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International Press Institute re-elects Adedoyin into governing board

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Chairman of the Editorial Board of Ilorin-based The Herald newspapers, Alhaji Raheem Adedoyin has been re-elected to the executive board of the international Press Institute (IPI), the global network of senior editors, media executives, and communication experts promoting press freedom.

A former Commissioner for Information in Kwara State, Adedoyin is representing Nigeria and Africa on the board of IPI, which is headquartered in Vienna, Austria. He is the Institute’s longest-serving Secretary.

A Fellow of both the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) and the Nigerian institute of Public Relations, Adedoyin was elected on Thursday for another three-year tenure at IPI’s World Congress and General Assembly in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He will serve for another three years. He was first elected for a three-year tenure in Vienna in 2021 at the Institute’s World Congress and General Assembly.

Nigerian delegates at this year’s World Congress and General Assembly included the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of IPI Nigeria National Committee, Mallam Kabiru Yusuf. He is also President of the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria.

Others were former presidential spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, who was also NGE President; President of IPI Nigeria National Committee, Muskiliu Mojeed, who is also President of IPI Nigeria National Committee and Editor-in-Chief of Premium Times; former Lagos State Commissioner for Information, Steve Ayorinde, who is also Publisher/CEO of The Culture newspaper; and Executive Director of International Centre for Investigative Reporting, Dayo Aiyetan. He was Associate Editor and Abuja Bureau Chief of Tell magazine.

Over 450 registered participants from 68 countries, across five continents are attending the three-day World Congress and Innovation Festival which began on Thursday and ends Saturday.

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