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‘What campus journalism taught me’



By Olanrewaju Oyedeji


Publisher of Ovation magazine, Mr. Dele Momodu has attributed his latter-day success as publisher of Ovation magazine to the determination and strong will that his earlier stint as a campus journalist had helped build in him.

Momodu was speaking to a gathering of Nigerian campus editors’ under the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Campus Editors, NANCE, during their national convention at the University of Ilorin on the 27th and 28th of May.

The two day summit which saw the participation of delegates from 13 universities also featured elections which produced new leaders for the Association.

Universities like Obafemi Awolowo University, Uthman Danfodiyo university, Uniabuja participated in the two day convention.
Speaking at the convention, the CEO of Ovation magazine said ” I suffered as a campus journalist but grit and determination sustained me and even helped me survive as CEO of Ovation”.
Dele Momodu who was the special guest of honor at the event admonished all campus editors to be focused and determined.
Also Agbeke Ogunsanwo, a one-time Editor in chief of Daily Times and who is popularly referred to as mother of Journalism in Nigeria advised the assembled campus editors to ensure that politicians do not use them as tool sfor violence or to use their pens to support wrong policies.

Lukmon Fasasi, a student blogger from Obafemi Awolowo University emerged the new president of the National body while Chima from university of Ilorin emerged the vice president.

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