Journalism Icon, Segun Osoba to chair Folu Olamiti’s book launch

The former Governor of Ogun State and doyen of journalism Chief Olusegun Osoba is to chair the book launch of Sir Folu Olamiti, consummate newsman, scheduled to hold on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at the University of Ibadan International Conference Centre, Ibadan, Oyo State Capital.

Penpushing reports that this was made known in a statement issued by Chairman, Organizing Committee, Raheem Adedoyin, adding that Osoba at the launch will be supported by the former Managing Director of Daily Times of Nigeria Chief Tola Adeniyi who incidentally wrote the forward to the book.

The statement added that the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris Malagi, as standing in as the Special Guest of Honour and Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State as the Chief Host

Penpushing further reports that Governors Dapo Abiodun (Ogun ), Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu(Ondo) ,Mr.  Abiodun Qbayomi Oyebanji(Ekiti), AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq(Kwara) who doubles as Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum) and former Governors of Ekiti and Ondo states,  Dr Kayode Fayemi and Dr Segun Mimiko respectively are expected to attend.

The statement disclosed that the book, titled, “A Peep Into the Past”, is part memoir and part collection of landmark articles and reportage by Sir Folu in his about 50 years career in journalism, while number of veterans as well as practicing journalists are expected to grace the occasion

‘This book is more or less a guide and a tutorial on political reporting as well as a study in human and public relations. Even though it is not a biography or autobiography, it nonetheless reveals the innermost character trait of Folu Olamiti as a humanist, a philosopher imbued with the deepest candour and spiritual piety. It could well have been titled A Peep into Folu’s Mind’, Adeniyi wrote in the forward

Penpushing also reports that author is a fellow of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), who worked for 32 years at the African Newspapers of Nigeria Plc, Publishers of the Tribune titles, is a former Editor of the Sunday Tribune, former Editor of the Nigerian Tribune and former Executive Director of the Tribune titles.

The veteran journalist was former Media Consultant to the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), and a member of the International Press Institute, Fellow Institute for Governance and Leadership Studies in Africa (IGLSA) and immediate past Chairman of the Board of Management Advent Cable Network Nigeria Television (ACNNTV)

Penpushing reports that Olamiti reflected his rich tapestry of experience in all the places he had worked and all the posts he had held in the book that he’s launching on November 30, 2023 in the ancient town of Ibadan.

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