What you should know about 2016 JFC award nominees

Bio-brief of JFC Award Nominees MARK, Esther Onyinyechi, MARK, Esther Onyinyechi, Journalist, Writer, Education Ambassador is Content Developer/ Editor Scholars Hub Africa and News Editor of Edufrica.com. A graduate of Mass Communication from University of Jos, Esther’s exciting journalism experience dates back to her days in the University where she not only held various position in campus publications and broadcast station, but was a reporter for the Campus-Life section of The Nation and Vanguard Newspapers. Her excellent journalism practice has earned her a number of local and international awards including…

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WACC Launches End News Media sexism campaign

The World Association for Christian Communication (WACC), the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) Network and other partners have launched a campaign to end news media sexism by 2020. The commencement date of the campaign coincides with Human Rights Day to underline gender  equality in the media as a human rights issue. The “End News Media Sexism” campaign will encourage and assist national advocacy to change media policy and journalistic practice. The campaign aims to support and highlight intensive efforts in several countries with  the hope that new evidence will emerge…

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Internship testimony : Very promising media career

David Lawal multimedia journalist and social media executive tells his tough internship story that has resulted in very promising media career. My six months internship journey started at TELL Communications Limited, publisher of TELL Magazine and BroadStreet Journals in 2011 October. It was seemingly tough managing classes as Deputy Class Rep and later as Class Rep in 2012, when I finished my six months and was told to continue to write for the Magazine. Interns usually run away from my Editor then Mr Salif Atojoko. We thought he was killing…

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Holding fast to the profession of faith

Report by DAYO EMMANUEL “Often times we seek God’s blessings without seeking to do His will. We look for addition without first seeking the kingdom”. These were the words of Lekan Otufodunrin, President of Journalists For Christ (JFC) at the August fellowship of the group in Lagos. Otufodunrin, a media trainer and On-line Editor of The Nation Newspapers added that “it is possible to have the desired breakthroughs but those things are not enough to take us to heaven”. He urged Christian journalists to identify with their faith even in…

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Awards winners: We return all the glory to God

Journalist for Christ, a Christian media fellowship in Nigeria recently held a reception for media award winner and nominees. Lekan Otufodunrin and David Lawal reports Seun Akioye, Senior Correspondent of The Nation Newspapers in Lagos, Nigeria has every reason to be grateful to God as profusely as he did at the November Fellowship of Journalists for Christ (JFC) on Saturday, November 15. This year, he has won two international media awards and three local ones which include the International WASH Media Award. The others are the prestigious Nigeria Media Merit…

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Biblical Journalism: Seven Things The Lord Hates

Lekan Otufodunrin In 1998, while I was Group News Editor of The Punch Newspaper, I established a faith based media group, Journalists for Christ. Among other goals, the organisation was to encourage Christian journalists to live up to the tenets of their faith in the discharge of their duties. We were interested in promoting a biblical basis for the practice of journalism in addition to the code of ethics of the profession which journalists are required to abide with. Every third Saturday of the month, we hold a fellowship at…

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‘Thank God for successful four decades career’

Ngwuoke C. Ngwuoke How time flies! It seems just like yesterday. I remember vividly many years ago, the day I walked into the then Imo Broadcasting Service to start a career in journalism, a profession I knew absolutely nothing about. I remember going out to cover what they called assignments ( a word I thought only referred to home works given by the teacher) and returning to scribble what I saw or heard people say. It seems just like yesterday. I remember the day and circumstances that led to my…

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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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