The federal government has ordered TV stations across the country to hire the use of sign language interpreters during news presentation.
The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, gave the directive during a virtual conference with officials of the Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) in Abuja, on Monday.
He said using sign language interpreters is in line with the national broadcasting code. Mohammed said the directive will be effectively communicated to all public and private TV stations on Tuesday.
David Anyaele, executive director of CCD, had earlier lamented about unfairness against special persons during news presentation.
He said the request for the use of sign language interpreters is being made on behalf of the 31 million Nigerians living with disabilities.
He ensured that his ministry will cooperate with CCD in the implementation of the relevant sections of the “discrimination against persons with disabilities (prohibition) act” assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2018.
Mohammed said he is glad that some states have taught the law, particularly Lagos and Ekiti states.
He urged the body to be proactive in ensuring the implementation of the provision of the act which stipulates that all public organisations must reserve at least five percent of employment opportunities for persons with disabilities
Nollywood actor and self-acclaimed gay Uche Maduagwu have revealed his new year resolution.
According to the controversial actor who publicly declared his sexuality earlier this year, his new year's resolution is to get married to his six-year-old boyfriend.
Uche Maduagwu made this known in a post shared on his Instagram page.
He wrote: My new year resolution is to get married to my boyfriend of six years.
I have been dating my boyfriend for six good years and we love each other marriage is the next step dont judge us.
The post generated lots of reactions on Instagram as many people slammed the controversial actor for seeking public attention.
An Instagram blogger identified as @gistcove has unveiled the alleged side chick of ace Nollywood actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo, popularly known as RMD.
According to @gistcove, RMD is cheating on his wife with a lady identified as Chioma Ilomuanya. The lady who is said to be an interior decorator has allegedly been dating the actor for a while and both of them are deeply in love with each other.
Read all @gistcove wrote below;
I was strolling through the world wide web jejely minding my business when I came across this write up attributed to RMD. I became very confused because the RMD I know will not write such when he knows this kind of write up will not sit well with his small madam Chioma Ilomuanya. Swipe to...
‘Adesuwa just made our week, you can’t distract us’ Fans react to Rosy Meurer’s love epistle to Churchill
There is no doubt that Nollywood actress Rosy Meurer's marriage has continued to generate reactions on social media.
After one week, the news of their marriage made headlines. Nigerians are still dragging the actress, alleging she is a husband snatcher.
Earlier today, the Nollywood actress took to her social media page to pen down a love epistle for her husband, Churchill.
She shared photos of themselves as she assures Churchill of her love.
Reacting to the photos and posts, some social media users made a mockery of the actress.
According to an Instagram user Ifeoma_annie, the news of Adesua welcoming a child after four years of marriage made many Nigerians leap for joy; therefore, Rosy Meurer should...