The Delta Online Publishers Forum (DOPF) will be holding her 2018 convention, and annual lecture on the November 7, 2018.
In a press release by the organising committee, signed by the Chairman, Mr Shedrack Onitsha, and the Secretary, Mr Miracle Enuji, this years convention will begin on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 with a workshop training for members and few admitted persons, in the area of Business Management, and Customer Care, and Online Optimization for Online Media Practitioners, from a highly rated business coach, and from a Google certified trainer from Google Nigeria.
The statement further said that on November 7, 2018, Annual lecture, with a theme, “The Role of Online News Media in 2019 Elections: Managing Fake News” to be delivered by a Professor in the Department of Mass Communication, University of Lagos, Abigail Ogwezzy-Ndisika, who is also a consultant to an arm of the United Nation on media matters, to be supported panellists, drawn from the security, legal and from the electoral body, will support the lead speaker to proffer ways to tackle the issue of fake news, as the country approaches the 2019 general election.
According to the statement, the occasion which will be chaired by former commissioner and Attorney General of the state, Chief Victor Otomiewo, will unveil the forums award platform, the Niger Delta Media Hall of Fame/Award project, which will have some eminent Nigerians conferred recognition, based on their contribution on the society.
The statement named those to be honoured as Chief Ndutimi Alaibe; Mr. Patrick Ukah, Delta State Commissioner of Information; Engr. Dr. Adjogbe Ajenakevwe, Executive Director Project, NDDC; Barr. Malachy Ugunmmadu; Barr. Maxwell Omemiroro Ogedegbe; Chief Felix Anirah; Chief Monday Itoghor; Hon Engr. Emeka Emmanuel Nwaobi, and Mr. Tony Erewa.
The convention, which will hold at David’s Event centre, Temple Clinic Junction, is expected to attract Nigerians from all works of live, including the media, security, civil society organisations.
Other event for the convention, will be the induction of new online news organisation into the forum.