The Nation Journalist, Olajuwon wins NMMA Environment Reporter of the year Award - THE BUSINESS PACKAGE


Tuesday, November 2, 2021

The Nation Journalist, Olajuwon wins NMMA Environment Reporter of the year Award

Olajuwon , The Nation Journalist.

A Senior editorial staff with The Nation Newspaper, Mr. Bola Raji  Olajuwon has emerged the Entertainment  reporter of the year at the 2021 edition of the   Nigeria Media Merit Award,NMMA held in Kogi state.

Olajuwon ,a serial award winning journalist and consummate writer was among retinue of the best crop of journalist who are honoured at the yearly award ceremony by the organisation reputed for celebrating media excellence in Nigeria.

The event was its 29th edition.

Olajuwon, Bola Raji, a graduate of mass communication as well as a  Master’s Degree holder in Managerial Psychology is a development journalist with over  22 years’ experience, working with The Nation newspaper in Lagos, Nigeria, as an Assistant Editor.

He has  bias for challenges facing Africa and believe in the need for critical intervention. His duties as a journalist are to change the society, to inform, educate and enlighten, among others, as an affecting agent as well as contribute to the development of good governance, participatory democracy, equity and rule of law. 

Through his  write-ups, he has  been exposed to international training through sponsorship for conferences.

 Through these platforms, he  has also been involved in advocacy programme through writing of focused stories, interviews and features on critical issues affecting the continent and the global community. 

He is over 50 years-old, married and have three children.

The Nigeria Media Merit Award is reputed as the foremost media excellence scheme and most prestigious annual celebration of the best in the media industry in Nigeria.

 Established in 1990 as a not-for-profit professional development institution limited by guarantee, its objective is to recognize, encourage and reward excellence in media practice in Nigeria while fostering the mutual symbiotic relationship between the media industry and the larger society.

 It serves as a platform to the building of a more progressive Nigeria.

Over the years, NMMA has evolved to become Nigeria’s most powerful and influential platform for an Annual re-union of Media Veterans and Practitioners with the crème de la crème of the society and other eminent stakeholders nationally and internationally. 

It eminently enjoys the grand patronage of the nation’s foremost citizens from inception and the life inspiration of the late doyen of the Nigerian Media, Alhaji Babatunde Jose OFR, who was the scheme’s founding chairman and pilot for the first ten years.

 The NMMA programme is also supported by other eminent statesmen and major public and private sector organizations who have endowed various categories of awards in perpetuity.

The NMMA Trust, established in 1990, is managed by eminent media veterans drawn from all parts of the nation. 

They oversee the direction of the NMMA Scheme, the standard of the award screening process and the conduct of the annual program of the scheme. 

The Trustees also appoint the Award Panel of Assessors from a cream of distinguished and experienced media leaders who share the noble vision and ideals of the NMMA.

The Trust’s General Administration is efficiently carried out by Ideas Communications Limited, one of Nigeria’s foremost events management agencies and co-founder of the NMMA Scheme.

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