The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, has ordered television and radio stations in Nigeria to desist from revealing detailed activities of bandits, terrorists and kidnappers in their reports.
The order was contained in a statement signed by the director, broadcast monitoring, Francisca Aiyetan, titled reviews and current affairs programmes: a need for caution.
NBC which noted that too many details may have an adverse implication on the efforts of security officials whose duty is to tackle insurgency, stressed the need for media house to take cautions while bringing information on security to the doorsteps of Nigerians
The commission also enjoined broadcasters to work with the government in dealing with the security challenges by not glamourizing the notorious activities of insurgents, terrorists, kidnappers, and bandits.
Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi, has reiterated his commitment to the welfare of medical doctors to boost healthcare delivery in the state.
This was contained in a statement jointly signed and issued to newsmen by the commissioner for health and human services Dr. Oyebanji Filani, and commissioner for information and value orientation Akin Omole, in reaction to the strike embarked upon by the resident doctors in the state.
While appreciating the understanding of all government workers, especially the health workers in the state, Governor Fayemi advised the health workers and practitioners to remain calm and dedicated to their duty in fighting against the covid-19 pandemic raging across the globe.
Ekiti state resident doctors had on Thursday, July 15 embarked on an indefinite strike action due to the irregularities in the payment of salaries attributed to alleged reduction in the monthly subvention to the hospital by government.
As the 2021 Islamic Eid-el-Kabir draws closer, the Ogun state government has warned ram and other livestock traders to desist from converting any available open spaces into markets.
The state’s special adviser to governor Dapo Abiodun on environment, Ola Oresanya, gave the warning in a statement issued to newsmen.
Oresanya, explained that operating illegally by the roadsides, could lead to heavy gridlock and exposure of the traders and customers to avoidable road crashes.
He therefore cautioned those planning to run the emergency markets during the festive period to have a rethink and move to legal markets or face the full weight of the law.