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21st Century Chronicle begins annual roundtable in Abuja

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The 21st Century Media Services, publishers of 21st Century Chronicle, has organized the First Chronicle Roundtable in its bid to contribute to the search for peace and tranquility in Nigeria.

Slated to hold on Wednesday, February 23, at the Shehu Yar’adua Centre, Abuja, the first edition of the roundtable is themed: ‘Going for Broke: Fighting Insecurity in 2022’.

A statement signed by the online newspaper’s Editor-in-Chief, Mahmud Jega, described the roundtable as “a necessary condition for socio-economic and political progress”.

Giving a breakdown of the event, the editor-in-chief said two papers each will be delivered in the morning and afternoon sessions of the Roundtable.

“At the morning session, to be chaired by former Borno State Governor Senator Kashim Shettima, Chief of Defence Staff General LEO Irabor will speak on Armed Forces and The War Against Insecurity in 2022 while Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali Baba will speak on Nigeria Police and the Fight Against Banditry and Kidnapping in 2022.

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“Dr. Mairo Mandara of Children’s Investment Fund Foundation will discuss the Chief of Defence Staff’s paper while Prof Jideofor Adibe of Nasarawa State University, Keffi, will discuss IGP Usman Baba’s paper,” the statement said.

According to Mr Jega, the afternoon session which begins from 2pm, will be chaired by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity.

“Prof Jibrin Ibrahim of Center for Democracy and Development, CDD, Abuja will speak on Reducing Tension as Election Year Approaches, while veteran newspaper editor and publisher, Dan Agbese of MayFive Media, Lagos will speak on Media and Peace Building in 2022.

“Prof Mohammed Kuna of INEC will discuss Prof Ibrahim’s paper while Zainab Okino of Blueprint Newspapers will discuss Mr Agbese’s paper.

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“His Royal Highness the Sarkin Zazzau Suleja, Muhammadu Auwal Ibrahim, is the Royal Father of the Day,” the statement added.

“Government and security officials, businessmen, diplomats, civil society groups and the media have all been invited and that invitation to the event is open to all,” the statement noted.

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