Journalists barred from Oyo Governor’s office press centre

Governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi barred journalists from gaining entry into the popular press centre of the Governor’s office, Secretariat, Ibadan.

Vanguard reports that the only journalists allowed access are from the Oyo State Broadcasting Corporation and few others.

On Tuesday, July 28, a list of the selected few was pasted on the door of the press centre.

When the newsmen got to the press centre for coverage of events yesterday which is a normal practice, a list entitled ‘accredited and unaccredited’ of the preferred journalists had been pasted on the door.

The list marked SEC 513/T/151 and dated July 27, 2015, was signed by Segun Abolarinwa who described himself as the Special Adviser on Security.

The list emanated from the Cabinet and Special Services Department.

The list of the accredited include BCOS, Ministry of Information, NTA, Galaxy, Channels, TVC, FRCN, Amuludun, Splash, Nigerian Tribune and Odua News.

The list of the unaccredited media houses includes OGTV, AIT, Parrot, Daily Times and many others.

Newspapers like the Punch, Vanguard, Daily Sun, Daily Independent and Nation are nowhere to be found on the list.


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