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The Patriots for presentation in Lagos tomorrow

By Sunday Aikulola
21 September 2022   |   2:50 am
A book honouring the contributions of Nigerian columnists, and intellectuals and their contributions to nation-building is set for public presentation in Lagos.

A book honouring the contributions of Nigerian columnists, and intellectuals and their contributions to nation-building is set for public presentation in Lagos.

Titled, The Patriots: Conversations With Nigerian Columnists and Public Intellectuals on Dividends of Democracy, Governance, Leadership and Nation-Building, the book is written by award-winning journalist and author, O’Femi Kolawole and published by Posterity Media.

Former Governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, will chair the presentation ceremony, which holds on September 22, 2022, at the Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island, Lagos by 11:00 a.m. prompt.

Some of the distinguished columnists and intellectuals in the book include legal luminaries and 92-year-old Nigeria’s leading legal icon and founder, Afe Babalola University, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN) and a columnist at The Sun, Mr. Muiz Banire (SAN).

Also included in the book is veteran journalist and newspaper columnist, Ray Ekpu; veteran columnist and co-founder, Newswatch, Mr. Yakubu Mohammed and former Pro-Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria; Prof. Jibrin Ibrahim.

Also featured in the book are Mr. Sam Omatseye, Chairman, Editorial Board, The Nation; Mr. Eniola Bello, Thisday Newspaper; Ijeoma Nwogwugwu, Arise TV; Mr. Azuka Onwuka, The Punch columnist; Mr. Owei Lakemfa, a syndicated columnist in The Vanguard and Mr. Ikechukwu Amaechi, Publisher, TheNiche and others.

Aside from sharing the stories of Nigerian columnists, The Patriots also discuss socio-political and economic issues about Nigeria, our country’s leadership recruitment process and how to improve it for better outcomes, the media industry, the 2023 elections and Nigeria’s future.

The book also contains uncommon insights and ideas towards actualizing Nigeria’s greatness as a true giant of the Black Race.

The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat is expected to deliver a keynote lecture at the event themed, ‘2023 Elections: Right Choices and the Imperative of National Rebirth in Actualising the Nigeria of Our Dreams.

People from all walks of life are expected to attend the ceremony, which will also have an array of leading personalities in Nigeria’s media industry in attendance.