Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Is the Nigerian Project Working? @DONUKOGBARA on #PolitrickswithKO Thursday 17TH October 2013

Is the Nigerian Project Working? DONU KOGBARA on #PolitrickswithKO
Thursday 17TH October 13 8-pm-9pm (UK) on BEN-TV Sky 182. Live Stream on www.bentelevision.com

Donu Kogbara is a print/broadcast journalist and communications consultant.

She grew up in the UK, studied History and Political Science at Leicester University and started her career in London, where she worked for many distinguished media organisations - the BBC, Channel 4, Economist Intelligence Unit and publications such as the Sunday Times, Guardian and Daily Mail.

She lived in Abuja full-time between l999 and 2011 and was a founder member of the Presidential Committee that drafted the first Petroleum Industry Bill under the Chairmanships of 2 Ministers of Petroleum Resources - Dr Rilwanu Lukman (a former OPEC President) and Dr Edmund Daukoru.

She now shuttles between the UK and Nigeria and is a Member of the Board of the Greater Port Harcourt City Development Authority, an organisation that was set up by Governor Rotimi Amaechi.

She has a weekly column in Vanguard, a Nigerian newspaper and owns a consultancy firm called African Access. Her hobbies include reading, fine dining and travelling.

Also joining us from the Niger-Delta by phone is AkpoBari Celestine to discuss State of Ogoni-Land.

AkpoBari Celestine Nkabari is an indigenous Ogoni human and environmental rights activist; he was born into a small farming family in Kaani community of Khana Local Government Area of Ogoni

He founded the OGONI SOLIDARITY FORUM-NIGERIA, a platform dedicated to mobilising Ogonis on the part of non-violent struggle, centred on the actualization of the legitimate demands of the indigenous Ogoni people as enshrined in the Ogoni Bill of Rights (OBR).

AkpoBari is an associate of the Late Ogoni environmental rights activist Ken Saro Wiwa.

 He works for Social Action, Nigeria as a Programme Officer for
Community Action and Solidarity Building and also coordinates some activities of pro-democracy groups and anti-corruption coalitions on part time basis, he’s the South -South Zonal Coordinator for Nigerian pro-democracy group United Action for Democracy (UAD),
Nigeria, National Coordinator, Ogoni Solidarity Forum-Nigerian Office and Member, 7 man Executive Committee, Movement Against Corruption,
Nigeria (MAC).