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The Chairman/CEO of the Nigeria Police Broadcasting Service (NPBS), Ediri Jerry Wesley, revealed – during an interview with journalists in Abuja on Saturday, September 2, 2017 – that the proposed NPBS would be hitting Nigerian airwaves as of the November 28, 2017, according to a report by Today NG. Wesley also revealed that transmission will be done in both Pidgin English and other Nigerian Languages.

For a scholar focusing on Australia's public diplomacy, working as a recreational manager in China may never be part of his career path. But Bradley McConachie does have lots to say now about his special experience at a resort in the picturesque tropical coastal city of Sanya in South China's Hainan province.

The tragic condition of U.S. foreign policy ever since the Reagan administration is that public diplomacy has consistently occupied a tertiary status in the scale of national priorities. [...] It is OK to send messages like the Tillerson-Mattis one only if we reassure the North Korean people that we haven’t abandoned them. The Tillerson-Mattis message can thus serve a psychological disarmament purpose, at least to a limited degree. But we must have a parallel track of diplomacy — with the North Korean people. We must give them hope.

BBC premiered its new Pidgin service on Monday, August 21, hopeful that the station will attract the estimated 75 million Pidgin speakers in Nigeria, as well as Pidgin speakers in Cameroon, Ghana and Sierra Leone. Pidgin, for the unfamiliar, is a hybrid language that mixes English with one or more other languages. About 5 million Nigerians speak Pidgin as their first language.

Broadcast media executives have converged on Lagos for the 3rd international summit on Digital Broadcasting in Nigeria. The event organized by the Broadcast Organizations of Nigeria (BON) and BSP Media International had the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed in attendance.

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