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Sanwo-Olu Mourns Former Sunday Times Editor, Ogunsanwo 

…Says Nigerian Media Industry Has Lost A Colossus Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has described the death of ace journalist and former editor of the Sunday Times, Mr. Gbolabo Ogunsanwo as a colossal loss to the media industry and the country as a whole. In a condolence message on Sunday, Sanwo-Olu said the death of the ace columnist, whose weekly articles and editorial contents helped to shape the country’s social and political narratives is painful and heartbreaking. Ogunsanwo, a respected and well celebrated columnist and former acting Editor of…

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NGE Holds Annual Editors’ Conference Nov 26

The Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE, the umbrella body of all editors in Nigeria, will hold this year’s edition of its annual flagship conference, the All Nigeria Editors’ Conference, ANEC, on Thursday, November 26, 2020. ANEC is usually a three-day event but President of the Guild, Mr. Mustapha Isah, said this year’s edition will be VIRTUAL (Via Zoom) and it will be for one day. Themed: Media, People and Covid-19: How to Create Sustainability in the Digital Era, Mr. Isah explained that the Guild had to adjust the conference in view of the…

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Minister Urges NAWOJ To Push For Good Governance

The Minister for Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, on Saturday urged the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) to advocate for good governance of the country. Tallen made the call at a  three day 10th triennial delegates conference of NAWOJ tagged “Female Journalists in Contemporary Nigeria” in Minna, Niger. “You should advocate for good governance, security and good health system through your job,” she said. She said that the measure would bring about the development of the country. The Minister adviced the women journalists to give priority to gender-based issues…

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INEC Seeks Improved Synergy With Media On Peaceful Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has called for more synergy with the media for improved peaceful and credible elections in Nigeria. INEC acting Chairman, Retired AVM Ahmed Mu’azu, made the call on Wednesday in Abuja, at the commission’s virtual meeting with the media. Mu’azu commended the positive impacts of the media on the nation’s electoral process and its democracy, as demonstrated during the recent Edo and Ondo governorship elections. “On the Edo and Ondo elections, the commission must place on record, the tireless and sustained campaign by the media…

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Radio Reporter Shot Dead In Front Of His House

….In The Philippines Police on Tuesday reported that a radio commentator who survived a 2016 assassination attempt was shot dead in front of his house in the northern Philippines. According to a police report, Virgilio Maganes, 62, was about to enter his house in the town of Villasis when two suspects shot him six times. The police said he died on the spot, adding that no suspects or motive have been identified. The National Union of Journalists in the Philippines (NUJP) said Maganes was the 18th journalist to be killed…

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Botched Election: NUJ National Body Okays Caretaker Committee For Lagos Council

The national body of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Friday gave its backing to the Caretaker Committee constituted for the Lagos State Council of the union following botched election on Thursday. The NUJ made known its position in a letter signed by its Assistant National Secretary, Mudat Joseph, addressed to the Vice President, Zone B and copied the Caretaker Committee, Credential Committee and all Lagos Chapels. “Following the stalemate in the Lagos State council election of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on 5th November, 2020, the National…

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Ogene, Others Float 365Daily Newspaper

The flourishing and vibrant Nigeria media space has welcomed a new platform, 365Daily, an online newspaper. Operating as 365daily.com.ng, the new publication will hit the cyber sphere on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 with its unique motto: news uncensored! A statement by the Publisher and Editor-in -Chief, Hon. Victor Afam Ogene, said the newspaper is seeking to be the most influential, informative and reliable online newspaper, by preserving, serving and seeking for the unity, peace and development of Nigeria. Ogene, a former editor of The Source, a national  newsmagazine and former member …

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UN Says Protection Of Media, Essential For Democracy To Thrive

When you safeguard independent media, you are protecting the country’s democracy, says Ronald Kayanja, Director, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Nigeria. Kayanja spoke at a virtual event held to commemorate the 2020 International Day to End Impunity For Crimes Against Journalists. The event was organised by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), in collaboration with UNIC, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and Penpushing Media, a private media house. Kayanja  said that journalists, journalism and media houses must be protected by all means. He said that attacks…

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Boss Mustapha Delivers Realnews 8th Anniversary Lecture November 19

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the Federation, SGF, and chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, will deliver the Eighth Anniversary Lecture of Realnews Magazine on Thursday, November 19, at the Sheraton Hotel, Lagos, by 10 am prompt. Managing the COVID-19 Global Pandemic in Africa: The Nigeria Experience is the topic of the Lecture. Maureen Chigbo, publisher of Realnews Magazine Online, said: “Our choice of the 2020 topic is borne out of the devastating effect of the coronavirus global pandemic on every sector  – health, business and economy, oil and gas and socio-politics worldwide and…

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EndSARS: Irate Youths Vandalise Taraba Radio, Loot Property

Hundreds of irate youths on Monday defied the 24-hour curfew imposed on Jalingo, invaded and vandalised the State Radio station. The state Commissioner of information and reorientation,Mr Danjuma Adamu, who visited the Taraba State Broadcasting Corporation (TSBS) premises to inspect the damage done to the station, condemned the action of the youths, saying the destruction had gone beyond #EndSARS protest. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that all movable equipment in all the departments of the station were carted away by the hoodlums, who also destroyed what was left of the…

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