Pa Owolabi’s Death: Community Journalists In lkorodu Pay Condolence Visit To Family Of Late Veteran Broadcaster

Kunle Adelabu Community media practitioners under the aegis of the Ikorodu Community Media Practitioners (IKOCOMP) on today, Tuesday, January 14, 2020, visited the widow of the late veteran journalist, Pa Tunji Owolabi, who died on Sunday, January 5, 2020. Pa Owolabi, 82, was a reporter with Radio Lagos/Eko FM, covering Ikorodu Division, Epe and Ibeju-Lekki axis of Lagos State. Speaking on behalf of the group, Kunle Adelabu, the Coordinating Scribe and the Reporter-in-Chief, THE IMPACT Newspaper, expressed IKOCOMP’s condolence to the widow, Mrs Modupe Owolabi and other family members and…

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Pa Tunji Owolabi’s Death: Veteran Broadcaster To Be Buried In March

Kunle Adelabu The remains of the veteran broadcaster, Pa Tunji Owolabi, has been scheduled to be committed to the mother earth in March 2020 according to family sources. Pa Owolabi, popularly called ‘Owo-Blow’, ‘Gbeborun’ and ‘Baba Owo’ by his admirers and friends, died at the General Hospital, lkorodu, in the early morning of Sunday, January 5, 2020, after a brief illness. His remains, according  to report, has since been deposited at the hospital’s mortuary. According to the family members of the deceased, the Service of Songs is scheduled to hold…

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Waves Media Sets To Launch TV Show For Family, Youths

Kunle Adelabu Waves Media, owner of the Waves magazine and Waves Gist Zone, a campus radio programme, will on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, launch WavesPlus, a television show for family and youths, on Lagos Television (LTV). The 30 minutes TV programme which, according to the Chief Executive Officer of Waves Media, Mr Azeez Bolaji Lamina, is going to be entertaining, educative and informatIve, is geared towards bringing back the lost family time watching TV programmes. WavesPlus, which will hits the LTV waves between 11.30am – 12 noon Tuesday, January 7,…

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Pa Olatunji Owolabi: Veteran Lagos Broadcaster Dies Aged 82

Kunle Adelabu Renowned broadcaster with Radio Lagos/Eko FM, Pa Olatunj Owolabi has died at the age of 82. The Ikorodu-based broadcasting veteran, has been reporting community news across Lags State, especially Ikorodu Division for several decades. He was in active journalism practice till his last breadth. Pa Owolabi, popularly called ‘Gbeborun’ by residents and admirers died early Sunday, January 5, 2020, at the General Hospital, Ikorodu. THE IMPACT gathered from family members that he fell sick about five days ago and was rushed to the hospital.

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Ajetunmobi, Gawat Join Sanwo-Olu’s Media Team

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday appointed The Nation newspaper’s staff writer, Wale Ajetunmobi, as his Special Assistant on Media, and social media specialist, Jubril Gawat as Senior Special Assistant, New Media. While Ajetunmobi will work in the press unit, Gawat will function in the new media unit, assisting to project the Governor’s activities to the online community. Ajetunmobi, an award-winning journalist, and Gawat were part of the media strategists that worked with the Governor’s campaign team in the build-up to the last general elections. A statement by…

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“PROFESSIONAL NEWS ORGANISATIONS AND THEIR IMPACT ON SOCIETY: A COMMUNITY MEDIA PERSPECTIVE”, SPEECH BY MR. KEHINDE BAMIGBETAN, PUBLISHER/C.E.O. , ECHONEWS NEWSPAPERS LIMITED; FORMER HONOURABLE COMMISSIONER FOR INFORMATION & STRATEGY, LAGOS STATE AT THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE IMPACT NEWSPAPER IN IKORODU ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019.

PROTOCOLS It is with sincerity that I acknowledge the decision of the publishers of Impact Newspaper to invite me to discuss a subject of critical importance to the craft of news reporting in our country today. By challenging us to review the role of professional news organisations and their impact on society, the publishers of Impact are demonstrating huge discomfort, if not anger at the way and manner journalism, particularly in community and social media, has become what the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo once described as the refuge of the…

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Readers’ Views On THE IMPACT At 5

Cross section of readers, cutting across different professions and trades, gave their views about THE IMPACT newspaper (online and print) in commemorate the 5th year anniversary of the foremost community newspaper and the inauguration of its monthly discourse platform (THE IMPACT Square). Otunba Ganiyu Abiru, Chairman, Ikorodu-Oga Development Association: “The strategic relevance of community newspaper; be it print or online, can not be over emphasised as it helps to bridge the gap that conventional newspaper can not cover.  It gives the community the opportunity to get to know about  the…

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Photo News: 5th IMPACT Anniversary Lecture, Inauguration of Monthly Discourse, Commemoration of 2019 World News Day

Jare OLUKOTUN Eminent and distinguished personalities graced THE IMPACT Newspaper’s 5th Anniversary Lecture, which held on Friday, September 27, 2017, at Falcoms Bar & Lounge, Ipakodo-Ebute, in Ikorodu West Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Ikorodu Division, Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria. The celebration which was themed, “Professional news organizations and their impacts on the society: Community media perspective” was also used to inaugurate a monthly discussion initiative on issues affecting Ikorodu Division, Lagos State and Community Journalism and to also commemorate the 2019 World News Day (WND) Among eminent personalities…

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Traditional Ruler, Eminent Individuals, Media Guru, Others Grace THE IMPACT’s 5th Anniversary Lecture

Wale JAGUN, Olatunji ADEMOLA & Ebunolowa AFOLABI (SIWES student) -Commend, charge publisher to do more Eminent and distinguished professionals and personalities, on Friday, September 27, 2019, graced THE IMPACT Newspaper’s 5th anniversary lecture which was held at the Falcoms Bar & Lounge, Ipakodo-Ebute in Ikorodu West Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Ikorodu Division, Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria. The event,which  was themed, “Professional News Organizations And Their lmpacts On The Society: Community Media Perspective” , was also used to inaugurate a monthly discussion initiative of THE IMPACT on issues affecting…

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IMPACT At 5: Former Information Commissioner, Kehinde Bamigbetan To Deliver Anniversary Lecture

Jare OLUKOTUN -As foremost community paper inaugurates monthly discourse Former Commissioner for Information and Strategy and publisher of an Ejigbo based community newspaper, Echo News, Hon. Kehinde Bamigbetan, will be the guest speaker at the 5th year anniversary of the foremost community newspaper, THE IMPACT, coming up in Ikorodu. The anniversary is scheduled to hold at the Falcoms Bar & Lounge, 34 , FRCN Road, opposite Mobil filling station, after St. Margret Nursery & Primary Schools, Ebute-Ipakodo, Ikorodu West Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Ikorodu Division, Lagos, Southwest, Nigeria, on…

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