The Editorial Guidelines are PositiveNaija’s values and standards, which applies to all our content, wherever and however it is received.
Section 1: PositiveNaija’s Editorial Standards
We seek to establish the truth and use the highest reporting standards to provide responsible coverage that is impartial, accountable, transparent, independent of external interests and ultimately, serving all audiences (predominantly, Nigeria and Nigerians).
Vision: To inspire hope and pride in every Nigerian.
Mission: As a human-centered enterprise, to continuously strive towards creating a good, well-informed and empathetic society for Nigeria and Nigerians through news management and impactful initiatives.
Core Values: Truth, reliability (commitment, courage, competence & consistency), respect, valid sense of judgement and excellence.
Our Big Ideas: Standards, Reliability, Impact and Speed.
Section 2: Development of PositiveNaija’s Editorial Standards
The editorial standards we aim to achieve and maintain continue to evolve but in a consistent manner. Furthermore, in recognition of varying levels of current development standards across various sectors, some sectors might receive recognition with published positive news in appreciation of the growth with such achievement or progress.
As a result of the plethora in positive progress and developments in certain sectors/categories by Nigeria and Nigerians as well as improve on the benchmark for excellence, we continuously elevate the standards accordingly.
In our commitment to promoting the culture of excellence and responsible journalism, we are pleased to confirm that posts eligible for publication on our platform will be guided by the following parameters.
We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from our platform including without limitation if it violates any aspect of our editorial guidelines.
|Categories||Editorial Standards for Published Posts
|General||Nigerian citizens (still, we respect every person of Nigerian descent/ancestry).|
|General||We only publish news with content demonstrating present attainment rather than futuristic projections/speculations.|
|General||For awards, recognitions, honours, etc., the rationale or reason(s) or context for understanding be made available in the reported/presented news. When this is not present, we shall rely on our conviction based on the recipient’s merit for such honour.|
|General||For awards, recognitions, honours, etc., the character of the awardee as well as awarding entity deemed as exemplary based on our knowledge shall be a determinant.|
|General||News with incomplete list of winners will not be published. Organisers of recognitions and journalists should ensure fair/just reporting rather than selective reporting of certain awardees. We however, endeavour to still check/collate from various news source in such regard.|
|General||PositiveNaija media or press or communication kit|
|General||Award in the name of person predominantly epic/first-of-its-kind/history defining.|
|Art, Media & Entertainment||
|Business & Economy||
|Health & Environment||
|Leadership & Diplomacy||Predominantly epic/first-of-its-kind/history defining appointments.|
|Science & Technology||
|Religion, Social Values & Empowerment||
|“Avoid Greed This Week” campaign||
Section 3: Political Ideology
We do not subscribe to any political ideology or political activism.
In addition, we do not lend our work/platform to instruments of political (or electoral) contexts of any kind.
Section 4: Guest Posts
Currently, we do not accept/publish guest posts on PostiveNaija (free publishing). However, if the article or material is consistent with the scope and objectives of our work as well as our editorial guidelines, we may consider it.
- Opportunities for data mining from PositiveNaija news (already: geographical data and factors for progress).
- Not every news/info can be ‘keyworded’.
- Lectures of Leke Alder
- The concept of Abulecentrism and Nigeria’s political, economic and social logjams, By Prof. Olurinde Lafe
- Purpose Share
- Project Topics
- Fela Durotoye – The State of the Nation
- The Good Country
- Onye Nkuzi: “… what can we sell to these markets”?
- Reward System
- Teach, Entertain, Inspire and Engage
- Nigeria: In Search of Patriots, By Dele Agekameh
- The Ethics of Engaged Journalism by Michael Fancher
- Quotes: Friedrich Schiller
- How a group of Nigerian journalists are digitising thousands of old newspapers
- Where are the journalism training and education centres in Africa?
Our Advocated Performance Indicators on Redefined & Excellent Standards of Nigeria’s Value Based System [First created: 29-10-2017]
In simple terms, these indicators represent the signal identified/recognised by PositiveNaija that shows the extent of ideal progress made by Nigeria. We therefore believe that in course of achieving any of these indicators at any given time, in such sphere (and notably beyond), a consistent, genuine and verifiable transformation of the Nigerian society has occurred.
These indicators takes into consideration the past and current dispositions, which serve as a useful lead into a sensible and prosperous future.
- A Nigerian emerging winner of the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership. [Reference: Mo Ibrahim Foundation]
- Nigeria ranked 1st in overall governance performance in the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG). [Reference: Mo Ibrahim Foundation]
- All Nigerian States and the Federal Government of Nigeria publish their budgets/contracts. [Reference: BudgIT Nigeria]
- All MDAs of Nigerian States and the Federal Government of Nigeria publish their call circulars. [Reference: BudgIT Nigeria].
- A Nigerian or Nigerian entity emerging winner of The Nobel Peace Prize [Reference: Nobel Peace Prize]
- The Nigerian Police ranked Africa’s best police service in the World Internal Security and Police Index (WISPI) [Reference: WISPI]
2021 News under consideration; subject to verification/countering
- Webometrics (universities) [Rationale: from 2023 edition / 20th edition]
- Dirty Slap idea
*Last updated: 31 July 2022