All is set for the News Express 6th Anniversary Lecture and Economic Stakeholders Forum scheduled to hold on Tuesday (today) at the main hall of Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Ikeja, Lagos.
The event would also be used to unveil the News Express Special Print Edition, an all-gloss periodical magazine, the Publisher of the titles, Isaac Umunna, said in a statement issued on Monday in Lagos.
Umunna disclosed that more dignitaries have confirmed their attendance, among them the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas Ejezie; international music icon and business tycoon, Dr. Tee Mac Omatshola Iseli; top Nollywood stars; Controller of Prisons, Lagos State Command, Tunde Ladipo; NTA Director, Helen Onma Odeleye; and a representative of Peter Obi, former Anambra State Governor and Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.
“The event would be chaired by Chief Goddy Uwazuruike, eminent lawyer and President Emeritus of Aka Ikenga think tank, while four eminent Nigerians would deliver speeches on the Lecture theme, Transparency – Bedrock of Sustainable Development,” Umunna said.
He named the lecturers as the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Usman; Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Lagos State, Kehinde Bamigbetan; Executive Director of Media Law Centre, Richard Akinnola; and the AGN National President, Emeka Rollas Ejezie.
“The programme starts by 11am and is open to members of the public,” Umunna said.
He described the News Express Anniversary Lecture and Economic Stakeholders’ Forum as “an annual programme that has an established trend of bringing together important business and political leaders from across the country, as well as multifarious professionals and influential media stakeholders.”
News Express, which debuted on August 29, 2012, is one of Nigeria’s most popular and influential online dailies.
It is read by hundreds of thousands of people around the world and records annual traffic of upwards of 100 million.