AU lauded on prioritising travails of immigrants, IDPS

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has commended the African Union (AU) for recognising the peculiar travails of immigrants, returnees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) across the continent. He said in a statement that there was a need to give priority to the issues. The governor was reacting to the declaration of 2019 as the Year of Immigrants, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) by the AU, in recognition of the difficulty faced by many fleeing conflicts, disease and harsh socio-economic realities prevalent in a number of African countries. He…

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Church members donate gifts for IDP camps

Members of the Living Faith Church Worldwide also known as Winners Chapel have donated gift items ranging from clothing, foodstuff and cash for internally displaced persons across 87 IDP camps in the country. The presiding bishop of the church, Bishop David Oyedepo had on Sunday, January 20, enjoined members of the church on the need to give to the needy. Taking his text from Psalms 41 verses 1-3, he stressed the need for Christians to give to those around them especially those at various IDP camps across the country. “They…

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Journalists, Church leaders urged to help curb corruption

Journalists and church leaders have been urged to be in the vanguard of curbing corruption in the country. The call was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the July fellowship meeting of Journalists for Christ (JFC) in Lagos. The theme of the fellowship was “The Role of the Media and the Church In curbing corruption in Nigeria”. Participants at the meeting noted that corruption exists in the media and in the church, and it has eaten very deep into these sectors, just as it has in the…

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Call for improved reporting of IDPs issues

A call has been made for improved media reportage of Internally Displaced Persons ( IDPs ). The call was made at the end of a stakeholder’s consultative meeting organized by Journalists for Christ (JFC) International Outreach, Nigeria as part of the activities for the ‘Monitoring Media Reportage and Portrayal of IDPs in Africa’ project: A case study of media coverage of IDPs in Nigeria”. The monitoring project in three African countries, namely, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Kenya is supported by the World Association for Christian Communication…

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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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