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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Lagos First Lady Tasks Journalists On Professionalism, Dedication To Duty

-Seeks sanitisation of new media practice Wife of Lagos State Governor, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu has described the role of journalists as critical to the survival and development of the nation, urging media practitioners to always discharge their responsibilities with an absolute sense of loyalty, dedication and professionalism. Speaking at the grand finale of the 2019 Press Week of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos Television Chapel, held at the weekend in Ikeja, Mrs. Sanwo-Olu said, as members of the fourth estate of the realm, journalists perform a key role…

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Re: IMPACT Square Discourse

THE IMPACT Square Online ,which is a discourse on various issues affecting our society ,was introduced in July 2016. The initiative, since its introduction, has been setting the pace for others to follow and imitate. The initiative has also helped , in no small measure ,in bringing issues affecting the division to the front burner for discussions and in the process , proffering solutions to some of the issues. The beauty of this initiative is that it has raised the level of interactions between residents and the political, traditional, opinion…

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Sanwo-Olu Appoints Gboyega Akosile As Chief Press Secretary

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the appointment of Mr. Gboyega Akosile as the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Lagos State. Akosile was appointed Deputy Chief Press Secretary in May after the governor’s swearing-in A statement issued on Wednesday by the Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola announced the confirmation of Mr. Akosile’s appointment. Akosile holds a Bachelor of Art degree in Performing Art at the University of Ilorin between 1991 and 1996 and bagged a Master in Business Administration, MBA at the Obafemi Awolowo…

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Community Journalists In Ikorodu Regrouped, Set Agenda For Developments

Kunle ADELABU & Mariam AKINLOYE -Honour MegaXpression’s publisher on his appointment Practitioners of community media in Ikorodu division has once again regrouped to ensure professionalism and contribute to the development of the division. This was the resolutions of Publishers and Chief Executive Officers of community news medium during their meeting at Falcon (Café) Bar and Suites, Ipakoko, Ikorodu, on Saturday, July 27,2019. The gathering was called to honour one of their own, Mr Shakiru Seidu, the Publisher of the MegaXpression, who was recently appointed as the Special Adviser on Media…

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