CrossRiverWatch Publisher, Agba Jalingo Bags “Media Man Of The Year” Award

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CrossRiverWatch Entertainment Editor, Akpet Obaji receiving the 'Media Man Of The Year' Award on behalf of Agba Jalingo, Publisher,  CrossRiverWatch
CrossRiverWatch Entertainment Editor, Akpet Obaji receiving the ‘Media Man Of The Year’ Award on behalf of Agba Jalingo, Publisher, CrossRiverWatch

For his efforts in promoting culture and tourism in the state, Cross River’s illustrious son and Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Cross River’s most widely read online magazine, CrossRiverWatch, Mr. Agba Jalingo has been honored with the Media Man of the Year award.

The award was presented to Mr. Jalingo by one of Cross River’s renowned cultural pageantry organisers, Mountain Cinema Nigeria incorporated, last Friday at the Obudu Face of Culture pageant held at the Senator Liyel Imoke Civic Centre, Obudu.

The award organizers described Mr. Agba as being at the forefront of promoting peace, moral ideas, culture and tourism in Cross River.

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According to the award inscription “Mountain Cinema Nigeria presents Media Man of the Year 2014 to Mr. Agba Jalingo in recognition of your efforts in the use of media in promoting peace, moral ideals, culture and tourism in Cross River State.”

Receiving the award, Mr. Agba Jalingo represented by CrossRiverWatch entertainment editor, Mr. Obaji Akpet, while appreciating Cross Riverians for the confidence they reposed on the e-zine reiterated the medium’s poise to continue to meet the information needs of Cross Riverians both in the state and in Diaspora and to continue to encourage and publish their opinions with the view of bridging the gap between government and those they serve.

Obaji Akpet of CrossRiverWatch (left) presenting the anniversary copy of CrossRiverWatch to the Executive Chairman, Obudu LGA, Hon. Emma Ugbe, (center) and Hon. Steven Ukpukpen, Member representing Obudu in the CRSHA
Obaji Akpet of CrossRiverWatch (left) presenting the anniversary copy of CrossRiverWatch to the Executive Chairman, Obudu LGA, Hon. Emma Ugbe, (center) and Hon. Steven Ukpukpen, Member representing Obudu in the CRSHA

In his words “We first and foremost appreciate the organisers of this event for this awards, we appreciate Cross Riverians for the confidence reposed on CrossRiverWatch by staying glued to it all the time, depending on the medium for every niche of information about the state. This trust shall not in anyway be let down as we shall continue to report culture and tourism to a global readership of more than five million; and we shall continue to report Cross River and its totality and shall continue to strengthen platforms where opinions of Cross Riverians are always vented and government engaged with the hope of a better Cross River.”

While assuring the annual Obudu Face of Culture event of his support, the chairman of the Obudu Local Government Council, Mr. Emma Ugbe assured Mountain Cinema Nigeria, the organisers of the event, that he shall partner with them to begin the 2015 edition planning on time in order to give it a befitting cultural event.

According to him “we shall begin work with the organisers of Obudu Face of Culture to see that the subsequent edition of the event holds as it’s supposed to be and planning must begin immediately.”

This year’s Face of Culture pageantry was coveted by Miss Evelyn Ugbaka, 22, a student of Modern Language, University of Calabar carting away a 42 inch Plasma TV; following the line-up of victory was Miss Retina Ashibekong, 22, a student of Mass Communication, Cross River University of Technology, CRUTECH, taking home a 240Volt Generating set; while Miss Pepertua Ugbizi, 19, clinched second runner up and went home with a set of home theatre.

Akpet Obaji, presenting copies of CrossRiverWatch to Inno Frank Akpeke, MD/CEO, Mountain Cinema Nigeria
Akpet Obaji, presenting copies of CrossRiverWatch to Inno Frank Akpeke, MD/CEO, Mountain Cinema Nigeria

Miss Julie-Ann Agorye, 19, student of Mass Communication, CRUTECH was awarded the ambassador of celebmission.com.

The event was attended by the Chairman, Cross River State House of Assembly Committee on Tourism, Hon. Steven Ukpukpen; Chairman of Obudu Local Government Council, Mr. Emma Ugbe; SA to Governor Imoke on Investment Promotion, Mr. Gerald Ada; Nollywood actor and Actors Guild of Nigeria, Cross River Chapter Secretary, William William; CEO of Kany’s Multi-Media, Kano Ukpo; CEO of Trailblazer World, Prince Ustry; CEO of Golf View Hotel, Obudu Ranch Resort, Prince Ugbanyam Raphael among others.

The event recorded performances from Cross River music crooner, Real P Ajaba; high life singer, GZi Young among others.

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