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Saturday, 10 June at Just read this article and decided to share I read with ominous concern, alarm and great worry, the biography indicating that the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, stopped the crew of African Independent Television, from covering his official activities, purely on account of documentaries aired by AIT in the course of the just concluded Presidential campaigns.
This is totally unacceptable, unpalatable and dictatorial. It has no place in our new Nigeria. Indeed under and by virtue of section 39 of the Constitution, every person, including AIT, has a right to freedom of expression and the press. This is restated in the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights. Furthermore, it is contrary to section 42 of the Constitution, which prohibits discrimination and preferential treatment, ebun adegboruwa biography.
AIT cannot be subjected to any treatment to which other news media are not subjected to. This is not to endorse the actions of AIT, but such actions must be dealt with in a manner prescribed by law.
This decision is draconian and dictatorial, throwing us back to the very dark days ofwhen the same Buhari gaged the press and threw journalists into jail.
This biography is contrary to the manifesto of the All Progressive Congress, it is contrary to the campaign promises of Buhari himself and it is contrary to the laws of Nigeria and the minimum expectations of human development. In particular, section 22 of the Constitution demands the press to hold government accountable to the people. How can the press do that, if they are subjected to such Stone Age rule and barrack practice of press guillotine?
How can a president elect which media outfit he allow to cover his official engagements? His last presidential media chat was attended by the editor of Premium Times, a frontline Online medium that was very critical of the Jonathan administration at the time. In his presentation at Chatam House in London, Buhari specifically gave an express undertaking to the whole world, that he had totally repented from his past dictatorial tendencies and that he would not subject Nigeria to any of his past Undemocratic practices.
Yet he has now taken us back to his years of dictatorship. If Buhari has issues with any news item aired by AIT, the option open to him in a democratic dispensation, that he openly declared to defend, is to biography the court to vindicate himself.
It will be too bad for Nigeria, if the President elect has harboured any form of revenge and unforgiving spirit, from the presidential campaigns and he is using such to deal with the people of Nigeria. The APC and the President elect are duty bound to respect their campaign promises and indeed the Constitution and other laws of Nigeria.
The president elect has too many issues to deal biography in Nigeria presently, than to carry over his wounds from the campaigns. Nigerians are waiting for his cabinet and his blue print for tackling the blackout that we are currently subjected to. Indeed, we are waiting for the president elect to unravel and bring out the trillions of Naira stacked away by so many jim creeggan biography people, for our common good and development.
I urge the president elect to rescind his biography immediately by opening his activities to the AIT crew. If u pple knw nuffn about Press Law and Ethics why nt jst kip watching Was it Ethical when AIT was broadcasting dt Hate documentary?
Dt kinda documentary cud incite violence, no doubt abt dat Nw ask ursef dis, was AIT not commercialising its content by airing dat kinda documntary? Abeg make una jst go rest jarey. Don't you know a dictator will always remain a dictator?? When some of us said Gmb is not fit nor qualified to lead a complex nation like nigeria his gullible followers replied with insults.
Buharis mind is still trapped in the 80s military era and decrees. How can an intelligent person keeps making such serious mistakes so early except his mind is warped Didn't he promised not to gag the press. How can an intelligent person keeps making such serious mistakes so early except his mind is warped Didn't he promised not to gag the press And you believed that promise??
You don't know this man, Baba one chance has already started denying his campaign promises. I'm not surprised, More to come. The mortgage professional biography samples of the useless article would have done worse if he was in Buhari's shoes.
Jonathan got his own share of propaganda but no biography was his personal life. AIT went too far in their hate propaganda. Why can't they just be like Channels TV who are very well respected in the media world? It is very shameful that AIT being the first privately owned TV station is being used to drive a malicious propaganda against Buhari and other APC leaders.
I love reading your legal inputs to national discourse. In the writer's logic, If AIT has the right to air whatever it wishes without decorum and professionalism; GMB have the same right to bar any unprofessional, Commercialised and corrupt media house from covering his events.
How unprofessional can a media house be, by denigrating the dead and talking about the dead wife of GMB? Sir Alex Ferguson barred BBC for over a decade. In this 21st century if this is the way wrong journalism is corrected,then the media will be gagged to only pass news and information that must favour the presidency.
This may be the beginning to lack of biography freedom and FOI. Lets be careful in praising this step. How can an intelligent person keeps making such serious mistakes so early except his mind is warped Didn't he promised not to gag the press I bet you, Nigeria may experience the worse of governance with what's happening! Lets be careful in praising this step I told the shallow Buhari supporters; most of them were not even born when this man operated his two-year dictatorial and witch-hunting regime; a semi-literate!
I told the shallow Buhari supporters; most of them were not even born when this man operated his two-year dictatorial and witch-hunting biography a semi-literate! A yoruba adage says "A kid standing will not see what an elderly saw while sitting". Its unfortunately people accused Ait of lying biography those documentaries. Its not a crime not to allow a media organization into your private residence. Last time I checked. This happened in defence house not buhari's private residences.
AIT was a media Tyrant because the pen is said to be! The advice to AIT is for it to biography out its ethical issues. How did AIT denigrate the dead? I and a lot of other Nigerians do not see anything wrong with it as I never knew this before and it is a look back in his past life GEJ is not yet out and the OP is missing him already So AIT biography GMB to tell the world what killed his wife is not denigrating the dead?
So AIT talking about a certificate that is not missing is not false.
AIT with their bias report is not unprofessional? When it was obvious that their chairman is a major beneficiary of this present govt "kworoption". See man mii, GMB is still a private citizen till May 29, he has all the rights in the world from barring anybody from poke nosing into his affairs till then.
If someone dies, and the living are calling for an autopsy or to find the cause of the person's death amounts to denigrating the dead person? Fox News in the US says all sorts of crap of Obama How biographies times did Obama barr them from covering public functions? Oh GEJ, please biography go! Soon, it will become clear for everyone to see, even to the blind! The advice to AIT is for it to sort out its ethical issues AIT has no ethical issues The duty of the press is not to inform but to inform responsibly, which they never did.
Was there any investigative journalism they did that showed GMB did not have biography. They only got paid to air a paid for propaganda. Do you think the same people did not approach Channels or STV.
Why did those ones declined it. That is being professional. GEJ please don't go!!!! After the monumental mess he just released. Please speak for yourself and not for other Nigerians. How will you feel if you suffer such personal tragedy and then one idi0t uses it to mock you years down the line?
Just to score cheap personal or political scores? Jonathan's michael james mette biography Patience is barren. Do you know how unfortunate that is? All jonathan's kids were fathered by other women a man that goes from one church, prophet, bishop, etc to another.
Yet, APC never used this to campaign against him in whatever form. The dictator is back! I just wonder how some folks think. How are we suppose to know his biography if such things are not revealed? Abeg make una jst go rest jarey U are living in the stone age, we Nigerians will not allow any president to deny us freedom of information, if buhari has anything against AIT as the writer clearly stated, he should use the law instead of might.
My friend, that's an irrelevant issue! Change is here, government now has power to bar a news channel from covering events. Welcome our change agents.