By Samuel Ogundipe
Your highly informative newspaper focused on covering the old Western region, WESTERN POST, has entered into a partnership with the Center for International and Advanced Professional Studies (CIAPS) a public-interest innovative academic and research institution, for a variety of activities that will help advance the interest of both organisations.
The partnership is expected to bridge the gap for the two organisations where media, business and marketing as well as academic strategies are concerned.
As part of the deal, WESTERN POST will have its new Lagos Bureau at the center’s facility in Lagos, while activities of the center, which is under the directorship of renowned Cambridge scholar, Prof. Anthony Kila, are expected to feature prominently in the newspaper.
“This partnership couldn’t have come at a more critical moment for both parties,” said Mr. Tunde Rahman, WESTERN POST’s Managing Editor. “The partnership will be “a win-win for both the newspaper and CIAPS. For WP, it will help to further project the newspaper and open it up to the business community, while for CIAPS, it will engender increased reportage of its activities and programmes in WP. We want to thank Professor Kila and other members of CIAPS board for their invaluable partnership.”
Prof. Anthony Kila, CIAPS Director, says the partnership will help to expose the centre’s students to real life experiences and put them in vantage positions for employment opportunities.
The center is located at 21, Adekunle Fajuyi Crescent, off Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos, where WP’s Lagos Bureau will now be located.
About Western Post
WESTERN POST is a regional newspaper established to cover essentially the old WESTERN region, which at present comprise the six states of the South-west and Edo, Delta in the South-south. Its areas of coverage also extend to neighbouring Kwara and Kogi States.
Apart from the areas already mentioned, the newspaper is being circulated in Abuja presently and later across the country.
It is covering 10 states completely in terms of Politics, Governance, Business, Sports, the People, Art and Life, Entertainment, Religion as well as the Industrial and Economic Sector in the areas. This is laced with a sprinkling of reports from across the country and the world. Its operational office is at No 8, Aare Avenue, Ibadan, Oyo State.
The Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies is headed by Prof. Anthony Kila as Director of Studies. Prof. Kila is a Jean Monnet professor of Strategy and Development.
He is a regular commentator on the BBC and he works with various organisations on International Development projects across Europe, Africa and the USA. He writes from Cambridge in England, UK.