The First News newspaper Annual National Public Lecture is scheduled to hold on Friday, November 3, 2023 in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, to mark the 3rd year Anniversary of the online newspaper.
The Annual National Public Lecture with the theme: “The Nigerian Question: Survival of the Federation in the throes of Increasing Economic Challenges,” will be held at the Harold Dappa Biriye Conference Centre, Onopa Villas, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State at 10am prompt.
The Keynote Speaker is Mr David Parrish, a globally renowned speaker, trainer and business adviser. He has worked in over 60 countries across the world.
Former governor of Bayelsa State and incumbent Senator, Seriake Dickson, is the Chairman of the occasion while the current Governor of the state, Senator Douye Diri, will be the Special Guest of Honour.
Niger Delta Development Commission’s Managing Director, Dr Samuel Ogbuku, is a Special Guest and Platinum Sponsor of the public lecture alongside the Government of Bayelsa State.
Also, former Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Col Milland Dixon Dikio, will be the Lead Panelist at the public lecture. He will be supported by Dr Matthew Ayibakuro, Governance Adviser, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
Chief Oluwaranti Netufo, Chairman/CEO, White Cloud TVET, is a Key Panelist and he’ll be supported as a co-key panelist by Engr. Udengs Eradiri, the Labour Party Governorship Candidate in Bayelsa State.
Hajiya Mariam Yako, the Executive Secretary, Zamfara State Investment Promotion Agency, will also be a Special guest and Panelist, while Boason Omofaye, media personality, award winning journalist and Arise TV anchor will be the Chief Moderator of the FIRST NEWS Annual National Public Lecture.
There will also be representations from the Government of Kano State and the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero.
Highlight of the event will be the conferment of the FIRST NEWS “MAN OF THE YEAR” AWARD on the FCT Minister, His Excellency, Nyesom Wike.