Frontline News Celebrates 14th Year Anniversary
A community tabloid based at Asaba, the Frontline News, on Thursday, 14 August 2014 celebrated her 14th year of being in the news market. The event was celebrated alongside presentation of various categories of awards to deserving individuals who came out in their hordes to grace the occasion. Top in the pack of the awardees was the towering handsome Commissioner of Information in Delta State, Barrister Chike Ogeah who also doubled as the chairman of the occasion. The award night was held at the prestigious Orchid Hotel, DBS Road, Asaba. Other awardees were meticulously selected from different sectors of the economy in Nigeria. Among these was the scion of Sadiq Oil – a sister company to African Petroleum and shipping magnate. He is the Chief Executive of Peter Okocha Foundation: Chief Peter Olisaeloka Okocha.
The keynote lecture on the role of community newspapers in the Nigerian economy was delivered by the pragmatic and articulate chairman of NUJ, Delta State chapter, Comrade Norbert Chiazor. Notable technocrats and administrators were among the many recipients at the event. They were Princess Minnie Igbrude, the Head of Personnel Management, Oshimili South Local Government Area; Sir Nkenchor Peter Chuks, Permanent Secretary, Delta State Head of Service; Dr. Ignatius Ezoem, the Provost of Federal College of Education, Asaba; Mr. Solomon Eruteya, Chief Accountant, MDGs, Delta State; Asenime Richard Odutule, Manager, ADP, Delta State; Sir Joe Uchunor, KSM, a frontline philanthropist and politician; Mr. Tony Obuh, Perm. Sec., Directorate of Government House and Protocol among numerous others.
Apparently, the pomp and circumstance usually attached to events of such class was not out of place as it measured the true colour expected of it. During his opening address, the publisher and Editor-in-chief of the Frontline News newspapers, Dr. Dike Awana, enumerated the countless turbulent waters he had to wade through before arriving at his present destination that thus culminated into the anniversary celebration. In the end, he was full of thanks to all for finding time to grace the event as Philip Ng. Ifechukwude, the former Managing Editor gave the vote of thanks.