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Penpushing Media gets consent of intellects to serve as panelists at anniversary lecture

The Management and Editorial Board of Penpushing Media have received consent of four intellects to serve as panelists at the 6th edition of annual lecture of the organization scheduled to hold July 25, 2024 at new marque events centre, Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital.

Penpushing reports that the panelists include Prof Isaac Olawale Albert of African History, Peace and Conflict Studies University of Ibadan (UI), Ibadan, Maureen Chigbo who is the President of Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP), Opeyemi Adamolekun Executive Director Enough is Enough (EIE), a Non-Governmental Organisation and Wale Adeoye Executive Director Journalist for Democratic Rights (JODER).

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The four cerebral Nigerians in their individual responses to invitation extended to them by the management of Penpushing Media, owner of online newspaper and television wholeheartedly agreed, declared their acceptance and equally recognized the relevance of the organization in the media industry

Penpushing further reports that the panelists will play a major role at the event which has the theme,’ National Balance: Infrastructure, Institutional Capacity And Diversity As Tools For Building Blocks And Good Governance’

The chairperson of the planning committee, Dr Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi it is recalled had while unveiling date for the anniversary lecture journalists in a statement explained that the event is designed to be educative and a contribution to social growth.

Penpushing also reports that Akiyode-Afolabi stated that the planning committee has commenced preparations for the event, and will equally continue to senitise the public on the importance of the lecture to good governance.

The statement added that the committee in the same vein has started reaching out to members of the Penpushing platform as well as other stakeholders to rally round towards a successful outing, expressing optimism that all will be well.

Penpushing reports the planning committee as saying that in due course other arrangements for the ceremony will be made known, where identities of personalities with their specific roles to be made public.

The chairperson recalled that previous anniversary lectures are a testimonial to the relevance of Penpushing Media not only in the journalism practice across the world but also its impact on society assuring that this year’s edition will be another feat by the organization.

Penpushing further reports that Akiyode-Afolabi emphasized that Penpushing Media has been robustly nurtured on the journalistic ideology of adding value to journalism worldwide, by ensuring credible sources of news around the world.

The chairperson said the maiden annual lecture was held in 2017 with the theme, ’Social Media: Building Parameters for Trust to Achieve Political and National Growth’, with late Prof. Oye Ibidapo-Obe, former Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos (UNILAG), as guest lecturer.

Penpushing also reports that she explained that Prof Idowu Sobowale, Journalism icon, was the Chairman, Kabiyesi Olufemi Ogunleye of Akinale in Owu Kingdom (now late) was the Royal Father of the Day, while wife of former President, Mrs Bola Obasanjo and late Iyalode of Yorubaland, Chief (Mrs) Alaba Lawson were Mothers of the Day.

The chairperson stated that the second anniversary lecture took place on July 19, 2018 with the theme: The Media and Quest for Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions’ ’while the Country Director, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Nigeria, Mr Ronald Kayanja was the Guest Lecturer.

Penpushing reports that the statement added that the 3rd annual lecture was also held on July 19, 2019 with the theme,’ ’The Nigerian State, Political Evolution, And Multi-party Democracy: Education to The Rescue’, which was handled by Prof Oluyemisi Obilade, former Vice-Chancellor, Tai Solarin University of Education.

The chairperson recalled that the 4th edition was held on July 21, 2022 with the theme, ‘Social Media Regulation: Insecurity and Elections Accountability in Nigeria’, which was handled by Dr. Chichi Aniagolu-Okoye, the West Africa Director of Ford Foundation, while Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi was royal father of the day and His Excellency Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was the Chairman

Penpushing further reports that the statement in the same vein said the 5th edition was held July 25, 2023, themed,’ ‘Burden of Inclusivity and Nigeria’s Democracy”, presented by former Executive Secretary Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Prof Suleiman Bogoro, and former Governor of Ogun State, a journalism icon Chief Olusegun Osoba was the chairman

‘Penpushing, which has become a famous global news dissemination platform, got its certificate of registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) on June 1, 2017, with its corporate headquarters located at Leme axis of Moshood Abiola Way, Abeokuta the Ogun State Capital’, Akiyode-Afolabi added.

Meanwhile, other members of the vibrant standing committee include: Sina Adefolahan(Secretary), Toyin Ogunbomehin, Otunba Gbenga Onayiga, Yemisi Fadairo, Dr Adewunmi Alayaki and Hon Remmy Hazzan

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