Ken Nwogbo, first class business journalist and one of the doyens of ICT journalism in Nigeria, has been appointed contributing editor of Techtrendsng, one of Nigeria’s leading Tech blog, which provides quality information in ICT-related issues.
Nwogbo, also founder and editor-in-chief of Nigeria Communications, will join Techtrendsng team in providing unique perspectives to ICT news.
Kenneth Omeruo, editor-in-chief of Techtrendsng, said: “We are delighted to have Mr. Ken Nwogbo on board and together with our team, we will continue to our mission of e-mpowering Nigerians while bridging the digital divide.”
Nwogbo, who is also a contributing editor to Guardian Newspapers, commented: “The vision of Techntrendng aligns perfectly with my mission of ICT evangelism.”
Born on March 18, 1971 in Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria to Rose and George, Nwogbo is a trained and practicing journalist since 1995.
He started his primary education at Ezi-Awka Primary school in 1977 and proceeded to Igwebuike Grammar School in 1983 and finished in 1989.
In 1995, he graduated from the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State, where he bagged HND in Mass Communications.
He proceeded to University of Calabar where he bagged PGD in Public Administration.
He also earned MBA in Marketing from Lagos State University.
Nwogbo has attended over 230 seminars and workshops within and outside the country.
Nwogbo began journalism as a Youth Corp member with the Akwa Ibom Broadcasting Cooperation, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State
After his Youth Service, he joined Champion Newspapers in August 1997 and started out as Capital Market reporter.
He was later posted to IT and Telecom Desk in 2000.
In Champion Newspapers, he also held various positions and left in 2005 as Deputy News Editor.
He joined Business World as Associate Editor in 2006 and left to establish Nigeria CommunicationsWeek.
Nigeria CommunicationsWeek is published weekly.
It has a popular website: www.nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng.
It also has a daily newspaper reaching nearly 100,000 email recipients daily and is published as a pull-out every Friday in Guardian Newspapers.
He is much sought after resource person in ICT media both within and outside the country.
In all, he has written over 2,000 stories and articles in his career, some of which have won awards.
He is a proud winner of many international awards, including Scidev.Net overall prize for Science Communication Writing in Entebbe, Uganda and a recipient of Securities and Exchange Commission letter of award for financial journalism.
He has also received awards from ITAN for his outstanding contribution to the development of ICT in Nigeria.
The Titan of ICT also awarded him the best journalist of the year.