University of Ibadan To Host ACSPN History Series

University of Ibadan (UI) will host South West Zone ACSPN History Series 1st Edition, with Dr. (Ambassador) Akinyemi Bamidele Farounbi as Special Guest

University of Ibadan (UI) is set to host the first edition of Association of Communication Scholars & Professionals of Nigeria (ACSPN) History Series, organized by the South West Zone of ACSPN.

The programme which comes up on Tuesday, July 16, will be anchored by the Department of Communication and Language Arts of the university.

The History Series is a collaboration between ACSPN and the Diamond Awards for Media Excellence (DAME).

According to National Secretary of ACSPN, Prof. Nosa Owens-Ibie, this 1st edition of the South West Zone, would be the 6th edition of the ACSPN History Series (AHS), since the launch of the Series.

He said the topic of the event is Topic: Reminiscences of Western Nigeria Television 60 Years After, with Dr. Akinyemi Bamidele Farounbi as guest speaker.

According to Prof. Owens-Ibie, “Dr. Farounbi was General Manager, first at NTA Ibadan from 1977 (and later NTA Akure from 1981), Chairman, Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS) from 1981-1983, and  established what is now called BCOS TV, Chairman of Daily Times of Nigeria 2002-2004, and former Chairman, Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC).. He was Nigeria’s Ambassador to Philippines.

“The ACSPN History Series seeks to fill a critical gap in the fundamentally eroded space of history in Nigeria’s educational system through reliving the experiences of the select team of those who have played key roles in communication, media, and journalism history in Nigeria.

“The five previous editions featuring Prince Henry Odukomaiya (Journalism), former Managing Director, Daily Times, former Ogun State Governor Olusegun Osoba (Journalism), former Director-General, Nigerian Television Authority Mr Vincent Maduka (Broadcasting), and Sir Steve Omojafor (Advertising),, Executive Chairman, STB-McCann, and Mr Yomi Badejo-Okusanya (Public Relations), President, African Public Relations Association (APRA) & Group Managing Director, CMC Connect (Perception Managers), were memorable.

“This edition will further unveil the Western Nigeria Television (WNTV), Africa’s very first TV station, as part of the history of an icon of broadcasting.”

 

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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