Wednesday, 23 August 2017


The General Manager of Lagos Television, LTV, and South West Chairman of Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria, BON, Mrs. Funke Moore on Thursday disclosed that the 3rd International Summit on Digital Broadcasting in Nigeria has been scheduled to hold in Lagos between August 22 and 23, 2017 at Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island.
Addressing a Press Conference ahead of the event, Moore revealed that the seamless transition from the analogue broadcasting to Digital Switch Over, DSO, will top discussions at the summit.
According to her, the theme of the event, “The Future of Nigeria’s Digital Broadcasting Ecosystem: Technology, Content, Platforms, and Devices”, will provide broadcasters – Television and Radio, as well as other industry stakeholders in Nigeria – the crucial information and industry knowledge, opportunities and challenges to be faced by professionals in the evolving digital age especially in Nigeria.
“For the successful Digital Switch-Over (DSO) in Nigeria, the current Terrestrial Free to Air licenses for both private and public (institutions) will be the first switch to digital before other channels come on board. It is therefore important that current operators be well informed and educated to complement the efforts of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on its DSO roadmap”, she explained.
Moore expressed the belief that at the end of the summit the broadcast industry would be fully equipped to actualize the DSO project.
The summit will feature renowned local and international speakers and resource persons who will showcase global best practices and share experiences, whilst outlining practical strategies and plan modalities to enable the broadcast media industry to achieve the best outcome from digital broadcasting


Monday, 31 July 2017

INDUSTRY UPDATE: National Stakeholders Conference on Public Service Delivery

National Stakeholders Conference on Public Service Delivery in Nigeria. themed: Building Government Capabilities for Service Delivery: Implementing Performance, held @ Arewa House Kaduna, July 11 - 14,  2017. (Left to Right: Mr. Ahmed Yelwa, Ms. Nor, Comfort Maryam, Mr. Ralph Anyach Ms. Martha Onyebuchi and Mr. Salisu Dawaki)

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Industry News: CREATIVE NIGERIA SUMMIT 2017 | JULY 17-18, 2017 | #CNS2017

In line with the Federal Government’s resolve to diversify the economy through strategic empowerment of critical sectors, the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), will open the Creative Industry Financing Conference holding at Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos, today and tomorrow, Tuesday, July 18, 2017.
With ‘Financing the Film, Television and Music Industries,’ as its theme, the conference is being organised by the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, in conjunction with Think Tank Media and Advertising headed by Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin.
The conference’s primary objective, according to Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, is to take the industry into a golden era of smooth access to short and long term financing, world class management as well as local and international distribution.

Speaking at a news briefing in Lagos at the weekend, the minister said the conference was conceived to address the lack of access to financing, which is stunting the growth of the creative industry. “It is the latest in a series of conferences and other events that we have held since assuming office. Recall that we held the landmark National Summit on Culture and Tourism last year to chart the path for the industry. Most of its recommendations are already being implemented,” Alhaji Mohammed said, adding that the conference reflects the significance that Buhari administration attaches to the creative industry as the government sees it as the new oil that is going to propel Nigerian economy to greater heights.
Essentially, the conference grows from the understanding that Nigeria, as the third largest film industry in the world, the most successful music industry on the continent, and the second largest television household market in Africa, evolved without a plan, without government effort and without well-structured financing.
Now, we are desirous of exploiting and exploring these potentials,” the minister said.
‘’As you are undoubtedly aware, this Administration attaches a whole lot of importance to the Creative Industry. This is in line with its cardinal programme of diversifying the economy away from oil,’’ he said, adding: ‘’There is no better demonstration of the high priority given to the Creative Industry than the fact that the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, himself will declare open the Creative Industry Financing Conference.’’
The Minister said the overall essence of the Ministry’s efforts is to transform the Creative Industry to a Creative Economy. “We also believe that this transformation must be driven by the private sector, with the government providing the enabling environment,” he said.
The topics to be tackled by experts from within and outside Nigeria include ‘Government’s Role in Funding Creative Industry: The Bank of Industry Experience’, ‘Fundamentals of Financing Film, Television and Music Production’ and ‘Film, Television and Digital Distribution’
Speakers at the conference include, chair of the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service, Hamzat Ayodele Subair; CEO of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission;  Yewande Sadiku; founder of Iroko TV, Jason Njoku; Alex Okosi of Viacom International Media Network; Jeff Kalligheri of Waterstone Entertainment and Kene Mkparu of Filnhouse Cinemas.
Others are Lindsey Oliver of Chiswick Park Studios, Rachel Glaister of EVP International Brands and Press; Adeola Bali of Garment Care Limited, Sanjay Salil of MediaGuru and Pai Gamde of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

Friday, 30 June 2017

APCON RATTAWU Chapter Inauguration held on June 20, 2017 at APCON House Lagos.

The Registrar/CEO, of APCON, Alh. Garba Bello Kankarofi in a warm hand-shake with the National President of Radio Television Theatre And Arts Workers Union of Nigeria (RATTAWU) Comrade, Kabir Garba Tsanni while the Chairman, RATTAWU Lagos Council, Comrade Dare Durosimi looks on during the Inauguration of APCON RATTAWU chapter held recently at APCON House Lagos.

RATTAWU members chanting solidarity songs at the Inauguration.

Newly elected EXCO of APCON RATTAWU. L- R: Com. Chukwudi Ezeaba N. (Secretary) Com.Akpausoh Anieti Udo (National Sec.) Com. Neboh Augustine (Vice - Chairman) Com.Kabiru Garba Tsanni ( Nat. Pres. RATTAWU) Com. Ahmed Yelwa (Chairman, APCON RATTAWU) Com. Markus Inji Lukman (Fin. Sec.) Com. Kabiru Salihu A.( Treasurer) Com. Rabietu Amana ( Auditor) Com. Henry Ikechukwu Ogbu (Ass. Sec.)

Cross-section of happy faces of  APCON staff at the Inauguration.

Exhibition of Repatriated Artifacts by National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) on June 15, 2017 held at the National Museum Onikan, Lagos.

1. - Registrar/CEO APCON, Alhaji Bello Garba Kankarofi being interviewed by BBC Reporter at the Exhibition of Repatriated Artifacts.

2. L - R: D.G National Commission for Museum and Monuments (NCMM), Mallam Yusuf Abdallah Usman, Honorable Minister for Information and Culture, (HMIC) Alhaji Lai Mohammed and Registrar/CEO, APCON, Alhaji Garba Bello Kankarofi at the event.

3. IND1 - Some of the returned lost treasure

Monday, 24 April 2017

APCON Moves To Stop Unwholesome Advertisements - Lagos, April 12, 2017

                                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

APCON Moves To Stop Unwholesome Advertisements

 Lagos, April 12, 2017 - The Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria, APCON has commenced a task force enforcement exercise to stop further exposure of unwholesome and unapproved advertisements in the media.

The exercise, which commenced in Abuja has so far been carried out in Minna, Jos, Katsina Ilorin, Onitsha/Nnewi and is planned to extend to several other cities across Nigeria. 

In the course of the exercise, advertisements exposed on outdoor structures without satisfying the regulation requiring advertisements to be submitted for vetting and approval by the Advertising Standards Panel (ASP) will be blanked out.

The exercise also involves enlightening advertisers, media owners and the public on the regulatory responsibilities of APCON as well as on the purpose and procedures for compliance with advertising regulations.

Incidences of indiscriminate exposure of advertisements, some of which contain misleading and unwholesome messages, have caused APCON serious concern. These unprofessional conducts have been traced mainly to persons and organizations who are not licensed to practise Advertising in Nigeria.

A large percentage of the advertisements targeted in the exercise are first party advertisements usually produced and displayed by business owners without the use of advertising professionals.

The advertisements typically employ graphic designs, images and messaging which attract, persuade or invite patronage for the businesses advertised. Some of them make claims requiring substantiation.

The exercises do not affect regular business signages which are typically identification or informational signs without persuasive illustrations and claims.

The task force enforcement exercise is one of the measures to stem incidences of misleading, deceitful, offensive and other forms of spurious messages and protect members of the public from the harmful effects of such unwholesome and unprofessional advertisements.  The exercise complements the Council’s routine monitoring and enforcement activities undertaken by its various zonal and liaison offices across the country.

APCON is committed to ensuring responsible advertising – the use of advertising communication to positively impact the economy and the society, rather than to take undue advantage of consumers, disparage competitors or offend the sensibilities of members of the public.

Signed: Joe Eugene Onuorah, rpa (08033723514)
Assistant Director Operations and Special Duties

For:  Registrar/Chief Executive