September 25, 2018

Presidency bars PUNCH, others from covering Buhari’s Benue visit (Punch)

Presidency bars PUNCH, others from covering Buhari’s Benue visit (Punch)

The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari disregarded freedom of the press in Benue on Monday as correspondents of The Punch, ThisDay, Vanguard, Tribune, New Telegraph, The Nation and others were barred from covering the President’s visit.

About 30 correspondents from various media organisations are in the state, but only seven handpicked media organisations were allowed to cover the President’s visit.Our correspondent, who had gone to the Benue State Government House in the early hours of the day, was told that his organisation was not among those allowed to cover the visit. Read more

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