The Minister of Information and Supervising Minister of Defence, Mr. Labaran Maku has said that journalists have aligned themselves to political parties, and this, is regrettable.
While addressing a large audience at a World Press Conference in Abuja, the Minister said, media men are now looking at political leaflet and publishing stories based on ownership of the newspaper. He said that before one believes any newspaper, one must first know the owner of the paper and the party he or she belongs to.
He however advised that, this is not how it is supposed to be and called on journalists to adhere to the ethics of journalism.
Federal Ministry of Information (FMI) Press Release