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As part of errors to erase fake and unqualified journalism in Ogun state , the Federated chapter has set up a three man Membership Screening Committee to assess new members.
The chapel appoints Comrade Simon Fakeye, Publisher of Razor Times Newspaper as the Chairman while Comrade Oluseun Oduneye, Publisher of The Issues Magazine will serve as the Secretary and Comrade ‘Bola Solate, Publisher of Public Faces Magazine will be a Member.
The appointment was held on Thursday at the monthly Congress of the chapel at the NUJ Secretariat, Iwe-Irohin, Okelewo, Abeokuta.
Reacting to the appointment, the Chairman of the chapel , Comrade AbuSatar Hamed, disclosed that one Mr Jide Osoba should not be considered as member of the chapel.
PLATFORM TIMES further reports that Gafar Babalola of Oxigist online medium, was asked to obtain a membership form and ready to face the screening committee.
The congress however reiterated its stand on the constitution of NUJ that states that before anyone could be a member of the chapel, he or she must be a qualified journalist, and also be the publisher or editor of a community newspaper, backed by online platform that is based in Ogun State.
The meeting had in attendance, Mr. AbuSatar Hamed of the StarTrend Int’l Magazine, Mr. Akinola Akindele (Paramount Magazine), Mr. Adekunle Omobolaji (News Circle Magazine), Mr. Jaji Olamilekan (Infolite Magazine), Mr. Leke Ogunleye (Community Watch Magazine), Mr. Oluseun Oduneye (The Issues Magazine), Mr. Victor Osokoya (Gateway Echo Newspaper), Mr. Simon Fakeye (Razor Times), Mr. Dayo Rufai (Gateway Times Magazine), Mr. Juwon Opayemi (The Reflection Magazine) abd Mr. Dada Olaonipekun (Prestige Newspaper) among others.