Lagos-based radio station allowed to reopen but subjected to further pressure

first_img News NigeriaAfrica Follow the news on Nigeria News Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the pressure that has been put on privately-owned radio Link FM since the State Security Service (SSS) removed the seals on its entrance and allowed it to resume operating on 25 April. The SSS warned the station’s management that it would be closed again if it sent any journalists to cover the current elections or if it broadcast any criticism of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The Lagos-based station was raided and closed down on 11 April.—————————12.04.07 Security forces close radio station and TV station three days before state electionsReporters Without Borders today called on the federal authorities to permit the reopening of two new, Lagos-based broadcast media, Link FM and GTV, which were abruptly closed by the security forces yesterday, three days before elections for state governors and state parliaments.“Elections should be a time when the government takes more care than ever to respect the rule of law,” the press freedom organisation said. “Instead, the security forces are sent without a warrant to shut down media that could be a nuisance during the polling. There is no justification for the enforced closure of Link FM and GTV, so the measure should be lifted and their personnel should be allowed to return to work.”Eight members of the security forces burst into the Link FM and GTV studios in the Lagos district of Ketu at about 6 p.m. yesterday, ordering all the employees to leave and placing seals over the entrances. They said they were acting on “an order from above.” The studios were still closed this morning and staff were not allowed to enter.The two stations began broadcasting just a few weeks ago and their director, Stanley Okoye, said he did not know why they had suddenly been closed. But a Lagos-based journalist told Reporters Without Borders that the federal government wanted to prevent the opposition from using the media to immediately broadcast the results provided by the observers it is deploying to polling stations throughout the country in attempt to prevent the ruling party from rigging the 14 April elections. June 10, 2021 Find out more Organisation NigeriaAfrica to go furthercenter_img May 3, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Lagos-based radio station allowed to reopen but subjected to further pressure RSF_en Nigerian investigative journalist forced to flee after massacre disclosures News Nigerian news site deliberately blocked, expert report confirms February 8, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Neighborhoods seek historic designation

first_img Print Article Sponsored Content Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Latest Stories McLaney said the survey would be of the exteriors of the downtown businesses.“Essentially what the survey would determine is if enough of the historical fabric of the exterior of theses structures has been preserved to consider them of historical significance,” McLaney said. “What the Neighborhood Association decided Monday night was that the members would like for the survey to be extended to those residential areas for inclusion in the proposed historic district.”When the survey is completed and, if the areas were accepted for inclusion on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage, the Troy historic district would include the downtown area and the five-street residential area.“The Downtown Committee is just starting the initial part of the full survey,” McLaney said. “The committee will seek community involvement in the program. The survey will be of value in determining the best way to go about preserving the historical integrity of the area and encouraging economic development at the same time.” Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Neighborhoods seek historic designation Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… You Might Like Pumpkin art Mary Stoltze’s Pink Princess pumpkin is one of the entries in the City of Troy’s Have a Heart & Show… read morecenter_img By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage is an official listing of buildings, sites, structures, objects and districts worthy of preservation.Properties that are eligible must be 40 years or older, associated with events of state or local significance, with lives of persons of state or local significance and/or representative of a type, style or period of architecture and/or associated with Alabama’s history or prehistory.The designation is honorary and carries no restrictions or financial incentives. The Neighborhood Association that includes homeowners on College, Murphree, Walnut, Pine and China streets in Troy voted Monday night to join the efforts of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce’s Downtown Committee to expand the city’s historic district.College Street is listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.John Phil McLaney, local historian and president of the Pike County Historical and Genealogical Society, said the meeting was held at The Emporium and more than half the members of the Neighborhood Association attended along with several new residents of the proposed historic district.“The purpose of the meeting was to determine if those residential areas wanted to be included in a new survey for the addition to the historical district,” McLaney said. “The Troy Downtown Committee has proposed a survey of the downtown business area to determine if that area could be included on the Alabama Register of Historic Places.” Email the author Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Secrets Revealedlast_img read more