AUN to honour Bilkisu Yusuf Oct.13
The American University of Nigeria (AUN) will on October 13 at its Distinguished Journalists’ Lecture Series, honour late veteran journalist and rights activist, Hajiya Bilikisu Yusuf, who died in Saudi Arabia recently, for her contributions to peace building and community development in the North-east.
Hajiya Bilkisu was a delegate to the International Peace and Development conference hosted by AUN in June 2014.
At the same event, Washington Post Deputy Digital Editor, Karen Attiah, known her comprehensive and insightful writing on African politics, human rights, and development, will speak on: “Nigeria after Boko Haram”.
Ms. Attiah has worked as a consultant with the World Bank on social media for the Africa Region, having previously reported for the Associated Press while in Curacao, a Dutch Caribbean island.
To gain firsthand experience with internally displaced persons in Yola, Ms. Attiah will be assisting with food distribution to IDPs and visiting other community projects hosted by university.