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8 Feb 2015
THE International Press Centre (IPC) Lagos last week took its voter education campaign to the grassroots educating representatives of women, youth, artisans groups and people with disabilities on the need to enlighten and sensitise members of their community to participate actively in the forthcoming election in a non-violent manner.   The Coordinator, Strengthening Citizens Engagement in…
8 Feb 2015
A REFRESHINGLY new site, www.daylight.ng, has joined the league of online publications in Nigeria. According to the publisher, Azuh Amatus, the news site is a highly focused, vocal, reliable, impartial and agenda setting online newspaper with a difference.     Shedding light on his latest exploit, Azuh, a former Society Editor of The Sun Newspapers…
Women-participants--
1 Feb 2015
THE role of the media as campaign platform and public sphere during elections especially will not be discharged efficiently unless the right to equitable media access is enjoyed by all political actors regardless of their gender.   In fact, section 1.2 of the newly released Nigerian Media Code of Election Coverage (NMCEC) tasks media organisations…
1 Feb 2015
THE Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ) has approved the appointment of Mr. Gbemiga Ogunleye as the Provost, and Mr. Jide Johnson as the Deputy Provost of the institution. The appointment, which takes effect from March 2, 2015, according to the Council is part of the commitment to further reposition the institution…
1 Feb 2015
TO ensure that Lagos residents adopt the right values in their interaction with fellow citizens, institutions and public utilities, the Spirit of Lagos recently launched a campaign.  The campaigners, who have been using different media platforms to dish out their messages for a new culture and values expected from the citizens, believed that this is…
1 Feb 2015
TECHNOLOGICAL advances are making lifestyle to change: the kind of music people listen to, the food they eat, clothes they wear and where they live. The cultural landscape is being redefined, and so, are the economic dynamics and political variables.    Entrepreneurs in the creative industry -  performing and plastic art  (music, film, fashion, comedy…
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25 Jan 2015
THE deployment, by Nigeria’s political actors, of various media platforms (online, offline) connecting with the electorates ahead of the February 14, and 28, 2015 General Elections has further underscored the significance of media as an institution so strategic not only to the deepening of democratic culture, but also the overall well being of the society.…
Ambode-KK
25 Jan 2015
IN this season of upswing electioneering campaigns, media platforms have become veritable outlets for political parties and their candidates to reach out to the electorates. In conveying their messages through the media, political parties and their candidates  devise several gimmicks that they feel could successfully attract  citizens to their side.   Unlike the political rallies,…
OLATUNJI-ROTIMI-KK
25 Jan 2015
THE  Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University (LASU) has appointed Dr. Rotimi Williams Olatunji, as the Acting Dean, Adebola Adegunwa School of Communication. He succeeds Professor Lai Oso, who had served as Dean meritoriously for two terms (2011-2014).     Olatunji is an expert in Integrated Marketing Communication, with a strong bias towards Advertising as Communication. He…
25 Jan 2015
SEASON 3 of Baileys Boutique radio show kicked off on Beat 99.9 FM last Friday, December 12. The show, which airs every Friday between 8.30pm and 9.00pm, is hosted by Stephanie Coker. It also introduces Fade Ogunro, both renowned fashion icons. It is produced by Hauwa Mukan, a radio personality and celebrity stylist.    The…
25 Jan 2015
AT a time many are clamouring for the revival of indigenous languages and other values, a new Yoruba newspaper called IROYIN OWURO has been unveiled.    With a seasoned librarian/journalist, Asafa Salam, as its editor, the weekly publication hit the newsstand last December.    According to its publishers, it is a general-news medium with a…
25 Jan 2015
IN order to come up with strategies that will ensure effective implementation of the Freedom of Information Act, Over 100 civil society organizations (CSOs) from across the country working on issues relating to the freedom of information will hold a three-day meeting in Abuja from January 27 to 29, 2015.    Put together by Media…

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