By Dipo Olowookere Sunday, October 30, 2016, has been fixed for the launch of The ICON Foundation and the unveiling of The ICON's special edition. On the same day, The ICON Publications, publishers of The ICON and The ICON Online, will be rolling out the drums to mark its third anniversary in grand style. Managing Director of The ICON Publications, Mr Julius Akpovire-Enyeh, in a press statement issued Friday, disclosed that, \u201cThree years ago, we began a journey which we knew would re-order the shape of Nigerian journalism and reportage in a positive way. We set out with a mission to affect our society with a balanced view in all our news items.\u201d He said further that, \u201cOur professionalism has led us this far, and The ICON now bestrides the newsstands as a colossus.\u201d The event is scheduled to hold at 10 Degrees Event Centre, Ikeja, Lagos. Special guest of honour for the occasion is the Governor of Delta State, Mr Ifeanyi Okowa, while the chairman of the occasion is the Vice Chancellor of University of Benin, Prof Osasere Faradey Orumwense. Also expected at the launched to be anchored by Okey Bakassi and MC Danni B is the Director-General of the Debt Management Office (DMO), Dr Abraham Nwankwo, who is the guest of honour. The ICON Foundation is a non-governmental initiative aimed at giving back to the society through reaching out to the less-privileged. The foundation intends to support this set of people academically through the provision of necessary materials and finance to facilitate their education. The ICON special edition which will be available on the newsstands after the event is an all-gloss, all-colour publication with a potpourri of society, human angle, political and entertainment stories, most of which are not found anywhere else. The ICON and The ICON Online, www.theicon.ng are currently leading credible Nigerian media platforms with the mission of bringing its readers accurate and reliable information without bias, about happenings within the nation and abroad.