elections in the country is important not only for Nigeria, but for the … Continue reading 2019: US, UK reiterate support for free, fair, peaceful elections

MRA, IMS nominated for global freedom of expression awards

    =By Funmi Falobi=   Two Nigerian non-governmental organisations, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and the Institute for Media and Society (IMS) have been named among 15 “Global champions of free expression” that have been shortlisted for the 2019 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards. In a statement issued in London, the United Kingdom-based … Continue reading MRA, IMS nominated for global freedom of expression awards

IPC condemns arrest, demands release of photojournalist

The International Press Center, IPC, has demanded the immediate release of Yinka Badmus, a photojournalist with Talk Village International in Lagos. In a report by Vanguard Newspaper dated January 11th, 2019, Badmus, 24, was arrested on New Year eve by policemen attached to the Lagos State Anti-Cultism unit for wearing dreadlocks, which the officers allegedly … Continue reading IPC condemns arrest, demands release of photojournalist

Enhancing best journalism practices in 2019 elections and beyond

=By Funmi Falobi=   As 2019 elections are gathering momentum, Nigerian journalists have been tasked to shun hate speech and embrace best practices in the electoral reportage. Similarly, journalists are also urged beyond reporting, to have the mindset of entrepreneurs in order to harness opportunities. This was the submission at a two day workshop organised … Continue reading Enhancing best journalism practices in 2019 elections and beyond

1,252 benefit from Lagos agricultural value empowerment programme

  By Funmi Falobi   Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode said that 1,252 farmers have been empowered by the State Government under its agricultural value and empowerment programme aimed to reduce poverty in the State. Ambode who made this known at the flag off ceremony of the 2018 Agricultural Value Chains Empowerment Programme noted that … Continue reading 1,252 benefit from Lagos agricultural value empowerment programme

IPC condemns shooting of journalists at APC Lagos rally

The International Press Centre (IPC) is highly concerned about the reported gun-attack on journalists who were covering the Lagos State rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. According to news reports, among those that were affected by the unwelcome activities of gun wielding elements were the group political … Continue reading IPC condemns shooting of journalists at APC Lagos rally

Reducing postpartum mortalities: Safeguarding pregnant women through effective drug administration

=By ‘Sanmi Falobi= “From the evidence available, 28% of all maternal death in Nigeria is caused by excessive bleeding after child birth. 28% means that in almost every four women, one of them die as a result of Postpartum Hemorrhage and that is something that needs attention in terms of addressing maternal deaths in Nigeria”. … Continue reading Reducing postpartum mortalities: Safeguarding pregnant women through effective drug administration