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Sunday, October 01, 2006

Remmy Nweke grabs HP prize

Editor, ITRealms Online, and the first-ever Highway Africa News Agency (HANA) Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Journalist of the year 2006, Mr. Remmy Nweke, has added another feather to his cap, as he grabbed the Hewlett Packard (HP) prize for outstanding piece on its printers.

Mr. Nweke who also is the ICT editor, Champion Newspapers, was adjudged a winner, in the exercise coordinated by eMaginations Communications, a media marketing outfit.

Equally, Mr. Emma Okonji of Daily Independent grabbed the follow up prize.

Announcing the prize in a letter of congratulations sent to Mr. Nweke on behalf of HP Nigeria, Chief executive, eMaginations Communications, Mr. Razarck Olaegbe, stated that the coordinating firm was delighted on the result, which he said, was practically judged by experts at HP West African regional office.

“We’re glad to inform you that HP has adjudged the news report you did on the launch of HP’s printer a winner,” Mr. Olaegbe asserted.

While congratulating Mr. Nweke on the prize, in the letter dated September 27, 2006, Mr. Olaegbe invited Nweke to come to their office to claim his prize.

Messrs Nweke and Okonji have since claimed their prizes of HP Deskjet 3740 colour series and HP Photosmart camera respectively.

It would be recalled that Mr. Nweke, was recognised as the HANA Journalist of the year 2006; organised by the School of Journalism, Rhodes University Grahamstown, South Africa for innovative and creative promotion of ICT through the media on the continent.

A pioneer Nigerian nominee for HANA editorial board since 2003, he was pronounced winner of the first-ever African Siemens Profile award for excellence in science and technology reporting in Information Technology (IT) business solution category in 2004 and 2005, even as he also emerged second prize winner at the African Information Society Initiative (AISI-Media) awards 2005 on the Local Content category.

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