The Governor of Nassarawa State, Umaru Al Makura, on the 23rd of November banned two journalists from covering media activities in the state house over a long disagreement that included the journalists covering and reporting of the protests that killed two people and injured five others.
The affected journalists are Umar Muhammed of the PUNCH newspapers, and Rabiu Omaku of the Universal Reporters, an online platform. The journalists were specifically banned for life from covering media activities in the government house.
The ban of the two journalists will bring the number of journalists to five that had been banned in three months from covering activities of the government.
The other three journalists evicted are Mary Amirikpa of the Nasarawa Broadcasting Service; Iliya Audu of the Nigerian Newsday; and a reporter with the Television Continental, Sofia Ogaze.
Date of Occurrence
Nasarawa State, Nigeria
Nasarawa State Government
Section 39 of the constitution affirms the fundamental rights of expression