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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Lagos NUJ applauds Dare, Ekpu, others over Dame Lifetime awards - ITREALMS

The Lagos State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, heartily congratulates Prof. Olatunji Dare, Raymond Ekpu and others on the Diamond Award for media Excellence,DAME, Lifetime Awards, reports ITREALMS.

The Council in a press statement endorsed by the chairman, Dr. Qasim Akinreti and Secretary, Mr. Odifa Alfred, described the award as a deserving honour to journalists known for their outstanding contributions to the growth of Journalism in Nigeria.

The Union noted that Raymond Ekpu was a former President of the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria, NPAN, former Editor Nigerian Chronicle, Sunday Times, National Concord and founding father of Newswatch Magazine.

Prof. Olatunji Dare on the other hand was a Mass Communicator guru, lecturer and columnist, who have distinguished himself and brought uncommon honour to journalism practice In Nigeria and beyond.

The Union believed the lifetime award, the highest honour for communication professionals will serve as a positive role models to young Journalists.

In the same vein, the Union congratulates other recipients of the awards, sixteen living legend and eight deceased men.

Nenye Dom/GEE

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