Over 2,000 IDPs Have Returned Home-Nigerian Army

About 2,043 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have left the Bakassi Camp for their various  homes in Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno State, the Nigerian Army announced on Tuesday. IDPs comprising of 378 households were the first batch of people who willingly expressed desire to return to their communities and resume farming, fishing and other social cultural activities. The resettlement exercise according to a statement issued by the spokesman, Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, was flagged on in Maiduguri, the state capital. Nwachukwu revealed that modalities for return of…

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Council Chair Requests Security As IDPs Return To Farms, Homes

While some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) prepare to return to their various homes in Taraba State, Chairman of Ussa Local Government Area of the north eastern state, Mr. Rimansikwe Karma, has pleaded with the Federal Government to urgently deploy additional security to ensure a safe return of the IDPs to their homes. Karma made the request in Ussa today while addressing journalists. He stated that most IDPs from the communities in the Local Government Area were afraid to return to their homes over fear of another possible attack alleging that…

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We Celebrated Eid-el-Fitr Festival In Hunger-IDPs Lament

As Muslims in Nigeria joined their counterparts across the world to mark the Eid-el-Fitr festival, some Internally Displaced Persons(IDPs) at Fariya camp in Maiduguri, Borno State have revealed how they marked the fasting period and subsequent festival in hunger. Bemoaning the poor condition of the camp housing them on Friday, leader of the camp, Malam Jiddah Ambari said, the IDPs in the camp celebrated Sallah with little joy. Meanwhile, a spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said that the camp in question is illegal and would never…

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Journalists urged to show love of Christ with profession

Dayo Emmanuel While millions around the world marked the popular Valentine’s Day 14th February, Journalists have been asked to manifest the love of Christ as they go about their daily assignments. The call was made by the President of Journalists For Christ (JFC), Mr. Lekan Otufodunrin at the group’s February fellowship in Lagos recently. Speaking at the fellowship, Otufodunrin read from I Corinthians 13 and asked journalists to emulate lessons from the passage. “How does the love of Christ manifest in our lives as journalists and how concerned are we about…

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Work hard and smart, Otufodunrin advises journalists

By Adeyinka Akintunde President of Journalists for Christ, Lekan Otufodunrin has advised journalists against working hard alone. For him, a journalist should not just work hard, but also work smart. Speaking on the topic “Purpose-Driven Journalism” at the January Fellowship of  JFC  held on Saturday, 20th January 2018 at the International Press Centre, Lagos, the Online Editor of The Nation Newspaper said it is risky for any one, particularly journalists to live life without purpose. Based on the biblical text from 2 Kings 2:1-15, Otufodunrin said journalists should  have a…

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Citation for Mark, winner 2016 JFC Young Journalist award

CITATION FOR WINNER OF 2016 JFC INNOVATIVE YOUNG JOURNALIST AWARD MARK, ESTHER ONYINYECHI   Since 2012 when she won the Coca Cola/ NBC Entertainment Reporter of the Year Award for The Nation Newspaper’s Campus Life section, Esther Mark has come very close to winning two local and one international media award without succeeding. She was the Runner Up, in the Promasidor Quill Award as the Best Online Reporter, 2016, Finalist, Nigerian Breweries One million prize money Golden Pen Awards Report of the Year, 2016 and Nominee: 2015 EU Lorenzo Natali…

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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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Punch correspondent wins JFC media award

Christian media group, Journalists For Christ (JFC), has unveiled winner of second edition of its Innovative Young Journalists Award in Lagos. The award, which received entries from numerous journalists across Nigeria, had earlier treamed such entries, unveiling three finalists. The finalists had included Hannah Ojo of the Nation newspaper, Abiodun Alade of the Vanguard and Toluwani Eniola of the Punch newpapers. However, Eniola Toluwani stood out, winning the second edition of the award according to the panel of judges comprising of top media trainers and editors. President of Journalists For…

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Finalists for 2013 JFC award

Three finalists have been named for the Journalists For Christ (JFC) 2014 Innovative Young Journalists Award. They are Abiodun Alade of Vanguard, Hannah Ojo, The Nation and Eniola Toluwani of The Punch Newspapers. The winner of the award will be named on Saturday, August 22 at a ceremony in Lagos.

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Thumbs-up for innovative young journalists

Kelechi Amakoh reports on the inaugural Innovative Young Journalist Award won by fresh graduate and freelance journalist, Jennifer Ehidiamen Three young journalists got rewarded for their innovative input to journalism in Nigeria in 2013 at a media award organised by the Journalists for Christ International Outreach (JFC International) in Lagos, Nigeria. The inaugural ceremony of the Innovative Young Journalist Award meant to promote excellent multimedia practice among young journalists was held along with the end of year fellowship of the Christian journalists group in Lagos on Saturday, December 28, 2013….

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