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Shiites NUJ de-lists Newspaper reportedly owned by sect

Dauda Idris-Doka, said this in a statement released to newsmen in Zaria on Friday, January 20, 2017.

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Members of the Shiite sect play

Members of the Shiite sect

(Daily Post)

The Kaduna state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has de-registered Al-Mizan Newspaper, reportedly owned by the Shiite sect.

According to Daily Post, the Kaduna NUJ Secretary, Dauda Idris-Doka, said this in a statement released to newsmen in Zaria on Friday, January 20, 2017.

Idris-Doka said “The decision was taken after the Executive Council Meeting held on Dec. 29, 2016 where it was discovered that Al-Mizan was registered in error.

“It will be recalled that the union has over the years distanced itself from registering any religious organisation as its member.‎”

Adding that “In the past, we have refused to register similar religious organisations and their media, such as, The Cross Newspapers, The Awake and The Redeem News, among many others.

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“In view of this development, Al-Mizan ceases to be recognised as a chapel in the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna State Council.”

Members of the Shiite sect recently stormed the National Assembly, demanding the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

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