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Uzodimma, Diri, Daniel, Bode George, to grace Freedom Online 5th lecture 18th July

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The fifth yearly lecture of Freedom Online, one of Nigeria’s fastest-growing online newspapers, will hold on 18th July in Lagos.

In a statement, the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of the publication, Mr. Gabriel Akinadewo said that former Governor of Ogun State, Senator Gbenga Daniel, is the Chairman; while Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma is the Special Guest Speaker; and Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri is the Special Keynote Speaker.

Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olabode George is the Special Guest of Honour, adding that the lecture’s theme is, 2023 – 2027: Nigerians, elected leaders and expectations.

Also expected are former Police Affairs Minister, Navy Captain Omoniyi Olubolade (rtd.); former Managing Director of Daily Times, Chief Tola Adeniyi; distinguished scholar, Prof. Akin Onigbinde; Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams; presidency officials and others.

While the venue is Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, the President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, Mr. Eze Anaba; and President of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers, Maureen Chigbo are Chief Hosts.

According to Akinadewo, the lecture is an annual event “that brings together captains of industry, media chiefs, politicians and professionals to reflect on national issues and propose objective course of action. We have always been forthright on matters of Nigeria’s progress and future.

“Since the first edition of our annual lecture, we have been inspired by the commitment of our guests and Nigerians in the quest for a better country through advocacy. We believe this time around, the same zeal will be deployed to ensuring that Nigeria takes its rightful place in the comity of nations.

“Since the ‘change of guard’ at the federal level and in some states on 29th May, Nigerians have been yearning for a positive change. Various speakers will use the platform to ventilate their plans for the people, from federal to state and council levels”.

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