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.
Academic tasks youths on digital literacy
Dean, Faculty of Education, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Dr Dele Giwa has lamented the inability of Nigerian youths to meet up with the 21st century digital literacy standard.
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.
Ubani seeks repeal of obnoxious laws against journalists
Human rights crusader, Mr. Monday Onyekachi Ubani has called for the repel of obnoxious laws that impedes the practice of journalism in the country.
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.
Is Giwa’s ghost now old?
Today is the 30th anniversary of Dele Giwa’s assassination. For us who were with him at Newswatch magazine, it was the day the world changed. Giwa was the pioneer Editor-in-Chief ...