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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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Why Abati, others should stop violating newspapers copyrights

Is it right for websites like the one published by former Presidential media adviser, Reuben Abati, to reproduce content from print newspapers without their permission or without re-writing them ? Simon Ateba, Publisher of Simonatebanews.com says No and warns of the consequence in a facebook post.   Reuben Abati, the former presidential spokesman, copies the editorials of The Punch, The Sun and others ...

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Lateef Raji and the arrogance of death

Tayo Ogunbiyi of the Lagos State Ministry of Information & Strategy pays tributes to his late boss, friend and mentor, Lateef Raji, former Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor (2011-2015).  One of the most painful experiences anyone could have on earth is the death of a loved one. No doubt about it, death occurs in diverse places and through various means on a daily basis. In-fact, man has come t ...

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Who still buys newspapers?

Adeyinka Akintunde writes on the declining fortunes of newspapers due to mainly the internet and the dire  economic situation in the country. Until recently, Justice Ugochukuwu Ogakwu of the Court of Appeal always took pride in reading copies of two newspapers he buys daily and draws the attention of his wife to some supposed major news items he read. His assumption was that since he doesn’t see his wife re ...

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New journalism: Evolve or die

Praise Olowe, a graduate of Mass Communication from Joseph Ayo University (JABU) on national youth service at The Nation Newspapers shares her thoughts on contributions of speakers at the Women in Journalism Conference 2017.   Considering the speed at which the world of technology, social media and information dissemination is growing, it has become very necessary for journalists to master the use of n ...

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Interns: What we learnt at Women in Journalism conference

The fourth edition of Women in Journalism Africa conference 2017, themed “PIONEERS, INNOVATORS AND THE BRAVE NEW WORLD”, was held on Thursday 6th of July at the Muson Centre in Lagos Nigeria. Some students from Yaba College of Technology who are interns at The Nation Newspaper in this compilation highlighted what they learnt at the programme.   IYIOLA RACHAEL MOROLAYO Success is personal, only you can ...

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Dispatch From Washington DC: Journalism or Overnight Blogging

Publisher of SimeonAteba.com, Simeon Ateba writes on the difference between being a professional journalist and an 'overnight' blogger.   On  July 10, I was at the Harry S Truman Building  in Washington, the boisterous American capital for an aviation event. That building is where the United States Department of State, also known as the State Department, is located, a few blocks away from the White Hou ...

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Internship Diary: Journalism isn’t easy

Joseph Olaoluwa, graduate of English and Literary Studies from Obafemi Awolowo University writes on his sojourn to and in The Nation. With the appropriate experience as a student journalist and veteran campus journalist in the eyes of many, one would think landing an internship with a top newspaper firm would be as easy as lighting a candle with flame. Alas! It is not the same in the real sense of things. F ...

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How free is the Nigerian press ? (Watch Video)

Fisayo Soyombo is one of the most celebrated investigative journalists in Nigeria.  In this interview with FreePress Nigeria, he speaks about press freedom in Nigeria, emphasizing that journalism is a tool that can be used to advance the society. Watch this video and join in our question and answer poll on if the Nigerian press is really free ? Video... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qn3my0h1jeM ...

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Celebrating Nigerian sports journalists

In commemoration of the World Sports Journalists Day, Segun Odunayo pays tributes to top Nigerian sports journalists Today marks the 23rd year of celebrating Sports Journalists across the world. Sports Journalists report about sporting activities and various happenings in the world of sports. In Nigeria and other countries across the globe, the advantages of this aspect or field of journalism cannot be over ...

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