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Theme: Dare to be Different

This event occurred on
April 28, 2018
Lokoja, Kogi

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Idrinana Hall
Opposite Phase 2, along Zone 8 road Lokoja - Kogi State
Lokoja, Kogi, 09234
Event type:
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Abdulsalam, Khalid Hamza

Travel and Documentary Photographer
Khalid Hamza is a freelance Travel and Documentary Photographer. With good humor and connecting with people being his strongest abilities, he has over the years, through creative imagery told visual stories from distant and uncharted places, showcasing the beauty and diversity of the Nigerian culture. Twitter: @Dr_Khalidz |Instagram: Dr_Khalidz | |Blog:


Legal Practionner
Babatunde Irukera, is the Director General/Chief Executive of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC). Babatunde has been in active legal practice for well over two decades. His varied experience range from being in-house counsel to General Counsel, managing partner in a law firm, and advising senior government officials and key government institutions. Over this diverse career, Babatunde gained considerable experience in transactions, civil rights and commercial litigation, regulatory work, government relations and practice management. This includes over 10 years in the United States engaging in complex litigation and settlements, including several jury trials and significant appellate work. He successfully managed the complex multi-jurisdictional transition of firms in the United States and England in establishing a broad based practice in Nigeria, focusing primarily on public interest litigation to protect society from injurious conduct and unscrupulous behaviour.

David Itopa Otu

Emerging Media Enthusiast
David Itopa Out is an Emerging Media Enthusiast, he will be talking about Making Vital Connections & Amplifying Your Being Through Social Tech at TEDxGanaja. In the world we now live, we cannot afford to function by default and expect to stand out enough to achieve our goals. I believe we need to perpetually plug into new and emerging tech in order to realize untapped potentials and amplify our "being" on different touch point. ….In the last 8 years and counting, over 70% of the work I have done has been through my mobile device. I positively utilize social media platforms for self-development, policy advocacy and deliberate amplification of corporate culture.


Titus is a Managing Partner in Urges Continuum Ltd, a Multidisciplinary Enterprise Management Consulting Firm based in Abuja. The firm specializes in Consultancy, Organizational Training, Financials, ICT, Project Management and Specialized Services.|| He desires to become an International Financial Forensic Litigator, which has made him return to school as he is currently a 200 Level undergraduate Law Student.

Kingsley Agboarumi

Chartered Accountant
Kingsley Agboarumi is a Chartered Accountant, an associate of the Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria; an associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation Of Nigeria, A graduate of Accountancy from the Federal Polytechnic Auchi - Edo State, Kingsley is enrolled with the Certified Financial Analyst Institute in pursuit of the Certified Financial Analyst Charter, the global benchmark for measuring competence and integrity of financial analysts. He is Chief Finance Manager BUA International Linited, Before joining BUA International Limited, Kingsley Agboarumi was at FutureView Financial Services Limited, where for six years, he worked as Financial Accountant, Head of Corporate Services department, and as Team Lead - Finance Control & Treasury Operations. He has extensive exposure in developing and implementing financial/accounting policies, systems and procedures, trade settlement activities as well as treasury operations.

Longrin Wetten

Network engineer, Storyteller
Longrin is a founding member of Penthusia, an elite group of modern day writing/storytelling enthusiasts. This author’s vision is to revolutionize the reading culture through engaging storytelling. Since Africa is a continent of mostly non-readers, he believes he can reach out to non-readers, reluctant readers as well as seasoned readers through the style of his writing. His debut novel, Lie to Me, Dan, the inventive and unconventionally rendered tale of cultism in Nigerian universities and how it affects the youths has garnered critical acclaim and is well on its way to becoming a household name. Mr Wetten runs Penthusia Media Ltd, the business arm of Penthusia.

Morgan Victor Unekwu

Founder of WOWOW Innovations
Morgan Unekwu Victor is one of the fast-rising Kogi born in the ICT world. He is an Entrepreneur, an Innovator, a Programing genius and Founder of WOWOW Innovations. He believes that everyone has a Wow! Brain capacity and can change the world for the better if they are empowered. He taught himself how to write computer program while waiting for admission into the university and at the University, he started an App Club where students learn how to code. He built various innovations in school that earned him recognition and awards such as; Student Entrepreneur of the Year; Most Creative; Most Talented among many more. He has also been an advocate for tech development in Kogi State. He is a thinker who is constantly on the prowl for problems to solve in his locality and community using innovations and technologies.

Mr. Tope Fasua

Tope Fasua is an Economist by training, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and a Member of the Institute of Directors (MIoD). He also possesses a Masters Degree with Distinction, in Financial Markets and Derivatives from London Metropolitan University. He worked in the Nigerian Banking Industry where he rose to become a Regional Director of a local bank before quitting in 2005. Tope presently runs Global Analytics Consulting Ltd, Nigeria, a company of Management and Financial Consultants. He is also a columnist, and Secretary, Board of Economists for the Abuja-based Daily Trust, apart from his monthly contributions to Abu-Dhabi-based Capital Business Magazine and Inside Watch Africa Magazines among others. Tope has written four books chiefly on the Nigerian question with emphasis on how to get the economy and society to attain the elusive development and progress.

Mrs. Adeola Remi-John

Educational Practionner
Adeola Remi-John is a graduate of Electrical Electronics Engineering from Nigeria’s premier university, the University of Ibadan. Her career in the corporate world spans over thirteen years with experience in Health Safety and Environment, Quality Management, Sales and Marketing and ISO audits. She holds a certificate in Technology, Operations and Value Chain management from MIT Sloan School of Management and is an alumnus of the Owner Management Programme of the Lagos Business School (OMP17). After voluntarily leaving the corporate world, she deftly put her experience into practice by delving into management consulting, logistics &supply chain, brick & mortar and online retail sales. She constantly keeps herself busy by learning new things and sharing new ideas with likeminded knowledge seekers. Her most recent foray into the world of academics earned her an MBA (Distinction) in Global Business from Coventry University London Campus, UK.

Segun Adaju

Segun Adaju is the Chief Energizing Office, Consistent Energy Limited, a leading rooftop solar energy company in Nigeria. Segun is also the lead consultant of BlueOcean Nigeria, a company that has provided extensive expert/consulting service to organizations such as Ministry of Power, Ministry of Environment, State Governments, UNDP, Bank, CBN, USA/Winrock International, DFIP, SolaNigeria Programme, NIAF, EU, Oxfam, Global Alliance for clean cookstoves, Hienrich Boil Foundation, GIZ, and Ecobank etc. Prior to this, Segun had close to two decades of banking experience in Nigeria spanning across retail, commercial and microfinance. Segun is the president, Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria and recently elected as Chairman of the Task Force on Energy of D-8 Developing Countries comprising of Bangladesh, Nigeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan and Turkey.

Organizing team




  • Abdulrahman Aliyu
  • Aisha Suleiman
  • Blessing Izirein
  • Daniel Victor
  • ibrahim hussien
  • yusuf bintu