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|The Nigerian Press Are Complete Disgrace To The Nation by shutmouth(m): 1:35pm On Mar 12, 2007|
The Nigerian press has failed the Nigerian People. Rather than be a voice for the people, they are now a voice for the corrupt politicians.
Most corrupt politicians are majority stakeholders in the media houses and the press reports are becoming biased, incorrect and misleading. The Press are attacking the establishments set up to protect public funds such as EFCC. Hence, the public are no longer victims, rather the politicians are now victims of the public.
As far as the Nigerian Press is concerned, Money Talks and that is what drives their News reports. Read the breaking news today, you will be shocked. The Nigerian press are glorifying Atiku for going abroad to treat his Knee injury and they even wish him a speedy recovery.
His party AC may have already sent him a GET WELL SOON greeting card or flower. And, of course will rally the public to welcome him back at the Airport. Even OBJ gave him the Presidential jet to fly him abroad. Poor old man, he does not want to be seen as wicked. What else can he do, if the press reports will portray him as being kind to Yar'Adua and wicked to Atiku.
I am waiting to see if any journalist or media house will be bold enough to attack Atiku on this senseless trip. I am happy NairaLand members are voicing their anger and making the message clear.
Thanks to ABBA KYARI (New Age) for the article "Corruption wrenches Nigeria's soul"
We need more truthful articles by fearless and bold journalists like this.
|Re: The Nigerian Press Are Complete Disgrace To The Nation by shutmouth(m): 3:56pm On Mar 12, 2007|
If you're a journalist here. you're probably in a low or high position.
I'm bold to say, shame to you, your bosses and your news media for dancing the tune of corrupt politicians and failing to be a voice for the public.
[size=18pt] Shame!!! [/size]
|Re: The Nigerian Press Are Complete Disgrace To The Nation by Orikinla(m): 4:07pm On Mar 12, 2007|
Why not call yourself openmouth?
Because, your mouth has not been shut since you joined Nairaland.
The corrupt political moneybags control 70% of the mainstream media in Nigeria.
|Re: The Nigerian Press Are Complete Disgrace To The Nation by shutmouth(m): 4:35pm On Mar 12, 2007|
The corrupt political moneybags control 70% of the mainstream media in Nigeria.
70% stakeholding is outrageous. WOW!!!
Then, there lies our woes!!! Corruption and fraud is bound to be buried under such business canopies for years to come as the press will always be reluctant to investigate and expose their masters.
|Re: The Nigerian Press Are Complete Disgrace To The Nation by mowapa(m): 11:44pm On Mar 12, 2007|
YOU have not done better in this forum than the journalist you tongue lashing, what do want from them, tailor made NEWS that fits your suiting? Being a journalist is hard enough in Nigeria where the daily hazard of practicing their job involve being confronted by area boys, political thugs, politicians not too happy with what was said about them, now they have citizen shutmouth to deal with. NA waa o for people
IF YOU HAVE THE MEANS START YOUR OWN NEIGHBORHOOD PAPER, the government issues licensing for it or you could apply for regional radio license too
|Re: The Nigerian Press Are Complete Disgrace To The Nation by Mamajama(m): 12:35am On Mar 13, 2007|
Na lie oh, Politicians control the media the people with the big pocket control the media I support my friend shame on Nigeria press men. well to think of it its every where you go. lol
|Re: The Nigerian Press Are Complete Disgrace To The Nation by Sijien(m): 8:17am On Mar 13, 2007|
tell us something new
|Re: The Nigerian Press Are Complete Disgrace To The Nation by Tobiegal(f): 8:42am On Mar 13, 2007|
Hi. I think it rather unfair to assume that all the press Houses in the country is corrupt. The major function of the press anywhere is to ensure that you get informed on what's going on while its left for you to judge, its wot is called agende-setting.
While it is true that some reports might seem biased, it is also left to you (reader or listener) to take what you need and discard what you dont need.
I frankly dont know about politicians owning majority shares in any media house, cos if u consider that and what is currently obtainable in the industry, you'l understand that the media houses are struggling to survive.
The major press house's stand is usual read or seen in the editorials of such dailies while the others are mere reports of what is going on. On your reference to New Age newspaper, the view is you quoted is an opinion of one man, mayb many others and everyone certainly has a right to their views or opinion.
And if we talk about the Electronic media, we cld say the NTA is biased, based on the fact thta it is govt. owned and controlled and a mere propagada for govt. policies. However, some of the other TV stations in the country have for a long time ensure balanced reporting of happening in the country.
So, like i said, the media sets the agenda and allows the reader or listener or viewer make-up his or her mind concerning issues raised. And i stress that the press is meant to inform, educate and entertain the public, which is exactly what is happening in the country. It might not be the way you expect, but it what it is.
Besides, i dont think any media house 'glorified' either yar'dua or atiku for going aboard for treatment, they only reported the incident. If you realy want to know what the pple think, then you would do good to listen to some TV programmes, for instance, Sunrise on Channelstv. There is a big difference between News reports and Feature Stories.
|Re: The Nigerian Press Are Complete Disgrace To The Nation by Tobiegal(f): 8:55am On Mar 13, 2007|
Pls where did u get that figure from or where you just free-styling?!
|Re: The Nigerian Press Are Complete Disgrace To The Nation by Icon(m): 9:11am On Mar 13, 2007|
It's not the fault of the Press. Many times they are bullied by those in power. Look at what happened to Godwin Agbroko. I still don't know what to make of it.
|Re: The Nigerian Press Are Complete Disgrace To The Nation by Orikinla(m): 12:18pm On Mar 13, 2007|
Tobiegal:Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN).
Minaj, Channels, AIT, and others are also controlled by the paymasters.
|Re: The Nigerian Press Are Complete Disgrace To The Nation by McKren(m): 12:43pm On Mar 13, 2007|
Ribadu put it at a figure of at least 60% on friday. Could he be free styling as well??
|Re: The Nigerian Press Are Complete Disgrace To The Nation by demmy(m): 3:46pm On Mar 13, 2007|
Just to buttress your point, below is the headline of today's Vanguard online written by one Emmanuel Aziken
"Atiku undergoes 1½ hour surgery • Expected back Thursday"
That is the bigger news as far as the Vanguard people are concerned. Not the killings in Ogun and Sokoto states; not the policemen killed on a boat by the militants in ND. Not even to question why Athiefku had to jet abroad for ankle injury while we have so many teaching hospitals around. Can you imagine how happy those goons at Vanguard will be on Thursday when their lord is finally back in the country?
If they are bullied, then why not uncover who is bullying them? What better way to help sanitize the polity but to uncover the bad leaders for what they are?
|Re: The Nigerian Press Are Complete Disgrace To The Nation by McKren(m): 4:38pm On Mar 13, 2007|
A BBC REPORT ON ATIKU'S TRIP
Nigerian VP falls off treadmill
A VANGUARD REPORT ON THE SAME ISSUE
ABUJA — VICE PRESIDENT Atiku Abubakar was scheduled, last night, to undergo a one-and-half-hour surgery to re-attach a torn ligament on his knee at the London Bridge Hospital in the United Kingdom. He was to be wheeled into the theatre at 9 p.m.
|Re: The Nigerian Press Are Complete Disgrace To The Nation by Johnny(m): 5:24pm On Mar 13, 2007|
I am writing in response to the mail sent in today by one Ben Umadi condemning an earlier one sent in by one Niyi Afolabi. I must register my displeasure with Daar Communication on your report ire of political events in this country. Your support for AC and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubarkar is so clear that some of us have lost hope in the Corporation.
Some of us that have penchant for a corrupt-free society are dismayed and disgusted by your stand on our political issues, especially as related to Atiku and the PTDF scandal.
Atiku is every evil that has name on it. Deceitful, dangerous, treacherous and evil. He is so evil that he is always looking for loopholes in having his ways. The critical issues he is linking the committee's report to is one of his ways of evading the true matter. Whereas the critical issue is that he actually diverted the funds even though approval of FEC is not needed, he used those loopholes to divert PTDF fund.
For God sake, we don't need any more proof. EFCC indicted him; Administrative Panel did the same thing, and now Senate Committee. Were all these people working for OBJ again? I am sick and tired of linking every adverse matter against Atiku to 3rd term, which is buried by the Senate long time ago. Indeed there are other corrupt activities of Atiku, which the Presidency and the masses know, but the presidency decided to take on this because there is enough proof. Even though I am not close to Aso Rock, have you not heard of Atiku's corrupt practices during the COJA 2003 games? And yet, this's the man Daar Communication has been drumming for. The argument now is that a competent court of jurisdiction has nullified all the indictments, and so Atiku must contest the Presidential election. One question I would want to ask you is that; If a court rules today that Asari Dokubo should be released from prison, is it safe and reasonable to obey such a court order?
The truth of the matter is, three bodies have indicted Atiku, and we should consider that as enough proof of his corrupt practices. Any contrary to this indictment is a diversionary tactics. Let us call a spade a spade.
Daar Communication is only out to mislead, misinform the masses and to enthrone a corrupt - minded person so that the country can go back to the dark old days, all in the name of fighting for the 'poor masses'. In collaboration with Atiku, you have come out to tell the world that the OBJ's reforms, which have received both national and international acceptance, are anti-people without human face. Thank God, majority of us know the truth.
Just this morning, I wrote the above letter with a heavy heart to Daar Communication, owner of AIT and Raypower expressing my heart-felt disappontment over their reportire of Nigeria's political issues. These people who are suppose to tell us the truth, unfortunately, have become a tool in the hands of corrupt politicians to misinform and mislead us. And most unfortunately, they are bent on enthroning corrupt personalities. Our journalists are a shame to our nation. They contribute ABSOLUTE NOTHING to the development of this country, rather they are on the path of nation destroying.
Thank God, some of us already know the truth.
|Re: The Nigerian Press Are Complete Disgrace To The Nation by Orikinla(m): 6:19pm On Mar 13, 2007|
Our journalists have to be employed to survive, marry and raise their own families.
Only few journalists are employed in banks, oil companies and other well paying companies. So, majority flock to the newspapers and TV stations and only the major print and electronic media can afford to pay regular salaries.
I knew poor journalists who died of poverty when the Daily Times was in distress.
I worked as the PA for a publisher who was the Director of Publicity for Alhaji Bamanga Tukur Campaign office and Dr. Raymond Dokpesi was the Director of Security and that was when I knew how Nigeria is actually controlled by a club and their motto is:
You offend one, you offend all.
Till date the killers of Dele Giwa have not been identified and they are still in power and in the evil genius is still in the PDP.
When are we going to put him on trial?
The evil genius has a case.
And he is actually the sponsor of a major media in Nigeria.
|Re: The Nigerian Press Are Complete Disgrace To The Nation by McKren(m): 6:27pm On Mar 13, 2007|
[size=24pt]OUR MEDIA HOUSES ARE CLEARLY PROMOTING CORRUPTION[/size]
|Re: The Nigerian Press Are Complete Disgrace To The Nation by toshmann(m): 7:12pm On Mar 13, 2007|
solution? what do we do?
|Re: The Nigerian Press Are Complete Disgrace To The Nation by demmy(m): 7:19pm On Mar 13, 2007|
At least it is encouraging to see we all agree that we have a wayward press.
|Re: The Nigerian Press Are Complete Disgrace To The Nation by BigB11(m): 7:35pm On Mar 13, 2007|
When we have corrupt system and culture, what do you expect, folks?
Leaders or politicians are not the only problems we have in Nigeria; our culture needs major modification.
|Re: The Nigerian Press Are Complete Disgrace To The Nation by Tonyblu(m): 12:21pm On Mar 14, 2007|
It's a known fact that the Nigerian Press/Media Houses have left a lot to be desired; and that there's a need for drastic reforms by its key-players.
That the Nigerian Media/Press is in the "pocket" of politicians is also a known fact.
With a few weeks to this Historic Elections, the Press owe it to Nigerians to portray the TRUE personalities of all aspirants/candidates, with STRONG emphasis on the Presidential aspirants/candidates.
We also need objective and accurate feedback from polling centres on election days; can we rely on the Nigerian media houses to accomplish this?
Agreed, a few media houses have made remarkable inputs with objective coverage; but for some media houses to "praise" known corrupt politicians is going too far.
Among other things, the Nigeria Press/Media Houses will be a good avenue to educate the populace about the need to change our MORAL VALUES in Nigeria for better.
Since the Press do not seem to know what is expected of them, can we as Nairalanders, in our usual manner, LIST out the QUALITIES we DESIRE in an IDEAL MEDIA HOUSE.
Maybe, they'll take a CUE from us . . .
|Re: The Nigerian Press Are Complete Disgrace To The Nation by bewla(m): 8:11am On Nov 25, 2021|
toshmann:I remember when PDP was president na electric pole we dey celebrate as constitution projets
Shoe shining box as empowerment
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