Hon. Victor Afamuefuna Ogene
Hon. Victor Afamefuna Ogene is a 1998 alumnus of the prestigious International Visitors Program (IVP) of the State Department, United States of America, USA, for young African leaders. He has practiced journalism for over three decades.
From the Punch where he did his internship in 1989, Ogene traversed the newsrooms of the Vanguard, New Nigerian Newspapers, The Sunday Magazine(TSM), before anchoring at The Source, which he edited between 2003-2011; leaving only to engage in partisan politics.
As one of those desirous of change in his constituency, he was quickly drafted into the race for the House of Representatives election of 2011. He won, despite the contest being his first foray into electoral contest.
In Nigeria’s historic 7th National Assembly, House of Representatives, Ogene emerged as Deputy Chairman, Media & Public Affairs.
Given the dexterity with which he executed his charge, Ogene was, in 2015, named Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Hon. Speaker on Strategic Communications.
Currently, he serves as Board Member, Border Communities Development Agency(BCDA), a federal agency.
He is married and is blessed with four adorable children. Ogene’s public policy interest centres around grassroots mobilisation, through scientific expose of corruption and waste, so as to readily make more resources available for rural development.
Edward Dibiana, a journalist of 20 years standing, hails from Ubulu Okiti, in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta state.
He is a public communications strategist and the Chief Executive Officer at Ednet Media Consults Limited, a media consultancy firm that provides image reputation and publicity services to government agencies, private organizations and public office holders.
He was a former media adviser to a presidential aide, former Senior Legislative Aide at the House of the Representatives and also the former Editor-in-Chief of Servant Leader News, a publication of the presidency in the government of late President Umaru Ya’Adua.
Dibiana, a developmental journalist and a syndicated writer in national media, was also head of the newsroom at The Source magazine, Lagos state.
Liberal minded, Dibiana is an uncompromising advocate of good governance, equity, justice and peaceful coexistence of all mankind, irrespective of religious, ethnic or socio/economic background. This ideal is often generously expressed in his writings and public and private conducts.
He is married and blessed with children.
Dr. AMINU IDRIS
(Executive Director Investigations)
Aminu Idris was born on November 22, 1956 and hails from Chikun Local Govt, Kaduna State.
He was educated at Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi; University of Jos, Kaduna Polytechnic. He has a Master’s, 1st degree and Diploma Certificate respectively.
He also attended Tudun Wada Dankadai Teacher’s College & Riruwai Central Primary School. He is currently studying at the National Open University of Nigeria(NOUN) for a PhD.
He holds an honorary doctorate degree from Atlas University, Pennsylvania, USA.
He worked in the Presidency, 1999 – 2006 & from 2007- 2011; Governor’s office Kaduna 2006-2007 and from 20011-2015.
Holds the traditional title of Turakin Nasarawa, 2003 to date.
He is a Fellow, chartered institute of commerce Nigeria. At present a farmer, consultant, public commentator; Chairman, Turaki Foundation, a philantrophist organization.
He is also Chairman, Management Committee, Nasarawa Central Masjid;
Chairman, Cibiyar Na-tanko, an Hausa/Fulani cultural association. He is married and has children.
CHIZOR LAMBERT OBIDIGWE
(Executive Director Administration)
Chizor Lambert Obidigwe is a native of Omor in Ayamelum Local Government Area of Anambra State. He obtained a Bachelor of Art Degree in Philosophy from University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.
He served as Personal Assistant to the Executive Chairman Ayamelum Local Government Council. He later became the Chairmanship candidate to the same council. In 2011, he was elected into Federal House of Representatives.
CHIZOR is a strong public policy advocate who believes in policy enlightenment, awareness, advocacy; social justice, peace building, good governance and socio-cultural re- orientation.
He is a member of the Knights of Saint Christopher (KSC). He is happily married and blessed with children.
(Executive Director, Publications)
Justus Nwakanma is a journalist, author and evangelist. He studied at the University of Lagos and Pan Atlantic University ( Lagos Business School) and holds a B.Sc, M.Sc(Mass Communication) and Certificate in Media Enterprise.
He is the Managing Director of Dream Age Media, a publishing and media consultancy firm and publishers of Daily Review Online. He is also the Founder of Life Foundation Evangelical Centre (LIFE Centre), a mission for promoting the true values of Christainity and raising God-fearing leaders.
He has over 28 years of journalism practice, beginning from The Guardian Newspapers, Hallmark Newspapers and The Source Magazine, among others.
He was Editor, Saturday Champion 2005; Deputy Editor Daily Champion (2005-2008); Editor Daily Champion(2008-2013) and resigned as Ag.General Manager Publications (GMP) 2013.
He was awarded a certificate of commendation by the CNN African Journalists Award in 2005 and was runner-up in the Arts & Culture Category in the 2007 CNN African Journalists Award.
In 2008, Justus Nwakanma was among 24 persons who bagged the distinguished alumni award of the Department of Mass Communication, University of Lagos (UNILAG). He was a runner-up in the 2008 Diamond Media Excellence Awards (DAME) as Editor of the year. He is blessed with five children.