The Guild of professional Bloggers of Nigeria (GPBN) is joining other well-meaning Nigerians in celebrating the country’s independence anniversary@58 as it prepares to hold its inaugural lecture with the Theme; ‘Combating fake News in The Cyberspace’’, scheduled to take place @ Radisson Blu Hotel located at Victoria Island on October 13, 2018 ’’
Accordingly, the group has in it, diverse professional bloggers in the business of News blogging in Nigeria
A statement jointly signed by Chris Nwandu, Florence Hungbo, the guild’s President and chairperson of its organizing committee said; the lecture is parked carefully to unfold the real professionals in news blogging business as unfolding events in the country in the last few weeks have exposed the dangers inherent in using the cyberspace for credible messages especially as the country moves closer to 2019 general elections
‘’it is not surprising that with the sophistication that has evolved around (IT) and communication, using the cyberspace to convey credible messages and information has become endangered’’
The statement put further that as pioneer platform for professional bloggers of Nigeria (GPBN), it is throwing its weight toward the global efforts to combat bogus or counterfeit news and messages in the cyberspace.
The chairman organizing committee, Florence Hungbo said the inaugural lecture has been planned to feature key responsibilities that will focus attention on the menace of cybercrime and at the same time, how it would proffer a way forward in combating the ugly trend before it becomes cancerous to our growing democracy in Nigeria.
Speakers expected at the event include human right activist and lawyer, Barr. Festus Kayamo who indeed is the guest speak at the event, the national publicity secretary of the people Democratic Party, kola Ologbodiyan, keynote speaker, other speakers include head of marketing, diamond bank’s chiamaka Odunze, corporate Affairs Advisor, Nigeria Bottling company plc, Ekanem kufre, head External Affairs UBA plc, Nasir Ramon olarewaju , and ICT lawyers and consultants Basil Udotai
The organizers of the event said distinguished members such as captain of industries as well as foreign diplomat are expected to grace the occasion whist asking interested members of the public to register on its portal as means to indicate their willingness to participates