Media capacity building workshop
Wednesday 05 December 2018 - 08:30 to Thursday 06 December 2018 - 16:00
Lagos, Nigeria

The media capacity building workshop is a master class aimed at enhancing the skills and knowledge of mid-level journalists of media houses in Nigeria covering radio, TV, newspapers and reputable online platforms to enable them to deliver on their jobs competently and position themselves for opportunities within and outside the industry.

The first edition was launched in November 2017.

The second edition this year is a roadshow in three major cities in Nigeria. Abuja, Port Harcourt and now Lagos

Event Sessions:

  • Conflict sensitive journalism: This session will aim to ensure journalists understand the effect of their work and roles during conflicts and can better appreciate how important their role is in a conflict.
  • Collaborations in the media space – Nigerian media/International media: This aspect of the workshop will highlight the opportunities for collaboration and the benefits.
  • Online Content Optimization for Journalists: This session shares some of the finer points about how media organizations can properly work on their online exposure through Google search and tools to achieve this.
  • Story Telling in contemporary Nigeria: This will explore showing journalists how they can build persuasive opinion editorial content that will generate publicity or reputational benefits.
  • Upholding journalism ethics in the age of social media: Sifting facts from fake news. This will highlight the Importance of getting to the truth before the news is published and the harm of disseminating fake news.

Meet the Facilitators

Lauratu Umar Abdulsalam

Lauratu Umar Abdulsalam

Consultant, DFID Governance Programme/Engaged Citizen Pillar - PERL

Lauratu is a media development and communication for change professional with over 15 years media industry experience both local and international, Lauratu has over seven years’ experience in the development sector; leading technical work in the areas of the application of conflict sensitive communication, gender inclusion and communication for change approach in media contents, to address conflict and promote peacebuilding. 

Arukaino Umukoro

Arukaino Umukoro

Award-winning Journalist, Development Journalist

Arukaino Umukoro began his professional career as a journalist with the National Standard news magazine in 2007. In the same year, he won the National Standard’s ‘Writer of the Year’ award. 

He has also worked with one of Nigeria’s most recognised independent weekly magazine, TELL; and PUNCH, Nigeria’s most widely read newspaper, covering investigative and development stories, ranging from human rights, health, environment, politics, sports and education. He is a recipient of several awards.


Sunday Nwabugwu

Sunday Nwabugwu

Head Facilities Operations , British Council

Sunday Nwabugwu is the Head Facilities Operations, British Council Nigeria. A Facilities Management Professional with a keen interest in the efficient management of non-core services, corporate cost reduction and a sound knowledge of Property/Building management, Valuation, Safety Compliance, Contract management and Outsourcing.

He is also a Green/Health & Safety Champion. With his team, he initiated waste recycling initiative in the British Council.

portrait photo of Lanre Phillips

Lanre Phillips

CEO, Elpee Consult

Lanre Phillips is a Sales/Marketing professional whose experience has spanned over 20 years in the FMCG, Banking and Telecommunications industry. He has thrived in intellectually stimulating and dynamic work environments that have ensured growth and development. He has an unusual passion for the growth of small businesses through the development of human capacity and implementation of sound business strategies which translate into operational excellence.

Abasiama Idaresit

CEO/Founder, Wild Fusion

Abasiama Idaresit is a technology entrepreneur and CEO/Founder of the Wild Fusion,  Africa’s leading independent digital marketing organisation with operations in Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.

Listed by Choiseul Institute Paris as one of Africa Economic Leaders for Tomorrow, Mr. Idaresit is known for bootstrapping his technology startup into a successful business across three African countries. A graduate of Information Systems from London School of Economics and MBA from Manchester Business School.


Adejuwon Soyinka

Mr. Adejuwon Soyinka

Editor, BBC

Adejuwon Soyinka is a multiple award-winning journalist and editor, with close to 20 years experience in the media industry. Prior to his appointment as Editor, BBC Pidgin Service in June 2017, Mr Soyinka was Senior Special Assistant (Media) and Spokesman to the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, between October 2015 and May 2017. As pioneer Editor of the BBC Pidgin language service, Soyinka leads a team of 25 young and creative minds spread across West and Central Africa