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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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Oyewole: First African journalist on East-West journalism fellowship

A Senior Reporter of the Daily Trust Newspapers, Nurudeen Adeyinka Oyewole recently emerged as the first Nigerian and sub-saharan African journalist to win the East-West journalism fellowship in United States. Oyewole, based in Lagos is one of the 14 other international journalists selected from Asia, North America, Europe and Africa. Since the journalism fellowship began in 2003, organisers said this is th ...

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Labaran: Nigeria Editorial Lead, BBC Pidgin

The Editorial operations of the new BBC Pidgin service will be lead by  Bilkisu Labaran is an accomplished multimedia journalist who has edited, produced and presented high profile programmes across television, radio and online – including Newsday, Focus on Africa TV/Radio and BBC World. With almost 25 years’ experience, Bilkisu has dedicated most of her working life to the promotion of quality journalism i ...

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Godwin Dudu: Sports officionado

Veteran journalist, Gbenga Oni Olusola highlights sports journalism and development exploits of Godwin Dudu Orumen  Yeah, if you are a sports lover, this face must be familiar to you, if not even his name, Godwin Dudu Orumen. To lovers of football and everything about football , local and foreign, this Edo State, but highly cosmopolitan and urbane man brought sheer joy to their living rooms in the 90s with ...

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Editors like no other

A question by Lekan Otufodunrin, Media Career Specialist on Facebook  triggers off a wave of memorable recollections of the contribution of editors who have mentored many accomplished Nigerian journalists  After reading a line in the profile of a new Style editor appointed by New York Times which described him as an editor known for nurturing voices of writers, I was so impressed that I shared a question on ...

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Nezianya, ex-NAN director named SA Media

A veteran journalist, Mr Tony Obiora Nezianya, has been appointed as one of the special assistants on media to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra. Nezianya  retired from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) after 34 years of service and later became the Group Editor-In Chief of Echonewsng.com, an online news medium. He retired as Director/Head of the Sports and the Lagos Metropolitan Desks. Nezianya had served a ...

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Econet-Airtel Nigeria: My 15 incredible years by Emeka Oparah

On the fifteenth anniversary of working with Nigeria's major telecommunication company, Airtel Nigeria, Emeka Oparah, Vice President, Corporate Communications & CSR  writes on his career fulfilling experience. I'm lacking in appropriate words, in English Language, that is, to describe the last 15 years, during which I have moved from working for Econet Wireless to Vodacom Nigeria to Vmobile to Celtel Ni ...

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CNN Correspondent lauds Nigerian hospital for saving her mother’s life

When many Nigerian are of the opinion that Nigerian hospitals are the worst places in the world to receive medical attention, some foreigners however are of different opinion. On Sunday, July 2, 2014, Isha Sesay, an anchor and Correspondent with CNN, who is of Sierra Leonean descent, drew the attention of Nigerians when she took to her social media and thanked “Nigerian doctors and nurses” for saving her mo ...

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How female journalist’s story influenced change in Kenya’s law

A story by a former winner of the Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award has brought about a change in the law in Kenya. As a result of her report, All Kenyan schoolgirls are now to get free sanitary pads, the government has said. Four years ago, Judy Kosgei won the Thomson Foundation Young Journalist award for her revelatory stories, which included a story about how up to two million young girls were un ...

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What I learnt as an intern during Back in the Newsroom Fellowship

In February, as I started my 10-week, International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)  Back in the Newsroom Fellowship, I looked forward to immersing myself in journalism and all aspects of what USA Today did. As a senior entering my last semester at Morgan State University, I was honored to be selected for what was essentially a paid internship with a strong mentoring component. Even more exciting was the chan ...

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