Presidency Reportedly Blocks Journalists From Covering Buhari’s Visit To Benue State

at 11:50 AM, 13/03/2018 (3 months ago)
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The Presidency on Monday obstructed journalists from covering the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Benue State.

In what is an obstruction to the freedom of the press, only 7 media organisations were handpicked to cover the president’s visit to the state.

Other media houses, including Punch, ThisDay, Vanguard, Tribune, New Telegraph, and The Nation were barred.

The News Agency of Nigeria, Daily Sun, Voice of Nigeria, Daily Trust, Leadership, The Guardian, and The Daily Independent were the media houses selected.

Youths who were protesting the killings were also sent away, operatives seizing their placards, thwarting their right to peaceful assembly.

One of the protesters who spoke to Punch said:

We wanted the President to know the magnitude of the senseless killings in our communities, but security men, including the police, drove us away and seized some of our placards.
cypanyahucha at 12:19 PM, 13/03/2018 (3 months ago)
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What is there to cover? Issues surrounding herdesmen and what else?
nature7888 at 12:46 PM, 13/03/2018 (3 months ago)
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fineboy77 at 01:06 PM, 13/03/2018 (3 months ago)
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He always has a skeleton in his cupboard
Mykie010 at 03:45 PM, 13/03/2018 (3 months ago)
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because his discussion will be empty,he will make empty promises as usual, useless man
slimber at 04:05 PM, 13/03/2018 (3 months ago)
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Is your time so use it well
emytex74 at 06:39 PM, 13/03/2018 (3 months ago)
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We're watching
james987 at 02:43 AM, 14/03/2018 (3 months ago)
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They once told us that the one parading himself as buhari is not the real buhari.. that matter dun die abi?
ruthie at 10:52 AM, 14/03/2018 (3 months ago)
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Quote from: Mykie010 on 03:45 PM, 13/03/2018
because his discussion will be empty,he will make empty promises as usual, useless man
u never tire...this man go return in 2019 o!


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