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NSF: Edo-based journalists battle for accreditation

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By Igbaugba Ehigimetor

Hours before the opening ceremony of the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin, journalists based in Edo had not yet been accredited, reports the Nigeria News Agency (NAN).

NAN reports that journalists had completed the accreditation forms for the past two weeks as part of the accreditation process.

However, while out-of-state journalists who went through the same process were duly accredited Monday evening, those working in the state were not accredited.

NAN reports that several Benin-based journalists waited endless Monday night in hopes of obtaining their accreditation labels, but were unable to.

Already, festival organizers have insisted that no one, including journalists, would be allowed to enter the stadium and other gaming venues without accreditation.

Musa Ebomhiana, project manager at the media and communication subcommittee of the local organizing committee (LOC) of the festival, however assured that Edo journalists would be accredited.

“No journalist will be denied accreditation or entry into the room,” he said. (NOPE)

(NAN)

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