John Momoh @60!: From A Small Town Soccer-Loving Boy To A Media Mogul

While many see him as a media mogul, to some he is a small town soccer loving boy who would have been a star footballer before media came calling. ALEDEH Team celebrate this icon of history, John Olatchy Momoh, one of Nigeria’ finest media moguls. Born July 1, 1957, into a humble background in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, John Momoh rose from the position of a newscaster with NTA to the Chief Executive Officer of Channels…

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PRESS RELEASE     June 26, 2017   U.S. Awards Micro-Grants to Support Children Orphaned by HIV/AIDSLagos— The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria on Friday announced a N2.9 million micro-grant to 50 women caregivers to support the economic wellbeing of their families, particularly the vulnerable children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in five local communities in Apapa local government area of Lagos. Under the U.S. Ambassador’s PEPFAR Small Grants Program, a local non-governmental organization, Blissful Life for Women and…

7 worldwide journalism opportunities to apply for in June

Looking to expand your journalism toolkit, take on a new beat or receive recognition for your work? Check out these promising courses, fellowships and competitions with deadlines in June. Each is open to journalists worldwide. Media in Conflicts Seminar Deadline: June 7, 2017 Journalists ages 21 to 35 can apply for a fully funded conflict reporting seminar in Herzliya, Israel, organized by the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy. Participants will attend expert lectures,…

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U.S. Embassy Honors Nigerian TechWomen   “Nigerian women are highly talented like the American women in the movie Hidden Figures,” Ambassador W. Stuart Symington said, prior to screening of the movie at Genesis Cinemas, in Abuja on Tuesday, in honor of Nigerian TechWomen.  Hidden Figures details the story of three female African-American mathematicians employed by NASA in the 1960s.  Working as human computers but denied recognition or promotion, they would go on to play crucial…

THE ART OF INTERVIEWING

  Interviewing is the cornerstone of good journalism, and the stories you tell, whether in text form, by way of video or through audio are only as good as the information you get. MHNG Network (Mediahangoutng) in partnership with the School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University will be taking 25 Nigerian Journalist through a one-day extensive training on mastering the Art of Interviewing. The session will offer participants guidelines on how to get the…

7 worldwide journalism opportunities to apply for in May

  Looking to expand your journalism toolkit, take on a new beat or receive recognition for your work? Check out these promising courses, fellowships and competitions with deadlines in May.fellowships and competitions with deadlines in May. Each is open to journalists worldwide. Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency Program Deadline: May 1, 2017 Scholars and academics from any discipline can apply to this residency in Bellagio, Italy, sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation. Participants spend four weeks establishing…

Social Media And The Coming Youth Revolt By ‘Tope Oriola

The last few days have been particularly brutal in Nigeria’s mediascape: Malfeasance in the Senate, Dino Melaye’s certificate scandal, theft of Paris Club refund in Zamfara state and elsewhere around the country, fraud in YouWin program, a protest against Amnesty International, and (as I write this), investigative reports on Sahara Reporters about Senator Andy Ubah’s certificate forgery. These are just a few examples of contemporary news about Nigerian leaders. My friend, Dr. Cyril Obi, a…

MICROSOFT ENGAGES BLOGGERS ON DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

It was a fun and interactive session as big tech c​ompany,​ Microsoft hosted some of Nigeria’s finest bloggers to a session on Empowering Digital Transformation. The three-hour session which held at the Microsoft Office in Victoria Island showcased the various products, services and offerings offered by the Tech Company that aid the productivity of businesses and individuals. The bloggers were engaged ​in​ several interesting sessions that highlighted Microsoft’s core strategy for helping organizations to adopt…

Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation Scholarships for Masters Students in UK, 2017

  A generous grant from the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation has secured further scholarships for students applying to the MA Financial Journalism course at City, University of London, as well as enhanced funding for the programme’s unique summer school based in New York and Shanghai. The foundation is also continuing its support for an endowed professorship in financial journalism. In total, it has pledged to contribute £550,000 over the next three years. From September…

WORLD SPEECH DAY LAGOS IKEJA – 15th March 2017

WORLD SPEECH DAY LAGOS IKEJA – 15th March 2017 Time: 10am – 1pm World Speech Day is dedicated to celebrating speeches, speech making and raising ideas. There will be a host of live speaking events, taking place across the world on the same Day. These events may be small and local, or large and global. They could be at a school in London, or a church in Mexico, at an Agency in Nigeria, or at…

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