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Ray Ekpu

27 Feb 2018
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...
14 Nov 2017
From verifiable historical records of Nigeria’s chequered socio-political history, the mass media can justifiably and evidently pride itself, more than any profession, as occupying the frontline in nation building.
17 Oct 2017
Nigerian Breweries Plc recently celebrated outstanding journalism practice at the ninth edition of its Golden Pen Awards, which took place in Lagos.
30 Aug 2017
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.
25 Apr 2017
Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi turned 70 on April 13 this year. Since Nigeria’s longevity age is said to be 53.1 years, Yemi has beaten that death-line by 16.9 years.
19 Apr 2017
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.
13 Apr 2017
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…
30 Mar 2017
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.
28 Mar 2017
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.
29 Oct 2016
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.
20 Oct 2016
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.
20 Aug 2016
It is indeed a paradox of journalism development that a weeklong conference organized by the aristocracy of the Nigerian mass media, the Guild of Editors (NGE) could be described as underreported.


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