Channels TV Boss, John Momoh Tasks Africa On Climate Change

Climate ChangeThe Chairman/CEO of Channels Television, Mr John Momoh, has drawn the attention of African leaders to the serious dangers of climate change.

This came as the foremost television station affirmed its commitment to re-directing the mind-set of the government to guarding the environment jealously and reducing air and water pollution.

Mr Momoh spoke at the Transcorp Hotel in Abuja on Saturday during the launch of a joint production of an environmental programme by Channels Television and Deutsche Welle Television called [email protected].

The Chairman/CEO of Channels Television, in his short opening remark, emphasised the importance of putting more effort into protecting the environment from further degeneration.

“We are really excited today that we are expanding our coverage footprints to the subject of environment which we all know is under threat. We are also familiar with the issue of global warming which makes Africa’s future less green.

“Indeed Africa is facing a dramatic increase in air and water pollution, drought and wildlife extinction and unless immediate action is taken to clean up the continent’s environment, its future may be bleak,” he said.

Based on findings by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) that over the next 30 years, growing populations, wars, climate change and the introduction of alien plants and animal species will increase poverty, destroy the environment and spread disease, Mr John Momoh expressed hope that Nigeria’s Minister for Environment, would get the much needed political support of the government and wide engagement of public, private and civil society institutions and the public in general.Eco@Africa-launch-Channels-TV-DW

On the production of [email protected], he said, “This partnership couldn’t have been more timely. It comes at a time when the government is focusing intensely on taking decisive steps towards implementing our environment policy process.

“So we are right on queue with the launch of [email protected] and we are right on queue with DW.

“We at Channels are very proud to be collaborating with DW in this production and together we’ll use the programme to assist in providing direction on the continent’s intended action to address environmental issues affecting its people and the economy.”

The launch follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by the Chairman of Channels Television, Mr John Momoh and DW’s Director General, Peter Limbourg in Paris in 2015.

Also speaking at the launch, the Director-General of Deutsche Welle Television, Mr Peter Limbourg, also expressed hope that the initiative would make a huge impact on Africa and Europe’s efforts on the environment.

He revealed that it was the first time that DW in over 60 years of its existence would produce a magazine with another TV channel in the world with both sides contributing.

He acknowledged the importance of Nigeria in the African continent in terms of its population, culture and wealth of human resources.

Speaking on the collaboration with Channels TV, he said, “What brings us together is that we both have high journalistic standards, we both are professionals and we are dedicated to the subjects; not only selling things, we are interested in the world.”

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Minister of the Environment, who was represented by Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Environment, Bukar Hassan, said that the federal government has endorsed [email protected]

He said that with partnerships such as Channels TV and DW’s the country would do everything to have a more sustainable environment.

[email protected] will report on innovations and best-practice guidelines in Africa and Europe and will present ideas on environmental protection from all over the world.

It will focus on the preservation of biological diversity, the utilization of national resources, energy sources of tomorrow and the mobility of the future.

The magazine is designed to be interactive; readers will be able to contribute their own ideas by uploading stories, photos and videos to social media.

Channels TV, DW TV Launch Environmental Programme, [email protected]

Eco@AfricaChannels Television in conjunction with Deutsche Welle Television has launched a joint production of an environmental programme called [email protected] at the Transcorp Hotel in Abuja at 6:00pm on Saturday.

[email protected] will report on innovations and best-practice guidelines in Africa and Europe and will present ideas on environmental protection from all over the world.

It will focus on the preservation of biological diversity, the utilization of national resources, energy sources of tomorrow and the mobility of the future.

The magazine is designed to be interactive; readers will be able to contribute their own ideas by uploading stories, photos and videos to social media.

Today’s launch follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by the Chairman of Channels Television, Mr John Momoh and DW’s Director General, Peter Limbourg in Paris last year.

Speaking on our breakfast show, Sunrise this morning, the Director General of DW, Peter Limbourg said that the programme is a massive one and the door is open for countries with like minds.

Join us on Channels TV on Saturdays at 16:30 WAT and on DW on Saturdays at 06:30, 14:30 and 20:30 UTC, Mondays at 11:30 UTC.

The presenter of [email protected] is Nneota Egbe, a graduate of geography, who has spent the past seven years as an anchor, reporter and producer for Channels Television in Lagos, Nigeria.

[email protected] Debuts On Channels Television

Eco@Africa[email protected], a new programme which showcases innovative environmental concepts from Africa and Europe is launching on Channels Television and Deutsche Welle.

Co-produced by Deutsche Welle in Berlin and Channels TV in Nigeria, [email protected] brings together two broadcasters committed to creating a platform to showcase cutting-edge green ideas from their respective continents.

The programme presents innovative and inspiring ideas from the fields of conservation, science, art, mobility and more.

It will also move viewers and users to get on board or launch an environmental project of their own.

Join us on Channels TV on Saturdays at 16:30 WAT and on DW on Saturdays at 06:30, 14:30 and 20:30 UTC, Mondays at 11:30 UTC.

The presenter of [email protected] is Nneota Egbe, a graduate of geography, who has spent the past seven years as an anchor, reporter and producer for Channels Television in Lagos, Nigeria.

He has worked on a variety of different shows covering current affairs, cultural and environmental topics.

He has long been concerned about the environment. As the face of [email protected], he believes it is important to live with an awareness of green issues and strives to ensure his actions help protect our natural world.

He greatly enjoys spending time outdoors, is an avid cook and photographer, and has even been known to turn his hand to making clothes. Besides his television work, he volunteers for several non-governmental and humanitarian organizations.

Channels TV, DW Of Germany To Produce Joint Environmental Magazine

DW-Channels-TV-bossesChannels Television and Germany’s international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle, will jointly produce a new environmental magazine – [email protected]

The chairmen of both organisations signed an agreement at the Paris climate talks on Wednesday.

The new TV magazine called [email protected] will be jointly produced in Berlin and Lagos.

It will focus on the particular challenges that environmental problems pose for Nigeria and Africa.

First Real Co-production

Channels TV chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr John Momoh, stressed the link between the two broadcasters, which had earlier signed an agreement to share programmes.

“This emphasises the strong partnership between Deutsche Welle and Channels TV. Together we will inform about the great efforts to protect the environment.”

For DW, Germany’s international broadcaster, the joint production of a TV magazine across continents is the first cooperation of this kind.

The chairman of DW, Mr Peter Limbourg, said: “This is the first real co-production with Africa. Produced in Lagos and Berlin and aired by Deutsche Welle and Channels TV, this is an important step for us because it is a real collaboration”.

Also at the signing, which took place at the German Pavillion in Le Bourget, were Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed and the German Federal Environment Minister, Barbara Hendricks.

Mrs Hendricks hailed the cooperation, saying ‘it is an example of the joint national efforts that are required to combat global warming’.

“Climate change challenges us all. We have to overcome this challenge together. And what could be better than deeper insights about each other. I am delighted about this new program by Deutsche Welle and Channels TV which showcases successful environmental projects,” Hendricks said at the event on the sidelines of the COP21 climate talks in Paris on Wednesday.

Ms Mohammed, highlighted the role of the media as a vital communicator.

“The media plays an incredibly important role in communicating information about collective environmental efforts. I am very happy about this new program, particularly as Africans are heavily threatened by climate change but they are also the least informed,” she said.

Below are images from the event.

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L to R: Ms Amina Mohammed (Minister of Environment, Nigeria), Peter Limbourg, Director-General, Deutsche Welle, John Momoh, Chairman/CEO, Channels TV & Mrs. Barbara Hendricks (Minister of Environment, Germany)
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L to R: Ms Amina Mohammed (Minister of Environment, Nigeria), Peter Limbourg, Director-General, Deutsche Welle and John Momoh, Chairman/CEO, Channels TV at the event held in Paris
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Chairman/CEO, Channels Television, John Momoh
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Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed
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(Minister of Environment of Germany, Barbara Hendricks
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Chairman/CEO, Channels Television, John Momoh and Honourable Obinna Chidoka, Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Environment

 

 

 

Channels Tevision, Deutsche Welle Share Programme Collaboration Plan

Channels-Television-and-Deutsche-Welle-executivesChannels Television and Deutsche Welle (DW) have said that a programming collaboration that both broadcast stations signed in June will focus on sharing contents on a platform tagged ‘Africa on the move’.  

At live press briefing on Friday held in Lagos, south-west Nigeria, the Director General of DW, Peter Limbourg, said that both stations were collaborating on the platform to share daily service to their audience around the world.

Mr Limbourg said that the programme would also target special people who do special things and are game changers in their environment.

“Channels is a great station and a perfect partner for us and I really want to make you a big compliment for what you have achieved.

“We are very happy to work with you and working with you means not only being partners and visit each other, but also having concrete projects and we have started now.

“We bring the latest news from the German Stock Exchange and as regular service where we get more economic information about Europe and about Germany,” he said.

“One Sided Picture Of Africa”

Explaining the focus of ‘Africa on the Move’, Mr Limbourg stressed that it would report events in Africa from the African perspective with more focus on great things happening in Africa.

“One has to see all the changes which are going on here, what opportunities you have in this great continent and especially in Nigeria, where people have shown a better dedication to make life a better one.

“We do not want to have a one sided picture of Africa.

“I am happy we have a serious Africa on the move,” he said.

Mr Limbourg also expressed optimising that sharing of information with Channels Television was a learning process that would have impact on both organisation’s broadcast.

The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Channels Television, Mr John Momoh, said that the collaboration was a very heart warming one.

“The whole idea is to be able to bring African story, working with DW, to the wider society, to Europe and to the rest of the world.

“This is something that we are starting with DW very soon.

“We hope that this relationship will go a very long way. We have started reaping the fruit and I think, so far, it’s been very, very good,” Mr Momoh said.

At the event were the Consul General of Germany in Nigeria, Mr Michael Derus, the Vice Chairman of Channels Television, Mrs Sola Momoh, General Manager Operations, Channels TV, Mr Kayode Akintemi, Head of DW International Relations and other delegations from DW and Channels Television.

Channels Television and Deutsche Welle had in June signed the programming agreement in Germany.

More images from the press briefing.

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Chairman/CEO of Channels Television, John Momoh and the Director General of DW, Peter Limbourg
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Vice Chairman of Channels Television, Sola Momoh and Head of International Relations, DW, Claus Burgmann
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The Consul General of Germany in Nigeria, Michael Derus and  Mr Peter Limbourg

Director General of DW

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The Consul General of Germany in Nigeria, Michael Derus at the press briefing
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Top management officials of Channels Television and DW
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Vice Chairman of Channels Television, Sola Momoh
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Channels Television’s Chairman/CEO, John Momoh, DW’s Director General, Peter Limbourg and other officials of DW at a meeting
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Vice Chairman of Channels Television, Sola Momoh, Consul General of Germany in NIgeria, Michael-Derus, delegations from DW and Channels Television

Presidency Re-accredits Deutsche Welle Correspondent

Ubale_MusaThe Villa Press Pass of the Radio/TV Deutsche Welle State House Correspondent, Mr. Ubale Musa, which was withdrawn in the last days of the Jonathan Administration, has been restored by the Presidency.

A statement by the Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Mr. Femi Adesina, on Monday said this “was done on the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari”,

Presenting the re-issued Press Pass to the correspondent at the Presidential Villa, Mr. Adesina said that Mr. Musa’s re-accreditation as a State House correspondent was in keeping with President Buhari’s commitment to correcting the wrongs of the past.

“Part of the change promised by President Buhari is correcting things that were wrongly done before. Mr. Ubale Musa’s accreditation was wrongly withdrawn. To redress the wrong done to him by the withdrawal, we have returned his Villa Press Pass to him so that he can continue his work without hindrance,” Mr. Adesina said.

In his brief remarks after receiving his Villa Press Pass, Mr. Musa thanked President Buhari and his media team for restoring his accreditation.

He promised that he will continue to do his work as a State House correspondent objectively, professionally and with due regard for the ethics of journalism.