I Won’t Disappoint, Buhari Tells Nigerians

I Won't Disappoint, Buhari Tells Nigerians
President Muhammadu Buhari meets with members of the Board of Trustees of the Nigerian Media Merit Award (NMMA) at the State House in Abuja on January 3, 2019.

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that he will not disappoint them in appreciation of the confidence reposed in him by people from different walks of life.

He gave the assurance on Thursday at State House in Abuja, as he was decorated Grand Patron of the Nigerian Media Merit Award (NMMA) by the Board of Trustees of the prime media awards organisation in the country.

“I won’t disappoint,” the President was quoted as saying in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.

President Buhari who described the investiture as “a timely honour” said he had known a good number of the NMMA board members “since the time I didn’t even know I would be here.”

A former Director-General of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Vincent Maduka, who led the delegation gave the reasons why the President was qualified to be the grand patron of the NMMA.

He explained that this was because, “You respect the rights of the media to practice, without any hindrance.”

Mr Maduka noted that under President Buhari, no media house has been shut.

He added that the first ever campus television license was awarded to the University of Lagos, under the chairmanship of veteran Mass Communication teacher, Professor Ralph Akinfeleye.

The former NTA boss said the NMMA was established in 1990 to promote excellence in the nation’s media and has hosted 26 grand award presentations, with the latest holding just a week ago.

Part of the goals of NMMA, according to him, was the promotion of patriotism, and unity of the country.

Highlights of the visit are captured in the pictures below;

Channels Television Bags CIPM Award

Channels Television has been given a special recognition by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM) with an award in the talent retention category.

The Assistant General Manager of Operations, Kingsley Uranta who received the award alongside the Head of Human Resources, Lolade Momodu, thanked CIPM and promised that the organisation will work harder in human resource management as well professional journalism.

The award comes barely 48 hours after the station received the Nigerian Media Merit Award (NMMA) for Best Television Station of the Year for a record 12th time.

Read Also: Channels Television Emerges TV Station Of The Year For The 12th Time

Starting with its first win in 2000, Channels Television, which has an audience of more than 20 million people, has received recognition domestically and globally for its programming, dominating the NMMA.

Also, at the award ceremony, Channels TV Presenter, Gimba Umar, beat TVC News’ Ughochi Oluigbo to win the Television Newscaster of the Year Award.

TVC’s Lijadu Ajoke Fumilola was named Television Reporter Of The Year for her report on child labour, while her colleague, Viviene Irikefe, the runner-up with her report on malnutrition in children.

Mary Abayomi Fatile of Radio Nigeria emerged Radio Reporter of the Year with Abiola Aberuagba of Ray Power 100.5fm emerging as the Radio Presenter of the Year.

Still, in the radio category, Ray Power FM claimed the NBC Prize for Radio Station of the Year.

In the print category, Gbenga Omotosho of The Nation beat Martin Ayankola of The PUNCH and Eze Anaba of Vanguard to win the Dele Giwa Prize For Editor Of The Year.

The PUNCH, however, beat The Nation and Vanguard to win the Babatunde Jose Prize For Newspaper Of The Year.

Established as a trust in 1990, the NMMA promotes excellence in the Nigerian media. The award scheme is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of Nigerians who have made their mark in the media industry.

Awards were handed out in more than 30 categories, mostly in the print category.

Elder statesman and Chairman of the NMMA Board of Trustees, Vincent Maduka, challenged media professionals at the ceremony to continue to play their crucial roles effectively.

“The Nigerian media has a great role to play in the emergence of a new nation where corruption and other well-known vices affecting our nation are truly and effectively tackled and resolved in good time for the benefits of our people once again,” he said.

Channels Television Emerges TV Station Of The Year For The 12th Time

Chairman, Channels Media Group, Mr John Momoh (OON); AGM Operations, Channels Television, Mr Kingsley Uranta (L), and AGM International, Channels Television, Mr Patrick Obuseh (R), at the awards ceremony

 

Channels Television has won the Nigerian Media Merit Award for Best Television Station Of The Year for a record 12th time.

The award-winning station was presented with the coveted award which recognises media excellence in Nigeria at a ceremony which took place at the Muson Centre in Lagos on Wednesday.

PHOTOS: Channels Television Wins TV Station Of The Year

TV Continental and the Nigerian Television Authority were runners-up for the award.

Starting with its first win in 2000, Channels Television, which has an audience of more than 20 million people, has received recognition domestically and globally for its programming, dominating the NMMA.

Apart from its win in 2000 and this year (2017), Channels Television won the ‘Best Station of the Year’ award in 2001, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015, and 2016.

Also, at the award ceremony, Channels TV Presenter, Gimba Umar, beat TVC News’ Ughochi Oluigbo to win the Television Newscaster of the Year Award.

Gimba Umar

TVC’s Lijadu Ajoke Fumilola was named Television Reporter Of The Year for her report on child labour, while her colleague, Viviene Irikefe, the runner-up with her report on malnutrition in children.

Mary Abayomi Fatile of Radio Nigeria emerged Radio Reporter of the Year with Abiola Aberuagba of Ray Power 100.5fm emerging as the Radio Presenter of the Year.

Still, in the radio category, Ray Power FM claimed the NBC Prize for Radio Station of the Year.

In the print category, Gbenga Omotosho of The Nation beat Martin Ayankola of The PUNCH and Eze Anaba of Vanguard to win the Dele Giwa Prize For Editor Of The Year.

The PUNCH, however, beat The Nation and Vanguard to win the Babatunde Jose Prize For Newspaper Of The Year.

Established as a trust in 1990, the NMMA promotes excellence in the Nigerian media. The award scheme is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of Nigerians who have made their mark in the media industry.

Awards were handed out in more than 30 categories, mostly in the print category.

Elder statesman and Chairman of the NMMA Board of Trustees, Vincent Maduka, challenged media professionals at the ceremony to continue to play their crucial roles effectively.

“The Nigerian media has a great role to play in the emergence of a new nation where corruption and other well-known vices affecting our nation are truly and effectively tackled and resolved in good time for the benefits of our people once again,” he said.

PHOTOS: Channels Television Wins TV Station Of The Year

 

Channels Television has emerged winner of the Nigerian Media Merit Award for Best Television Station Of The Year for a record 12th time.

The award-winning station bagged the honour, which recognises media excellence in Nigeria, on Wednesday at a ceremony which held at the Muson Centre in Lagos.

READ ALSO: Channels Television Emerges TV Station Of The Year For The 12th Time

TV Continental and the Nigerian Television Authority were runners-up for the award.

With an audience of more than 20 million people within and outside the country, Channels Television has received numerous recognitions in Nigeria and globally for its programming.

Apart from its win in 2017, Channels Television won the ‘Best Station of the Year’ award in 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

See highlights of the award ceremony below:

NMMA Board Frowns At Low Turnout Of 2016 Entries

Prof. Ralph Akinfeleye, NMMA, 2016 Entries The board of the Nigeria Media Merit Awards says the 2016 edition has received a very low turn out of applications from media organisations, especially the television industry.

Chairman of the panel of assessors, Prof. Ralph Akinfeleye frowned at the low turnout. “Editors tell your people to be proud of their work and submit them in for the competition,” he told newsmen.

This year’s event which marks the 24th edition of rewarding quality and excellence in the country’s media world, saw a total of 886 entries.

However, due to a funding gap, the board said the ceremony could not accommodate 10 categories which included: television and radio production among others, as it could only fund 43 entries.

According to them, “we’ve been sponsoring a number of categories from our own resources, now we can’t afford to do so this year”.

Nevertheless, the non-governmental body gave the assurance that the 2016 competition would not fall short of proper screening despite the economic and financial restraints.

Channels Television Wins TV Station Of The Year Award Again

Channels Television wins the "Television Station Of The Year" for the 9th time
Channels Television wins the “Television Station Of The Year” for the 9th time

Channels Television has won the best television station for the 9th time.

The station won the award given by the Nigerian Media Merit Awards on Saturday in Owerri, Imo state south east Nigeria.

Our senior correspondent Ayoola Kassim also clinched the TV reporter of the year award, while several of our correspondents were nominated in various other categories.

Channels Television is one of the 13 independent Television Stations currently broadcasting in Nigeria, since the Federal Government deregulated the broadcast media in 1992.

The station previously bagged the award in 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Meanwhile, prominent Nigerians have been reacting to the plethora of awards the station has bagged in 2014.

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who praised the Channels Television for its balanced reportage on sensitive issues bothering the nation, advocated for more private sector involvement in the industry.

Other Nigerians challenged the media to embark on more investigative journalism to put public officials on their toes.

Channels Television Partners Japanese Giants, TMS Entertainment

TMS Ent Visits Channels TVAfrica’s best and 8-time Nigeria’s Best Television Station, Channels Television, has entered a strategic partnership with Japanese production giant, TMS Entertainment.

This comes few months before Nigeria’s switch to digital television.

The partnership would be delivering a robust content for Channels Television and the Asian giants.

The Chairman/CEO of Channels Television, Mr John Momoh, who led other management team to receive the visitors in his office, told his guest that the partnership was coming at a good time, in view of the digital switch and the potential of Nigeria considering its population.

In his response, the President of TMS Entertainment, Mr. Hideki Okamura, said that the company was bringing its repertoire to an outfit that shares the same value of quality, sustainability and growth history.

TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd also known as Tokyo Movie is a Japanese animation studio, founded in October 1946. One of the oldest and most prominent anime studios in Japan, it has also produced numerous animated series airing in other countries such as France, the United States, and Italy.

Channels TV Is Nigeria’s Best Television Station For The Seventh Time

Channels Television has emerged the ‘best television station of the year’ for 2012 in Nigeria.


At the 12th edition of the Nigeria Media Merit Awards (NMMA) held at the Eko Hotels in Lagos, Channels Television beat all comers to clinch the laurel for an unprecedented seven times.

Within the last decade, Channels Television won the NMMA an amazing six times between 2000 and 2010 culminating in the distinction of “Station of the decade.”

Channels Television’s bias for news has placed it well above other competitors in the Nigerian Television industry.