Nigeria @63: Presidency Restricts Media Coverage of Aso Rock Events
The State House Media office has restricted journalists from most Nigeria media housed from the coverage of the military parade to mark Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Day anniversary.
Many journalists, mostly from Print and online media who arrived the Fourth Court, venue of the parade were told they were not allowed to cover the event.
Only Channels, TVC, AIT, ARISE, NAN, VON, and the Nation Newspaper were allowed into the venue.
Spokesman of President Bola Tinubu, Ajuri Ngelale has remained incommunicado and has not given any reasons for the media restrictions.
Mr. Ngelale has been in the eye of the storm with the media over his bursted lies about the activities of Mr. President.
Ngelale had told Nigerians a fortnight ago that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) had “immediately ” lifted visa ban on Nigerians, a position that has since been proven to be a lie.
Also, in the recently concluded United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Mr. Ngelale had hurriedly issued a statement claiming that President Tinubu had made history “as the first African Head of State to ring the closing bell” of the NASDAQ stock market. This was also proven to be a big lie as another African leader, the President of Tanzania had done so on September, 2011.
Recall that on assumption of office, Mr. Ngelale had promised never to lie but engage more with Nigerians as the presidential spokesman.