Name: Laurentia Laraba Mallam
Date of birth: 17th June, 1949 (64+ Years)
State of Origin: Kaduna
Affiliations: Catholic Women Organization
Highest Educational Qualification: Masters in Public Administration
1999-2002: Executive Chairman, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area, Kaduna State
2003: Obasanjo/Atiku Presidential Campaign Women Leader North West Zone Committee
2003: Governorship/Senatorial Election Zone III Coordinator, Women Mobilization
2007: Yar’adua/Goodluck Presidential Campaign Women Leader North West Zone Committee
2011: Goodluck/Sambo Presidential Campaign Member North West Zone Committee
2014: Minister of Environment
Laurentia Laraba Mallam: From Traditional Media to New Media, same narratives same mistakes
The New Media is basically made up of impromptu journalists and accidental news breakers that have the good fortune of having access to technology and a smart phone. Speed is of the utmost importance in this terrain with little or no regard for accurate information. The Traditional Media is on the other hand expected to be more professional in approach but sadly the need for speed is gradually eroding professionalism.
It was with a blend of humor, excitement and sadness that I observed the various narratives on a simple name. From the ministerial submission at the presidency to the news updates both online and offline platforms. Could it be Lawrencia Laraba Mala, Lawrencia Labaran Malam or Laurentia Laraba Mallam. Well, the latter is the authentic name and I wish to congratulate her on her new appointment as the Minister of Environment.