Kaduna NUJ De-registers Shiite-Owned Al-Mizan Newspaper

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Ibrahim el-Zakzaky

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The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna State Council, says it has de-registered Shite sect-owned Al-Mizan Newspaper with immediate effect.

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The NUJ announced the decision in a statement signed by the State Secretary of the union, Dauda Idris-Doka, in Zaria on Friday.

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“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,” NUJ said in the statement

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

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The NUJ noted that as Fourth Estate of the realm, its role was to protect all, irrespective of religious and ethnic affiliation.

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“In the past, we have refused to register similar religious organisations and their medium, 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 seizes to be recognised as a chapel in the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna State Council,” the union said.

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