Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, governors, media chiefs and captains of industry are set to attend a book launch to celebrate the late publisher of The Guardian, Dr. Alex Ibru, and the newspaper.
The event initially billed for tomorrow, will now hold on Thursday, April 8, at the Balmoral Hall of the Federal Palace Hotel on Victoria Island, Lagos.
It will also function as a posthumous award for the late Ibru in recognition of his remarkable proprietorship.
The evening before the launch will probably be for the reunion of former employees of The Guardian.
Former Ogun State governor and ex-Managing Director of Chief Segun Osoba, who wrote the foreword to the book, paid tribute to the late publisher for his vision in establishing the newspaper and for the liberty he gave the newspaper’s managers to make it a big brand.
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In the book, Osoba stated: “Individual and institutional memoirs are crucial for deepening our understanding of ourselves, our societies, our organisations, our histories, and our future.”
High media entrepreneurs anticipated on the occasion include Vanguard publisher Sam Amuka-Pemu, ThisDay publisher and chairman of Come up Tv, Nduka Obaigbena, among others.
Other media chiefs anticipated on the occasion are: President of the Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE), Mustapha Isa; Chairman of the Lagos Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Mr. Adeleye Ajayi, and the member representing Nigeria and Africa on the Executive Board of the International Press Institute (IPI), Raheem Adedoyin, who can also be a former staff member of The Guardian.
Others are Dr. Patrick Dele Cole and Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi.