Laurentia Laraba Mallam

Laurentia Laraba Mallam

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

Political History:

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.