The former Managing Director of Daily Trust Newspaper, Alhaji Isiaq Ajibola, will publicly present his book tilted: ‘Journalism and Business: My Newspaper Odyssey today at the exhibition hall of Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja.
Drawing analogy from his personal experience in the media industry in the last 26 years, the book examines the Nigeria newspaper industry in the last two decades in the context of its political and economic development.
The about 200 pages book is divided into 12 chapters. It also examines the interrelationships between the departments in a newspaper organisation. More importantly, the book discusses the the future of the newspaper industry in the light of competition between online and hard copy sales.
According to the a statement issued by Abdulmalik Suleiman, the head of media committee of the book presentation, the ‘Foreword’ to the book is written by Mallam Adamu Adamu, current Minister of Education, while the ‘Preface’ is written by Uncle Sam Amuka- Pemu,the Publisher of Vanguard Newspaper. The book will be reviewed by Azubuike Ishiekwene, Editor in Chief, The Interview Magazine and will be formally presented by Mallam Bashir Yusuf Ibrahim, Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Movement of Nigeria. The Chairman of the occasion is former governor of Kogi State, Capt Idris Ichala Wada, while other dignitaries earmarked for roles include Professor Ode Ojowu, former Special Assistant to President Obasanjo on Economic Matters, Mr. Sam Nda-isaiah Chairman, Leadership Newspaper and Isa Aremu ,Vice President, the Nigeria Labour Congress.