The multiple awards winning publisher of Business Eye Magazine and former commissioner for Information in Rivers State, Mrs Ibim Semenitari, was recently appointed the Acting Managing Director of the Niger-Delta Development Commission, NDDC by His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Ibim Semenitari was one of the winners of the CNN African Journalist Award in 1997 for her reports in the Nigerian print media and she was the first Nigerian female journalist to win the CNN African Journalist of the Year Awards. Among many awards engraved with her name were the Nigerian Media Merit Award and Diamond Award for Media Excellence which she won two and three times respectively.
She is an English graduate of the University of Benin who has ticked the boxes of excellence in Daily Times newspaper, Sunray Group of Newspapers, Tell group, BBC World Service Trust and has also contributed as a resource person to journalism training workshops organized by UNICEF, the World Bank, Freedom House, the BBC and International Labour Organisation, ILO.
Among others, Ibim Semenitari is also a speaker and she has voiced her expert opinions, perspectives and views on many occasions nationally and internationally.
Published in the Business Eye’s print version, Jan 2016 edition.