Osoba to deliver lecture at event marking 160 years of journalism in Nigeria

Former Governor of Ogun State, Aremo Olusegun Osoba, is to deliver the anniversary lecture at the 160 years of journalism practice in Nigeria, which is scheduled to hold on December 2, 2019 in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, regarded as the cradle of journalism.
A statement signed by Chairman Planning Committee for Ogun State, Oba Olufemi Ogunleye, and Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji, Secretary, said the anniversary is being put together by the League of Veteran Journalists.
The statement added that the anniversary lecture, titled: “Re-inventing the practice of journalism in Nigeria with emphasis on the Influence of the Social Media,” will hold at Main Auditorium of Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, where the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, will also be installed as the Grand Patron of the LVJ.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, will give the key note address, while former President Olusegun Obasanjo will be the Chairman.
The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, will served as the Chief Host, while Ogun State House of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon. Kunle Oluomo, will bag the Fellowship award of the veteran journalists.
The statement also added that the grand finale of the event and awards night will take place on Tuesday at the Functions Hall, Jogor Centre, Liberty Road, Ibadan.
At the occasion, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi; Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Salisu; and host of other personalities will be in attendance.
The release stated further that Chief Obafemi Awolowo, founder of Tribune titles, and Chief Olu Aboderin of the Punch Newspapers fame would be honoured posthumously, adding that the audience will be entertained by Yinka Ayefele, who will also receive a Fellowship Award of the League for his contributions to the growth of the broadcast media in Nigeria.