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FCMB Hosts Journalists on New Media

Anyone mourning the “death of journalism” based on the closure of a few newspapers hasn’t been paying attention. The exponential growth of Internet connection speed and accessibility has ushered in a journalistic renaissance, fusing art, reporting, and storytelling into a single pursuit. Multimedia and new media journalism are the new normal, and anyone hoping to thrive in the competitive journalism ...

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Only True Federalism Can Solve Nigerian Problems – Amosun

By Oladele Ogunsola, Ibadan Until Nigeria embraces true federalism, the myriad of problems being confronted would not abate, the governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle  Amosun, has said. The Ogun State helmsman, who spoke in Ibadan while delivering  the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oyo State Council’s Independence Anniversary Lecture/Award entitled ‘Nigeria @55: The Pains, The Gains, The Prospects’ held at ...

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Media Gurus Honour Jose At Annual Lecture, Seek Enthronement Of Ethics

Stories by Judith Eshemitan, Lagos It was a gathering of intellectual digestion as veteran journalist, Mr. Dan Agbese, former Editor-In-Chief, Newswatch Magazine, enlightened guests at the Ismail Babatunde Jose Lecture on Media and the Society, and Public Presentation of www.infinitylive.com.ng, held in Victoria Island, Lagos. In his speech themed, ‘The Media, Ethics and 2015 General Elections: Saint or Sinner?’, Agbese ...

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Buhari Charges Media Practitioners To Join Anti-Graft War

President Muhammadu Buhari

Stories by Judith Eshemitan, Lagos President Muhammadu Buhari has urged journalists to join in the fight against corruption. He said that given its critical role in democracy, journalists should strive and endeavour to strengthen the media. The President, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information, Mrs. Oluseyi Abiodun, spoke at the presentation of the book: 50 World ...

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Burkina Coupists Should Not Harm Foreign, Local Journalists

By Funmi Falobi Lagos The International Press Centre (IPC) has strongly condemned the palace ‘coup’ in Burkina Faso by Presidential Guards led by one Gilbert Diendere. IPC is particularly concerned about the fate of international and local journalists as well as freedom of expression activists currently gathered in the country for the annual International Festival of the Freedom of Expression ...

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How Snake Frees Journalists Detained By Judge

Justice N.I. Agbelu of the High Court 1, Ota ordered the arrest and detention of seven journalists at the court premises. But an unfolding drama in which a venomous snake played a vital role, led to the release of the journalists, three hours after. The detained journalists were Daud Olatunji (Vanguard), Samuel Awoyinfa (The Punch), Ernest Nwokolo (The Nation), Abiodun ...

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Adoption Of UNGP, A Plus For Nigeria

By Nkasiobi Oluikpe, Lagos Following series of allegations of corporate human rights abuses in various countries and in different sectors across the globe, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted the United Nations Guiding Principles on Human Rights and Business (UNGP). The UNGP contains 31 guiding principles, with the Protect, Respect and Remedy (PRR) frameworks, to help businesses better manage ...

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Journalists Task Amosun On Arepo Road

Stories by Judith Eshemitan, Lagos After an exhaustive deliberation on the deplorable road and socio-economic situation in Arepo and its neighbouring communities in Obafemi/Owode Local Government area of Ogun State, members of the Journalists Estate Residents Development Association (JERDA), have called on the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, to come to their aid. This is against the backdrop of the ...

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NBA Solicits Media Support For Enforcement Of Law

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Akwa Ibom, has solicited the support of the media in its quest for enforcement of law in the state. The appeal was made by Mr. Aniekan Akpan, chairman of the Uyo branch of the association, this week in Uyo, on his visit to the chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in the ...

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NUPENG Calls For Release Of Vanguard Columnist, Donu Kogbara

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has condemned in its entirety the kidnap of famous Vanguard Columnist, Donu Kogbara and appealed to her abductors to release her immediately and unconditionally. The union expressed disappointment at the security agencies for their inability to rescue the columnist after a week in captivity. NUPENG wants the kidnappers to release ...

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INL Staff Wins Copenhagen Consensus Center Award

The Business Editor of Daily Independent, Mr. Sylvester Enoghase, has won a Copenhagen Consensus Center (CCC) scholarship award. The CCC is a think tank that researches the smartest solutions for the world’s biggest problems by cost-benefit. Its studies are conducted by more than 100 economists from internationally renowned institutions, including seven Nobel Laureates, to advise policy-makers and philanthropists how to ...

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Veteran Journalists Urge Buhari To Establish Workers’ Bank

Stories by Judith Eshemitan, Lagos The Association of Nigerian Veteran Journalists has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to establish a Workers’ Bank with branches across the 36 states of the federation, to prevent government owing workers for months. This was contained in a communiqué signed by the Osun State branch of the association, at the end of the workshop organised to ...

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Mismanagement of Media Houses Hinders Devt of Journalism in Nigeria – Ajayi

By Judith Eshemitan, Lagos   John Ajayi, Publisher/Chief Executive, Marketing Edge Magazine, brands, marketing and advertising magazine, started his journalism with The News and Temple, then moved to ThisDay, where he was privileged to introduce a column on advertising and marketing, which was a brand new genre of journalism at the time. Ajayi, in this chat with Daily Independent speaks on ...

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Media Education: Journalists’ Teachers Identify Challenges, Solutions

By Judith Eshemitan,  Lagos   The performance of an individual highly depends on the nature and quality of training he has. This is one principle that applies to every profession in the society and the media is no exception as it is a profession that requires discipline, integrity and strict adherence to etiquettes and norms of the profession. This incited ...

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Nigerian Develops Two Digital Media Platforms

The drive to expand Nigerian and African Information Communication Technology (ICT) market has motivated a 31-year-old Nigerian, Emmanuel Gabriel, to develop two digital social media platforms: OpenBinacle and GleeOn, to market Nigeria and Africa to the world. Speaking with newsmen after launching the platforms in Abuja last week, Gabriel disclosed that he hoped his two social media platforms would compete ...

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Social Media Leap: Radio Most Common Source Of Information

By Judith Eshemitan,  Lagos   Notwithstanding the presence of several social media in the country, the majority of Nigerians still rely on radio as their source of information, despite a decline in the use of the medium in recent years. This is according to findings of a new snap poll, conducted by NOIPolls, a Nigerian survey and polling firm. The ...

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NBC Jams Transmissions from Radio Biafra

The National Broadcasting Commission, (NBC), has successfully jammed signals coming from the controversial Radio Biafra. This was revealed by the Federal Ministry of Information, through its Permanent Secretary, Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan. Yemi-Esan, after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, disclosed to State House correspondents in Abuja, that the President frowned at the conditions of Journalists and other media practitioners whose ...

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Sketch Newspaper will Hit Newsstands Again, Odu’a Assures

Adewale Raji, the Group Managing Director

By Judith Eshemitan,  Lagos   Hope of the resuscitation of the defunct Sketch Press Ltd, publishers of Daily Sketch, Weekend Sketch,Sunday Sketch, and Gbohungbohun, has come alive, as the Odu’a Investment Company Ltd assures Nigerians of the publications coming to the news stand before the end of the year. This assurance was given by Adewale Raji, the Group Managing Director ...

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Airtel Partners ‘Journalism Clinic’ To Train Journalists

Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has partnered The Journalism Clinic to host a four-city-four-week multimedia journalism training/road show for 100 Nigerian journalists. The exciting initiative, which is billed to start in Lagos on 27 July, will expose select journalists to tools and techniques to make their content more compelling to the vast audiences who now, more than ever before, ...

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NUJ Pickets THISDAY, Warns Newswatch, AIT, National Mirror, Others

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) lived up to its threat to shut down media houses owing their staff salaries to the 9th to 12th months. The union had in a statement last week disclosed that apart from throwing its weight behind the staff of the owing media houses, it will take further action which includes but not limited to ...

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Why Nigeria Still Operates Analogue – NBC

Following last week’s publication on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC)’s failure to successfully switch over from analogue to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), the commission has apologised to Nigerians for its inability to meet the June 17 international deadline. NBC had last week attributed the failure of the switch over to lack funding; but in a statement signed by Awwalu Salihu, ...

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NBC Urges Nigerians To Ignore Radio Biafra

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has urged the public to ignore Radio Biafra transmission. This is contained in a statement signed by Director, Public Affairs, of the commission, Awwalu Salihu,  in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja. The statement said the commission had become aware of a pirate radio station transmitting seditious and divisive contents contrary to the ...

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Buhari Recalls Expelled Deutsche Welle Correspondent

By Judith Eshemitan,  Lagos   President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the re-issuance of Presidential Villa Press Pass to Deutsche Welle correspondent, Ubale Musa, who was expelled from the villa by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan. While presenting the reissued Villa Press Pass to Musa at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on ...

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Journalists Decry Lack of Insurance Policy, Despite Job’s Hazards

By Judith Eshemitan,  Lagos   Following incessant attacks on journalists across the country, pressmen have reiterated the need for the provision of insurance policy by media houses for their staff. Based on the risky nature of the profession, there is the need for journalists to be insured, but the big question is how many media houses today make provision for ...

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Need for a more responsive media industry

Odunfa

By Nkasiobi Oluikpe  / Lagos Journalism, as far as Nigeria is concerned has come a long way. And coming a long way, it has passed through thick and thin to get to where it is presently. For every student of Mass Communications, journalism in Nigeria dates back to 1859 when Iwe Irohin was established in Abeokuta, Ogun State by Henry Townsend. ...

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