Professor Kingsley Moghalu, a presidential hopeful, erudite scholar, public affairs commentator, author and erstwhile deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), will deliver TheNiche newspaper anniversary lecture on Friday, April 20.
TheNiche Newspaper, published by Acclaim Communications Limited, will commemorate its fourth anniversary with a special lecture on the topic: ‘Development Reporting and Hysteria Journalism in Nigeria.’
The event will take place at the Main Auditorium of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) , Victoria Island, Lagos, at 10am.
2015 KOWA Party presidential candidate, prolific writer and a university don, Professor Remi Sonaiya, will chair the occasion.
A team of professionals versed in economy, politics, media, academia and civil society, TheNiche said, will also be on hand to dissect the topic in a manner that will place Nigeria of the citizen’s dream on sound development footing through the media.
The discussants include Professor Fred Aja Agwu, a senior researcher at the NIIA, who is also a journalist, author and international affairs expert.
Others are Mrs. Funke Egbemode, Managing Director, New Telegraph newspaper and President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE); Mr. Obinna Nwosu, former Group Deputy Managing Director of Access Bank and a development expert; and Mr. Edetaen Ojo, Executive Director of Media Rights Agenda and former Judicial Editor of The Guardian. Others are Kola Ologbodiyan, National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and a former Editor with THISDAY newspapers and Chief Joe Igbokwe, Lagos State Publicity Secretary of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
The highpoint of the Anniversary will be the unveiling of TheNiche Foundation for Development Journalism.
Dignitaries expected at the event include the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, and a host of others from the public and private sector, as well as from the civil society community.