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REMINISCENCES: FOREMOST HEROES OF JOURNALISM IN NIGERIA THE NIGERIAN MEDIA & MASS NON-VIOLENT ACTIONS

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It was a German media practitioner, Herman Ziock that painted graphically, the role of the media practitioner in the publication: Man and the Press; ‘German Opinion on Problems of Today’, the Press has two different responsibilities: it can be either the bringer of light or the root of all evil, depending on those who make the press. It sounds flattering when Jasper writes: Great journalists beget great veracity. But not everyone can be a great journalist. Nonetheless, no one is prevented from striving for veracity. This submission is further supported by Joseph Pulitzer, founder of the Pulitzer School of Journalism at Columbia University who once submitted that the only position that occurs to me that a man can successfully fill by the simple fact of birth is that of an idiotThe born editor, who has succeeded greatly without special preparation is a man with unusual ability and aptitude to his chosen profession, with great power of concentration and sustained effort. The idea of writing on the activities of the Generals of Nigerian journalism came on my mind yesterday evening as I was driving back from the church, only to arrive home to hear the news of the national honours awards. That is not for discussion here. The intention is really to create the feelings of empathy in younger professionals, and others who may wish to be journalism practitioners, who could be influenced by reading the stories of the exploits of people like the doyen, Babatunde Jose; restless Akinrogun Segun Osoba and his mark as an investigative journalist, great interviewers like highly intelligent Oloye Kunle Adeleke of the People in the News fame, who became known for his probing interview techniques that catapulted him to the position of Controller of News & Current Affairs of WNTV/WNBS, from the position of Executive Editor, superseding three of his bosses at the relatively young age of 32 years. Dr. Yemi Farounbi, who excelled as a great mentor and media manager, who backed journalists under him to file objective reports against governments in public interest, once convinced that they conducted themselves professionally, is also on the radar of TERRIFIC HEADLINES. Tonnie Iredia was an incisive interviewer and could be described as Nigerias Larry King, that famed CNN interviewer. How could Chief Adebisi Adesola, then Manager, Current Affairs of BCOS, Ibadan, have successfully interviewed Chief Obafemi Awolowo, who was far more knowledgeable than his interviewer on…

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