Thursday, June 02, 2016

Featured Member for the Month of June: Olusegun Ohimeh Oruame

segunOlusegun Ohimeh Oruame is an international journalist and publisher/Media Entrepreneur from Nigeria who has covered technology related events in virtually all the continents including Asia, America, Europe and Africa.

He is a 2005 GKP/Panos Fellow (Winner of the Panos Institute of London/Global Knowledge Partnership award for 2005 on Reporting the Information Society); and winner of Nigeria Media Merit Award (NMMA) 2006; the highest journalism award in Nigeria as the Telecommunications Reporter for 2006.

Oruame is the founding Editor of IT Edge News.Com and magazines (since 2004); the founding Head of Editorial Think Tank at the African political and economic analysis magazine:; and a stakeholder at Tribe Media; owner of Tribe Times.

Segun Oruame is a major blogger at  where he also syndicates reports on the Nigeria’s ICT scene ( owned by the US based International Data Group; a media conglomerate with more than 15 publications.

Since 2003, he has been the consulting Information Technology Editor for The Comet Newspaper and now The Nation Newspaper, one of Nigeria’s leading national news daily and maintains the oldest personal weekly ICT column in the Nigeria, Matters eRising (now in The Nation newspapers but published since 2001). Matters eRising is a major blog since 2009 on the World Wide Web attracting over 250, 000 global readership every month.

Oruame has, since 2009, been working with a network of partners (ICT4People & Environment) across West Africa to build a platform to drive development through the use of ICT in underserved communities via private and public initiatives.

Having graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in English Studies (1991) and a Master degree in Law & Diplomacy (1997); both from the University of Jos, Oruame is a member of the Nigeria Federal Ministerial Committee on ICT4D and has remained a leading voice on media for ICT4D.

As a Poet and a writer, he has authored collection of plays including Budding Flowers.

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