Introducing "The NZDream" bog's newest guest writer; Adeze Ojukwu

Updated: Jul 28, 2021

Adeze will be writing fortnightly posts for the blog, here is a bit about Adeze.

A profile of Mrs. Adeze Ojukwu

Fellow, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship, New Jersey, USA 2003/2004

MSc, Mass Communication University of Lagos, 1995

BA English, (Second Class Upper), University of Nigeria Nsukka(UNN), 1988

Ojukwu is an award-winning journalist and a Fellow of Hubert H Humphrey Scholarship, a program under the United States(US) Fulbright Scholarship.

She is the head of USGEAA Media Committee and has provided tremendous publicity to the association and members in national newspapers, her personal magazines, and social media platforms.

Ojukwu is the current Editor of Sunday Times of Nigeria and a serial columnist in several Nigerian newspapers including Daily Sun, Daily Times, Daily Champion, and Daily Independent.

She is also the publisher of a development based e-magazine

She also publishes Development Trends Magazine.

She was a lecturer, between 2007 to 2009, in the Department of Mass Communication, Fourah College, at the University of Sierra Leone, under the Federal Government-sponsored program called Technical Aids Corps (TAC).

She has over two decades of media experience and commitment towards sustainable development issues in Nigeria, Africa, and developing countries.

Over the last 20 years, she rose to become accomplished and veteran health and development-centered journalist and advocate.

Her niche is in deploying practical advocacy skills and modern multi-media platforms to disseminate news, reports, and opinions to positively influence public policies and projects on health, food security, women and child rights, environment, agriculture among others.

For establishing a strong profile on these burning issues, she has to her credit a string of outstanding international recognitions and media awards and prizes.

A few months ago, she received an award of excellence in Social Transformation Service from the United States(US) Consulate, Lagos, in partnership with the US Government Exchanges Alumni Association (USGEAA).

She won the maiden Nestle Nutrition Media Award, successively in 2000, 2001, and 2002.

She also won the Humphrey Scholarship in 2003 and studied at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

She has written several stories on the COVID-19 pandemic and other health challenges, due to their devastating effects on humanity and economies.

These activities are part of her personal efforts to educate and inform the public on health policies to mitigate the spread of coronavirus and other communicable and non-communicable diseases, particularly among Persons Living With Disabilities(PLWDs), pregnant women, children, youths, and vulnerable people.

She also focuses on challenges facing persons living with underlying conditions, such as Chronic Kidney Disease(CKD), hypertension, diabetes, cancer, TB, and age-related ailments.

Ojukwu is also a volunteer with the United Nations (UN) Volunteers organization.

In her words, ‘development is a continuum that affects every facet of human life. It requires national and international solidarity to achieve the desired progress.’

The SDGs and targets represent the highest ideals for man's advancement and peace in this dispensation.

She is therefore passionate about committing enormous energy and resources towards the achievement of these international benchmarks in Nigeria and other jurisdictions.

She welcomes strategic partnerships and sponsorships, in order to expand the scope of this media-driven advocacy and humanitarian cause.


Editor and Publisher

Development Trends Magazine

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