The Editor in Chief of CKNNews Media Group, Chris Kehinde Nwandu has bagged the highest award of Nigeria’s foremost school, Igbobi College Yaba.
In a statement issued on Sunday Chris Kehinde Nwandu was one of the 39 distinguished old students of the premier college picked for the 2024 ICOBA MERIT AWARD out of thousands of nominations.
The event is scheduled for February 4th 2024 at the college premises.
According to Chairman of the Award Committee and 1st Vice-President of Igbobi College Old Boys Association Mr Yomi Badejo Okusanya the award is in recognition of Nwandu’s contributions to the Association as a two term National Publicity Secretary, Lagos State Branch Secretary and Pinoneer Editor In Chief of “The Igbobian ” ( In House Magazine of the Association.
Igbobi College Old Boys Merit Association awards are categorized in four. They are:
1. Service To ICOBA
2. Service to Igbobi College
3. Service To The Nation
4. Professional Excellence
Some other recipients of the year’s award include Jimi Onanuga , Bayo Rotimi , Dr Gbenga Aina , Major Gen Adekunle Adetayo, Dr Lanre Olushola , Kunle Adeniji , Prof Baiyewu , Femi Tejuosho and other eminent Nigerians.
Past awardees also include former Vice President of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo, former Governor of Lagos State Babatunde Raji Fashola, former Speaker of House of Representatives and current Chief of Staff to the President Hon Femi Gbajabiamila , Late Jurist Teslim Elias , Prof Ayo Banjo , Prof Ade Ajayi , Ayo Abina , Tunji Akinwumi , Maj Gen Oyefesobi rtd and many others.
The Award is open to all old students of Igbobi College.
Speaking on the award, the multiple award winning journalist and law graduate thanked the Association for the honor done him.
See the full list of awardees below..
Igbobi College Yaba was established on 2nd February 1932 and has produced several personalities that excelled in all spheres of human endeavours.
Chris Kehinde Nwandu is of the 1979/84-86 set of ICOBA.
About Chris Kehinde Nwandu
Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS.
He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism.
With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria.
Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators (UK).
Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation
Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations
Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria
Fellow And Board Member : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management.
Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria
Founder: FRSC Celebrity Special Marshals.