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Good News – Ortom: NANS condemns NBC ‘victimisation’ of Channels TV presenters

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Good News – The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Ogun Inform, has condemned the National Broadcasting Fee (NBC) for summoning Chamberlain Usoh and Kayode Okikiolu of Channels Television to its Abuja office, describing it as victimisation.DAILY POST experiences that two presenters of Channels Television’s Dawn Day-to-day were invited to NBC headquarters in Abuja over some “inciting feedback” made in opposition to President Muhammadu Buhari by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue Inform when he seemed on the programme on Tuesday.In an announcement signed by the Ogun NANS Chairman, Damilola Simeon, and made readily accessible to DAILY POST on Thursday night, it become mentioned that “The media, being the fourth property of the realm, is an important pillar upon which the democracy of an heterogeneous nation look after Nigeria lies.”Simeon educated the Federal Authorities that “the absence of accountability in governance will lead to impunity and serial abuse of office.”He added that the enforcement of accountability of public office holders thru the watchdog goal of the media become “sine qua non to the preservation and sustainability of our democratic fabrics.”Ortom: NBC summons Channels Television presentersIn accordance to him, assault on the media become tantamount to “an are trying to avoid, debilitate and render impotent the Nigeria’s democratic design.”“The summon of Chamberlain Usoh of Channels Television and his colleague is one in every of the a bunch of coordinated, systematic and deliberate makes an are trying to suffocate, strangulate and gag the media.“Excluding the victimisation of the journalists, which reeks of abuse of energy and anti-criticism situation, Channels Television is additionally being threatened with the suspension of their broadcasting license.“While the respondents who went to air their opinion are left alone, the journalists are being victimized on chronicle of they’re the easy prey.“The freedom of data act is a non-negotiable requirements for any nation whose democracy must stand the test of time and as such be jealously guarded.“Harassment and intimidation of media practitioners is unpleasant even in protection power authorities. How remarkable extra when we are pronouncing we’re training democracy?“This condemnable circulation by the Federal authorities will handiest present Nigeria as a laughing stock within the worldwide neighborhood.“At a time when the enviornment is extolling and having fun with the benefits of freedom of data, the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students finds it ludicrous that a authorities that promised justice, equality, freedom and other constitutional rights is busy choking the media condominium while trampling on the same constitutional provisions they swore to guard.“On this sign, we call on President Muhammad Buhari to at present terminate the victimisation of journalists and stop the utilization of the Nigerian Broadcasting Company as a instrument for harassing media houses.“The Nigerian Students within the whole South West solidarises with every affected journalists and media outfits. You’re no longer alone,” NANS submitted.

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