The Management of Realnews Magazine and Publications Limited, publishers of Realnews Magazine Online, has selected “Drug Abuse among Youths in Africa: Implication for Nigerian Economy and 2023 Elections.” as the topic for its 10th Anniversary Lecture coming up on Thursday, November 17, 2022.
This year’s lecture series will be delivered by a renowned national and international security expert, who is a force to reckon with in the fight against drug trafficking and abuse in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. A member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Drug Abuse and other experts in the field will feature as panelists. The event will be chaired by the Chief Executive Officer of one of the foremost financial institutions in the country. Their names will be announced in due course.
The venue is Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, by 10am prompt.
Realnews, a general interest magazine, is an online publication which thrives on investigative journalism. We have expertise in reporting the oil and gas sector with its attendant environmental challenges.
Realnews Anniversary Lecture Series was established to commemorate the best minds in our society and to tap from them to enrich the discourse in our national development.
The 9th Anniversary Lecture of Realnews in 2021 was delivered by Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote, Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board on “Nigeria in the Unfolding Integration of the African Market: The Oil and Gas Perspective” ; 2020 Eighth Anniversary Lecture of Realnews was delivered by Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 on Managing COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa: The Nigeria Experience; Former President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana gave the 2019 Lecture on Beyond Politics: An Economic Narrative for West Africa while Prof. Mahmood Yakubu spoke on Political Transitions and Africa’s Economic Development: Preparations for Nigeria’s 2019 General Elections at the 2018 Lecture.
The 2017 Fifth Anniversary Lecture on African Leadership in a Turbulent Era was delivered by Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of Education and former World Bank Vice President. The 2016 Fourth Anniversary Lecture on Security and National Development in Plural Democratic Society was delivered by Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, former United Nations Secretary General’s Special Representative to West Africa and Sahel; 2015 Realnews Third Anniversary Lecture was delivered by Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on November 19, 2015 under the theme: It’sThe Nigerian Economy, Stupid? The Second Realnews Anniversary Lecture on Nigerian Democracy: Getting it Right in 2014 was delivered by Professor Maurice Iwu, former Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
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