By COLLINS IKENNA
The ICON Publications, publishers of The ICON and The ICON Online, will be rolling out the drums to mark its third anniversary in grand style on Sunday, October 30, 2016.
According to the managing director of The ICON Publications, Mr. Julius Akpovire-Enyeh, some of the highlights of the event billed to take place at 10 Degrees Event Centre, Ikeja, Lagos are the launching of The ICON Foundation and the unveiling of The ICON’s special edition.
“Three years ago, we began a journey which we knew would re-order the shape of Nigerian journalism and reportage in a positive way. We set out with a mission to affect our society with a balanced view in all our news items.
“Our professionalism has led us this far, and The ICON now bestrides the newsstands as a colossus,” Mr Akpovire-Enyeh said about the publication.
The special guest of honour for the event is His Excellency, Sen. (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, executive governor of Delta State, while the chairman of the occasion is Prof. Osasere Faradey Orumwense, the vice chancellor of University of Benin. Dr Abraham Nwankwo, the director-general of the Debt Management Office (DMO) is expected to be the guest of honour.
The event will be anchored by comedian Okey Bakassi and MC Danni B.
The ICON Foundation is a non-governmental initiative aimed at giving back to the society through reaching out to the less-privileged. The foundation intends to support this set of people academically through the provision of necessary materials and finance to facilitate their education.
The ICON special edition which will be available on the newsstands after the event is an all-gloss, all-colour publication with a potpourri of society, human angle, political and entertainment stories, most of which are not found anywhere else.
The ICON and The ICON Online, www.theicon.ng are currently leading credible Nigerian media platforms with the mission of bringing its readers accurate and reliable information without bias, about happenings within the nation and abroad.