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League of Nigerian Columnists organises public lecture, presentation of awards

Tuesday 12th October 2021, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman (rtd) was the Lead Speaker at a public lecture and presentation of an awards ceremony organised by the League of Nigerian Columnists (LNC) held at the Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies (CIAPS), Lagos, Lagos State.

chairman of the even was Senator Major General Ike Nwachukwu (rtd), former federal Minister and Army Commander.

The presentation by General Usman was titled “Human Rights and Security in Nigeria” while Mr Ted Iwere, Chief Executive Officer and founder of SME Media and Ms Ayo Ogunsola Obe, CFR, a Legal practitioner and human rights activist, discussed the presentation.

The occasion featured the presentation of Posthumous Awards to legendary columnists such as late Alhaji Lateef Jakande, late Gbolabo Ogunsanwo and the late Henry Olu Jimi Boyo for their service and contribution to humanity through their writings while alive.

Also presented with Awards were living legends such as Sam Amuka, Dan Agbese and Doctor Haroun Adamu.

The Award for late Alhaji Lateef Jakande was received by his wife, Alhaja Abimbola Sikirat Jakande.

The award for late Sir Henry Olujimi Boyo was also collected by his wife, Very Reverend (Mrs) Magdalene Boyo, on behalf of the family while that of the late Gbolabo Ogunsanwo was received by two of his children on behalf of the family.

The LNC was established in September 2018 and is a fellowship of leading columnists dedicated to nurturing and preserving an open democratic, and progressive society in Nigeria.

The LNC is composed of Columnists whose writings are published weekly or with reasonable frequency in newspapers and magazines in Nigeria.

Leading members of LNC include Tola Adeniyi (National President), Yakubu Mohammed (Vice President), Ray Ekpu, Dan Agbese, Martins Oloja (Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of Guardian Newspapers), Reuben Abati, Dare Babarinsa, Ikechukwu Amaechi and Professor Anthony Kila (Secretary-General).

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