Aso Rock today barred AIT,Arise TV, STV, Ben TV and other TV and radio stations from covering activities at the Presidential Villa.
Also barred were reporters from Punch, Thisday,Tribune,The Guardian,Vanguard ,Daily Trust and other major newspapers, while a few were allowed to send in their photographers.
A Press Release from Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina stated that the measure was due to Coronavirus which forces a limitation to the number of people expected at a gathering.
Those approved for coverage include Channels TV, NTA, TVC, NAN, Sun, VON, and FRCN.
Photographers include: Thisday, Guardian, Leadership, Vanguard and Daily Trust.