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MANAGING Director and Chief Executive Officer, Anambra Newspapers and Printing Corporation, Sir Chuka Nnabuife’s Public Books Presentation Committee has concluded its aggressive media tour ahead of Nnabuife’s public books presentation with a visit to UNIZIK FM, Awka, and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) Purity FM, Awka, to seek the support of the broadcasting outfits in giving the tripartite public books presentation a desired promotion.

  Disclosing the reasons for the visit to UNIZIK FM, the author, Chuka Nnabuife, told the hosts, UNIZIK FM management team, that the essence of the visit was to introduce the three books he had put out which would be presented to the public on Saturday, April 24, 2021, and to intimate them on the preparations ahead of the books public presentation, which include: ‘Homeland Catalysis: More than just Anambra Narratives’, Mbize: Rage of Red Earth in Igbo Land and  ‘Nigeria Civil War (1967-1970): Holes in our Bubbles’.                     

  According to him, the books articulate hair-raising and revolutionary contemporary issues, adding that students of Mass Communication, who are potential journalists should read the books and be informed of the past, so as to be part of the solutions to society’s problems. He commended the management for their hospitality and the Director of the Station and Former Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Prof Stella Okunna, for erecting an ultramodern legacy building, describing her as a mother indeed, always meticulous and passionate about what she does.

  In her response, the Director of the Station and Former Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Prof. Okunna, commended the author for his eloquence, ingenuity and intellectual ability to write three books, which could help to correct the ills in society, pledging to support in any way possible to publicise the works.                        

  While commending Nnabuife for a job well done, the Head of Department, Mass Communication, Prof. Chinwe Uzochukwu, described the books as a great feat and good example in the pen profession, adding that it will encourage her students and journalists all over the world.

  In his vote of thanks, the committee chairman, Dr. Paul Ifeanyi, appreciated the station’s director, Prof Okunna, who is the first female Professor of Mass Communication in Nigeria, for her simplicity, mentorship and exploits in the communication industry. He also showered praises on the station’s management for a warm reception accorded the delegation.       

  Present during the visit was the station’s manager, Ify Obi, Victor Nwodo, and Michael Ugochukwu (Echoe).

 At the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Purity FM, Sir Nnabuife pointed out that as standard practice in the literary world demands, the books need to be unveiled to the public domain and solicited the support of the station to assist in giving the works and their presentation a desired promotion.

  According to him, the Homeland Catalysis: Just more than Anambra Narratives, comprises some of his essays and intervention articles relating to the development of Anambra State, Igbo region as well as Nigeria, stressing that the articles capture the yearnings of ndi Anambra, ndi Igbo and Nigerians at large.

He further  explained that his other books, Mbize: Rage of Red Earth in Igbo Land and Nigeria Civil War (1967-1970): Holes in our Bubbles… are  results of his newsroom activities when he was with the Nigerian Compass as a Saturday Editor, saying they contain the reportage of the gully erosions ravaging many parts of Igbo land, and the firsthand accounts of the Nigeria Civil war given directly by the leaders of both the then Nigerian army and those of the defunct Biafra army respectively.

  While giving a cursory analysis on the book, Nigeria Civil War (1967-1970): Holes in our Bubbles… the author emphasised that though the veteran war lords had contradictory explanations about the war, they were unanimous in saying that ‘never again should Nigeria go for a war’.

  Responding, the Acting General Manager, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) Purity FM, Mr Chris Obileri, passionately commended the author, Sir Nnabuife, for coming up with the three new literary works as a journalist despite the exigencies inherent in the journalism practice.

  He pledged that his organisation would leave no stone unturned in letting the world know about the topical issues the books raised as their unveiling to  public domain comes Saturday, April 24.

  In his voter of thanks, the Chairman, Publicity Subcommittee, Mr Eze Onwuji, expressed the committee’s gratitude to the General Manager, Mr Obileri, and the entire Purity FM family, for the warm reception given to the committee.

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