ASKOMP Lifts Ban On Kwara Govt, Police Coverage

The Association of Kwara Online Media Practitioners (ASKOMP) has applauded the dedication, commitment and support of members during the #FreeAkoguns Advocacy.

It could be recalled that the Association had on Friday 14th October, 2022 declared coverage blackout for the Kwara state government and Nigeria Police Force over detention of two journalists alleged of defaming Kwara state Governor and his Chief Press Secretary.

ASKOMP in a statement issued on Saturday by its Chairman, Shola Salihu Taofeek, expressed appreciation to other Kwarans and media groups that joined the voice against intimidation and harassment of Abdulrasheed Akogun and Dare Akogun.

The Association therefore lifts ban placed on Kwara State Government and Kwara State Police Command during the crisis.

ASKOMP says the association will continue to provide support for Abdulrasheed Akogun and his brother, Dare Akogun during the ongoing legal process on allegation of defamation of character raised against them by the Chief Press Secretary to Kwara Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye.

ASKOMP also awaits Police action on petition submitted against four people including Kwara State Governor’s Aide that defamed the prestigious association.


Ibrahim Sheriff is the Editor of Fresh Insight and former Special Assistant on Media to the Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly. Although a management science researcher by training, he has over five years experience of practice in Journalism, Public Relations and Communication Strategy. Sheriff holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance from Kwara state University, Malete. He has Certificates in Digital Journalism, Enterprise Creation and Skill Acquisition (ECSA) and Basic Econometrics Data Analysis, as well as Bank of Industry (BoI) Certificate in Business Management. He is also a holder of Diploma in Cooperative Studies from Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin.

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