Free newspapers for delegates Since the inauguration of the National Conference about two weeks ago, some national and not so national dailies have been distributing free newspaper copies to delegates.
An Abuja-based newspaper started the trend on the inaugural sitting day. Soon others joined the fray. One of them even took its generosity further by sharing copies to secretariat officials, journalists and other people around.
There are a couple of papers that appear to have sprung up as a result of the conference, and they publish mainly conference deliberations. These also distribute copies free to delegates.
But two weeks down the road, it appears only one newspaper has been able to sustain the tempo of generosity. All the rest have stopped distributing free copies. Even that newspaper, it now restricts the free copies distribution to delegates only, unlike before when all people going into the conference hall are given.