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Nsima Ekere: … Blackmail Versus Reality

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By Torobong Ekpo

As shown on these pictures, it is glaring, desperation and hopelessness have lured some “media practitioners” to venture into gutter journalism.

This morning, some Local tabloids on their Banner headlines claimed that the Uyo residence of the former Deputy Governor of our dear state, Mr. Nsima Ekere has been locked up by AMCOM.

I may not know why people who by virtue of their profession supposed to be watchdog of the society could photo shop a building and deceive the teeming public.

Journalism practice has turned sour as a result of these sets of people.

Whether we call it politics or politricks, I think the Nigeria Union of Journalists needs to curb or totally eradicate these intruders before the public sees the profession as an all comer one.

When a newspaper, which supposes to set an agenda, leads in propagating blackmail and character assassination… It is so so sad!

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leaked photo of a few of the remaining statues that Governor Rochas is yet to commission..can you tell who they represent?

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Can you guess who the other statues represent?

See a leaked photo of a few of the remaining statues that Governor Rochas is yet to commission..can you tell who they represent?

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Police arrest gang leader behind massacre in River State community

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One Osita, the leader of the gang who killed 15 people in Mgboshimili-Rumueme community, a suburb of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has been apprehended.

“Based on Information the OC F-SARS Rivers State CSP AKIN FAKOREDE under the Command of the Commissioner Of Police CP ZAKI M. AHMED Stormed a Private Clinic in Ada-George were Mr OSITA who Led the Gang of Cultist that Massacred 15 Persons in Mgbuoshimini Axis of Rivers State Recently was Receiving Treatment. An Army unit was also on ground to arrest the Situation.
The Suspect Mr OSITA has been taking to Army Barracks for Interrogation. The Military Police is working with the F-SARS Operatives of The Nigeria Police Force Rivers State Command to ensure a Breakthrough.”  Security expert, Bosindelive wrote.

A statement issued by its Spokesman, Nnamdi Omoni, said the suspects are members of a notorious criminal gang responsible for killings and other cult-related activities in the community

Police arrest gang leader behind massacre in River State community

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Remembering legendary Nigerian journalist, Dele Giwa, 31 years after!

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Today marks the 31st remembrance anniversary of Sumonu Oladele “Baines” Giwa(16 March 1947 – 19 October 1986); a legendary Nigerian journalist, editor and founder of Newswatch magazine.

 

He was the son of a laundry man, graduate of Brooklyn College, New York City, Fordham University, former New York Times News Assistant for four years, a fearless Nigerian ace journalist & founding Editor-in-Chief & Chief Executive Officer of Newswatch magazine alongside fellow journalists Ray Ekpu, Dan Agbese and Yakubu Mohammed in 1984 that “changed the format of print journalism and introduced bold, investigative formats to news reporting in Nigeria”.

 

Dele Giwa was assassinated through a parcel bomb in his residence on 25, Talabi Street, off Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria on October 19, 1986.

 

Late Giwa married an American nurse in 1974. His second marriage, to Florence Ita Giwa, lasted 10 months. He later married Olufunmilayo Olaniyan on July 10, 1984, and they were married until his death in 1986.

 

31 years after, his legacy still lives on!

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