Effects of COVID –19 Are Scary, Our People Can Do Better In Complying With Lockdown Directive – Hon. Benson

Kunle Adelabu The Representative of Ikorodu Federal Constituency and Chairman, House Committee on Defense, House of Representatives, Hon. Babajimi Benson, has expressed his displeasures over the level of compliance to the, stay – at – home directive by the government in Ikorodu. He said that the effects of the deadly disease are scary and charged people of Ikorodu division to do better by improving on their level of compliance to the stay – at – home order. The lawmaker stated this while responding to questions from journalists at his constituency…

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Photo News: Tributes Galore For Pa Owolabi At ‘Legendary Night of Honour’

Kunle Adelabu It was tributes galore for late Pa Olatunji Owolabi as media guru, important personalities, journalists, as well as residents of Ikorodu gathered to honor the late veteran broadcaster at an event tagged, ‘Legendary Night of Honour’, organized to celebrate the life and times of the deceased. Also in attendance were late veteran broadcaster’s widow, children and family members who were invited to partake in the event. The historic event, which was the first of its kind to be organised by journalists in Ikorodu in honor of a dead…

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Community Journalists In Ikorodu Honour Pa Owolabi

Kunle Adelabu -Late broadcaster for burial on Saturday Ikorodu Community Media Practitioners (IKOCOMP) have concluded plans to honour the late veteran broadcaster, Pa Olatunji Owolabi, who was actively engaged with the Radio Lagos/Eko FM until his death at the Ikorodu General hospital, Ikorodu, on Sunday, January 5, 2020. An event tagged, ‘Legendary Night of Honour’, where media practitioners and other eminent personalities would gather with the family members of the deceased in honor of the veteran broadcaster,  is set to hold on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 5pm. The event…

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LASPOTECH Mass Communication Students Rally Against Cyber Crime

Students of the Lagos State Polytechnic, Department of Mass Communication on Friday, 21st February, 2020 thronged out to sensitise the Polytechnic community on the need to shun cybercrime and embrace legitimate means of wealth acquisition. The students who donned different costumes as part of their requirements for MAC 417, Film Production Techniques walked round every department with banners and posters campaigning against Cybercrime with the hashtag #belegitandproud.  A press release jointly signed by Amadi Princess Chidinma, Head of Class (HoC) and Quadri Abdulgafar Olamide, the Course Representative stated that the…

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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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