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Lagos NUJ Election: Contestants Urged To Embrace Issue-Based Campaign

The Editor-in-Chief, The Guardian newspaper, Mr Martins Oloja, has urged contestants in the upcoming Lagos State Council Election of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) to engage in issue-based campaign. Oloja said this on Thursday when the campaign team of Adeleye Ajayi, a chairmanship candidate, visited Guardian Newspapers’ Rutam House, Lagos. “We need to restore respectability to journalists and engage in very decent campaign,”Oloja said. Receiving the team, Mr Williams Alabi, the Daily Editor of The Guardian Newspapers, advised contestants to think about the welfare of journalists, noting that many media houses could…

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Kaduna NUJ Elect First Female Correspondent Chapel Chairperson

The Correspondent of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Hajia Asma’u Halilu on Monday emerged as the Chairperson of the Correspondents Chapel, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna State Council. Halilu is the first female elected to head the correspondents chapel in the North. The new Chairperson, who emerged unopposed, pledged to offer inspiring leadership that would carry all members along. She noted that her election along with two other women, was an endorsement of the ability of women to lead for the collective interest of all members. Halilu explained that their…

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Buhari Salutes Veteran Journalist, Femi Onayemi, At 80

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Mr Femi Onayemi, veteran Journalist, who has put in 50 years in active journalism practice, as he turns 80 on September 6, 2020. The president, in a statement by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Saturday, saluted the commitment of Pa Onayemi to a profession he loves dearly. He noted that Onayemi had served variously as reporter, editor, now editorial consultant, in a journey of five decades that saw him through publications like Daily Times, Daily Sketch, The Punch, National Concord, The Mail,…

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Akwa-Ibom NUJ Boycott Fani-Kayode Press Conference

The state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Akwa Ibom state has mandated its members to boycott a press conference planned for former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode. In a statement on Friday, the chapter asked journalists not to attend any activity organised by the Fani-Kayode in the state. Fani-Kayode announced his arrival in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital, on Thursday through his twitter handle. This came days after Fani-Kayode insulted a journalist for asking him what he described as a “stupid question” at a press…

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FG Commences Rehabilitation Of 33-Year-Old Radio House

The Federal Government has commenced the first major rehabilitation of the 14-Floor Radio House Complex in Abuja since it was constructed 33 years ago.   The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced this on Monday in Abuja during a tour of the edifice under rehabilitation.   “Since the Radio House was built about 33 years ago, this is the first time the edifice is being given a major facelift,” he said.   Alhaji Mohammed said the rehabilitation work, which was supposed to be carried out in twelve…

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NGE Mourns Its Ex-President, Mallam Wada Maida, Minister Condoles With NAN

……Over Death of Board Chairman Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) is shocked at the death of one of its former Presidents, Malam Wada Maida. He died in his home in Abuja on Monday, August 17, 2020, at the age of 70. He was until his death, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) and a member of the Executive Board of the International Press Institute (IPI). He was also the Chairman of Peoples Media Limited, publishers of Peoples Daily newspaper. The accomplished journalist served…

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NGE Inaugurates Ray Ekpu-Led Constitution Review Committee

The Nigerian Guild of Editors has inaugurated its Constitution Review Committee with Mr. Ray Ekpu as the Chairman of the eight-man panel which also included former Presidents of the Guild. Speaking at the inauguration, NGE President Mustapha Isa charged the committee members to use their experience to provide a lasting solution that will help the Guild avoid crisis as witnessed at the last biennial convention held in Lagos.   SPEECH OF NGE PRESIDENT AT INAUGURATION OF CONSTITUTION REVIEW COMMITTEE ON THURSDAY 13TH, AUGUST, 2020 @ EDITORS HOUSE, IKEJA.   PROTOCOLS…

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Minister Unveils Reviewed Broadcasting Code, Hails Antitrust Provision

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has unveiled the reviewed Nigeria Broadcasting Code which contains the Antitrust provision aimed at boosting local content and encouraging the growth of the local industry, among other provisions. In his remarks at the unveiling ceremony organized by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) in Lagos on Tuesday, the Minister said the Antitrust provision will boost local content and local industry due to laws prohibiting exclusive use of rights by broadcasters who intend to create monopolies and hold the entire market to themselves.…

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NIJ House Named After Ismaila Isa Funtua

For his untiring contributions to the development of Journalism and Freedom of the Press in Nigeria and around the world, it is the privilege of the Nigerian Press Organisation – Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria ( NPAN) , Nigerian Guild of Editors ( NGE) and The Nigerian Union of Journalists  ( NUJ)  – to name the newly rebuilt Nigerian Institute of Journalism House, Adeyemo Alakija Street,  Victoria Island ,Lagos,  as ISMAILA ISA HOUSE to honour the life and times of Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua, OFR, Mni , who died on Monday July 20,2020 after…

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Minister Mourns Isa Funtua, Hails Contributions To Media Devt

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has described the death of Mallam Isma’ila Isa Funtua as a rude shock and a severe blow to the media industry in the country. In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister hailed Mallam Isa Funtua’s contribution to media development and his untiring defence of free speech and the freedom of the press, starting from his days as the founder of the Democrat Newspapers to his stint as the President of the Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN). He…

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