The Chairman/CEO of Channels Media Group, John Momoh, OON, and some outstanding personalities have been honoured at the annual EuroKnowledge Leadership Awards.
Momoh and other awardees were recognised at the event, which was held at the House of Lords in London on Monday, for providing excellent leadership in their respective fields, as well as for their exemplary contributions to the society.
Recipients of the EuroKnowledge awards include Nigerian billionaire and philanthropist, Sir Kensington Adebutu, and Marina Litvinenko, the widow of Alexander Litvinenko – the murdered Russian Intelligence Officer.
EuroKnowledge is a strategic communications and consultancy group, as well as a trusted advisor to many of the world’s leading businesses, governments and financial institutions.
The award ceremony was attended by captains of industries, policymakers, and business magnates, among others drawn across the globe.
Earlier, EuroKnowledge disclosed in a statement that the awards seek to acknowledge and celebrate exemplary leaders who have made significant contributions and emerged as role models in their specific fields.
The ceremony began with a tour of the House of Lords, and later a forum on trade, investment, and governance.
It also featured a networking reception that ushered the participants to dinner with entertainment during the presentation of the awards.
Channels Television and the Broadcasting Board of Governors of the United States of America, BBOG Global, have put pen to paper to concretise the professional media relationship already existing between the two organisations.
At the MoU signing at the headquarters of Channels Television in Lagos, the Chairman/CEO of Channels Media Group, Mr John Momoh said that the MoU was to launch Channels Television’s northern service.
Mr Momoh added that the station has rolled out its Hausa service beginning from Kano state and would soon follow with the Yoruba, pidgin and Igbo languages.
On his part, the Marketing Director of BBOG Global, Mr Doug Boynton, said that the seal offers a wider opportunity between both organisations to connect more in information and goodwill sharing.
Channels Television and IREX have announced their partnership to produce and broadcast testimonials of young African leaders who are making a difference in their communities across Nigeria and Africa.
These young leaders will primarily consist of alumni of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship programme of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), that strengthens the leadership and professional skills of young professionals.
Beyond growing the talents of individual fellows, the programme also forges networks of leaders to deepen the impact of development locally and to share ideas across Africa.
Other participants will include community leaders and Africa-based alumni of other programmes implemented by IREX.
The Chairman of Channels Media Group, John Momoh, said of the partnership: “This partnership is exciting because it is important to amplify the positive narrative of Africa’s growth testimonials about young leaders transforming their communities and nations.”
IREX President and CEO, Kristin Lord, said, “Africa is beginning to show the world what the new face of servant leadership could look like and it serves us all to recognize, encourage and broadcast this movement.”
Together, Channels Television and IREX will amplify the voice of young leaders across Africa starting with Nigeria on November 1, 2016.
Channels Television will broadcast these testimonials with the goal of sharing the valuable contributions young Africans are making to their communities and countries.
Channels Television is an independent and multiple award-winning, 24-hour news and media company based in Lagos, Nigeria.
IREX is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to building a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information.
The Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano; CEO of Channels Media Group, Mr John Momoh and others have bagged the 2015 Zik Prize award.
Governor Obiano bagged an award for Good Governance under the auspices of Public Policy Research and Analysis Center (PPRAC).
He said that the award would be an inspiration to him towards realizing the vision and mission of the state in being the first choice investment destination, and a hub for industrialization and commercial activities.
This, he said, would be achieved through the four pillars and 12 enablers of his administrative policy.
He gave the assurance that he would continue in the leadership ideals of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, both in decision making and in implementation.
The Chairman/CEO of Channels Media Group, Mr John Momoh, picked up the award in the Professional Leadership Category.
He was represented by the Assistant General Manager, International Operations and other members of staff of Channels Television.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honorable Yakubu Dogara, also got the Public Service Prize.
The Zik Leadership Award was set up in 1994 in honour of Nigeria’s first civilian president, Nnamdi Azikwe. It honours those in positions of authority who display exemplary leadership in Africa.
The 2015 edition honoured seven eminent personalities in different categories, including Public Service, Political Leadership, Good Governance, Professional and Business Leadership.
The Chairman of the occasion, Retired General Ike Nwachukwu drew the attention of all and sundry to the leadership ideals of the founding fathers of Nigeria.
The award ceremony took place at the Civic Center, Victoria Island Lagos.
The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, and several other dignitaries graced the occasion.
The FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange in collaboration with Channels Television has launched the FMDQ OTC-CHANNELS TV Ticker Tape in Lagos.
The launch, which was attended by officials of the FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange and Channels Television, seeks to increase the coverage of Business and Market News especially Bonds, Treasury Bills and Currency Trading amongst other things.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive of the FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange, Mr Onadele Koko, the Executive Chairman/ CEO Channels Media Group, Mr. John Momoh believed that the partnership would deepen Nigeria’s financial market.
Mr Koko explained that it was important to pick Channels Television to partner with because “Channels Television has a reach of over 20 million viewers and international coverage.
“Channels Television has been awarded best television service in Nigeria, 10th time in a roll.”
In terms of coverage, Mr Koko noted that Channels Television has a wide reach in Business, Politics and Entertainment.
“We are happy with this partnership and believe its going to grow stronger, we are starting with this Ticker Tape, but we believe over time, we will extend it beyond the Ticker Tape”.
The Executive Chairman and CEO, Channels Media Group, Mr John Momoh expressed appreciation for the partnership. In his remarks, he said that “Over the past 20 years, Channels TV has established itself not just as a news leader, but also as a leader in Business News.
“We believe that business, investments, economy, finance and the financial markets are all parts of the news universe, but all human activities revolves around money, the only language that cuts across tribes, culture and national boundaries”.
Mr Momoh noted that Business and market news analysis have always been a critical components of Channels Television’s programme offerings.
“Indeed we are pioneers and remain number one in terms of the volume, consistency and the quality in this specialised field of news and information.
“Our business, market news and programming have contributed in no small measure to the growth and development of Nigeria’s financial servicing sector.
Mr Momoh added that since inception in 1995, Channels Television has continued to design niche business programming which includes News Track, Business Morning, Capital Market and Business Incorporated.
“All of them characterised by excellent guest features, robust and informative discussion and a depth of knowledge, insight and scale.
“We are excited today that we are expanding our coverage footprints to the FMDQ OTC Securities and Exchange, the home of listed governments, cooperate bonds, treasury bills, currencies trading and other financial derogative.
“From now on, viewers can get information about the FMDQ OTC market prices on Nigeria’s number one station, on our flagship Business Morning, Business Incorporated and throughout the day join News Track in the business segment.
“This would include daily analysis, prospective and insights from treasury managers, market dealers and research analyst.”
Mr Momoh further noted that it is a unique service offering, a novelty that would go a long way in deepening the volume and value of market information on debts and derogatives that are available to millions of Nigerians.
He said the Ticker Tape, reports and analysis would strengthen and further promote transparency, price discovery and integrity of Nigeria’s financial market as keenly watched by investors around the globe.
“This partnership comes at a time when the government is focusing intensely on how to make investment flows come into Nigeria, domestic, overseas finance and offerings to revitalise the economy, so we are right on queue.
“In closing, I will like to thank the board and management of FMDQ OTC PLC for this epoch making event and assure you of our commitment to the project.
“To all our viewers on this very special day, be rest assured that Channels Television would continue to strive to cover more grounds in the world of business, here at home, the African Continent and around the world.
“Channels Television is your home for the News, it is also your home for Business News.”