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Today's Headlines: Jonathan's Media Office Reports Mbaka To Pope, Use Press Freedom Responsibly - FG

NASS Will Never Pass Law To Suppress Press Freedom - Lawan

The Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with Nigerian journalists as they celebrate this year’s World Press Freedom Day on Monday, May 3, 2021, assuring that the current National Assembly will never pass any law that will suppress press freedom in the country.

Lawan noted that May 3 was set aside every year to remind governments around the world of their obligation to facilitate and respect press freedom, and also to remind journalists the need to respect the ethics of their profession.

A statement by the media adviser to the Senate President, Ola Awoniyi, on Sunday, said Lawan is proud that Nigeria has a vibrant media that have always resolutely defended freedom of speech.

Lawan remarked further that freedom of the press enables journalists to effectively discharge their roles as the watchdog of the society and Fourth Estate of the Realm.

Goodluck Jonathan's Media Office Reports Mbaka To Pope

Reno Omokri, on behalf of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s media office, has written Catholic pontiff, Pope Francis, reporting Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka to leadership of the church.

Recall that Rev. Mbaka had last week asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign forthwith or be impeached by the House of representatives.

In response, the Presidency, through Garba Shehu, a senior special assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, accused the revered priest of making the call now because he was refused a contract by Buhari.

INEC Office Set Ablaze In Akwa Ibom

The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state has been set ablaze.

INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, confirmed the incident in a statement released on Sunday.

The office was set ablaze by unidentified persons in the early hours of Sunday, May 2nd, 2021.

Use Press Freedom Responsibly - Buhari Urges Journatlis

The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari On the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, has expressed his commitment to freedom of the press even as he urged media professionals to wield the freedom responsibly, and without licentiousness.

While celebrating the landmark day with the media, the President in a statement by his media aide, Femi Adesina, noted that freedom of the press is an irreducible minimum in a democracy that would flourish, adding that freedom must, however, be used responsibly.

“That everything is permitted does not mean that there are no rules of correctness, particularly in a polity seriously challenged as ours now.

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