Author: Funke Busari

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has filed a lawsuit against Nigeria’s governors and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Mr. Nyesom Wike “over their failure to account for the alleged missing N40 trillion federal allocations meant for local governments in the states and the FCT.” The suit followed the damning revelations by former President Muhammadu Buhari who in December 2022 stated that, “If the money from the Federation Account to the State is about N100m, N50m will be sent to the chairman but he will sign that he received N100 million. The chairman will pocket the balance…

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Juliana Francis The Wole Soyinka Centre for Journalism, WSCIJ, on Thursday the 15th of February 2024, launched a report, which revealed the shocking gender disparity in newsrooms in Nigeria, demanding intentional bridging of these gaps. WSCIJ reports on low women’s leadership The report, tagged, “Who leads the newsrooms and news? A report on women’s representation newsrooms and news leadership in Nigeria,” brings to the fore, the reality of the ongoing conversations across the globe on issues relating to gender disparity in the media industry. The report presents findings from a study that examined the extent of gender representation in newsrooms…

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