Senator, 6th Nigeria National Assembly (2007-2011)
Senator, Nigeria National Assembly, 2007 to date
To contribute to the generation of good legislation that would directly impact on the quality of life of the Nigerian: empowerment of and employment generation, social security, security of life and property, environmental regeneration, women's empowerment and full inclusion and finally reinforcement of basic freedoms and human rights of the individual including the freedom of expression.
A few bills to bring about visible change in the life of the ordinary Nigerian for the better; to lend my voice and ideas to the effort at transforming our country; to achieve a proper and clear articulation of the issues of concern to my constituency and to build up our goodwill and respect for my people at the centre.
MSc Mass Communication Florida State University, USA, 1978 BSc Journalism, University of Missouri, USA, 1973 - 1977
Commissioner for Information, Youth, Sports, Culture and Social Welfare, Imo State (1987-89); Managing Director, Zest News Limited; Publisher 'The Sunday Magazine-TSM-TV and Hot 98.3 FM; CEO Spectrum Broadcasting Nig. Limited; Television Correspondent
Awards & Honours
World Press Freedom Award- Paris 1998; Courage in Media Award -by International Women Media Foundation Washington 1997; International Media Award by Washington Press Club -1998; Press Freedom Award by Committee to Protect Journalists, New York-1997; Member of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (MFR) by the Federal Government of Nigeria 2004; African Media Award-2003; and many more...