By Chukwudi Abiandu
ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta Online Publishers Forum, DOPF will be holding her 2018 The Annual Convention and lecture series of the Delta Online Publishers’ Forum (DOPF) will hold on Wednesday, October 7th, 2018.
A statement signed by the Chairman of the organising committee, Mr Shedrack Onitsha, and the Secretary, Mr Miracle Enuji, stated that this years convention will begin on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 with a workshop training for members and few admitted persons, in the area of Business Management, and Customer Care, and Online Optimization for Online Media Practitioners, from a highly rated business coach, and from a Google certified trainer from Google Nigeria.
The statement further said that on November 7, 2018, an Annual lecture, with the theme, “The Role of Online News Media in 2019 Elections: Managing Fake News” to be delivered by a professor in the Department of Mass Communication, University of Lagos, who is also a consultant to an arm of the United Nation on media matters, and panelists, drawn from the security, legal and from the electoral body, will support the lead speaker to proffer ways to the issue of fake news, as the country approaches the 2019 general election.
According to the statement, the occasion which will be chaired by former commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of Delta State, Chief Victor Otomiewo, will unveil the forums award platform, the Niger Delta Media Hall of Fame/Award project, which will have some eminent Nigerians conferred with recognition, based on their contributions to the society.
Those to be honoured include Chief Ndutimi Alaibe, Mr. Patrick Ukah, Delta State Commissioner for Information, Engr. Dr. Adjogbe Ajenakevwe, executive Director Project, NDDC, Barr. Malachy Ugunmmadu, Barr. Maxwell Omemiroro Ogedegbe, Chief Felix Anirah, Chief Monday Itoghor, Hon Engr. Emeka Emmanuel Nwaobi, and Mr. Tony Erewa.
The convention, which will hold aOther eventsvent centre, Temple Clinic Junction, is expected to attract Nigerians from all walks of life, including the media, security, and civil society organisations.
Other event for the convention, will be the induction of the new online news organisations into DOPF.