BizWatch Nigeria’s Editor, Others Selected For MTN’s Media Innovation Programme

BizWatch Nigeria's Editor, Others Selected For MTN MIP2

MTN Nigeria, in collaboration with the School of Media and Communications at Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, has selected 20 Nigerian journalists including BizWatch Nigeria‘s editor, Oputah David for the Media Innovation Programme (MIP).

The 20 selected fellows were chosen from a pool of over 2,700 candidates.

The MTN MIP aims to expose fellows and equip media professionals with the knowledge they need to revolutionize their industry. The fellows will have a better grasp of Nigeria’s technology sector and the relationship between media and technology after six months of training.

They will also be part of an exclusive network of professionals who will have access to resources and mentorship from SMC’s illustrious professors.

Tobechukwu Okigbo, Chief Corporate Services Officer, MTN Nigeria while congratulating the selected candidates said, “Congratulations to the fellows! The world is constantly changing, and media practice has been altered with advancements in technology.

“The modern media practitioner needs to remain innovative, which is the essence of the MIP. We have seen the impact of the programme among media practitioners and are motivated by the value this cohort will bring to media practice in Nigeria.”

The fully-funded program comprises a certificate fellowship as well as a study visit to the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa and the MTN Group Headquarters.

Below is the list of the selected candidates for MTN’s MIP 2

  1. David Michael Oputah, Managing Editor, BizWatch Nigeria Limited
  2. Abbas Jimoh, Assistant Editor, Media Trust Group (Daily Trust Newspapers)
  3. Abdulrasheed Hussain, News Editor, Premier Radio 102.7 FM, Kano
  4. Adediran Olufemi Adeleke, Correspondent, New Telegraph Newspaper
  5. Anuoluwapo Temitope Odubanjo, Founder/Content Writer
  6. Ayomide Oguntimehin, Chief Editor FabWoman Nigeria
  7. Babajide Awoyinfa, Principal Correspondent, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
  8. Basit Jamiu, Human Interest and Diaspora News Editor, Legit Nigeria
  9. Chinedu Chidi, Editor, Special Projects, Ripples Nigeria
  10. Chinenye Francisca Anuforo, ICT Correspondent, The Sun Newspapers
  11. Efunnuga Oluwaseun Yemisi, Marketing and Content Associate, Pulse Nigeria
  12. Elizabeth Modupeoluwa Musa, TV Producer/Presenter, News Central Television
  13. Emmanuel Erhunwhunse Paul, Managing Editor, TechPoint
  14. Ezinne Glory Alozie, Reporter/Editor/News Producer, Darling 107.3FM
  15. Frank Eleanya, Head of Technology Desk, Business Day
  16. Okonji Emmanuel, ICT Editor, ThisDay Newspapers
  17. Okoye Ukamaka Perpetua, West Africa Correspondent, Deutsche Welle (DW)
  18. Todah Opeyemi, Senior Editor, Zikoko Citizen
  19. Victor Ogunyinka, Managing Editor, Online, Nigerian Tribune
  20. Victory Wilson Chinedum, Newscaster, TV Presenter & Producer, Silverbird Television.

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