" ITREALMS: Gov. Dickson to speak @We Are All Biafrans launch - ITREALMS

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Gov. Dickson to speak @We Are All Biafrans launch - ITREALMS

The Executive Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, would this week Friday keynote at the public presentation of the book, We Are All Biafrans, by journalist and rights activist, Chido Onumah, in Abuja, reports ITREALMS.

According to Onumah, who also Coordinates African Centre for Media & Information Literacy, told ITREALMS that the event slated for Yar’Adua Centre, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, Friday, December 21, this year.

ITREALMS further gathered that the book, which has a foreword by Atiku Abubakar, former Vice-President of Nigeria and the Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), is a collection of essays focusing on issues of good governance, democracy, federalism and nation-building.

Published by Premium Times Books, the book draws on the debate two years ago by public intellectuals on the “Nigerian question” and the national conversation on “true federalism” and the future of Nigeria. The topic for the book presentation is: “Federalism, Restructuring, and Nation-building.”

Dapo Olorunyomi, CEO of Premium Times Books, said the idea behind the book was to put the issue of nation-building and national integration as a bedrock for development on the front burner of national discourse. According to him, the public presentation of the book would provide a “national platform to reflect on the existential crisis in the country and inspire a positive and fruitful debate.”

Other speakers at the event to be moderated by Patrick O. Okigbo III, Founder/Principal Partner, Nextier, are Dr. Hussaini Abdu, Country Director, PLAN International, Dr. Sam Amadi, Faculty of Law, Baze University, Ms. Idayat Hassan, Executive Director, Centre for Democracy and Development, and Dr. Isaac Osuoka Executive Director, Social Action.

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