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The publisher of a general interest online news platform, Mr Emmanuel Ajibulu has featured prominently among the top three finalists for the 2022 Distinguished Online Media Professional Award organized by the University of Lagos Mass Communication Alumni Association (UMCAA).

Ajibulu is an alumnus of the University of Lagos from the Department of Mass Communication.

He worked briefly in the political desk of Vanguard newspaper before proceeding to Lekki Concession Company, he later pitched his tent with Al-fil Petroleum Limited and subsequently to the National Assembly as Legislative Aide (Media/Strategy). He is currently the owner and publisher of

In the Award category mentioned earlier, panelists after thorough review of names of various online media platforms sent to them, subsequently came up with names of Emmanuel Ajibulu, Dr. Olabisi Deji-Folutile and Lekan Otufodunrin as their top three seasoned professionals spotlighted for the high profile award.

Established in 1966, the Department of Mass Communication, University of Lagos is one of the oldest in the country. It boasts of many of Nigeria’s finest journalists, educators, administrators, and leading media professionals who dot the nation’s communication and media industry.

According to the organizers of the widely publicized event, the winner for the Distinguished Online Media Professional Award and other category of Awards will be made public during the annual Dinner and Awards night on Saturday, December 3, 2022.

The venue of the event is De Rembrandt Hotel, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos.

The UMCAA Awards 2022 is also introducing new categories of awards to appreciate illustrious members, individuals and different sets who have contributed significantly to the development of the department and the growth of the association.


The new categories are; Grand Star Award, for an individual who has stood out over time in contributing to the development of the department.

Close Knit Award is for the set or class that has a close-knit association. Members look out for each other, building a family bond and connection, and donating to support the Alma Mater.

There will also be special recognition awards for 10 veterans.

Regular categories of the award include Broadcast Journalist of the year, Public Relations Professional of the year, Advertising Professional of the year, Print Journalist of the year, Lecturer of the year, UMCAAite of the year and Most Participatory set of the year.

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