The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi delivered the 1st CKN News annual lecture in Lagos with the theme â€˜The Role of Social Media in the Socio-Economic and Political Development of Nigeria.â€™
According to the organisers, the objectives of the lecture were: to provide a platform for intellectual discuss on issues of national importance; to create an avenue for cross fertilisation of ideas on topical issues as it affects blogging and online media practice; to act as a forum to set agenda on topical socio-economic and political issues to create an avenue for online practitioners/bloggers to meet and exchange notes on how to improve their practice.
The CKN News Annual Lecture, which held last week at Renaissance, Ikeja Hotel, also had in attendance Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, the Corps Marshal of the FRSC as the Special Guest of honor. The Keynote Speaker was Prof. Umar Danbatta, the EVC Nigerian Communications Commission, who was represented by Mr. Tony Ojobo, the Director, Public Affairs of NCC. The event also featured a paper delivered by the Editor â€“in-Chief of The Oracle Newspaper, Mr. Ikeddy Isiguzo. The Editor-in Chief of CKN News, Chris Kehinde Nwandu (CKN) said his online platform organised the lecture in order to address critical issues relating to blogging and online publication in Nigeria and in Africa as a whole. He confirmed that the event would be held annually.