NUJ History

The founding of the Nigeria Union of Journalists-NUJ, on the 15th of March, 1955 in Lagos, was linked to the struggle for the independence of Nigeria. The struggle, it would be recalled gave birth to many protest groups, all yearning for the country’s independence from the British. The groups came in various shades. Some were political in nature, like the Nigerian Youth Movement, a platform for the nationalists, while others were trade unions and professional groups. Many of the journalists then had little education and with the ideas brought by their more enlightened colleagues, they began to agitate for better pay packages from publishers.
As these young and enthusiastic journalists started to compare notes among themselves, their desire for better conditions of service became more pronounced. It however, did not occur to them that they could pursue the goal through a common point. One factor that must be noted about the birth of the union was that the late Chief Olu Oyesanya who spearheaded its formation was then an Information Officer in the Department of Information under the colonial Government. At the then second meeting of the NUJ, officers were elected after the constitution had been ratified.

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Executive Council

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Dr. Qasim Akinreti


Dr Qasim Akinreti on Wednesday, 26th April, 2017 bagged PhD Mass Commu-nication (Broadcast) from Babcock University, Ilishan Remo, Ogun State. He had a Master’s Degree in Online Journalism from the Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK, in 2003.

Mrs. Abiola Beckley


Mr. Odifa Adebayo


Mrs. Iyabo O. Faleye


Mr. Samuel Dada

Financial Secretary

Mr. Phillip Nwosu

Asst. Secretary

Alhaja Sekinah Lawal

NAWOJ Chairperson

Iyabo Wale-Eri


Mr. Innocent Anaba


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