The gift of life

Lekan Otufodunrin testifies to God’s divine healing power. November 2, 2015, I was preparing to go home from the office at about 7.30pm when I started feeling feverish. Within minutes I was shaking due to cold and only managed to drive home. Though I didn’t use any drug overnight, I felt a bit better in the morning but stayed back home to get some treatment. It was not until Wednesday morning that I went to the hospital. I was diagnosed of fever and wad given drugs to use. By the…

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5 Prayers for Journalists

Journalism is unarguably one of the most demanding professions. Beyond professional skills, journalists need prayers to succeed in their calling. Below are five prayers for journalists which formed the basis for discussion at the September, 2016 fellowship of Journalists for Christ held in Lagos. 1. BLESS THE WORK OF THEIR HANDS Lekan Otufodunrin Father God, we commit journalists worldwide into your hands. We pray that you will grant them grace to fulfill your purpose for them in the profession. We pray for wisdom and protection as they go about their…

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Akinnola Scholarship for children of deceased journalists

Six children of deceased journalists were on Thursday offered scholarships by the Richard Akinnola Foundation to support their education. Chairman of the Foundation, Mr. Richard Akinnola while presenting the scholarship of N100,000 each to the beneficiaries in Lagos said the gesture was meant to ameliorate the sufferings widows of the deceased journalists face having lost the family bread winners. According to him, beyond the momentary emotional outpouring after the demise of journalists, the widows and children are soon left to face the arduous of life. Akinnola said the foundation in…

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How I started writing my column – Adeniyi

The current chair of the editorial board of ThisDay newspapers, Olusegun Adeniyi has recounted how he started off as a columnist twenty years ago. Recounting his odyssey on his Thursday, April 8 “The Verdict” Backpage column on ThisDay Newspaper, Adeniyi noted how Prof. (then Dr.) Dele Sobowale’s “Please Give Me the Bones” published in Vanguard Newspaper early in 1996 stood out for him. According to Adeniyi, his foray into column writing started five years after starting off as a journalist “at the instance of Mr Tunji Bello, the current Secretary…

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