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Veteran sports writer dies at 60

The Nigeria Football Supporters Club has expressed shock at the death of its member and veteran sports journalist, Mr Ewedapo Akintunde, which occurred on Saturday. Akintunde, who retired from the News Agency of Nigeria in 2016 as an Assistant Editor-in-Chief, died in his residence in Itoki, Ogun,  during an illness. He was aged 60 and survived by a wife and three children. The NFSC Chairman, Samuel Ikpea, ...

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IPC launches Nigerian Journalists’ Internet Rights Initiative, calls for safety of journalists Online

As the global community marks the “International Day for Universal Access to Information” (IDUAI), the International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria has announced the launch of the “The Nigerian Journalists Internet Rights Initiative (NJIRI)”. Director of IPC, Mr. Lanre Arogundade said the main objectives of the NJIRI are to defend Internet and digital rights as well as the safety of journalists online. M ...

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New Telegraph journalist emerges best reporter at GoldenPen, as NB rewards journalists

Isioma Madike, a reporter with the New telegraph newspaper has won the reporter of the year award at this year Nigerian Breweries Golden Pen Award. The reporterwon on his investigative report, “Shonga Farms: The dream of Zimbabwean Whites’’, which seek to reveal the happenings at the Shonga farm project believe to have been a dead dream,which he also also received N2million. The 2017 Nigerian Breweries Gold ...

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Campus editors to hold 2017 convention in Ogun

National Association of Nigerian Campus Editors NANCE, is set to hold her 2017 convention at the National Union of Journalists NUJ Secretariat Hall, Oke Ilewo Ile-iwe iroyin Abeokuta Ogun State. The Convention, which is expected to hold on the 6th and 7th of October 2017, which would comprise about 300 campus editor across the country. Campus Editors would be joined at the convention by the Ogun State Commi ...

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HWPL to establish news website concentrating on peace-related issues

The heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), an international NGO under the UN ECOSOC (United Nation Economic and Social Council) says it's planning to establish a news platform as a website concentrating on peace-related issues, and also will be taking account of solutions offered by professional journalists. Mr. Ian Seo, Chief Manager of International Press Department, HWPL from South K ...

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Journalists Advocate Commitment to Building Peace in Our Times ​

In the face of nuclear test, military conflict, terrorism and violent extremism that recently increases instability in the globe, the role of press with active engagement of journalists in peace building was discussed on September 17th in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), an international NGO under the UN ECOSOC, hosted the 3rd Annual Commemoration of the ...

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Things to know about Dr. Akinreti Qasim, new Lagos NUJ chairman

Dr. Akinreti Olalere Qasim was born 10th October, 1967. He obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1979 from the Seventh Day Adventist Primary School, Ibadan. By 1985, he got his West African School Certificate, WASC from Loyola College. Two years later, in 1987, he got the Higher School Certificate (HSC) from Oduduwa College Ile ife. He was later admitted into University of Ibadan and graduated wi ...

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CALL FOR APPLICATION: 2017 WOLE SOYINKA AWARD FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING

The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism is calling for applications for the 12th edition of Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting. Nigerian journalists or team of journalists, full or part-time, with stories published between 4th October 2016 and 3rd October 2017, can apply for opportunity. This award seeks to honour journalism works from the print, online, photo, editorial cartoon, te ...

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Dr. Akinreti Emerges New Lagos NUJ Chairman

Dr Qasim Olalere Akinreti of the Voice of Nigeria, VON on  Friday emerged the new Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ,  Lagos State Council. Akinreti defeated Mr Leye Ajayi of the News Agency of Nigeria by 288 to 272 votes to emerge winner of the NUJ election held at the Multi-Purpose Hall of the Eko FM, Agidingbi, IKeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. Abiola Beckley of Daar Communications also won ...

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The rise of female sports journalists in Nigeria

By, Adeyinka Akintunde Sports has been described in simple terms to mean all forms of competitive physical activity or games which aim to maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants, and in some cases, entertainment for spectators. A country like Nigeria is blessed with so many sporting activities with football, which is popularly referred to as the “King of Spo ...

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