The Realnews Magazine and Publications Limited will hold its second anniversary lecture on Wednesday, November 19, 2014.
The lecture entitled: “Nigerian Democracy: Getting It Right in 2015”, which will be delivered by Professor Maurice Iwu, former chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, will take place at the Sheraton Hotel, Lagos, by 10 am prompt.
An accompanying speech on the “Economic Implication of Getting the Right Leadership” will be given by Mr. Roberts Orya, managing director of Nigerian Export Import Bank, NEXIM.
The chairman of the occasion is Professor J.C. Ezigbo, managing director, Falcon Corporation Limited, who was a lecturer for more than 20 years at the University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN, before venturing into the oil and gas business as the first indigenous gas distributor in the country.
Also Eze Festus Odimegwu, former, chairman, National Population Commission, will give the keynote address.
The book entitled: Paragon of Journalism, co-edited by Maureen Chigbo and late Mike Akpan, publisher/editor and editor-in-chief of Realnews magazine, respectively, will be presented at the event. It will be reviewed by Dr. Ngozi Anyaegbunam, lecturer, author and journalist.
Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra State, Benjamin Dikki, director-general, Bureau of Public enterprises, Senator Chris Ngige, former governor of Anambra State and other prominent Nigerians are expected at the lecture.
Realnews, a general interest magazine, is an online publication which thrives on investigative journalism debuted November 19, 2012.
It focuses on oil and gas sector with its attendant environmental challenges as well as issues relating to business and economy, politics, power, health, women and youth.
Its aim is to unearth exclusive stories about real people and the challenges they are facing in their day-to-day activities.
It does this bearing in mind that government can only act to influence the lives of people positively if they are aware of their true situation.
Hence, its objective is to use its investigative skills to ferret out information in the sectors it focuses on and produce an unbiased report which will actually influence the government and decision makers to take actions that will make the society better.
RealNews is a member of Guild of Corporate Online Publishers, COGOP, an umbrella body for all online publishers both resident in Nigeria and in the Diaspora.