Mr. Remmy Nweke, editor-in- chief of ITRealms online, has been named the Best Online Media Personality of the Year 2017 by the Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development (CeCAD).
Nweke was awarded the prize at the 2017 Nigeria Mobile Economy Summit Awards (NIMES 2017), held Thursday at the Oriental Hotels, Victoria Island in Lagos.
The award was in recognition of Mr. Nweke’s efforts in keeping the nation’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector abreast of issues as it happens and updated in the global sphere, according to Hilary Damissah, Director, Special Project, CeCAD.
Presenting the award to Nweke, the Chairman, Digital Africa Group, and former Executive Director, Operations at Unity Bank plc, Dr. Evans Woherem, commended him for standing out among equals, especially as new media gradually takes its place in the Nigeria mediasphere.
Reacting, Nweke, who also is the author of ‘A Decade of ICT Reportage in Nigeria’ dedicated the award to God and the entire management and staff of DigitalSENSE Africa Media group for their support.
Also recognized at the event include the Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta as ICT Personality of the Year and Medallion Communications as Broadband company of the year, as well as Olabisi Olaleye of The Sun, Adeyemi Adepokun of The Guardian newspapers, Chioma Ezike of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) respectively and National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), among others.