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Ezekwesili, Ojo, ten journalists listed for Wole Soyinka media awards

A former Minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili, the Executive Director of the Media Rights Agenda, Edetaen Ojo, and ten journalists have been shortlisted for the 12th edition of the Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting The ceremony organized by the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) is scheduled to hold on the World Anti-Corruption Day, Saturday, 9 December 2017 in Lagos ...

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Africa Business Media Innovators forum holds in Ghana

All is set for the commencement of the Africa Business Media Innovators (ABMI) 2017 in Accra, Ghana on Monday, November 13. Speakers and participants for the summit at the Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City have arrived for the three-day gathering to be hosted by Matt Winkler, Co-Founder & Editor Emeritus, Bloomberg News, and Justin Smith, CEO of Bloomberg Media. Focused on Africa, but with a global persp ...

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Media urged to drive the narratives on New Urban Agenda

The National Information Officer of UN Information Centre (UNIC), Oluseyi  Soremekun, has called on the media to drive the new narratives about urban development in Nigeria. He made the call at a Media Workshop on Post-Habitat III Conference/ New Urban Agenda organised by UNIC and the UN-Habitat Nigeria . Soremekun said the media need to get acquainted with the New Urban Agenda (NUA) as well as relevant pol ...

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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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