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Save Press Freedom: Sowore Urge 10 Media Houses Approved By DSS For Coverage IPOB Trial To Withdraw From Sabotage Of Free Press

by Anita Ogona
The trial of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, leader, Nnamdi Kanu, slated for today at the Federal High Court has t 10 journalists accredited to cover the event
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A copy of the circular signed by the Chief Information Officer, Catherine Oby Christopher listed Herald, NTA, NAN, Channels, AIT, The Nation, Premium Times, Daily Independent, This Day and TVC.Media houses accredited include Daily Post, Premium Times, Thisday, The Nation, The Herald, and Daily Independent newspapers.

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 described the action of the DSS, which is Nigeria’s secret police, as a shame and a crime against freedom of the press in a democratic country.He further called on the media houses that were accredited to withdraw from the sabotage to free press in Nigeria.

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.”

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