Broadcast stations accredited are National Television Authority, Channels Television, Africa Independent Television, and Television Continental.
However a human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore has lambasted the Department of State Services (DSS) for accrediting only 10 media houses for todays coverage of the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), in an Abuja court.
He wrote, “#FreeNnamdiKanuNow, lawless DSS has ‘accredited’ only 10 media houses to cover Nnamdi Kanu’s trial, it will be a shame and a crime against #freepress for any independent news source to apply to DSS for accreditation. This is highly condemnable and embarrassing! #BuhariMustGo #RevolutionNow.
“These media houses must withdraw from this sabotage of free press. The DSS has no right to engage in the accreditation of media houses to cover a public trial in a Federal High Court in Nigeria.
“The judiciary should be ashamed that its independence has been compromised completely by the executive.”