Kogi State, in preparation to hosting the 29th of Nigeria Media Merit Award in 2021 (NMMA), for the first time, has raisen to its full height in the Nigeria Media industry by acknowledging her media giants.
This is the first time Kogi State is hosting NMMA in the history of the global event, which holds between October 28 and 31, 2021 in Lokoja, the state capital and the three Senatorial Districts.
The host governor is His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, while the grand Patron of the NMMA is His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, President & Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Notables of the veterans and giants in the industry in Kogi State are former M.D of Daily Trust Newspapers, Mr. Ishaq Ajibola, Founder & Publisher of The Cable, Simon Kolawole, veteran broadcaster and former DG NBC/ NTA, Dr. Tom Adaba, Boadcaster/Former President of NUJ & Current Senator of the Federal Republic, Senator Smart Adeyemi and Media Aide to Deputy Senate President, Lara Owoeye-Wise.
Others are MD of Thisday Newspaper, Eniola Bello, The Nation Columnist & Former Chairman Editorial Board of The Guardian, Prof. Tunji Dare, Yakubu Mohammed of Newswatch Magazine fame, Publisher of Premium Times, Dapo Olorunyomi, Veteran Journalist & Former Sunday Times Editor, Tunde Ipinmisho,
TVC’s Director of News, Babajide Otitoju, CNN International Correspondent, Tolu Olorunnipa, and
Executive Director of NTA, Vicky Olumudi.
Also included are veteran NTA Broadcast Journalist and former President NAWOJ, Moji Makanjuola, CEO of First Weekly Magazine, Mr. Ekundayo Asaju, NTA/Veteran Broadcaster & Publicist, Ronke Bello Ph.D, former Editor of The Punch and immediate past provost of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Gbemiga Ogunleye, and Vincent Akanmode of The Nation Newspaper.
Also among the veterans are
Veteran Broadcaster & Former Executive Director, NTA, Eugenia Abu, Broadcaster & Former Spokesman to First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, Ayo Osinlu, Chairman Editorial Board of Daily Times and The Compass Newspaper, Prof. Ayo Olukotun, Sanya Oni of
The Nation Newspaper,
Veteran NTA Broadcaster and Head of Public Relations NSC, Rakiya Zubairu, Veteran Journalist and Aide to Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Tunde Olusunle and Veteran Broadcaster with NTA, Bosede Adebayo.
The rest are Editor-in-Chief of Blueprint Newspaper and former Kogi State Commissioner for Information, Hajiya Zainab Suleiman Okino,
NTA Veteran Broadcaster, Joy Osiagwu, Dr. Adebayo Faleke of Fresh FM Radio 105.9 , Ibadan,
Lola Mediteni of Splash FM 105.5, Ibadan, Shola Ayegbajeje of Okin FM 105.7 Ibadan, a correspondent of The Guardian Newspaper, Ralph Omololu Agbana, CEO D.Gov Scoops Online, Duro Meseko,
Presenter & Media Consultant, Babajide Obafemi,
Presenter “This is Nigeria” (NTA), Mayowa Oluwabiyi,
Leadership Newspaper Editor, Asiwaju Bode Gbadebo,
Moyo Thomas of TVC,
Eward Jatto, Owner of Jatto FM, Okene and
GM of Kogi Graphics, Dayo Thomas.