•Prince Nduka Obaigbena, Chairman, THISDAY/Arise Media Group
ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – The ThisDay Alumni Association has described Prince Nduka Obaigbena, the Chairman/CEO of ThisDay/Arise Media Group as a man whose commitment to journalistic excellence has inspired a generation of media professionals in and outside the ThisDay/Arise Media Group.
The association said this in a letter it wrote to Obaigbena on Monday to congratulate him on receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Diamond Awards for Media Excellence (DAME) held in Lagos on Sunday, December 10, 2023.
The letter signed by Dr Tony Onyima and Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, president and secretary respectively, noted that Obaigbena’s visionary leadership, unwavering dedication, relentless innovation, and courage have been instrumental in shaping the landscape of journalism in Nigeria.
The letter reads in full:
Prince Nduka Obaigbena, Chairman, THISDAY/Arise Media Group, Lagos.
On behalf of the members of the THISDAY Alumni Association, we write to extend our warmest congratulations to you on being honoured with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Diamond Awards for Media Excellence (DAME) held in Lagos on Sunday, December 10, 2023.
This remarkable achievement is a testament to your outstanding contributions and accomplishments in the media space across Nigeria, Africa and beyond.
Your visionary leadership, unwavering dedication, relentless innovation, and courage have been instrumental in shaping the landscape of journalism in our country, Nigeria. Your commitment to excellence, integrity, professionalism, and free enterprise has served as an inspiration to many budding journalists and media professionals, both within and outside THISDAY/Arise Media Group.
Throughout your illustrious career, you have consistently demonstrated a deep understanding of the power of media, using your platform to foster dialogue, champion critical issues, and drive positive change in our society. Your tireless efforts to promote press freedom, provide a voice for the marginalised, and facilitate meaningful conversations have been exemplary.
Under your meticulous guidance, The THISDAY/Arise Media Group has continued to thrive, setting new standards of joumalistic excellence and innovation. Your ability to adapt to the ever-changing media landscape, embrace emerging technologies, and deliver high-quality multimedia content has positioned your media group as a leading voice in the industry.
This Lifetime Achievement Award is a well-deserved recognition of your invaluable contributions to journalism and media. We take immense pride in having been a part of THISDAY, and we are grateful for the wisdom, guidance, and mentorship you have provided us over the years.
We are confident that you will continue to leave an indelible mark on the media industry and inspire future generations of journalists. We wish you continued success, good health, and many more accolades in the future.
Tony Onyima, Ph.D., fnge President
Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Secretary