NUJ blacklists Cross River govt over Fani-Kayode’s attack on journalist

By AdvocateNews on 29/08/2020

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,005

Femi Fani-Kayode
Femi Fani-Kayode

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Cross River State Council has blacklisted the State Government (Cross River) from any media coverage by all members of union in the state.

The union in a communiqué issued at the end of an emergency congress of the state council held on Thursday, August 27, 2020, at the Ernest Etim Bassey Press Centre, Calabar, the council regretted the organization of an illegal press conference thereby creating a platform for former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode (FFK) to abuse and insult a journalist, Mr. Eyo Charles of the Daily Trust Newspaper.

The group mandated the state council to immediately communicate in writing to all media organisations to withdraw their correspondents from Government House and stop them from covering or reporting any activity of the State Government until the issue is resolved.

"Congress restates its total support for and stands with the Daily Trust Correspondent, Eyo Charles on the question that resulted in the unprovoked outburst.

“Congress directs the State Council to issue warning letters to members who attended the press conference and did not do anything to protect their colleague after which each of them is to individually write an apology letter through the State Council to the National Leadership of the Union with a firm promise never to violate the rules and regulations guiding the Journalism practice.

“Congress hereby resolves that henceforth all press briefings by any individual (s), public or private organizations must be held at the NUJ Press Centre, unless as may be directed by the State Council," the communiqué stated.

The communiqué signed by chairman Communiqué drafting Committee; Richard Ndoma of Leadership Newspaper, Comrade Oka Ibor, State Secretary of NUJ and the Chairman, Comrade Victor Udu warned that any journalist that organizes or attends any press briefing not approved by the State Council shall be sanctioned.

“In line with NEC resolution on the proscription of beats, Congress directs the immediate proscription of the illegally operated Cross River State Government House Press Corps. Congress hereby thanks the National Leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalist, Management of Daily Trust Newspaper, Civil Societies, Community Based and Faith-based Organisations, religious leaders, members of local and international organisations, groups and individuals for defending the truth.”

Sadly, the congress condemns the verbal insult and abuse from FFK and noted that such words could only come out of the lips of a frustrated, immature, bankrupt, irresponsible and unsteady mind and accordingly blacklisted the former Minister of Aviation from all media activities in the State.

The Union lamented the recent outburst from the former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode with the Cross River State Correspondent of Daily Trust Newspaper, Mr. Eyo Charles during an illegal press conference organized by the Cross River State Government, on Thursday, August 20, 2020 and subsequent reaction from deferent segments of the society.

Posted 29/08/2020 06:08:28 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Herdsmen behead father, son in fresh Plateau attack...

Another IPOB leader’s family house razed by security...

Metuh’s trial to continue in his absence, Court...

Jos prison attack: Police arrest 8 fleeing inmates...

Reconvene immediately, Presidency begs National Assembly

Four cops dismissed for extorting N7m from cleric...

2019: Buhari will seek re-election – SGF

Herdsmen: Northern governors support ranching

Police declare two house-helps wanted for strangling‎ boss...

Bill Gates admits extramarital affair with an employee...

Enugu approves N2.4 billion for roads, schools, other...

2019 and Ugwuanyi’s Enduring Legacies

 

Latest News Umahi confirms killing of five abducted construction workers in Ebonyi COVID-19 Omicron: UK govt puts Nigeria on red list, bans foreign travellers Enugu Court jails seven Yahoo boys over cybercrime EFCC arrests three suspects with 1,144 ATM cards at Kano airport Designate Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, MACBAN, FUNAM terrorist organizations — Ortom tells FG 17 year-old girl stabs woman to death in Kano Sylvester Oromoni: Shutting down Dowen college not enough – Kanayo O. Kanayo tells Sanwo-Olu Explosions rock Borno as suspected Boko Haram fighters launch early morning attack Ex-Enugu Commissioner for Lands, Nnam remanded in Enugu Prison Student beats teacher to death for flogging his sister Pastor kidnaps Catholic Priest, N5m ransom paid NCAA okays Commercial Flight Operations at Anambra Airport

 

Most Read Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (226,334 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (226,334 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (226,333 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (226,332 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (226,332 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (226,331 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (226,331 views) I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (226,328 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (219,819 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (219,536 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (170,742 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (169,035 views)

 

 

SECTIONS FAITH (158) EDITORIAL (18) NEWS (7,391) POLITICS (495) SOCIETY (132) SPORTS (58) BUSINESS (370) HEALTH (59) EDUCATION (50) ENTERTAINMENT (55) INTERNATIONAL (183) TECHNOLOGY (6) COLUMNISTS (57) LETTERS (4) OPINION (41)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.