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Isime Esene, managing editor of Y!/YNaija.com speaks at the London School of Economics Africa Summit

Isime Esene, managing editor of Y!/YNaija.com speaks at the London School of Economics Africa Summit

Managing Editor of Y! /YNaija.com, Isime Esene was a speaker at the LSE Africa Summit which held at the London School of Economics and Political Science from March 31 to April 1, 2017.

Themed ‘Built for Africa: African solutions to African issues’, the summit is a platform to engage and explore cutting-edge research and business trends across Africa’s rapidly changing socio-economic environment.

Esene who spoke on the topic, ‘Law and Development: Citizen-Led Accountability’ cited social media as a tool to mobilize people, provoke thought, and establish cultural and socio-political movements.

Chaired by lawyer and open governance activist, Lolan Sagoe-Moses, the discussion panel include research specialist for the International Budget Partnership (IBP), Andile Cele; assistant professor at Keele University and former Lord Kelvin/Adam Smith Scholar at the University of Glasgow, Awol Allo; and director of Lawyers for Justice in Libya, Elham Saudi.

A research paper was also presented on ‘Local Media Monitoring of Mozambique’ by Joseph Hanlon, a visiting Senior Fellow at the Department of International Development of the London School of Economics and visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Open University, Milton Keynes, England.

Powered by Red Media Africa as official media partners, the Summit is organized to highlight African solutions to pressing issues facing the continent.

Nigeria’s 100 Most Influential Women

In its quest to inspire a generation of women to do greater things in
diverse fields of endeavour, Y!/YNaija.com, in partnership with Leading
Ladies Africa project brings you Nigeria’s 100 Most Influential Women –

These are the ladies who steer the course of history in a usually male
dominated environment – they have acknowledged the glass ceiling but
they would not allow it hold down their lofty ambitions.

In commemoration of International Women’s Day, we present to you the #YWomen100…

Abike Dabiri Erewa: After an enviable career as a broadcast journalist
in NTA, particularly with human angle stories on Newsline, Abike
extended her frontiers to what has been a very successful stint in
politics. We still expect to see/hear more from her in the future.

Adesuwa Oyenokwe: With over 30 years experience in journalism, Adesuwa
has run the entire gamut and is still re-inventing herself. From Today’s
Woman and One-on-One on NTA, to being the Publisher of TW Magazine, and
now hosting ‘Seriously Speaking,’ she proves that there is always room
to evolve.