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Thursday, 10 November 2016

Night of media, glamour as Ekweremadu. Ikpeazu, Momoh, light up Nigerian Breweries' Golden Pen Award

Nigerian Breweries Plc rewarded media excellence and outstanding journalism practice at the Nigerian Breweries Golden Pen Award which took place in Lagos on Friday, 28th of October, 2016.

The award which is the 8th in the series is aimed at promoting professionalism and objective reportage of events in Nigeria.


It is also meant to reward such journalists who abide by the fine ethics of the journalism profession.

The event attracted dignitaries from the nation’s media, political and social circles including the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and the Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu; Chairman, Channels Television, John Momoh among others, who came to celebrate journalists that submitted outstanding reports on Education, Youth Empowerment and Talent Development in 2015.

The night of glitz and glamour saw Tobi Aworinde of The Punch Newspaper emerged as the NB Golden Pen Reporter of the Year. The first runner-up was Gbenga Salau of The Guardian Newspaper, while Charles Abah, also of The Punch emerged as the second runner-up.

The Photo Journalist of the Year award went to Sodiq Adelakun of The Punch Newspaper.  Odutayo Odusanya also of The Punch emerged as the first runner-up, while Ayodele Ojo of The Sun Newspaper was the second runner-up. Gabriel Dike, an education reporter with The Sun Newspaper won the ‘NB Report of the Year’.
All the winning journalists also got cash prizes and high-end mobile devices as part of the reward package.

While welcoming guests at the event, the Managing Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc., Mr. Nicolaas Vervelde disclosed that the award was launched eight years ago to promote professionalism and objectivity of media reports. He explained that the choice of Education, Youth Empowerment and Talent Development as the focus of this year’s edition, like in the last two years, is hinged on the fact that no country can lay claim to development and prosperity without adequate attention to the education and empowerment of the youth.

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu who was present at the event, praised Nigerian Breweries for sustaining the award over eight years and saluted the courage of journalists for their contribution to the nation’s development. He appealed to the media to continue to be the watchdog and gatekeeper of the nation’s democracy.

John Momoh, Chairman/CEO, Channels Television, guest speaker at the event, called for soul-searching by the media and extolled them to bridge the gap between training and practice.

Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi, Managing Director of Tanus Communications and Chairman of the Panel of Judges commended Nigerian Breweries for the initiative and enjoined journalists to aspire to the highest standards.

Mr. Kufre Ekanem, Corporate Affairs Adviser, Nigerian Breweries Plc, disclosed that a total of 267 entries were received when submission closed for the award. He explained that the award criteria of quality, professionalism and objectivity remain the filters upon which entries were shortlisted for the award, as decided by the independent judging panel.

More photos below...

DSC  3447: From Left to Right: Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President and Nicolaas Vervelde , Managing Director, Nigerian Breweries at the  8th Nigerian Breweries Golden Pen Award in Lagos .



 Nicolaas Vervelde , Managing Director, Nigerian Breweries and Okezie Ipeazu, Governor of Abia State at the  8th Nigerian Breweries Golden Pen Award in Lagos.

 From Left to Right: Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President;  Nicolaas Vervelde , Managing Director, Nigerian Breweries and Okezie Ipeazu, Governor of Abia State at the  8th Nigerian Breweries Golden Pen Award in Lagos


From Left to Right: John Momoh, Chairman/CEO, Channels Television; Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi, Chairman, Panel of Judges, Golden Pen Award; and Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President;  at the 8th Nigerian Breweries Golden Pen Award in Lagos.


2016 Golden Pen Reporter of the Year, Oluwatobi Aworinde of the Punch Newspaper after receiving his award.

20 comments:

obiora said...

Ikeoha!

Eleojo Blessing said...

Good to see

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NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Congratulations to dem awardees


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freeborn bamislam suani ahmad zinalima said...

Why the incompetent clueless ikpeazu that stole another man's mandate huh? Who is that momoh or mumu huh?
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