Archive for October, 2009

PR Has No Barriers- Doyin Ogunbiyi

Me, Daniel’s girl friend? Rubbish! …Says Ogunbiyi, ex-GTDC MDFrom Moshood Adebayo, Abeokuta, Friday, October 9, 2009 Deaconess Doyin Ogunbiyi, former Managing Director, Gateway Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC), was the casualty of the rift between Ogun State Governor Gbenga Daniel and the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Aremu Gbadebo, over the latter’s comment on the state of […]

Proudly Nigerian

Great Nigerians! Yes. We are a special breed. Don’t ask me why? I have tried severally to find out what makes a Nigerian different in all aspects of life? Is it the colour, but we are not the only black people in Africa? Is it the Sun? But the Sun does not shine only over […]

Telecom as national PR tool

WITHIN the past 12 months, I have had the privilege of attending, at least, four international conferences in Europe and Africa, the last being the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) organised conference in Egypt last May, called the ITU Africa Telecom 2008.  It was a conference that attracted the stars and icons of telecoms from all […]

Governorship: A Chapter Closes in Media War over Osun

A major chapter closed on Tuesday in the bitter feud over the governorship of Osun state as the election petition tribunal dismissed the petition filed by the Action Congress candidate, Rauf Aregbesola against the election of Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.  The Petitioner, Rauf Aregbesola of the Action Congress filed his petition at the Osun State election […]

Developing the Nigerian 3g Mobile Content

These are interesting times in the Nigeria Mobile Market turf. Glo and MTN are engaging themselves to establish dominance with product and commercial launch of 3G.At any opportunity, both network providers are quick to market 3G with promises of what it can do. Looking from what obtains presently with Wap, gprs and other multimedia services […]

Persuasive Communication through Societal Re-orientation*

Executive Governor of Kano State “All praise and gratitude are due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.  May the blessings of Allah be upon our exalted Prophet, the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam, his companions, the members of his family and all those who tread their path till the Day of Judgment.” […]

And the bell tolled for thee, Tunmise

“This is about Tunmise Adekunle of Thisday Newspapers, who passed on last week due to suspected heart failure. While I am still wondering why a brilliant young man like Tunmise should die now, my heart goes to his relatives, friends and colleagues, whom he has abandoned mid-stream in the mid-morning of his life. It is […]

NOI-Gallup Polls:

NOI-Gallup Polls: Again, Nigerians Want Government to Focus On Power And Jobs 79 % of Nigerians Don’t Know The Yar’adua Seven Point Agenda Lagos, Nigeria – 6th February, 2007 – For the second year running, Nigerians have asked the federal government to put the improvement of the nation’s epileptic electricity supply and job creation at […]

The Media in a Young Democracy

I often get criticised by colleagues for describing Nigeria as a young democracy. And interestingly enough, some senior journalists often compare the situation in the country to that of the developed democracies when commenting about the shortcomings of the Nigerian system. Unfortunately for such individuals, the fact that the independent media and the judiciary were […]

Marketing Strategies for Visafone, Etiasalat and others.

As the newly licensed cdma and Gsm operators starts breaking ground for roll out plans, indications are very strong that their might be some displacement in the Nigerian Telecoms Race. Clear favorites and pioneers like Mtn, Celtel and Glo are poised to face stiff competition from late entrants, Etisalat, Alheri and Visafone. Ordinarily, Visafone should […]