Buba Marwa to deliver Realnews 10th anniversary lecture

The management of Realnews Magazine and Publications Limited, publishers of Realnews Magazine Online, announced that Buba Marwa, Chairman of the National Drug Control Agency (NDLEA), will deliver the Realnews 10th anniversary conference.

Mr. Marwa’s acceptance to deliver the lecture was communicated to Realnews in a letter dated May 31, 2022 and signed by MI Aminu, Lieutenant Colonel and Military Assistant to the Chairman of NDLEA.

The conference on “Youth Drug Abuse in Africa: Implication for the Nigerian Economy and the 2023 Elections” will be held at the Sheraton Hotel, Lagos on Thursday, November 17, 2022.

Mr. Marwa, a retired Brigadier General and former Governor of Lagos State, is a renowned national and international security expert.

Over the past few years, he has become a force to be reckoned with in the fight against drug trafficking and abuse in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.

The NDLEA, under the leadership of Mr. Marwa, has waged an exemplary war on illicit drugs, with demonstrable strategy and effectiveness in combating transnational drug trafficking and illicit drug abuse among Nigerians, especially young people.

He has made progress in transforming the NDLEA, including arresting and prosecuting high profile drug traffickers.

“Under his leadership, the NDLEA has shown that there are no ‘sacred cows’ in the fight against crime,” RealNews magazine’s statement said.

The conference will be chaired by Elizabeth Ngozi Ebi, Group Managing Director of Futureview Financial Services Limited, who will also moderate the panel discussion.


Actual Newsgeneralist magazine, is an online publication that thrives on investigative journalism.

The Actual News The Anniversary Lecture Series was created to commemorate the finest minds in our society and leverage them to enrich the discourse in our national development.


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The 9th anniversary conference of Actual News in 2021 was delivered by Simbi Kesiye Wabote, Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Council on “Nigeria in Rolling Out African Market Integration: The Oil and Gas Perspective”.

The 2020 Eighth Anniversary Conference Actual News was delivered by Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Managing the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa: the experience of Nigeria.

Former President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana gave the 2019 lecture on Beyond Politics: An Economic Narrative for West Africa while Professor Mahmood Yakubu spoke Africa’s Political Transitions and Economic Development: Preparations for the 2019 General Elections in Nigeria at the 2018 Conference.


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