Archive for January, 2012

Societies develop through dialogue, debate – Media Trust chairman

Societies develop through dialogue, debate – Media Trust chairman

Societies all over the world develop through debate and dialogue but not diktat and dogma, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Media Trust Limited Malam Kabiru Yusuf said in Abuja yesterday. He spoke at the 9th Daily Trust Dialogue titled “Politics and the Media” held at the Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hilton Hotel. He […]

Oshiomhole – Some Newspapers Write Fiction

Oshiomhole – Some Newspapers Write Fiction

Some news stories dished out by Nigerian newspapers have no bearing to the truth or to the country's national interest, Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole said in Abuja yesterday. Speaking at the 9th Daily Trust Dialogue, the governor cited as example a recent newspaper report claiming that five mosques were destroyed in Benin City. He […]

Oil Minister Son Responds To Brazen Show of Wealth Photos

It was with great dismay that I awoke a few days ago to see the pictorial publications being circulated about my family and me by the on-line media. It has stirred up a great deal of controversy and has portrayed our family in a negative light. The pictures posted were taken over a period of […]

2011 and disaster management blues in Nigeria

The year 2011 was overwhelmed by different types of disasters; bomb blasts, communal conflicts, desertification, floods and fire. NATS ODAUDU examines how disaster management agencies, especially NEMA, fared.   The past one year has been a turbulent one for disaster and emergency managers in Nigeria as the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, have had a […]

Muhamad Sani-Sidi, DG NEMA

NEMA and response to emergencies in 2011

It is on record that since Nigeria's return to civil rule in 1999, 2011 remained the year the country recorded mass casualties resulting from mostly human-induced and natural disasters. For instance, bomb explosions allegedly carried out by members of the Boko Haram, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) and other amorphous militia […]

Reuben Abati Spokesperson to President Jonathan

New pump prices have come to stay in Nigeria- Reuben Abati, Presidential Spokesperson

    In the wake of nationwide outrage that has greeted Sunday’s announcement of formal removal of petroleum subsidy by the Federal Government, Presidential adviser on media and publicity, Dr Reuben Abati in this interview with State House correspondents insisted that the policy was in the long run benefit of the Nigerian economy, adding that […]

New Code of Practice for OAAN Members

New Code of Practice for OAAN Members

The Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria (OAAN) has instituted a code of practice for all its members in the bid to promote standard and raise the bar for the outdoor ad business in Nigeria. The association has also indicated that the problem of media debt has improved tremendously. Speaking at an executive retreat organised to […]

projects and questions begging for answers

Irreconcilable Media Debt The question of who owes who and how much is involved is as old as the advertising business. But till date, none of the practitioners has come out to name the culprits. Year in, year out, sectoral bodies trade blames, accusing each other of being short changed. Those at the center of […]