There are three items that recommend the verbatim publication of what should properly be an advertorial or may have been paid for as such otherwise. But Intervention is fascinated by the three elements therein as to take it as a news item without disfiguring it.
The first is the Dayo Duyile persona: He reported the opening of UNILAG in 1962, attained the status of an editor only to then attend the same UNILAG for a PhD at the age of 82. And he is to give the first of the Eminent Persons Series lecture at Elizade University on a compulsive topic “Journalism Yesterday and Today: Periscoping the Future”. It would be interesting to listen to Chief Duyile scatter temporal cosmologies that day as the topic is highly temporalized: yesterday, today, future. Wa oh!
The second element of novelty is the collaborative practice involving Elizade University and the South West Zone of the Association of Communication Scholars & Professionals of Nigeria (ACSPN)
The third is the idea of an Eminent Persons Series, however the mastermind defines it. There is always something new from all such projects and which can be nurtured in an even greater direction.
Now, read the ‘advertorial’ in full:
Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State, in a novelty involving the creative tweak of the existing ACSPN activity template, is hosting in collaboration with the South West Zone of the Association of Communication Scholars & Professionals of Nigeria (ACSPN), the first Eminent Persons Series on August 4. The Special Guest is Dr (Chief) Dayo Duyile, who in January 2023, and at the age of 82, became the oldest person thus far, to obtain his PhD from the University of Lagos, Akoka, where he graduated from the Department of Mass Communication. He had the distinction as a reporter with the Daily Times, of covering on October 3, 1962, the opening ceremony of the University of Lagos as a University.
Details of the programme are as follows:
Theme: Journalism Yesterday and Today: Periscoping the Future.
Title of Presentation: Developing Research in Newspaper Journalism as Distinct from Mass Communication.
Guest Speaker: Dr (Chief) Dayo Duyile, former Provost of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos & former Editor, Daily Sketch
Side Attraction: How Fake News Spread by Mr Tosin Adesile, Lecturer, Department of Mass Communication, Elizade University
Time: 11am prompt
Date: Friday, August 4, 2023
Venue: Faculty of Law Board Room, Elizade University
Chairman: Prof Rotimi Olatunji, Vice-President, ACSPN and former Dean, Lagos State University School of Communication
Prof Olukayode Amund, Vice-Chancellor, Elizade University
Dr. Wole Adamolekun, Associate Professor & Head, Department of Mass Communication, Elizade University.
Professionals, scholars, students, media organisations, civil society organisations and others who cherish real accounts of a real past.