Ambasasador Joy Ogwu Guest Speaker
Joy Uche Angel Ogwu is a former foreign minister of Nigeria and former permanent representative of Nigeria to the United Nations in New York from 2008 to 2017. She is the first woman to hold the post of permanent representative to the United Nations in the history of Nigeria. Prior to her ministerial career, Ogwu,who is from delta State served as a Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA). Her participation in the government under the auspices of NIIA and the Presidential Advisory Council on International relations enabled positive contributions to practical government policy such as construct of the Nigeria-South America relationship, on a macro level and the United Nations Educational Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) funded program for teaching human rights in Nigerian Schools on a micro level.
Mr Ladi Akeredolu Ale Moderator
Ladi Akeredolu Ale is the Controller of Current Affairs at Channels Television. He takes charge of programming in this genre,particularly foreign Affairs, sports. He is graduate of University of Ilorin and University of Lagos. He is an alumnus of Lagos Business School Chief executive’s Programme. He anchors the current affairs interview programme, Newsnight at well as flagship news at ten on Channels television.
Commere (Mrs Eugenia Abu)
Mrs. Eugenia Abu Commere
Eugenia Abu is a Nigerian broadcast journalist, writer, poet and media consultant. She is considered one of Nigeria’s finest broadcasters and commeres. She anchored the 9:00am news on NTA for seventeen years.
Panelist (Mr Kingsley Moghalu)
Prof. Kingsley Moghalu Panelist
Kingsley Moghalu is a Nigerian political economist. He served as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, appointed by President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, from 2009 to 2014. He subsequently taught at Tufts University as Professor of Practice in International Business and Public Policy at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy from 2015 to 2017. Moghalu is the founder of Sogato Strategies LLC, a global investment advisory firm, and the president of the Institute for Governance and Economic Transformation (IGET), a public policy think tank. He is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Council on Emerging Market Enterprises at the Fletcher School at Tufts University and is the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Special Envoy on Post-Covid Development Finance for Africa.
Mr Eyinna Nwigwe Panelist
Eyinna Nwigwe is a Nigerian actor, producer, and entrepreneur .He was born and raised in Ngor Okpala, in Imo State. He studied at the University of Calabar and holds a degree in Economics. Nwigwe began his career as a print and runway model before transitioning to professional acting. His first feature was in a 2004 film, Wheel of Change. . He is best known for playing Nonso in The Wedding Party 2, and playing Tamuno in Black November. He is the lead actor in the Badamasi.. a biopic about president Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB). It was directed by Obi Emelonye and stars Enyinna Nwigwe in the lead role as Babangida.
Mr Alkassim Abdulkadir Panelist
Alkassim Abdulkadir is a Nigerian communication specialist with sub-expertize in development and behavior change communication. He has also worked as an editor,journalist, and stringer for global media organization like CNN International international, Aljazeera.com and Guardian UK. Others are; China Central Television and African arguments.He has worked for over 14 years as a journalist owned by the new generation of Nigerian multimedia journalist with experience in TV, Radio, Print online journalism, film and strategic communications. From January 2016 to October 2019 he was appointed as AG head of communication, presidential committee for North East initiatives who was responsible for the coordination the communication strategy of the north East
Mr Olusoji Adeniyi Panelist
Olusoji Adeniyi is an experienced Social Development Expert and Lead Consultant with a demonstrated professional history spanning over 20 years in the United Nations, Former Chairperson of the UN Pensions Fund. He is skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Social Policy Specialist (social safeguards/safety nets) with strong communication skills, Program Monitoring & Evaluation, and Humanitarian Response Performance Tracking. Education Systems Assessments, Strong consulting professional In Programme and Operations Management in the United Nations with a Master's degree focused in Social Policy and a PhD Candidate in Development Economics.
Panelist (Dr Musa Babayo)
Dr. Musa Babayo Panelist
Dr.Musa Babayo is a Banker, an entrepreneur, and a philanthropist, he was the former National Secretary of the PDP. He attended Ahmadu Bello University Zaria (ABU), where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with specialization in Banking and Finance. He obtained a master’s degree in Management and Technology from the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology (UWIST), Cardiff UK, and a Ph.D, in International Relations and Diplomacy from University of Abuja. Dr.Babayo was at Manchester Business School Uk, for a Senior Bankers course. As the chairman of the Education Trust Fund, he managed the transition that led to the repeal of the 1998 Tax Act, and its replacement with TETFund establishment act of July 2011, making him the last Chairman of the ETF, and the First Chairman of Tetfund Board of Trustees. He is a fellow of Abuja Business School (ABS), a fellow of Institute Of Management Consultants Nigeria, and a senior member of Chartered institute of Bankers Of Nigeria amongst others. He has authored and published many papers on management and finance and a book titled 'Economic diplomacy and Nigeria's foreign policy' in 2015. He has attended many professional and leadership development courses both in Nigeria and abroad, and sits on the board of many companies.
Dr Idayat Hassan
Dr. Idayat Hassan Panelist
Idayat Hassan is director of the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), an Abuja-based policy advocacy and research organization focusing on deepening democracy and development in West Africa. Idayat is a lawyer and has held fellowships in universities across Europe and the United States. Her interests span democracy, peace and security, transitional justice, and information and communications technology for development in West Africa. As the director of CDD, she oversaw its rise from being unranked in 2013 to ranked 11th out of 94 think tanks in sub-Saharan Africa in 2020, according to the University of Pennsylvania’s Global Go To Think Tank Index. Idayat has strengthened CDD's position as a civic tech leader with a portfolio of projects—including analyses of the nexus between social media platforms, election processes, and electoral outcomes, using an app to identify electoral fraud and analyzing the use of personal data in political campaigning in Nigeria. Idayat has consistently provided thought leadership at different phases of Boko Haram's development. She was involved with Operation Safe Corridor from its inception, providing foundational ideas and operational advice. She provided conceptual clarity on the Boko Haram phenomenon during its heyday, presenting analyses of the group's motives and methods at conferences in Nigeria and internationally. Idayat frequently appears in international and local media as an expert on the region and is regularly quoted in the BBC, China Central Television, Radio France Internationale, Voice of America, Bloomberg, Washington Post, Financial Times, Economist, Guardian, and Deutsche Welle.
Mrs. Ngozi Aleagbu Panelist
She studied German at the University of Hamburg, Germany. She started her career by working with DBN. She thereafter moved to TVC where she spent some years before resigning in August 2019. Alaegbu's transition to Arise TV happened in February 2020. Alaegbu won the Television Newscaster of the Year Award at the 2021 Nigeria Media Merit Awards. She was listed as number 15 on the 2021 25 Most Powerful Women in Journalism list curated by the Women in Journalism Africa. She has been described as Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow of broadcasting in Nigeria, has worked with DBN, Minaj Broadcast International, MBI, Silverbird Television, STV, Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, Television Continental, TVC and now, Arise News.


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