Femi Shodunke Launches Gatewaymail

A Nigerian journalist based in Canada, Femi Shodunke, has officially unveiled an online news publication website, Gatewaymail.

Femi Shodunke stated that Gatewaymail will feature general news and exclusive interviews, with a focus on Nigeria and Canada.

Mr. Shodunke is a former deputy editor of Compass newspaper. He worked at National Concord, The Comet, and The Nation before leaving for Canada.

In his words:

“Considering the position of Canada, and our people’s desire to come over here – to school and also live – I thought we could focus on news that would enrich their knowledge and provide adequate information.”

Mr. Shodunke holds a Masters Degree from the University of Ibadan, and another from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

Al Jazeera Launches My Nigeria Documentary Series

Premiering on Al Jazeera English on 24 August 2015, My Nigeria is a series of six half-hour documentaries that pulse with the energy of Africa’s leading economy telling the human story.

For every stereotype of corruption, scamming and extremism, there are many millions of Nigerians just making their country tick. Home to around one-fifth of Africa’s people, Nigeria is packed with talent, creativity, initiative and enterprise at all levels of society.

From stand up-comedian Basketmouth to Nollywood star turned politician Kate Henshaw, from ICT expert Gbenga Sesan to fashion designer Deola Sagoe, from football coach Femi Bamigboye to female mechanic Sandra Aguebor, each film focuses on one central character, who invites us into their world, sharing their story in their own words.