The study examines the role of media staff welfare on effective journalism in Nigeria with the view to know the extent at which the press are motivated and care for in Nigeria and the extent which this has on their performance and professionalism. Media staff welfare and effective journalism in Nigeria look into the problems the Nigerian Journalists face as they carry out their duties. Motivation Theory was used to explain this research while the survey research method was adopted coupled with questionnaire to collect data from respondents within Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ). The results of the methodology shows that the media staff are not taken good care of. The journalism in Nigeria based on what is obtainable and that the proper welfare of Nigerian journalists will ensure effectiveness in the discharge of their duties. Journalist also should be objective and honest so as to bring journalism in Nigeria back to her former honour. The government also to allow journalists to function freely without disturbance of any kind.