Ekiti NUJ Inaugurates Fountain Newsbreaker Chapel ... As Publisher Launches Book, Donate to alma mater

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ekiti State Council has inaugurated the Executive Committee of the Fountain Newsbreaker Chapel just as the publisher, Akigun Tai Oguntayo has come out with a play titled: "Once Upon a King"

Inaugurating the chapel in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday February 28, 2018, the State Chairman, Comrade Rotimi Ojomoyela urged the new leadership to uphold the ethics of journalism profession at all times.
Idowu Adebomi-Chairman, reading the oath of office

After the election which was openly conducted under the supervision of the Secretary of the State Council, Mr Kayode Babatuyi, the council Chairman swore in the new officers led by Mr Idowu Adebomi. Other members of the Exco are: Damilola Ejioye as the Vice Chairman, Femi Oguntayo as the Secretary, Lekan Atobaba as the Treasurer, Vitoria Daramola as the Assistant Secretary, Dada Olusola Grace as the Financial Secretary and Muyiwa Daniel as the Auditor
The new excos in a group picture

The event also witnessed the official presentation of a book, titled: "Once Upon a King" written by the Publisher of Fountain Newsbreaker, Akogun Tai Oguntayo. The book which is a play was reviewed by a lecturer from the Theatre and Media Arts department of the Federal University of Oye Ekiti, Dr Sola Balogun who is also the State Secretary of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) in Ekiti.

In his goodwill message, former State Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Comrade Ayodeji Aluko described the author as a "very creative and energetic unionist who knows his onions always".

The Chief Launcher at the event, Mr Victor Olumuyiwa Kolade, a governorship aspirant under the All Progressive Congress also described Oguntayo as a "jack of all trade, master of all".  He said that as a practising lawyer for about 30 years, he was always impressed whenever Oguntayo spoke.
Pioneer Chairman of Fountain Newsbreaker Chapel, Mr Raphael Adeyanju while giving his remarks

The governorship hopeful described the book as a timely reminder to everyone aspiring into a position of responsibility that power is transient.

Cross Section of Attendants
Responding, Akogun Oguntayo who is also the Chairman of the Association of Nigerian Authors in Ekiti, explained that he was inspired to write the book by the works of Professors Wole Soyinka, Femi Osofisan and Ola Rotimi who dramatised the socio cultural and political event of their hometowns thereby launching those towns into a global literary focus.

The Chairman of the occasion, Barr. Victor Kolade while addressing pressmen
In another development, Akogun Oguntayo had earlier in the week, donated 70 copies of his various books to his alma mater, Okemesi Community High School where he is the National Secretary of the old Students Association.

Presenting the books estimated at N150,000 to the school Principal through the National President of the OCHSOSA, Mr Moses Jolayemi, the author said he decided to equip the school library so as to encourage reading culture in the school. Among the books he authored and donated to the school are: Civilian Revolt (1993), Essentials of News writing & Reporting (2007), Investigative Journalism without Tears (2007), The Palace Boy (2009) and Once Upon a King (2018).

The National Vice President of the OCHSOSA, Professor Christopher Oluwadare also donated 25 copies of a book titled: Ekiti Kete: One People, Two Generations written by Mr Oluwagbohunmi Aduralere. The 25 copies were estimated at N50,000.


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