Media Bars from covering PM Buhari’s visit to Benue.

The Punch reported that their correspondent, who had gone to the Benue State Government House in the early hours of the day, was told that his organisation was not among those allowed to cover the visit. These are: The News Agency of Nigeria, Daily Sun, Voice of Nigeria, Daily Trust, Leadership, The Guardian and Daily Independent.

The report claimed morethan 30 correspondents from various media organisations were in the state, but only seven handpicked media organisations were allowed to cover the President’s visit.
According Punch Newspapers, “apart from journalists, invited stakeholders were turned back at the third gate of the Government House where security, mainly operatives of the Department of State Services, checked the names of guests against a list they clutched jealously.” Punch reported

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