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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: I Am Returning into Active Journalism, will engage in Farming-FEMI Adesina, Senior Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media & Communications …Mr President has done well in the areas of security, reviving the economy and will leave the country far better *‘2023 election will be Free, Fair and Peaceful from Federal to States, at Executive and Legislative levels’ *‘In President Buhari’s administration, the economy is diversified: oil is now accounting for less than 10% of the Gross Domestic Product, we now get more from Agriculture, ICT, Services, and other areas and the economy inches up quarter after quarter’ *‘Issues of fuel price, food rise inflation are being tackled as expeditiously as possible, We are winning against all saboteurs in the Nigerian government’ *‘Our legacy: A safer country, Secure, more prosperous. A diversified and growing economy. Revived infrastructure; roads, bridges, rail, airports etc. A polity where corruption is abhorred, and punished when discovered. A country that the people believe in, and see as their very own. A country that has a bright future’ *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: I Am Returning into Active Journalism, will engage in Farming-FEMI Adesina, Senior Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media & Communications …Mr President has done well in the areas of security, reviving...

Making AFRICA proud Overseas: Nigerian born former PUNCH Reporter, ARTHUR ‘KUNLE FALAYI lead American newspaper Data Journalism section in Arizona …anchors Data and Housing reports for USA Today, previously covered business for BBC News for over 4 years *Fellow of Thomas Foundation in Digital and Multimedia Communication London covers housing insecurity, skilled in map, chart, use of Python, Javascript, data scraping; Qgis, ai2html; Web Design, Cascading Style Sheets and multiple data tools *ex-FRCN celebrated earlier as a Visiting Journalist in London Telegraph Newspaper *Holds Master’s degree of Science at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Master’s degree in Industrial and Labour Relations at University of Lagos, Bachelor’s degree in English and Literary Studies at University of Ado Ekiti; Professional Diploma in Public Relations at Nigerian Institute of Public Relations *Won Best Reporting on Water and Sanitation, Rotary Humanitarian Reporting Award 2014, Education Reporter of the Year 2014, Overall Winner, Promasidor Quill Awards 2014; Co-Winner, 2014 Best Report on Children, Science Reporter of the Year 2015 (Runner-up), Zimeo Excellence in Media Awards 2017; Agriculture Reporter of the Year 2017, DAME Award 2018 *Worked as a Business journalist July 2019-Oct 2022 (3 years 4 months), Broadcast journalist March 2018-Jul 2019 (1 year 5 months), Punch Newspaper March 2011-March 2018 (7years 1 month) *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor

Making AFRICA proud Overseas: Nigerian born former PUNCH Reporter, ARTHUR ‘KUNLE FALAYI lead American newspaper Data Journalism section in Arizona  …anchors Data and Housing reports for USA Today, previously covered business for BBC News...

THISNIGERIA media publication will hold every leader accountable-Highly celebrated Nigerian Journalist, ERIC OSAGIE, publisher …vow: ‘we will fight for the voiceless, report the news behind the news, beam our searchlight on hidden happenings and things people, especially the high and mighty do not want reported’ *“We are newspaper of the people for the people. We shall defend both the powerful and the powerless in a country where the rights of the weak and the powerless are often trampled on, we shall provide them a shoulder to lean on and a voice to be heard” *“We will oppose any form of injustice to any Nigerian irrespective of tribe, gender, region, religion or affiliations” *THISNIGERIA has a daily print edition, an e-copy as well as online daily reports *“ERIC OSAGIE is a thoroughly trained investigative journalist with decades of media experience across various mainstream publications in Nigeria. From his evergreen days as Features Editor in National Concord newspaper, worked briefly at ThisDAY publication, Saturday Editor at National Interest Newspapers, MD/Editor-in-chief, at New Telegraph newspaper to the SUN media group where he doubled as Managing Editor/Executive Director (Publications), DMD at The SUN on various occasions; , wrote a famous column called ‘THE FLIPSIDE’ since 2000. He is the author of ‘THE BIG INTERVIEWS’ presented to the public in 2019. ‘THE BIG INTERVIEWS’ featured his exclusive chit-chat with major Nigerian newsmakers including: Muhammadu Buhari, T.Y. Danjuma, Dim Emeka Ojukwu; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, Shuehu Shagari, Victor Malu among other leaders.This Edo state born softly-spoken; ever-smiling, humble media giant is a newsman devoid of any scandal, an administrative icon and media mentor to millions of reporters”-Editorial Board, Naija Standard Newspaper *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative EDITOR

THISNIGERIA media publication will hold every leader accountable-Highly celebrated Nigerian Journalist, ERIC OSAGIE, publisher …vow: ‘we will fight for the voiceless, report the news behind the news, beam our searchlight on hidden happenings...

Inspirational: INSIDE Story of STEVE OSUNSAMI, Nigerian broadcasting ‘kid’ riding on the wings of ABC News in America for 25 years *Reigns as a senior national correspondent contributing for World News with David Muir, ‘Good Morning America’ *Born into a poor family of Nigerian immigrants’ parents, graduated from University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana *Started journalism as an Illinois Broadcasting Association intern and writing for ‘The Daily Illini’ helped launch media career *Worked at WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois, WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and at KOMO-TV in Seattle before becoming a correspondent for ABC News *Covered riots in Baltimore and Ferguson Missouri to the 2000 United States presidential election recount in Florida, and the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at the Charleston church shooting in 2015 *Subject of political debate as an African-American reporter who showed emotion live on the air on the night of the election of the nation’s first black president, Barack Obama *Celebrated media practitioner has won or been nominated for many awards, including a 2016 National Emmy Award *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICA Senior Investigative Editor

Inspirational: INSIDE Story of STEVE OSUNSAMI, Nigerian broadcasting ‘kid’ riding on the wings of ABC News in America for 25 years *Reigns as a senior national correspondent contributing for World News with David Muir, ‘Good Morning America’ *Born...

LIFE@70: Renowned Editor, DELE GIWA mentored Dimgba Igwe & I in Investigative Journalism-Africa’s famous journalist, MIKE AWOYINFA …Says: ‘My ambition is to become number one biographer in Nigeria, I believe biography is a higher form of journalism’ *‘In Weekend Concord of those days, we were ready to ‘die’ to get stories’ *Quote: “I thank God because everything I wanted to be as a journalist, I have been. As the features editor in National Concord, I changed the orientation about feature writing, to let people know that a feature story is a good human angle story. It is about people. A feature should bring in things that will make people laugh, and also cry. It was based on the ‘revolution’ I brought that I was invited by the Managing Director of the company, Dr Doyin Abiola, to start the Weekend Concord. Whatever one does, people are watching one. There is no way one does well and one will not rise. There is nothing wrong with being ambitious. I was very ambitious. Early on, I decided that I wanted to get to the highest height of the profession. Editing the ‘Weekend Concord’ was one of my highest achievements” *BY KEHINDE AJOSE/MEDIA Correspondent, Lagos

LIFE@70: Renowned Editor, DELE GIWA mentored Dimgba Igwe & I in Investigative Journalism-Africa’s famous journalist, MIKE AWOYINFA …Says: ‘My ambition is to become number one biographer in Nigeria, I believe biography is a higher form...

WORLD EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Everyone is asking how Nigerian Politicians raise N100million to buy Presidential Nomination Forms as Public Office Holders -SEYE KEHINDE, City People Media Group Publisher…My colleagues and I led Investigative Guerrilla Journalism in Nigeria fighting oppressive Military Junta to a standstill as Editor of TEMPO Magazine, we were publishing underground * Missing $75,000 cash at the political convergence of the All Progressive Congress ought to have been captured on CCTV, monumental fraud have the support of some insiders who are so sure that nothing will come out of it *Big time Nigerian political players deliberately raised the bar of nomination forms to edge out the youths, Plans on-going to expand City people magazine into other African countries *Commend senior colleagues who were founding fathers of The News Magazine: Mr Bayo Onanuga, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Mr Idowu Obasa; Mr Dapo Olorunyomi and Mr Kunle Ajibade, Mother raised him to be humble in life *General ethics of the press comes with good journalism practice, relationship with Kunle Bakare, Femi Akintunde-Johnson, Dele Momodu; Mayor Akinpelu always intact *“Media practitioners have been holding the government accountable. Public office holders don’t care any longer. No one cares and things are done with impunity. So bad is the situation that corruption is now so rampant. And public office holders have become so brazen in the way they mismanage funds” *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor

WORLD EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Everyone is asking how Nigerian Politicians raise N100million to buy Presidential Nomination Forms as Public Office Holders-OLUSEYE OLUGBEMIGA KEHINDE, City People Media Group Publisher … My colleagues and I led...

NIGERIA is only the best country in Africa that enables Fairest Free Press-Minister of Information & Culture, Lai Mohammed …‘Our country has a vibrant enabling environment, pluralistic freedom for press’ *Nigerian media will never be a threat but key partners in the progress of the country *“It is a well-known fact that freedom of expression is a fundamental human right enshrined in our various statutes and legal mechanisms, a key feature of democracy across the world. Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights captures this succinctly” *“We launched a national campaign against fake news and hate speech in 2018. It was a campaign that brought the issue to the front burner of our national discourse. Journalists within the West African sub-region should join hands with our various governments to curb the activities of journalists who taint the our image, good works and put to disgrace the ethos and professionalism of this very important profession” *BY SADE OLAYIWOLE/MEDIA Staff Writer, Abuja

NIGERIA is only the best country in Africa that enables Fairest Free Press -Minister of Information & Culture, Lai Mohammed …‘Our country has a vibrant enabling environment, pluralistic freedom for press’ *Nigerian media will never...

FREEDOM AT LAST: Court frees Nigerian Journalist, Activist AGBA JALINGO after 30 months in jail …acquitted of Terrorism, Treasonable Felony and Cyber Crimes *Framed up by Cross River State government for daring governor to account for stewardship, ECOWAS court awards N30milion damages against Nigerian government for injustice *“Relying on the provisions of Section 355 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, I hereby acquit Agba Jalingo on all four charges. Therefore, the charge is hereby dismissed” – Justice Ojukwu, Federal High Court, Calabar * “Acquittal of journalist Agba Jalingo on trumped-up charges is welcome, but he should never have been arrested, detained for nearly six months, prosecuted for his work in the first place”-Angela Quintal, Committee to Protect Journalists Africa program coordinator *BY AHMED RABIU/JUDICIAL Reporter, Cross River State

FREEDOM AT LAST: Court frees Nigerian Journalist, Activist AGBA JALINGO after 30 months in jail …acquitted of Terrorism, Treasonable Felony and Cyber Crimes *Framed up by Cross River State government for daring governor to account for stewardship,...

NAIJA STANDARD NEWSPAPER 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY: The PUNCH wins Africa’s Most Accessible, Readable Newspaper Award 2021 …Dele Momodu, Ladi Ayodeji, Tony Iyare; Kayode Soyinka receive Lifetime Media Icons Award for pacesetting contribution and growth of media industry in Nigeria *AZUH ARINZE voted Nigeria’s Most Outstanding Society Journalist of the Year 2021 *Channels Television emerge Most Watched Nigeria News Station of the Year *Best Africa Broadcast Station in the Diaspora goes to BEN Television, London *SAHARA Reporters outshine others to win the coveted Best Anti-Corruption African Blog in the Diaspora * GBENGA DAN-ASABE voted Nigeria’s Best Investigative Journalist of the Year 2021 *BY Editorial Board & Naija Standard Newspaper Center for Investigative Journalism

NAIJA STANDARD NEWSPAPER 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY: The PUNCH wins Africa’s Most Accessible, Readable Newspaper Award 2021 …Dele Momodu, Ladi Ayodeji, Tony Iyare; Kayode Soyinka receive Lifetime Media Icons Award for pacesetting contribution...

The GLORY of AFRICA: Nigerian Investigative Journalist, TOBORE OVUORIE defeat Canada, USA, Australia; other nations to win DW Freedom of Speech Award 2021 in Germany… ‘On no account should we let our voice be silenced’ *Risks life as an undercover to pose as a would-be sex worker to investigate the widespread human trafficking ring in Nigeria, discovery prompt federal government to launch investigation *‘I hereby present the DW Freedom of Speech Award 2021 to Tobore Ovuorie, who has met extreme challenges during her investigation into the trafficking of young women from Africa to Europe’- DW Director General Peter Limbourg *‘I cannot think of a more courageous journalist than Tobore Ovuorie. Her passion to unearth the truth, to reveal the plight of the victims and the cruelty of their persecutors, led her to take a leap that very few journalists ever could summon the bravery or replicate’ – Laudatory speaker Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watch Executive Director * “Ovuorie’s work is an outstanding example of investigative journalism and human braveness’-Antoaneta Vassileva, vice president of the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings  *”Being a journalist in Nigeria is difficult. We struggle for an economic basis for our work and fight for access to information. Critical and sophisticated journalism in Nigeria is shrinking”-OVUORIE *BY PAULINE DAMIEN/MEDIA Staff Writer, Germany

 The GLORY of AFRICA: Nigerian Investigative Journalist, TOBORE OVUORIE defeat Canada, USA, Australia; other nations to win DW Freedom of Speech Award 2021 in Germany… ‘On no account should we let our voice be silenced’ *Risks life as...