LEADERSHIP GM, Ebriku Wins FBI Awards 2018

LEADERSHIP general manager, Online, Ebriku Friday has emerged the winner of the ‘First Baba Isa (FBI) Influence Through Journalism’ awards 2018. Ebriku polled nine votes ahead of Fisayo Soyombo who is an investigative journalist, an ex-editor with the Cable. Also George Odok who is a correspondent with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) polled four votes in the same category while Kambili Osadolor-Ehima got a one vote. The award is the second edition of the First Baba Isa Awards. The founder, FBI Awards, Baba Isa noted that 21 judges voted for…

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CLARIFICATION ON INVITATION OF MEDIA TRUST STAFF BY THE SECURITY AGENCIES

  The Nigerian Army wishes to clarify on alleged invasion of Media Trust Headquarters in Abuja and regional office in Maiduguri. We would like to state that soldiers of the Nigerian Army along with elements of Nigeria Police Force and other Security Agencies were indeed at Abuja and Maiduguri offices of the publishing company to invite the staff of the company over its lead story on Sunday Trust publication, which divulged classified military information, thus undermining national security. In it, the newspaper made disclosed details of planned military operations against…

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Terrorism: Time for Introspection in the Media

By Philip Agbese Where terrorism and the war against it is concerned, the mainstream media in Nigeria are competing on at least four fronts. These contests, while they may be seen as typifying a robust media that is unencumbered by censorship, are growing to become a serious threat to the country. Media orgnizations are in a race among themselves to see who will dish out the goriest details, divulge the most military operational details, give the highest casualty figure, and of course be the first with the news – breaking…

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