Nigerian Guild of Editors Biennial Convention 2019

Theme: Media Convergence as Strategy for Survival

Date: May 3-5, 2019

Venue: Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos

Attend the most influencial live event of editors and key media policy makers in Nigeria and Africa.

Learn from the top experts in the media and communications industry in Nigeria

The Nigerian Guild of Editors annual convention is a gathering of the who-is-who in the Nigerian  media industry making it the largest forum in Africa for the highest strata of working journalists who have attained the exalted position of editors in the journalism profession

Some of our honorable guests

We have gathered the top professionals of the media and communications community, to lecture on the hottest topics and most relevant new technologies.

Prof Abigail Ndizika-Ogwezzy

Professor Ogwezzy-Ndisika has industry experience in broadcasting, public relations and advertising; and consults for various multilateral and bilateral agencies, management consulting firms and various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the Federal Government of Nigeria. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of a leading national newspaper; member, Editorial Boards  of Journals of Media and Communication Studies; Chair, Panel of Judges, 10th OAAN Poster Awards; and member, Panel of Judges for the 9th OAAN Poster Awards and Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting Award (WSIRA), 2008, 2012, 2015 2016 and 2017 editions; panelist, African Media Barometer-Nigeria 2011; reviewer of several technical documents; discussant and panelists at various fora; and produced several development documentaries.

Professor Abigail Ogwezzy-Ndisika holds a B.A. in Linguistics and Communication, University of Port-Harcourt; PGD, M.Sc. in Mass Communication, University of Lagos, M.A. in Gender and Development, University of Sussex, England; and  PhD, in Communication Arts, University of Ibadan. She is currently the substantive Head of the Department of Mass Communication, University of Lagos, after two acting appointments; and the Department’s first female professor.

Professor Abigail Ogwezzy-Ndisika, University of Lagos Lecturer, Media expert, Head, Mass Communication
Dan Agbese, Newswatch Chief, Media Guru

Dan Agbese

Dan Ochima Agbese, A great columnist, stylist and wordsmith, Dan Agbese is easily one of Nigeria’s most respected and influential writers. He loves the trade so much he has practised journalism actively for the last 49 years. He has been a sub editor, features writer, editor, columnist, administrator and author

Born 72 years ago in Agila, Ador local government area of Benue State, he was educated at the Native Authority School, Otobi, 1957-1959; Government Teachers Training College, Keffi, 1960-1962. He later studied Mass Communication and Journalism at the University of Lagos, 1970-1973; Thomson Foundation, Cardiff, UK, 1976; and took a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University, New York; USA, 1976-1977.

After a short teaching career, he joined the New Nigerian newspapers as a Staff Writer, 1967-1970. He was chief sub-editor, The Nigerian Standard, Jos, 1974-1976; assistant editor, The Nigerian Standard, 1978-1980. He was appointed general manager, Radio Benue, Makurdi, 1980; special adviser and director of information, Benue State, 1980-1982; editor, New Nigerian, Kaduna, 1982-1984.

In 1984, he teamed up with his friends, Dele Giwa, Ray Ekpu and Yakubu Muhammed to co-found Newswatch magazine, serving as the managing editor. He was elevated to the position of deputy editor-in-chief/deputy chief executive, Newswatch, Lagos, 1986-1994; editor-in-chief, Newswatch, 1994-2010. He became managing director, Newswatch Books Limited, May 2010, until he retired from Newswatch Communication Limited, on May 5, 2011, alongside other directors.

Agbese, is a past winner of the Pitman Prize Award, Columbia University and several other awards. In addition to contributing chapters to several books on Nigerian politics, he has also authored nine books

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