FG Appoints Chief Executive Of NTA, Other Parastatals

Lai-Mohammed-Nigeria-Minister-of-informationThe Nigerian government has appointed the Chief Executives of six information-related parastatals under the Ministry of Information and Culture.

The appointments were announced in Abuja on Wednesday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed.

A statement by a spokesman for the Minster, Mr Segun Adeyemi, said that Mr Ishaq Modibo Kawu would take over as the Director-General, National Broadcasting Commission while Mr Mansur Liman was made the Director-General of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria.

Mr Yakubu Mohammed was made the Director-General of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Dr. Garba Abari, Director-General of the National Orientation Agency, Mr Bayo Onanuga, Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria and Mr Osita Okechukwu, the Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria.

The new appointees replaced the Chief Executives of the parastatals who were disengaged on February 15.

The statement further said that the appointments take immediate effect.

Book Club Features Professor Herbert Orji, Tade Ipadeola, Molara Wood

channels book clubThis edition of Channels Book Club features the book presentation by professor Herbert Orji, which held in Lagos.

Professor Orji is the Chairman of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission and board member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

His book, Platinum Essays in the Philosophy of Applied Economics of Development is one those with interest in economic policies should pick up.

Also, we feature an interview with Tade Ipadeola, winner of the Nigeria Prize For Science and the Nigeria Prize for Literature award.

This episode closes with an interview with Molara Wood, the author of Indigo, a collection of short stories. She won the inaugural John La Rose Memorial Short Story Competition, and received an award from the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association for her fiction.

She is also a very much respected journalist, essayist and critic. We caught up with her to discuss her works, her new book and a few things personal.