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Daily Trust Invites Nomination For African Of The Year 2019 Award  

One of Nigeria’s leading independent newspaper, DAILY TRUST, has called for nomination of exemplary personalities for the coveted African of the Year 2019 award from August 19 to October 18, 2019. In a statement issued at the weekend,CEO/Editor-in-Chief of Media Trust Limited, publishers of DAILY TRUST, Mr. Mannir Dan-Ali, said ideal nominees should be ordinary Africans who have made extra-ordinary contributions to humanity in any field from any part of the continent. Dan-Ali disclosed that the award consists of three components, namely, a permanent plaque, a certificate of merit and…

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MeCAM Seeks Focus On Child Nutrition, Boosts Awareness

A media advocacy group; under the auspices of the Media Against Child Malnutrition (MeCAM),  with focus on curbing children malnutrition in Nigeria, has explained that its goal is to bridge the gap in media reports on nutrition. The National Coordinator of MeCAM, Mr. Remmy Nweke at a media roundtable on “Exclusive Breastfeeding: Changing the Nigerian story” in Abuja recently to mark the 2019 World Breast Feeding Week organized by the Civil Society Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) said that the group was founded by senior media editors to bridge…

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World Journalism Council Election: Buhari Congratulates Prof Akinfeleye 

President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded the election of Prof. Ralph Akinfeleye into the World Journalism Education Council, the first African to achieve such feat. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesinain Abuja on Monday, the president congratulated Akinfeleye over his new appointment. According to him, the Federal Government will always appreciate those who bring honour to the country, particularly in the areas of scholarship and other lofty endeavors. Buhari noted that the election of the University of Lagos don in Paris, France, last…

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Chapel Election: Kwara NUJ Defies National Body, Inaugurates New Exco

The Kwara Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Friday called the bluff of the union’s President, Mr Chris Isiguzo, by inaugurating executive members of the Correspondent Chapel against directive. The council, led by its Chairman, Abdulwahab Umar, defied the directive of Isiguzo, who directed that the controversial planned election of the correspondents be discontinued. He also ordered that an open and transparent arrangement be put in place to elect the new executives. The crisis however got to the peak on Thursday when Umar announced his readiness to…

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Guild Of Editors Mourns Veteran Journalist Odafe Othihiwa

The entire members of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) received with shock news of the demise of veteran journalist and Editor, Sir Odafe Othihiwa, who was aged 77. In a statement jointly signed by the President Funke Egbemode and General Secretary Mary Atolagba, the Guild said: “Sir Othihiwa was a former News Editor of the defunctNigerian Observer from 1997 to 1981. He also served as Group General Manager of the Daily Times and African Independent Television (AIT). “He was a journalist of over five decades of professional standing, who also…

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Day UI Honoured Guardian Publisher, Maiden Alex-Ibru In Lagos

It was as if it was planned to commemorate the 2019 Matriculation Ceremony of the University of Ibadan held recently. No sooner the ceremony ended than the workaholic Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abel Idowu Olayinka ‘commanded’ some selected University senior staff to accompany him to Lagos to visit one of our alumnae who matriculated in 1969. She is no other person than the Publisher of The Guardian Newspaper, Lady Maiden Alex-Ibru. She was one of those honoured last November while UI was marking the 70th anniversary, but  couldn’t attend the function…

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Tinubu Mourns With NGE Over Tudunwada’s Passing

All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has expressed deep sadness over the passing of the Deputy President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), Malam Umar Saidu Tudunwada. The APC leader commiserated with the Tudunwada family, NGE, Kano State Government and the management of Kano State Radio Corporation over the demise. Asiwaju Tinubu prayed that God comfort the family left behind by the late Tudunwada. He also prayed that Allah grant the deceased Alijanna Fridaus. He has been buried according to Islamic rites. Tudunwada, immediate-past Managing Director of…

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NGE Mourns Deputy President, Tundun Wada Killed In Auto Crash

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) is devastated at the news of the death of its Deputy President, Malam Umar SaiduTudun Wada. The ace broadcaster died on Sunday 30th June, 2019 following a car crash on his way from Abuja to Kano. A statement jointly signed by the President of the Guild, Mrs Funke Egbemode and General Secretary, Mary Atolagbe said: “Mallam Umar Saidu was the immediate past Managing Director of Kano State Radio Corporation and was at one time a Principal Editor at the then CTV, now Abubakar Rimi Television…

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Buhari Greets Vanguard Publisher, Sam Amuka-Pemu At 84

President Muhammadu Buhari felicitates with the Chairman and Publisher of Vanguard Media Limited, Sam Amuka-Pemu, on the occasion of his 84th birthday anniversary. President Buhari joins family of the media icon, the media industry in Nigeria and beyond, to celebrate the award-winning journalist, columnist, publisher and elder statesman who has stirred the conscience of the nation for the greater part of his lifetime. President Buhari believes that Uncle Sam’s deep understanding and patriotic appreciation of Nigeria, his devotion, sense of duty and leadership in the media industry, are example to…

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An Award Of Pure Joy, My Head swelled, Says Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina today received an award which according to him made his head to swell According to him:”You could imagine how the joy kiln was kindled in my heart as a team from Penresa, a media and communications company, brought me an award at State House, Abuja, on June 11, 2019. The team was made of Adrian Ferrandis, Country Director, Penresa International, Sasha Papchanka, and Rebecca Navega. “They came bearing a plaque with the inscription Penresa Prestige: Promoter of Transparency…

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