4 Aug 2022
Young Nigerians may not understand the enormity of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the first Premier of the defunct Western Region (now Ekiti, Edo, Delta, Lagos, Ogun, Osun, Ondo and Oyo states).
2 Nov 2021
Experts in journalism have called on journalists to report actions that tend to promote mutual relationships across ethnic, religious or political divides.
25 Aug 2021
On Friday, July 30, a week before the 2021 edition of Ray Ekpu’s birthday, a piece, remarkable enough to form a chapter of its own in the History of Nigerian Journalism, was written in Uyo by a non-journalist,....
16 Feb 2021
A few years ago Dr Udeme Nnanna who was the Head of Department of Mass Communication at the Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua, had invited me to come and speak to his students of Mass Communication.
20 Oct 2020
On October 19, 1986, foremost journalist and one of the founding editors of Newswatch magazine, Dele Giwa, was gruesomely murdered via a parcel bomb in his Lagos home.
9 Aug 2020
It has been gratifying to note that nothing has taken any steam out of the controversial story of the rechristening of the NUJ house in honour of the late Isa Ismaila Funtua.
4 Feb 2020
Nigeria has since independence established its reputation firmly as an import crazy country. We import almost anything from corn to cake and caviar and from mushrooms to manicure materials and from trolleys to toothpick.
14 May 2019
The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has just rounded off its biennial convention in Lagos and elected a new executive that will hold office...
12 Mar 2019
I have reached a very significant point in my regular public writing, and compelled by a personal work restructuring that I just undertook to step it down significantly, by 70% perhaps. It means I would henceforth intervene in national discourse only on very few occasions when I feel so strongly, and when I need to…
11 Dec 2018
Professor of mass communication and veteran columnist, Olatunji Dare, and former Editor-in-Chief of Newswatch magazine, Mr. Ray Ekpu, will on Saturday, December 15, 2018, be decorated with Lifetime Achievement award by Diamond Awards for Media Excellence (DAME). Educated at the University of Lagos where he earned a first class Bachelor’s degree in mass communication in…
28 Sep 2018
League of Nigerian Columnists (LNC), a professional body out to ensure good governance and hold government accountable, was inaugurated yesterday in Lagos.
28 Aug 2018
Without billboards or banners, or anything of such things, a seven letter byline – Ray Ekpu – has for the past 45 years in a life of 70 years, so far, remains a brand in Nigerian journalism. As indications show today, till tomorrow almost all news media platforms in Nigeria would want to have him…