Media Organizations ran into serious hitch at the weekend with the pulling out
of its most senior partner – the League of Maritime Editors (LOME).
of Maritime journalists of Nigeria (AMJON).
of Maritime Editors, Non – Aligned and Maritime Correspondents of Nigeria
At the groups’ rescheduled general meeting at the weekend attended by the
merging groups except MARCON; the League of Maritime Editors expressed
disappointment over what it called ‘name –dropping’.
unprofessional behavior, and considered it as one of the key reasons for its
decision to opt out of the proposed merger.
hijacking of the intended new Association by seemingly unqualified persons
masquerading as journalists and whose motive it described as ‘self-serving.’
displeasure at the way the good intention of the Hon. Minister of
Transportation Rt Hon. Rotimi Amaechi was derailed by greed, inordinate
ambition and the cantankerous attitude of those jostling to lead the new
heated up the polity thereby forcing the League to recall its member who
was serving as the Chairman of the Electoral Committee – Chief Timothy Paul
Okorocha, who thus, resigned as chairman.
At the meeting, three-time MARAN President Ray Ugochukwu as well as David
Olademeji -a member of the Electoral Committee pleaded with the League to have
a rethink, but it insisted on pulling out.
of Maritime Editors pledged its unflinching support to work harmoniously with
the Hon. Minister of Transportation in his quest to reposition the maritime
Signed: President, Ovie Edomi, and Secretary General, Eddie