Friday, March 4, 2016

Interview: Nigeria can learn from China's experience: media chief

by Bosun Awoniyi, Zhang baoping,

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LAGOS, March 4 (Xinhua) -- Nigeria can learn from the experience China has gained in its economic reform and development, a media chief executive officer said Friday.
This will reinvigorate the West African country's economy, Eric Osagie, the Managing Director of The Sun Publishing Limited, one of Nigeria's most circulated newspaper said in an interview in Lagos.
Osagie expressed the hope while having an exclusive interview with Xinhua at The Sun corporate head office in Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub.
The media chief, who recently approved the nomination of one of the company's editor, Ikenna Emewu as the Nigerian candidate for the 2016 China Public Diplomacy Association Fellowship (CPDAF), said the fellowship is a good development and a sign of the high recognition readers, including the outer world, have for newspaper.
The prestigious international journalism fellowship, meant to foster Africa/China media exchange and experience, is taking place in Beijing.
He said the offer would strengthen the relationship between China and African countries, particularly Nigeria.
"We naturally delighted that the Chinese partnership for development found it worthy to select one of our editor in the Nations capital, the city of Abuja, we are the first here in Nigeria and also we are the voice of the nation," he added.
"We hope that as Ikenna brings to us news about China, he will also tell the Chinese people in Beijing and every other part of China what Nigeria is, that Nigeria is not a country of fraudsters, as erroneously portrayed in the Western media," the journalist said. ... 

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