Malam Mohammed Haruna, a syndicated columnist and former chief press secretary to former head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, is expected to deliver a keynote speech with a theme: ‘Has online publishing come of age?’ at the formal launching of Sundiata Post online newspaper in Abuja on July 7.
Those that would discuss the topic include the Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr. Ima Niboro; Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu; Director of the Centre of International Advanced Studies, Lagos, Professor Anthony Kila; Executive Director of the Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development, Abuja, Dr. Otive Igbuzor; Director of public affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Mr. Tony Ojobo and former special adviser on media in Ekiti State, Mrs. Omobolanle Omotunde-Bruce.
The panel of discussants will be led by the former Managing Director of Leadership Newspaper Group, Mr. Azubuike Ishiekwene,
In a statement, the publisher/CEO of Sundiata Post Media Ltd, Mr. Max Amuchie said that the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mr. Emeka Mba will chair the event which is scheduled to hold at the Bayelsa State Guest House, Maitama, Abuja by 10 in the morning. [myad]