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by Aduwo Ayodele Gabriel

This is strictly the realities of social life, prevailed by normative defects and fallible distinctions. There are severe limits to the advancement of the society. Marginalization, oppression and aides are out there looking below repair. Moreover, the fear of helping the people and masses is rather non-qualitative. One may well wish to further approve the bitterness between the close bond of the nation, government, sovereignty and the people. But such an insight much like prevailing stories of partiality can reduce the mortality of inequality, focus on aggregate stratification and unavoidably lace downward pestilence if the quest for a good society is admired.

It follows that, in seeking a democratic society, the totality and in especial conformity, the culture of practice relies heavily on the respect of one individual to the other and the prescription of the law. It simplifies, "for a good society, good people, good living and good existence, there should be a respect for rule of law and preferential dominance of fundamental human rights".But what is the case of Nigeria society skimping on moral ethics and constitutional vigour, which binds the mode of operation within the terrestrial measurement of the Nigeria reputation .How will frivolity be clearly erased from media strategist, upcoming journalist and media explorers as attacks are launched experimentally, thus, to create a no space entity where the totality of the society, academic environment, business family, agricultural department, political gossip would be doomed of information, idea and opinions.

A fellow journalist, Samuel Ogundipe, was apprehended for a criminal charge over an investigation he conducted on the basis of extending an information he viewed vital for the digestion of general public. He was detained on Tuesday 14th of August violating the Nigeria Constitution and ethics of Journalism, which gives entitlement to freedom of expression, receiving and impacting ideas or information without interference. The arrest which is thereby illogical was instructed by the Inspector General of Nigeria Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, a man of substantial and nerve racking features in the police service. However, the premium times reporter was granted bail on Friday morning at a magistrate court in Abuja. He was arrested for refusing to disclose the source of a leak.

It is pathetic that the IGP abandoned as much of his responsibility and unattended too crisis within the nationhood appearance of insecurity, to exercise public confidence and flex power steering obsession. Of course, the inability of the senior police officer to read out lines might have quibbled his flinching actions as not to read and understand the provision of the constitution as well which pronounced the press as a watchdog and vanguard of truths and news in any stratification of the economy. It is sympathetic the IGP missed his beats and quality of leadership, loosed his thoughts, trust and title, wandered again in the media spaces tweaking theatrical tragedies.

In Nigeria, there are as many folks interested in creative writing directed by innate passion to hold a pen, sit closed to a table and muse themes into blank spaces. This set of believers mentored by big names, "Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe; youthful bearers as Deji Yesufu, Adejumo kabir, Ojo Aderemi, Lawal Olayimika among others", dives passionately to be advantaged of greater exploit. The society instead victimises with use of threat and unlike supremacy earpiercing empirical field work of passion and fashion in Journalism like other related phenomenom. For almost two years now, Jones Abiri, a man of forced disappearance without trial, access to drug, law or family has been detained to grow political score against the fundamental rights priced to citizenship.

The harsh reality of oppressive individual to thread on journalism, truths and voice of the people is diversified. Ijioma Caleb of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akoka Ondo state, an ungrouped member of the Students union alleged of misappropriation of fund was also suspended for been opened to the generality of students populace without a charge of crime, defensively can testify of grevious attempt of tyrants avoiding prints and pented up truths. Kunle Adebanjo of University of Ibadan in his memoir of travesty can reheat his experience. An adaptation of filming threats and wrongs of the society in publication is pacingly running out of haste. The scenes of intimidation yets maximises. Surprisingly who is the next?

Perhaps to appeal to a mainstream audience is the only ground to see regulation not in shreds but in limelight of rights and hope for the society.

Aduwo Ayodele Gabriel can best be reached via aduwogabjournalist@gmail.com 
 
First published on 247gistreal