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Prime Business Africa holds inaugural Editorial Board meeting

PRIME Business Africa (PBA), a new online medium with focus on reporting economic activities around the continent, will hold its inaugural Editorial Board meeting on Wednesday, July 28.

The publication was formally launched last month in Lagos in a virtual ceremony.

In a statement signed on behalf of the Board and Management of Newstide Publications Limited, publishers of PBA, the virtual rally of the newspaper’s stakeholders is to discuss issues bordering on growth and implementation of the organisation’s content strategy.  The meeting will also deliberate on a set of topics covering issues and developments around major economies of the continent.

Speaking on the inaugural meeting, Dr Marcel Mbamalu, the Editor-in-Chief/Publisher of Newstide Publications, said: “Ordinarily, an Editorial Board meeting is a routine for any serious newspaper organisation, but this inaugural session is significant in many ways; significant, in the sense that it marks a turning point in implementing Prime Business Africa’s overall content strategy.”

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The meeting brings together all editorial board members made up of seasoned media practitioners, economists and eggheads in the universities. Members of the Editorial Board include Professor Pat Okedinachi Utomi of the Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL), Founder of the African Media Agency (AMA), Ms Eloine Barry; Dr Bongo Adi of the Lagos Business School, and Professor Chinyere Stella Okunna of Nnamdi Azikiwe University.

Prof Utomi and Ms Barry were recently appointed Chair and Deputy Chair of the Editorial Board by the publishers of Prime Business Africa, Newstide Publications Limited.

Dr Adi, a renowned Economist and faculty member of the Lagos Business School (LBS), is the Board Chairman of NewsTide Publications. 

Prof Okunna, a renowned scholar and first female professor of Mass Communication in Sub-Sahara Africa, is Deputy Chairman of Newstide Publications and  member of the PBA Editorial Board. She has, in conjunction with other experts, been at the forefront of the struggle to unbundle Mass Communication discipline in Nigerian universities into eight courses to create room for specialisation and  meet 21st century industry demand in communication skills. 

Others who will attend the meeting are: Ambassador Ejeviome Eloho Otobo, Dr Bashir Abdullahi, Mr Moritz Abazie, Ambassador (Dr) Martin Uhomoibhi, Dr Michael Ukonu, Prof Nnanyelugo Okoro, Mr Emeka Izeze and Rev Fr George Adimike and Jahman Anikulapo.

“I am more than convinced that, with the quality of members we have on the Editorial Advisory Board, we would not disappoint expectant Nigerians and, of course, the rest of Africa,” said Dr. Mabamalu, who at separate times, was Business Editor at the The Guardian on Sunday, and later News Editor at The Guardian newspaper.

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