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Nigeria History: The untold story of Dele Giwa – How Bomb Killed The Brilliant Journalist

Thursday 19th October, marks the 31st remembrance anniversary of Sumonu Oladele ‘Baines’ Giwa (16 March 1947 – 19 October 1986); a legendary Nigerian journalist who died after he was killed through a parcel bomb. In a 2016 article, Bayo Oluwasanmi described Dele Giwa as “a flaming journalist with a fiery message of rebuke” who had a “knack for packaging stories that injected sleeplessness and nightmares in the tyrants of his days”. On Thursday, October 19, 2017, it became 31 years since Giwa,

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Nigeria History: The untold story of Dele Giwa – How Bomb Killed The Brilliant Journalist

POLITICS

Social Media Ban: "President Buhari Plans To Silent Nigerians Like China Government" -Ray Ekpu

Veteran journalist and former Editor-In-Chief of Newswatch Magazine, Ray Ekpu, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari and Alhaji Lai Muhammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, are bringing back the anti-press freedom Decree 4 of 1984 through its clampdown on free expression. Ekpu went on to say that the Buhari administration wants to turn Nigeria into a country without a voice, similar to China, and that the minister, Mohammed, has repeatedly referred to China in his current defense of the social media ban.

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BUSINESS

Meet The Daughter Of Late Dele Giwa Who Is Also A Lawyer.

Dele Giwa was a foremost activist who was killed through a parcel bomb on the 19th of October,1986 in Lagos.He was the Editor-in-Chief and Chief Executive Officer of the Newswatch Magazine which he had formed with Ray Ekpu,Dan Agbese and Yakubu Mohammed.Before he began the Newswatch he had worked for other firms like the Newyork Times in America and upon his return to Nigeria with the Daily Times.He was an avid writer on political issues including his article on the Second Tier Foreign Exchange Market (SFEM)

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Meet The Daughter Of Late Dele Giwa Who Is Also A Lawyer.

CRIME

The Untold Story Of Dele Giwa – How Bomb Killed ‘the Flaming Journalist Who Gave Tyrants Nightmares’

On Thursday, October 19, 2019, it became 33 years since Giwa, pioneer editor-in-chief of Newswatch, was assassinated. Giwa was reportedly killed after he received a parcel bomb which detonated at his residence, then located at No. 25 Talabi street, Ikeja, Lagos state. The journalist who died at 39 was known for exposing corrupt and illegal dealings of the government and this earned him recognition. The assassination occurred two days after he had been questioned by officials of the State Security Service (SSS).

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The Untold Story Of Dele Giwa – How Bomb Killed ‘the Flaming Journalist Who Gave Tyrants Nightmares’

SOCIETY

How the search for Dele Giwa's killers appears to have hit a dead end 35 years after

Photo credit: Newswatch magazine He would have been surrounded by family, friends and well wishers to celebrate his 74th birthday today, October 19, 2021 had he not been unceremoniously despatched to the great beyond by a cabal of evil persons who felt uncomfortable by his unique brand of investigative journalism.

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How the search for Dele Giwa's killers appears to have hit a dead end 35 years after

CRIME

Late Abubakar Tsav, the courageous police IG who stepped on toes while hunting Dele Giwa’s killers

Late Abubakar Tsav In 1986, when he led a team of officers charged with digging into the murder of Dele Giwa, co-founder of the then influential Newswatch, Abubakar Tsav, a former police commissioner of Lagos and Kano states, came into the limelight. At his residence in Ikeja, Lagos, Giwa was killed by a parcel bomb. Tsav had already formed a case around the murder in a short time but needed permission to take on some top government officials he felt were involved in the death of Giwa. He never obtained that

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Late Abubakar Tsav, the courageous police IG who stepped on toes while hunting Dele Giwa’s killers

CRIME

Inside Story Of Dele Giwa Who Was Killed With A Letter Bomb

The 19th Day Of October 1986 Will Forever Remain a Memorable Day To Journalist In Nigeria,It Was The Day One Of Its Finest Minds Was Killed In The Most Unimaginable Way,Dele Giwa Was a Vibrant Journalist Who Gave Tyrants Sleepless Nights Back Then,He Was Into Investigative Journalism,He Would Bring Up Secret Conversations and Secret Deals Of Government,But He Met His Untimely Death Just Before He Became 40,He Was The Publisher Of One Of The Most Popular Magazine Back In The Days "Newswatch" Dele Giwa Mr Kay

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Inside Story Of Dele Giwa Who Was Killed With A Letter Bomb

ENTERTAINMENT

Meet the lovely mother of Dele Giwa

It is not easy to be a mother, it is not easy to maintain motherhood, mothers are blessing in the family, they are the back bone of the family, mothers love for their children is incontrovertible. It is not a new thing that a mother can die for their children, just for the benefit of the child. Dele Giwa was also very lucky to have such a wonderful mother. Dele Giwa was born on 16 march 1947 at Ile Ife, he studied at Brooklyn College, new York city, Fordham University where he attained a BA in English. Dele

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Meet the lovely mother of Dele Giwa

FOOD

The Most Nutritious Nigerian Drinks that you did know are Nutritious

1. The Zobo Drink Roselle is a species of Hibiscus probably native to West & East Africa and South-East Asia including Northeastern India, used for the production of bast fibre and as an infusion, in which it may be known as carcade. Scientific name: Hibiscus sabdariffa Sule told Newswatch that zobo is medicinal, clean and highly hygienic. She claimed that a regular consumption of zobo could cure stomach ulcer. She said it also serves as "blood tonic" for her. Mary Ade, a member of the church told Newswatch

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The Most Nutritious Nigerian Drinks that you did know are Nutritious

POLITICS

"I interviewed Buhari on February 6, 1984 and he vowed to tamper with Press Freedom" - Ekpu alleges

A renowned journalist and former Editor-In-Chief of Newswatch Magazine, Ray Ekpu, alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari vowed to tamper with press freedom during his reign as the Military Head of State. According to our source, Ray Ekpu stated this during an interview with Punch Newspaper. He said that he had an encounter with President Buhari in 1984, adding that the former Military Head of state said he will tamper with press freedom.

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CRIME

The murder of Dele Giwa 19th October, 1986.

Who is Dele Giwa? Dele Giwa was a famous and renowned Nigerian journalist and the editor-in-chief of Newswatch magazine which he co-founded with Ray Ekpu, Dan Agbese and Yakubu Mohammed in 1984. Dele Giwa was known to be an ardent lover of truth. In his active days, he devoted his time to exposing the corrupt and illegal deeds of the Nigerian government which earned him the people’s recognition, support and trust. The government saw Dele Giwa as an impediment and threat to some of its activities and thus

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The murder of Dele Giwa 19th October, 1986.

POLITICS

Police Reforms: Co-founder of Newswatch gives insights on how to reform the Nigerian Police force.

A member of the Police Service Commission and Co-founder Newswatch, Mr. Ray Ekpu was a guest on Arise TV's morning show, this morning. The discusion was largely on police reforms. Mr. Ekpu began with the point that for Nigerian police to perform their role in the society they must respect civil authority, he decried some situation were according to him, "a commissioner of police will rain insults on a state governor". He suggests that a single police structure cannot work in Nigeria and the country should adopt

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Police Reforms: Co-founder of Newswatch gives insights on how to reform the Nigerian Police force.

SOCIETY

Read The Story Of How Dele Giwa Was Killed With A Letter Bomb.

Dele Giwa was born on 16 March 1947 and died on 19 October 1986, the he was just 39 years old when he died.He was a Nigerian journalist, editor and founder of Newswatch magazine.

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Read The Story Of How Dele Giwa Was Killed With A Letter Bomb.

POLITICS

See List of Nigerians still crying for Justice in their graves

See list of Nigerians still crying for justice in their graves In fact, there a lot of Nigerians who have been murdered without getting justice. I have, in the previous article, shared some of them and explained how they were killed. Therefore, it is pertinent for you to check it out and read it. It must be stated here that I am not being selective; however, these are Nigerians, largely politicians, who were killed. They are many. Watch this space for another badge. 1.      Dele Giwa: Sumonu Oladele �

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See List of Nigerians still crying for Justice in their graves

CRIME

Who Killed Dele Giwa? See photos of the Nigerian Legend killed with a letter bomb

Who Killed Dele Giwa? See photos of the Nigerian Legend killed with a letter bomb. When it comes to activism in Nigeria, one of the names that would be mentioned is Dele Giwa. Dele Giwa was a Nigerian top journalist, editor and an activist. He did his higher education study in the USA and also worked there with the New York Times, where he got his journalism experience. After four years of working for the New York Times, he returned back to Nigeria to work with another news house, the Daily Times. He was the

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Who Killed Dele Giwa? See photos of the Nigerian Legend killed with a letter bomb

SOCIETY

Late Abubakar Tsav, the courageous police IG who stepped on toes while hunting Dele Giwa’s killers

Late Abubakar Tsav In 1986, Abubakar Tsav, a former police commissioner of the Lagos and Kano states, came into the limelight when he headed a team of officers tasked with looking into the assassination of Dele Giwa, co-founder of the then-popular Newswatch. Giwa was killed by a parcel bomb at his Ikeja, Lagos, home. In a short period, Tsav had already developed an argument about the assassination but wanted permission to take on some top government officials he felt were complicit in Giwa's killing. He never

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Late Abubakar Tsav, the courageous police IG who stepped on toes while hunting Dele Giwa’s killers

CRIME

Throwback:An Account OF How The Flaming Journalist Dele Giwa Was Murdered With A Bomb Letter

On Thursday October 19, 1986, it became 34 years since Dele Giwa, pioneer Editor-in-chief of Newswatch, was assassinated. Giwa was reportedly killed after he received a letter bomb which detonated at his residence, then located at No. 25 Talabi street, Ikeja, Lagos State. The journalist who died at the age of 39 was known for exposing corrupt and illegal dealings of the government and this earned him recognition. The assassination occurred two days after he had been questioned by Officials of the State Security

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Throwback:An Account OF How The Flaming Journalist Dele Giwa Was Murdered With A Bomb Letter

POLITICS

Buhari hails Mohammed, Kazaure on birthdays

Buhari hails Mohammed, Kazaure on birthdays The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Sunday, celebrated veteran journalist and founding Director of Newswatch, Yakubu Mohammed, on his 70th birthday. Buhari, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said, “President Buhari notes the contributions of the renowned columnist to the development of journalism, particularly grooming the younger generation, and submits that his footprints are firmly imprinted on t

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Buhari hails Mohammed, Kazaure on birthdays

HEALTH

Science Of Longevity 3

Now after the protest of the youths in the month of October, Nigeria can no longer pretend not to know the strength, weakness, the threat and the unique proposition of her youths, which make up more than 60% of the Nigeria’s teeming population. And now we can see that they are not lazy folks. They are made up of everything, from the best and the worst, the intelligent, the organized and the disorganized, the good, the bad and the ugly. Of course, our youths are a reflection of our nation, and everything was

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Science Of Longevity 3

ENTERTAINMENT

Flash back: 34 years after Dele Giwa was assassinated, Meet his Family (photos)

Flash back: 34 years after Nigerian journalist, Dele Giwa was assassinated, Meet his Family (photos) Late Sumonu Oladele Giwa ( born 16th March, 1947) popularly known as Dele Giwa was a Nigerian editor Journalist, and the founder of Newswatch Newspaper. Dele Giwa died on 19 October, 1986. This was a very sad incident, according to reports, Dele Giwa was assassinated by a letter bomb. Before the journalist was assassinated, he was married to Olufunmilayo Olaniyan and their marriage have been blessed children

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Flash back: 34 years after Dele Giwa was assassinated, Meet his Family (photos)