First CKN News Lecture Focuses on Social Media & Development


All roads will next Tuesday, June 13 lead to the Renaissance Hotel, Ikeja venue of the first annual lecture and awareness by foremost On-line news Publication, CKN Nigeria.

The event which is being packaged to raise national awareness level on the topic: “THE ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT OF NIGERIA”, will have Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi deliver the first lecture.

Gov. Ambode

In a statement signed by Editor In-chief, Chris Kehinde Nwandu, CKN, Amaechi was chosen to deliver the inaugural lecture based on his vast experience as a Legislator, former Chief Executive of one of Nigeria’s most viable States and as a former Students/Youths Leader and an astute mobilliser.

Also billed to attend the Lecture series which is expected to be hosted by Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode are: Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu as chairman, Corps Marshal Federal Road Safety Commission, Boboye Oyeyemi who is the Guest of Honour and Executive Vice Chairman/CEO, Nigeria Communication Commission, Professor Umar Danbatta among other dignitaries.


According to the organisers of the events, the Lecture series will be an avenue To Provide A Platform For Intellectual discuss On Issues Of National Importance; To Create An Avenue For Cross Fertilization Of Ideas On Topical Issues as it affects blogging and online media practice; To Act As A forum To Set Agenda On Topical Socio-Economic And Political Issues, To Create An Avenue For Online Practitioners/Bloggers To Meet And Exchange Notes On How To Improve Their Practice.

Nwandu and Governor Ikpeazu

Speaking on the coming event which is also expected to draw participants from various walks of life, Chris Kehinde Nwandu who is also President, Guild of Professional Bloggers in Nigeria (GPBN) said this will be the first time any Nigerian blogger will put up such an interactive intellectual based event.

He noted that the act of Blogging as a means of information dissimilation has gone beyond being mere gossip platforms.

According to CKN, “It has over the years revolved into a viable tool for information management, shaping opinions and spreading news with the speed of lightning.

“Act of blogging has become real business with followers running into millions across the globe. There is therefore the need therefore to reposition the platforms in tune with best global practices and set ethical standard and behaviour for practitioners which was the aim of setting up the Guild Of Professional Bloggers Of Nigeria (GPBN) in the first place he said.

CKN News was established in 2009 to give Nigeria’s at home and in diaspora an undiluted first-hand information on happenings within and outside the Nigerian .It’s contents are 90% Nigerian New.

It started as an interactive platform on Facebook, twitter, blackberry and later as a full-fledged news portal.

CKN News, over the years, realized that the future of information dissemination will be wholly depended online via social media platforms.

It also realized that social media will become the greatest form of mass mobilization and expression of ideas.


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