Lagos NUJ Honours Dele Giwa With Symposium

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The Lagos State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, will on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 mark the 25th anniversary of the death of the pioneer Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Newswatch Magazine, the late Dele Giwa, with a symposium.

With the theme, “Hazards of Journalism Profession and Challenges of FOI Law”, it will, among other things, bring to the fore the challenges facing the journalism profession in the country.

The event,according to a statement issued in Lagos by the Lagos NUJ Chairman , Mr. Deji Elumoye , will commence by 9a.m at Rennaissance Hotel, 127, Obafemi Awolowo Way, by Testing Ground Bus Stop, Alausa, Ikeja and is expected to attract professionals from the media, academia and law, among others.

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The president of the Nigerian Guild of Editors and General Manager, Publications at Vanguard Newspapers , Mr Gbenga Adefaye , is expected to speak on the theme of the symposium while those to discuss his paper include Professor Ralph Akinfeleye of Mass Communication Department, University of Lagos; Mr Femi Adesina, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of The Sun Newspaper; Mrs Toro Oladapo, former National Chairman, National Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ and Mr. Fred Agbaje, a constitutional lawyer.

Lagos lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, will be the chairman the occasion while the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Lateef Ibirogba, will be the special guest while the president of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Mallam Garba Muhammed, will be the chief host.