Nigeria an outstanding example of leadership failure, says Ekpu
Former chief executive officer of Newswatch Communications Limited, Ray Ekpu, has said Nigeria would not rise above poverty, ignorance and underdevelopment, which had undermined its citizens, until the country’s leadership selection process was reformed. He said the country was heading closer to doom as it continues to rely on crude oil as the only source…
For several weeks I could not decide whether or not to put my foot at the door of the serpent. I did not join the ongoing serpentine conversation...
NB celebrates media excellence at Golden Pen Award
Nigerian Breweries Plc recently celebrated outstanding journalism practice at the ninth edition of its Golden Pen Awards, which took place in Lagos.
Local government autonomy, the NASS doth-no-wrong
Abrasive verbal conflicts often arise on account of differential meanings we assign to either the word or the word group. Vagueness of meaning leads to cloudiness of thoughts.
Ekpu heads NGE’s electoral panel for April 28 biennial convention
Ahead of its biennial convention, the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) yesterday inaugurated a five-man electoral committee to supervise the election of a new executive on April 28 to 30 in Lagos.
History, not Ekpu’s verdict, will be kind to Aregbesola
I have been reading Ray Ekpu’s column since the 1970s when he was at the Daily Times and I literarily went with him as his journalism career coursed through National Concord before berthing at Newswatch. I was embittered when the Newswatch dream died and became happy again when he started writing for The Guardian. He’s…
The Nigerian version of the World Book Day was on Thursday March 2. It was marked unnoticeably, no frills, no thrills. In this part of the world, matters of the mind always receive scant attention. Compare this with the hoopla and fanfare with which Valentine’s Day was marked on February 14.
The University Of Lagos Bookshop I saw
It is a paradox of development that the University of Lagos bookshop we patronized in the early eighties near the mass communication department was better and bigger than the very stuffy one I saw last Thursday.