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Egbemode Returns As NGE President 

Egbemode Returns As NGE President 

Funke Egbemode, Editor in chief of the New Telegraph has been returned unopposed for the office of president of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE. She will be leading the Guild for the next two years. Egbemode had occupied the position in acting capacity following the appointment of Femi Adesina and Mohammed Garba Deen as special adviser media and publicity to President Buhari and AGM at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC respectively. Elected along


Ambode Opens Editors’ Convention 

Governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos State has declared open the biennial convention of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE today at the Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja. The governor lauded the theme of the conference f the conference: A Nation in Recession: Wither The Nigerian Media? The governor said his government has made efforts to tackle the indicators of recession like unemployment.  He said his government has put in place portfolios that address the problem of


Recession In Nigeria: Whither The Media

BEING A PAPER BY EMMA AGU, PUBLISHER, ZEST TRAVELLER MAGAZINE AT THE BIENNIAL CONVENTION OF THE NIGERIAN GUILD OF EDITORS AT THE LAGOS AIRPORT HOTEL, IKEJA, LAGOS ON APRIL 29, 2017 Courtesies: His Excellency, Chairman, President…. When I was informed about my choice to give this talk, the first question that crossed by mind was: why me of all people? I felt that the Nigerian Guild Editors (NGE) could well have found an economist or

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Media Should Quit Blame Game- Lai Mohammed 

The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed believes that the theme of the biennial convention and conference of the Nigerian guild of Editor, NGE is not appropriate for the season. He said this in Lagos in his message to the convention, which was delivered by Bayo Onanuga, chief executive of News Agency of Nigeria, NAN. According to the minister, the theme A Nation in Recession: Wither The Nigerian Media? Is not in sync with

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Coup Plot Foiled In South Africa

  , including government ministers, officials of state-owned firms and prominent citizens. The twenty three years old was arrested on Wednesday following undercover operations in the capital, Pretorial, and Johannesburg. He was a founding member of the Anti-State Capture Death Squad Alliance (ASCDSA), was arrested when he was trying  to explain to donours how the assassination of state capture beneficiaries was going to be carried out by the undercover coup plot snipers.

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NFF Signs New Sponsorship Deal

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has secured a five-year sponsorship deal with Aiteo Group, an energy company. The contract, which was signed Wednesday and worth 2.5 Billion, now makes Aiteo the Official Optimum  Partner of the NFF. The collaboration said to be the first of its kind for Aiteo in Nigeria, will commence May 1 this year and has a one-year extension clause. Reacting to the deal, Aiteo’s Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, Ndiana-Abasi Matthew, said

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Why I’m Involved In Otodo Gbame Disaster – Abah, Child Rights Activist

  Betty Abah, the Executive Director, Centre for Children’s Health, Education, Orientation, and Protection, otherwise called CEE-HOPE has been part of those sensitising support for the displaced residents of Otodo Gbame, a waterfront community in the Lekki area of Lagos State that recently had their settlement demolished by the State Government. On April 12, 2017 when the matter came up for hearing at the Igbosere Court, Lagos, Abah was there to witness proceedings. Although the

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Queen’s College To Resume Academic Activities

The government Lagos state has recommended the resumption of academic activities in Queen’s College, Yaba. The recommendation is a sequel to the analyses of water samples from all water delivery points in the school. Recently, diarrhoea outbreak in the school had led to the deaths of three students and hospitalisation of many. A release signed by Adeola Salako on behalf of the commissioner for health, Jide Idris, noted that the lapses which resulted in the

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Ex-Governor Babangida Aliyu To Be Remanded In Prison Custody

The immediate past governor of Niger State, Justice Mohammed Mayaki of the Niger State High Court also ordered that the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2015 election, Umar Nasko, be also remanded in prison. The two politicians were on Tuesday docked by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a six-count charge bordering on fraud.

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44 IPOB Members Get Freedom In Bayelsa Court

Nearly forty-four members of the Indigenous People ‎of Biafra (IPOB) were set free, on Tuesday, by a Yenagoa Magistrate Court. The IPOB members were arrested in October 2016 by men of the Joint Military Task Force code named Operation Delta Safe during their meeting at Okaka Area of the state capital and handed to the Police authorities for prosecution. They were charged to Court by the Police on three count charges bordering on Conspiracy, Beach