By Shola Akinhboye, 30th April 2022
The management of REGAFRIK Projects, publisher of RegentAfrica Times Newspapers has announced the maiden edition of the company’s Public Lecture and Awards, scheduled for 12th May 2022.
Titled: “Role of the Media in Security and Human Rights Reporting, Nigeria’s Image in Perspective”, the event is organized in collaboration with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), with a common agenda aimed at bringing relevant stakeholders together to brainstorm on the effective and implementable roadmap towards achieving the desired objective of a secured Nigeria devoid of human right abuses.
In a statement e-signed and made available to newsmen at the weekend by the host Publisher and the Editor-in-Chief, Shola Akingboye, the organiser noted that the event is strategically positioned to hold at the Bukhari Bello Conference Hall of the National Human Rights Commission given the theme of the event.
It added that the National President of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Mr Chris Isiguzo, among other strategic speakers drawn from related institutions, shall be delivering lead papers, while the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Mr Anthony Okechukwu Ojukwu will deliver the Keynote address at the pan-Nigeria event.
Also, on the award segment of the event, RegentAfrica revealed further that, the awards segment of the programme is in view of the fact that Human Rights abuses and their narratives bear similar traits across Africa, and the time is ripe to adopt multiple platforms where Human Rights Defenders and Humanitarian Champions can deliberate and be recognized for the work they do to encourage them and spur others to tow the noble path.
“Tagged: Humanitarian Awards; the awards focus on three categories carefully designed to honour individuals across both the Government quarters, Industry and the Non-Governmental Organization, with personalities who have proved their worth working for humanity as targets”.
“To herald the conference is the media launch of the three news platforms of the company, both the general interest Magazine, the Online and the sister Energy Reports, which the company noted is strategically delayed to Mark the fifth anniversary of the media house.
“RegentAfrica Times Magazine, RegentAfrica Online and the RegentAfrica Energy publications, are veritable news platforms with a bias for promoting Human Rights agenda against all forms of gender-based violations and stereotypical abuses in Nigeria and Africa at large, hence the need for us to galvanize concerned stakeholders to a round table talk on how to nip the monster human rights abuses in Nigeria in the bud in line with the niche carve for ourselves at the RegentAfrica switchboard: ‘in defence of people’s rights to death.