Easter: Develop personal relationship with God, Lagos NUJ urges journalists

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Lagos State Council felicitates with all Media professionals and Christian faithful, urging them to develop a personal relationship with God.  This was contained in a media message jointly signed by the union Chairman, Dr. Qasim Akinreti and the Secretary, Comrade Alfred Odifa.  The council leaders enjoined members to always emulate Christ’s virtues of steadfastness, patience, selflessness and good neighbourliness which were among the several lessons taught by Jesus Christ.  Dr. Akinreti said “The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ signifies the end of the fall of…

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‘Make your libraries accessible to people’

By Timilehin Ayomide and Temitayo Adeyemi President of Journalists For Christ (JFC), Mr. Lekan Otufodunrin has called on journalists with rich libraries to make their books accessible to interested persons. Otufodunrin made the call at the monthly fellowship of the organisation with the theme ‘Ministry of Writing’ held at the CEE-HOPE Conference Hall, Ogba, Lagos. According to him, many people have rich libraries locked away in their homes without people benefiting from the books. “We find that many people lock their books up in personal libraries away from those who…

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Dossier of a Christian journalist

BOOK TITLE: MY DOSSIER AUTHOR:        Wole Olarinde PAGES  :        132 PUBLISHER: Benefits Media Ministry REVIEWER:     Gbenga Osinaike As simple as it may look, writing an autobiography usually does not always come easy. The author is usually caught in the dilemma of writing facts about himself and what he wants the public to read.  As much as the author would love to lay the facts bare, autobiographies are not usually 100 percent accurate presentation of a man’s life or trajectory. So, going through the length of the book: My Dossier by Wole…

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Journalists urged to be their Sisters’ Keepers

By Rhoda Olorunfemi President of Journalists for Christ (JFC) Mr  Lekan Otufodunrin has urged journalists to be their sisters’ keepers while on duty. Otufodunrin who  made the call on Saturday at the monthly fellowship of the organisation  noted  that women are not well represented in the industry at various levels. He disclosed  that a  research by the JFC to mark the International Women’s Day revealed that very few women occupy top managerial positions. Using 2 Timothy 1: 1-5 as the text for the month, Otufodunrin stressed that journalists should check on one another…

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How to be your sister’s keeper in the media

In commemoration of the International Women’s  Day  #IWD2019, Journalists for Christ on Saturday, March 23, 2019 held a special fellowship on the theme #Balanceforbetter with a discussion on how to be Sister’s keeper in the newsroom and on the beat. Here are some of the suggestions by participants at the fellowship. Don’t discriminate against female journalists in recruitment of staff on the assumption that they cannot cope with the requirements of the job. Look out for young female journalists to mentor on how to excel on the job, avoid being…

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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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Journalists as Voice of the Voiceless

Message by Pastor  David Odunayo at April 2018 Fellowship Every Christian journalist is a voice sent forth by God to be a voice of the voiceless majority. Just like John the Baptist was the voice sent by God in the wilderness, every Christian journalist is God’s voice sent forth to represent the one whose voice can’t be heard in the high places. In Genesis. 40 : 14, Joseph said to Pharaoh’s chief cup bearer after interpreting his dream to him “But when all goes well with you, remember me and…

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