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Nigerian Institute of Journalism Summons Students’ Activist To Disciplinary Panel Over Social Media Comments

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The Nigerian Institute of Journalism has summoned a pupil activist, Ayoola Babalola, to a disciplinary panel over allegations of “unruly conduct” and “inciting feedback” made on social media and offline.

Babalola, who can also be a journalist has a number of instances criticised the administration of the establishment over what he refers to as violation of fundamental human rights, its refusal to ship an educational system that’s in tandem with the digital age and lack of compliance with world finest practices.



Commenting on the matter, the secretary of the Take-it-Again motion Campus wing in Ogun State, Olatoye Clement mentioned that the antics to victimise the scholars’ activist who was solely expressing his constitutional rights will fail.

“We’re conscious of the plans to convey Babalola underneath unjust victimization for expressing his rights and we will resist it by all authorized means out there. The antics of the administration are well-known and they’ll fail,” Olatoye mentioned.

Babalola, who was arrested by the Division of State Companies and detained at Ibara Prisons in January 2020, for his anti-Buhari articles in a campus journal, upon receiving the invitation mentioned he can be going to the panel along with his lawyer.

These days, the administration of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism has been underneath the radar for a number of assaults on college students’ rights to freely specific themselves and affiliate.

These acts, many Nigerians have criticised and described as so demeaning of an establishment that ought to conventionally promote freedom of expression and press.

 

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