Arthur Nwankwo: Patriotic activism and ideological pragmatism
Nigeria is indeed a blessed country. And this is a statement we can confidently make from the perspective of the many dimensions of Nigeria’s greatness. One usual way to assess this blessedness is to reference
The guru takes a bow: Tribute to Chief Alex Akinyele
I first met Chief Alex Akinyele sometime in 1984 when we were shopping for investors in our admittedly ambitious news media project
Ubon Jimmy Akpan: Sunset at noon
Writing the word ‘late’ or referring to Akparawa Ubon Jimmy Akpan in the past has been the most traumatizing experience for me. The mere fact that I cannot escape the dreaded word or circumvent the reality that he is no more; would never be seen, or exchanged those wisecracks gives me goose pimples.
Dele Giwa: The Flaming Journalist
Today marks the day Dele Giwa was born. Sumonu Oladele “Baines” Giwa was born in 1947 to a family who worked in the palace of Oba Adesoji Aderemi, the Ooni of Ife. After his secondary school education in Ile Ife, he headed to Brooklyn College, USA to study English. In 1974, he married an American nurse.…
Dele Giwa, Gani Fawehinmi, others, honoured at TELL Awards for Excellence
It was pomp and pageantry recently at Civic Centre, Lagos, when the late celebrated journalist, Dele Giwa, late legal icon, Gani Fawehinmi, and other distinguished Nigerians were honoured at the maiden edition of Tell Awards of Excellence.
Southern Kaduna massacres on my mind
Southern Kaduna is a microcosm of Nigeria. It is, by any stretch of the imagination, emblematic of our collectivity. The people, who are marooned in their troublous ancestral Kaduna...
Newswatch: Sad end to ‘a way of life’!
Newswatch newsroom turned into an imaginary madhouse on Thursdays. It was the day deep-voiced Nosa Igiebor could be heard calling for stories from reporters working frantically to beat deadlines.
At Dele Giwa’s 30th year memorial, stakeholders lament journalists’ insecurity
The escalating incidence of brutality, persecution and gruesome murder of journalists has again come into public scrutiny, as a matter of serious concern. Stakeholders have raised fresh alarm on the continuous onslaught against....
Falana, NUJ, others task Buhari on Dele Giwa’s murder
As the late renowned journalist, Dele Giwa was being remembered yesterday, the Federal Government was charged to begin a fresh probe to unravel his killers.