Just in: Journalists barred from covering lawmakers' inauguration

Just in: Journalists barred from covering lawmakers' inauguration

- Journalists have been barred from covering the inauguration of lawmakers' of the ninth Assembly

- The management of the National Assembly only accredited 11 out of over 80 journalists covering the parliament

- From the action been taken by the National Assembly management, all journalists not accredited to for the inauguration process may be locked out of the complex

Over 50% of the journalists covering the National Assembly have been barred form participating in the inauguration of the ninth Assembly.

TheCable reports that the National Assembly management in a fresh move denied accreditation to many of the journalist billed to cover the inauguration.

It was gathered that out of over 80 journalists accredited to cover the House of Representatives, only 11 have been accreditation to cover the inauguration.

Also, at the Senate, journalist did not access to the event which is billed to take place on Tuesday, June 11.

From the action been taken by the National Assembly management, all journalists not accredited to for the inauguration process may be locked out of the complex.

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This development follows a recent guideline released by the National Assembly management for media accreditation within the complex.

The guidelines which faced widespread condemnation and backlash was however withdrawn by the management.

Also, the press corp leadership at the National Assembly have been in discussions with the management on the decision to shut out journalists from covering the inauguration of the ninth assembly.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the leadership of National Assembly has disclosed some new guidelines for accreditation of media organisations, journalists/correspondents covering the 9th Assembly from June 11, 2019.

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The guidelines were contained in a letter from the director information, National Assembly, Agada Emmanuel, on May 15, 2019 to Senate press corps.

The letter addressed journalists and media organisations to note that all previous accreditation granted will lapse with the dissolution of the 8th Assembly.

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