Wole Soyinka Media Lecture to hold on July 13th

The 13th edition of the Wole Soyinka Media Lecture Series has been scheduled to hold on Tuesday, 13th July 2021.

This is coming on the heels if increasing security challenges, poverty, lack of accountability by government, secession threats, poor economic indices and shrinking civic space in Nigeria.

The 2021 lecture themed, “Remaking Nigeria: Towards a secure and viable union”, will take place at NECA Hall, Agidingbi, Ikeja Lagos, by 1.00pm (WAT).

A statement signed by the Executive Director/CEO of Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ)
Motunrayo Alaka, on Monday, revealed that WSCIJ and the African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) will collaborate to hold the programme with the support of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) and the MacArthur Foundation.

Alaja noted that, “The event will feature speakers from all parts of the country to discuss issues of rule of law, constitutional restructuring, security, Nigeria’s unity, participation of women in politics, improving basic education, freedom of expression, resource governance and the role of the media in building a more viable country.

“The WSCIJ uses the lecture to commemorate the birthday of its grand patron and Africa’s first Nobel Laureate in Literature, Professor Wole Soyinka. He will be 87 on the 13th of July.

“The aim of the initiative is to discuss current national issues and the media’s place in promoting good governance and social justice,” she added.

Representatives of the civil society from non-governmental organisations, pressure groups, the organised private sector, government, the media, academic institutions and the diplomatic corps are invited to attend the programme.


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