Nigerian university bans students’ press club

The management of Adamawa State University has banned a students’ press club operating in the institution for three months for allegedly posing a threat “to the security of other students on campus”.

In a letter forwarded to the president of the press club, signed by the Acting Registrar, Ahmed Ghaji, which was made available to PREMIUM TIMES, Mr Ghaji said, “Management has received with dismay the report on the activities of the Press Club and the threat it poses to the security of other students on campus” According to the statement, the press club was banned from operating on campus for three (3) months with effect from January 27. Mr Ghaji directed the press club to immediately stop every activity and ensure strict compliance by all members. The National Union of Campus Journalists (NUCJ) has condemned the banning of the press club.

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Created: 04/03/2020

Author: Benedicta Akpede
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