Nigeria Union of Journalists

  • It is Difficult to Define a Journalist In Nigeria-University Lecturer

    Images 1The journalism profession in Nigeria is under intense siege within and outside the circle of practitioners.Standards have been eroded and it is now an allcomers affair.

    Dr.Francis Amenaghwon who holds a Ph.D in communication, is a former staff member of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria(FRCN).

    Dr. Amenaghwon is presently a lecturer in the Department of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan.

    He opines that sanity ought to be restored in the profession. Excerpt: For me,it is increasingly becoming difficult to define who a journalist is in Nigeria.

    In these days of citizen journalism,I-Reporter,online radio,online radio and television channels.The minimum standards of practice ought to be restored. Every profession has its own minimum requirements. When we have a meticulous registration of members,the problem will have been half solved. This is the way forward. Let's set minimum standards for media organizations and institutions correcting the worrisome situation.


  • Don't Become the Mouthpiece of Politicians-Kwakwanso to Journalists

    Dollar 1Journalists in Nigeria have been advised to shun defending the political class for monetary benefits.
    This advice was given on Tuesday by a former Kano state Governor, Senator Rabiu Kawkawnso, who is also a Presidential Aspirant of the New Nigeria Peoples Party(NNPP) in his good will message to commemorate the World Press Freedom Day 2022, in a program organized by the Oyo state Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ) IN Ibadan, Nigeria.
    The Presidential aspirant was represented by Barrister Ademola Ayoade.

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    ''On a day like this, it is imperative for all hands to be on deck, as we all look forward to the 2023 General Elections. Jounrnalists across the country, must avoid being the mouthpiece for politicians and political parties, but poractice the profession within the ambit of their professional ethics. It is also of necessity to remind you all that your lives must remain precious and should  not be sacrificed for any pecuniary interest. I strongly implore you to be responsible at all times, as you are trying to b e responsive in your reportage,  as we all lok up to the 2023 General Elections,'' Senator Kawkwanso stated.

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