About Us

Naija247news.com is an investigative news platform that tracks news on Nigerian Economy, Business, Politics, Financial and Africa and Global Economy. 

Naija247news was founded in October, 2010.

Naija247news is strongly committed to democracy and how its can affect and benefit the livelihood of every Nigerians on the street. We believe in good governance, social change and education.

We are addicted to the freedom of speech, the fundamental human rights and the journalism ethical responsibility of balance reporting in Nigeria and Africa at large.

Basically, we are out to promote developmental Journalism and create an enabling environment for people to be able to interact, share opinions and proffer solutions to the many political, social and economic problems facing Nigeria and Africa at large.

We will publish across all formats beginning with this online platform where we hope to appeal to the bulk of our young and middle class elites with a vision of the future and a belief in social change.

OUR PEOPLE

Godwin Okafor

[Publisher/CEO/Editor]

Godwin is an Internet Entrepreneur, a Journalist,  Graphic Artist and Web Developer, He has  over 11 years in journalism starting with Businessday Newspapers.

Godwin is an Alumni of  Lagos Business School,  with specialty in Creative Designs and Digital Communications [CDDC].

  • Certified Internet Webmaster ( CIW Specialist) 2008
  • Lagos State University, Ojo

Industrial Relations and Personnel management 2010

  • The International Center for Journalists

Covering Development in Africa 2013

  • University of Maryland College Park

Innovation for Entrepreneurs: From Idea to Marketplace 2015

In 2012, Naija247news was awarded a grant by World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers to develop a mobile news website and apps that will promote and encourage citizen journalism in Nigeria. http://www.wan-ifra.org/category/tags-for-articles/mobile-news-for-africa  and http://www.wan-ifra.org/articles/2012/12/04/naija247news-nigeria. And also Naija247news was nominated to participate in the African News Innovation Challenge in Zanzibar, Tansania.

In 2013, Godwin stories on Niger Delta Oil Spill Crisis was nominated for CNN Multichoice African Journalist Awards.

Godwin Nnanna,

[Editorial Advisory Chief]

Godwin’s professional experience covers print, broadcast and online media for a variety of international and local media outlets. Over the years, he has established himself as a contributing writer for a number of print publications including and The Africa Report, Vanguardia Dossier and African Decisions, published in Paris, Barcelona and Cape Town respectively. His broadcast experience includes BBC World Service and Nigeria Television Authority (NTA). He also contributes to three London web publications: Open Democracy, China Dialogue and Black Britain.

Godwin Nnanna has won several international journalism awards including gold and silver medals in UN Foundation Prize for humanitarian and development reporting, and the Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize for written media.

Specialties:Climate change, Energy, Information technology, Diplomacy, China in Africa, politics, public relations, investor relations,

Emmanuel  Okafor

[Editor In Chief/ CEO, Emmerich Resources Ltd]

Emmanuel is a business man  with over 15 years’ private and public sector experience. He is the CEO of Emmerich Resources Ltd, the parent company of Naija247news and also the project officer of PropertyMarket234.com.

Prior to his return to Nigeria, he was the Business Analyst of Kings College Hosiptal, London, United Kingdom in 2010.

Project Support for Chelsea Football Club in London for 4 years and Project Support for Refugee Health Team, LSL, NHS, Lambeth, London United Kingdom.

Joseph Afam

[Business Editor]  07039490464

Afam is a Senior Writer, Research Analyst with Naija247news. He has over 5 years experience in journalism
He holds  a Bachelors degree in Economics and Statistics from Abia State University and a Diploma in Financial Reporting from Pan Atlantic University, Lagos Nigeria
Specialties: Finance, Micro and Macro Economic analysis

Gunnar Springfeldt

[Board Member]

Gunnar has over 40 years in Journalism with a broad background within media development and change management in Sweden and abroad, Gunnar is in a strong position to advice media companies and other players on future needs, change management and strategy.

Founder, Springfeldt Media AB is a newly established company in which this will take place. (6 years) 

Chairman, member of Rådet för digitala medier (Digital Media Council), TU, The Swedish newspaper publishers association.He was a Development Director, Göteborgs-Posten, (9 years)Gothenburg, SwedenProject Leader, Göteborgs-Posten (9 years) Gothenburg, Sweden; Chairman of the board, Familjeliv media AB, (2 years)Stockholm, Sweden.Board member CESC, Centre for Sustainable Communication at, KTH, Royal Institute of Technology (3 years)Stockholm, Sweden.

Swedish representative Global Advisory Council, interim chairman European Committee, WAN-IFRA, (10 years), Darmstadt/Paris

 

Ejiro Obodo

[Board Member]

Ejiro is a Senior Writer, Research Analyst with BusinessDay. He has over 10 years experience in journalism and he has won several journalistic awards including the Citi Bank Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism, April 2013.
He holds a masters degree in finance from the University of Lagos as well a a Bachelors degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Benin.
Specialties: Finance, Micro and Macro Economic analysis

 

 

MEET THE TEAM

  • Godwin C. Okafor [ Publisher/CEO/Editor]  godwineks@gmail.com
  • Emmanuel Chika Okafor [Editor In Chief/ CEO, Emmerich Resources Ltd] chycko24@gmail.com
  • Godwin Nnanna, [U.S. Bureau Chief]
  • Ejiro Obodo [Board Member]
  • Halimatu Muhammadu [Northern Correspondent]
  • Joseph Afam O.   [Business & Economic Reporter] 07039490464
  • Richardson Mandela, African Business Edito
  • Gabriel Mathews, Sport Correspondent
  • Babatunde Akinsola [Staff Writer],
  • Charles Akpeji, Taraba State Correspondent
  • Reporters: Saidat Modupe Buraimoh, Kemy Momodu, Yetunde Kolawale
  • Adeniyi Ogunfowoke, Travel/Technology Writer