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Azuh Arinze dedicates book, “Anything And Everything Journalism”, to late Dele Giwa

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By Taiye Olayemi
Renowned publisher, Azuh Arinze, has dedicated his newly published book, “Anything And Everything Journalism”, to two of Nigeria’s greatest journalists, Dele Giwa and Dimgba Igwe, whose sudden deaths shook the nation.

Arinze, who disclosed this in a statement, in Lagos on Thursday, said that the 448-page book could be summed up as the “Bible of Journalism”.

On why he dedicated the book to Dele Giwa and Dimgba Igwe, he said: “It is first and foremost, to ensure that their memory continues to live, especially in a profession they gave their all.

“And secondly, because the works of our heroes past must never be in vain.”

Arinze said Giwa was one of Nigeria’s most colourful and charismatic journalists, the founding editor of Newswatch who was killed through a parcel bomb on Oct. 19, 1986.

He noted that Igwe, who died under controversial circumstances on Sept. 6, 2014, was an astute journalist who founded The Sun Newspaper alongside his “twin brother”, Mike Awoyinfa.

“The book features 37 detailed and diligently-conducted interviews with some of the best and brightest journalists that this country has produced, on how they made it to the top and cuts across print, broadcast and online.

“Among them are Segun Osoba, Ray Ekpu, Bayo Onanuga, Mike Awoyinfa, Dele Momodu, Femi Adesina, Reuben Abati, Olusegun Adeniyi, Azu Ishiekwene, Simon Kolawole, Ikechukwu Amaechi, Gbenga Omotoso, Dare Babarinsa, Musikilu Mojeed, Dotun Oladipo and Lanre Idowu.

“Also included are Eze Anaba, Christopher Isiguzo, Ali M. Ali, Bisi Olatilo, Larry Izamoje, Soni Irabor, Adesuwa Onyenokwe, Femi Sowoolu, Bimbo Oloyede, Seye Kehinde, Louis Odion, Gbenga Adefaye, Funke Egbemode, Lekan Otufodunrin, Ibim Semenitari and Shola Oshunkeye.”

Arinze revealed that it took him years to have a one-on-one session with all those featured in the book.

He said that he embarked on the massive project because of his love for the profession.

He also added that he wanted up-and-coming journalists, aspiring journalists, the current practitioners and even lovers of the noble profession to know and understand that it could be rewarding if practiced professionally and without cutting corners.

“The book will be presented to the public, alongside my other book, “My Story Of Many Colours”, on Monday, 25 March, at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Victoria Island in Lagos,” he said.

Dr Lasisi Olagunju, a Biographer, who wrote the foreword, said: “I strongly recommend this book to students of journalism, practicing journalists, persons in public relations and image management and to all who seek to understand why journalists do what they do and how they do it.”

“My Story Of Many Colours” and “Anything And Everything Journalism” are Azuh’s eighth and ninth books.

The previous ones are: The CEO’s Bible 1 & 2; “Success Is Not Served A La Carte”; “A Taste Of Success”; “Conversations With Showbiz Stars”; “Encounters: Lessons From My Journalism Career” and “Tested And Trusted Success Secrets Of The Rich And Famous”. (NAN)
Edited by Folasade Adeniran

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