Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) boss, Professor Mahmoud Yakubu will lead a team of eminent personalities to deliver lecture to mark the sixth anniversary of Realnews magazine and publications.
Yakubu is expected to speak on: “Political Transitions and Africa’s Economic Development,” on November 15, at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos at 10:a.m.
Publisher/Editor of the online publication, Maureen Chigbo, said the theme was influenced by contemporary political, economic, security and socio-cultural challenges facing Africa.
These challenges, she said, include Nigeria, which is regarded as the “Giant of Africa,” especially as it prepares for general elections in 2019.
Chigbo disclosed that Yakubu was chosen to deliver the lecture because of his world-class experience, academic antecedents and current position as INEC chairman.
She said the event would also witness interactive sessions by a panel of discussants to speak on Africa’s maturing democratic and economic culture.
Among them are Dean, School of Education, Behavioural & Social, and a Professor of Economics at the College of Southern Nevada, Nevada System of Higher Education, Charleston Campus, Las Vegas, U.S.A, Dr. Charles Okeke, Director, Africa and West Regional Programme and Liaison Office of the African Union, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Prof. Adebayo Olukoshi, and Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, Bayelsa, Nigeria, Engr. Simbi Wabote.
The publisher added that the magazine would inaugurate some distinguished personalities into the prestigious Realnews Hall of Fame.
The hall, according to her, is exclusively reserved for guest speakers, discussants; Realnews book reviewers and chairpersons at its anniversary lecture series.