January 27, 2023



2023: Osinbajo, Monguno, Yakubu, others storm Owerri for 18th editors’ convention

Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, will on Thursday, declare open the 18th All Nigeria Editors Convention in Owerri, Imo state. 

The Nationwide Safety Adviser (NSA), Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd) former Minister of Data and Tradition, Chief Nnia John Nwodo, and Chairman, the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, will lead the discussions on the three-day convention. 

In an announcement issued Sunday, collectively signed by the President, Mustapha Isah and the Basic Secretary, lyobosa Uwugiaren, the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) mentioned that the Governor of Imo state, Senator Hope Uzodinma, would be the Visitor of Honour, whereas a former Particular Adviser (Media and Publicity) to the President of Nigeria, Dr. Reuben Abati, will ship the keynote tackle, with the theme: ‘’2023: Political Panorama, Credible Elections And The Function of Editors.’’

The primary girl professor of Mass Communication in Africa and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Paul College, Awka, Prof Stella Chinyere Okunna, will chair the opening ceremony.

‘’In addition to the opening session, the convention would have three others; the second session for the Day 1 of the convention has a paper titled, Mobilizing Residents for Sustainable Democracy In Nigeria, to be introduced by by Former Minister of Data & Tradition, Chief Nwodo.

‘’The morning session of the Day 2, Friday, November 11, would have the Nationwide Safety Adviser, Gen Monguno presenting a paper, 2023 Basic Election And Safety: What Editors Want To Know, ’’ the assertion added.

The assertion mentioned that the afternoon second session with the theme: ‘’Preparation For 2023 Basic Election: How Far, How Properly’’, can be delivered by the INEC Chairman, Prof Yakubu, whereas the third session (govt session) will characteristic invited state governors, the Group Chief Government Officer of Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Firm Restricted, Mele Kolo Kyari and different chief govt officers from each non-public and public sectors. 

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In keeping with the assertion,  ‘’the convention can be rounded off on Saturday night with a gala night time night the place new Fellows and members of the guild can be inducted. 

‘’Over 400 editors and media homeowners – from print, broadcast stations and on-line newspapers have registered for this 12 months’s convention.’’    

In the meantime, the Imo state authorities has assured the editors that they’d have an awesome convention in Owerri.

In keeping with the Commissioner of Data, Hon Declan Mbadiwe, “We all know that the editors could have a superb convention. Our state is hospitable and a superb location for conferences. That’s why we’ve got hosted many conferences this 12 months. The editors are welcome to the Japanese Heartland.”