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Akinwunmi Adesina to speak at NECCI PR Roundtable’s 21st edition

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The NECCI PR Roundtable will be holding its annual conference on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos.

Speakers at the event include President of African Development Bank, Akinwunmi Adesina; Premium Times Editor-in-Chief, Musikilu Mojeed; Dike Chukwumerije, Tony Chiejine, Amaechi Ikechukwu, Mary Ikoku, Comfort Coleman, Obi Asika, Lampe Omoyele and others

This year’s marks the 21st edition and due to the ongoing social distancing, the event will be held both physically and live-streamed across various digital platforms. The time is 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Principal Consultant/CEO and the Convener, Nkechi Ali-Balogun, in a press release, said the 2021 edition is themed: “Social Media, National Security And Social Change: Bridging The Gaps For Development In Africa”.

This theme, she explained would map the tremendous potentials within the Nigerian Social Media Space and explore the potentials of converting these potentials into real positive social gain.

According to United Nations, Digital technologies have advanced more rapidly than any innovation in our history – reaching around 50 per cent of the developing world’s population in only two decades and transforming societies.

Technologies can help make our world fairer, more peaceful, and more just. Digital advances can support and accelerate achievement of each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals – from ending extreme poverty to reducing maternal and infant mortality, promoting sustainable farming and decent work, and achieving universal literacy.

Specifically, the theme seeks to explore: Government Roles in Managing Social Media; best ways of Nation Building via Social Media; various applications of Social Media in Employment creation and Commerce; social Media and National Security; Positioning The Nigerian Social Media Environment for Maximum Future Gains; Social Media and National Development.

“Social media in Africa a blessing or a curse for security and development; bridging the Development Gap in Nigeria: Reaching the Unreached through Open and Distance Learning and Social Media: To Be or Not to Be.

“Attendees for the 2021 edition will cut across government media policy makers, educators, digital media entrepreneurs, experts, coding gurus, social media opinion leaders, prospective social media leaders, content creators, app-makers, journalists, students and general public, within and outside Nigeria, public relations executives, publicists and general strategists, corporate communications executives and business development executives and general stakeholders within economic and social sectors targeted by the current theme,” the release said.

Established in 2009 specifically to provide a platform whereby public relations executives converge to discuss burning developmental issues as well as latest trends in the Public Relations practice, with a view to examining how we can proffer solutions using strategic communication, the NECCI PR ROUNDTABLE is a gathering of top echelon intellectuals from the public relations and communications sector of the Nigerian professional demography.

The Roundtable is a self-appointed independent think-tank on a crusader MISSION of fostering global competence in the modern Nigerian Public Relations turf.

Its main OBJECTIVE is to confront the issues of the modern Nigerian public communications and messaging system, providing practical analysis and creating industrially functional and usable inferences and solutions.

The roundtable has helped broker the assimilation of global trends within the Nigerian Public Relations sector by opening the eyes of the nation’s top media executives to situational case studies from around the world, thereby helping the Nigerian PR sector to maintain one of the best industrial standards around the world, despite the adverse economic and social background.

Recently, the roundtable was nominated for an award in the NIPR Golden Eagle Awards in the Best Contributions to the PR Education in Nigeria category.

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Couple, Two Others Killed As Nigerian University Students Organise Car Racing Contest

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A couple and two students have been killed during a car racing contest embarked upon by some students of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State.

According to Daily Trust, the incident occurred around 9pm at Ijalala Junction on Monday inside the university campus when the couples were heading home.

The wife was a non-teaching staff of the university from the Faculty of Communication and Information Science (CIS) whose name was given as Mrs Shakirat, while her husband was said to be a shuttle bus operator within the university.

The accident involved a Toyota Lexus Saloon, the bus and another car driven by another student who is presently at large.

It was learnt that the Toyota Lexus had a head-on collision with the bus resulting in the death of the couple, the driver of the Lexus and another student inside.

The other vehicle they raced with and students inside are still at large.

A National Youth Service Corps member and another student inside the bus were said to have sustained injuries.

A joint release by the president and public relations officer of the university’s Students Union Government (SUG), Toafiq Waliu Opeyemi and Olabode Stephen Opeyemi, respectively, said the unfortunate incident happened as a result of excessive speeding.

The University in a statement by the Director of Corporate Affairs, Kunle Akogun, in a statement, said that the management received the news with sadness.

“We hereby enjoin all vehicle users to strictly abide by traffic rules and regulations, especially as they concern speed limits,” the statement added.

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COVID-19: Vaccination card compulsory for attending social gathering – Sanwo-Olu

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The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says that the presentation of the COVID-19 vaccination card is now compulsory for attendees of social gatherings in the state.

Mr Sanwo-Olu said this on Tuesday on the update of the management of Coronavirus in the state.

He said that as a measure of curbing the spread of the disease, every attendee of a social gathering MUST present their vaccination cards or digital bar code page showing at least first dose but preferably double dose full vaccination.

According to him, in unvaccinated people, a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) within 72 hours will be an exemption.

“All social events must be duly registered to obtain Event Safety Clearance from the Lagos State Safety Commission website: www.lasgsafetyreg.com prior to holding; and the guidelines set out below must be strictly adhered to.

“Where possible, events should be held outdoors and occupancy limit at any event must not exceed 60 per cent of the maximum design capacity of the event centre.

“Everybody, irrespective of vaccination status, MUST be subject to Rapid Diagnostic test (Antigen) to be conducted at the event venue or within 24hrs prior to the event at designated laboratories. (Request for rapid tests at the venue requires an application through the Safety Commission),” he said.

READ ALSO:  COVID-19: Nigeria to deport foreigners without PCR test result – Official

The governor said that since the persons under 18 years of age were unvaccinated, their temperature should be checked and persons with high temperatures (above 37.5) would be politely turned back and referred to paramedics or the emergency response team on ground.

He said that all guests and service providers at the event must wear a nose mask or face shield before entry and must endeavour to wash their hands before entering the venue or use hand sanitisers after which temperature checks should be carried out.

“Despite the huge financial obligation and constraints associated with managing this pandemic, our administration will continue to do everything within its power to ensure the preservation of the lives and livelihood of residents of Lagos State.

“I implore all residents of Lagos to comply with all guidelines and join hands with the government in the management of this pandemic,” the Incident Commander said.

(NAN)

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COVID-19: Vaccination card compulsory for attending social gathering – Sanwo-Olu

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Babajide Sanwo Olu e1638901360931

The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says that the presentation of the COVID-19 vaccination card is now compulsory for attendees of social gatherings in the state.

Mr Sanwo-Olu said this on Tuesday on the update of the management of Coronavirus in the state.

He said that as a measure of curbing the spread of the disease, every attendee of a social gathering MUST present their vaccination cards or digital bar code page showing at least first dose but preferably double dose full vaccination.

According to him, in unvaccinated people, a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) within 72 hours will be an exemption.

“All social events must be duly registered to obtain Event Safety Clearance from the Lagos State Safety Commission website: www.lasgsafetyreg.com prior to holding; and the guidelines set out below must be strictly adhered to.

“Where possible, events should be held outdoors and occupancy limit at any event must not exceed 60 per cent of the maximum design capacity of the event centre.

“Everybody, irrespective of vaccination status, MUST be subject to Rapid Diagnostic test (Antigen) to be conducted at the event venue or within 24hrs prior to the event at designated laboratories. (Request for rapid tests at the venue requires an application through the Safety Commission),” he said.

READ ALSO:  COVID-19: Nigeria to deport foreigners without PCR test result – Official

The governor said that since the persons under 18 years of age were unvaccinated, their temperature should be checked and persons with high temperatures (above 37.5) would be politely turned back and referred to paramedics or the emergency response team on ground.

He said that all guests and service providers at the event must wear a nose mask or face shield before entry and must endeavour to wash their hands before entering the venue or use hand sanitisers after which temperature checks should be carried out.

“Despite the huge financial obligation and constraints associated with managing this pandemic, our administration will continue to do everything within its power to ensure the preservation of the lives and livelihood of residents of Lagos State.

“I implore all residents of Lagos to comply with all guidelines and join hands with the government in the management of this pandemic,” the Incident Commander said.

(NAN)

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