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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Kelechi Okorie emerges 2014 Journalist of the year @Telecom Awards



The City People’s Kelechi Okorie was named the Telecom Journalist of the Year at the 2014 edition of the Nigerian Telecom Awards, reports ITRealms.

According to the organisers of the awards which took place at the Incubator Event Centre, Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos, Kelechi was picked as a result of his unique coverage of the telecommunications industry.

In a citation read at the event, “Kelechi Okorie has been able to create a niche for his medium in telecommunications reportage in the country, making City People Magazine a point of reference for not only the main news, but the news-behind-the-news in the telecommunications sector”. “He brings in an interesting perspective to every story he writes and coverage he does, making otherwise abstract stories, quite appealing to the teeming readers of City People Magazine which has a pride of place as Nigeria’s number one print magazine. No wonder every telecommunications operator craves for coverage of its events by City People Magazine”.
 
 The Telecom Journalist of the Year award category was presented to Okorie by the former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel and Dr. Josephine Olatomi Soboyejo, former Hon. Commissioner for Women Affairs & Social Development in Ogun State.
 
Categories that were awarded on the night include Best in Mobile Banking, Telecom Financing Bank of the Year (Capacity), Best Mobile Money Operator of the year, Card Innovation Bank of the year, Best Mobile Money Bank of the Year, Technology Bank of the Year, Best in Online Banking and Telecom Financing Bank of the Year. Other categories were Indigenous Social Media Application of the year, Telecom CEO of the year, Society Friendly Telecom Operator of the year, Youth Empowerment Telecom Operator of the year, Telecom Innovation Operator of the year as well as several other categories.
 
Awardees include Chairman of Globacom, Dr Mike Adenuga (jnr), Mr. Segun Ogunsanya, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airtel Nigeria, Globacom, Etisalat and Spring Bank.
 
The Nigerian Telecom Awards is the singular most important and popular event in the Telecom sector and has been consistent in recognising credible individuals and organisations that are contributing towards national development through the use of information and communications technology (ICT) tools. The awards entered its 10th year in 2014.
 
Kelechi Okorie was also selected as the Brand Writer of the Year 2012 by the Nigerian Media NiteOut Award.

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