Aviation Editor of New Telegraph Newspapers, and CEO of Woleshadare.net, Wole Shadare, has been named Aviation Writer of the Year at the 11th edition of Nigeria Media Nite-Out Awards (NMNA) 2017.
Shadare also won the 10th edition of the award in the same category beating four others to the award.
At the award ceremony held on Sunday at Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Shadare was announced Aviation Writer of the Year, ahead of Comfort Oseghale (Punch), Olusegun Koiki (National Mirror), Loius Ibah (Sun) and Kelvin Osa Okunbor of The Nation.
Speaking at the event, founder of NMNA, Sola Olagbemiro, described the NMNA as a child of necessity to recognise excellence, distinction and achievements by media practitioners in virtually all the major categories and sub-sectors.
PHOTO CAPTION: Commander, Lagos Rapid Response (RRS), Assistant Commissioner of Police, Olatunji Disu (Left),
presenting, Aviation Writer of the Year Award to Mr. Wole Shadare at the 11th edition of Nigeria Media Nite-Out 2017awards
He further stated that if members of the Fourth Estate of the Realm could go out of their way to fish out and recognise individuals in other sectors of the economy, “why then can’t we, the veritable source of gauging achievement and excellence in the society, do same to ourselves?”
A member of the jury revealed that the criteria for selecting the rewarded journalists were originality, accuracy, fairness in reporting, objectivity, depth of writing, conformity with ethics of the profession, currency of the report and social responsibility.
Receiving his award, Shadare dedicated it to his family, New Telegraph for providing him the platform to win the award.
The event was attended by corporate industry players, state governors, who were represented by their aides, journalists, the award-winners and their colleagues.