RAbout Us

Realnewsa general interest magazine, is a privately owned online publication that thrives on investigative journalism. We have expertise in reporting on business and economy; the oil and gas sector with its attendant environmental challenges. We aim to unearth exclusive stories about real people and their challenges in their day-to-day activities. We do this bearing in mind that government can only act to positively influence people’s lives if they are aware of their actual situation. Hence, our objective is to use our investigative skills to ferret out information in the sectors we focus on and produce an unbiased report which will actually influence the government and decision-makers to take actions that will make society better.

We are seasoned journalists who believe strongly in the tenets and ethics of the profession. We sincerely believe that journalism as the fourth estate of the Realm can contribute its quota towards building a fair and just society where fundamental human rights are respected and citizens have the freedom to pursue their interests anywhere in the world without hindrance. Our editors have a combined experience of several decades in active journalism practice and are highly dedicated to serving humanity. Hence our motto: For God and Humanity.

Our dedication to duty has earned some of us major international fellowships such as the prestigious Harry Brittain Memorial Fellowship of the Commonwealth Press Union, the UK, and International Center for Foreign Journalists (ICFJ) Reston, Virginia, US. We have also won national awards in different aspects of the profession. They include the Nigerian Media Merits Award (NMMA) and Diamond Award for Media Excellence (DAME) as the Investigative Reporter of the Year, Print Journalist of the Year, Oil and Gas Reporter of the Year, Business Reporter of the Year, Political Reporter of the Year and Capital Market Reporter of the Year, and Young Journalist of the Year by Nigeria Media Center and so on. All the awards were garnered between 2000 and 2011.

In 2012 alone, one of our reporters and editor were nominated for the Nigeria Media Merits Award in different categories such as the Oil and Gas Reporter of the Year Award, Defence Reporter of the Year, Power Reporter of the Year, and the prestigious Columnist of the Year. We won the Oil and Gas and Defence Reporter of the Year awards.


Our Vision & Mission

Vision

Our vision is to build a reputable and world-class media institution whose watchword is professionalism and integrity.

Mission Statement

  • Our mission as an online news magazine is to ensure that Realnews, a general interest magazine becomes the cornerstone of investigative journalism in Nigeria and Africa.
  • We will publish a credible and influential magazine that will galvanise the public, especially the government and decision-makers into taking actions that will change the political, socio-economic landscape, and society in general for the better. We will focus on business and economy, oil and gas, environment, politics, vulnerable groups,  youth, women, and children, and give voice to the silent majority and minority groups.
  • We will use Realnews magazine to fight any form of injustice and ensure that no section of the Nigerian society is neglected, discriminated against, or left behind in our quest to build a better and just world where basic human rights are well respected and cherished.

 Our Motto

For God and Humanity


Realnews Annual Programmes

  • Realnews Anniversary Lecture Series
    The High-Level Realnews Anniversary Lecture Series was established in 2014 to celebrate the best minds in our society and tap into their repository of knowledge to enrich the discourse on national development. Speakers are given the scope to draw deep from their experience and expertise on how to move the Nigeria project forward.

    Our past Anniversary Lectures have been delivered in person by prominent persons from Nigeria and Africa, including Engr. Simbi Wabote, Executive Secretary,  Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (2021); Boss Mustapha,  Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (2020); His Excellency, Mr. John Dramani Mahama, former  President of Ghana (2019); Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the  Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, (2018), Dr. Oby K. Ezekwesili, Senior Economic Adviser, Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI),  former Vice President, Africa, World Bank and former Nigerian Minister of Education  (2017); Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, United Nations Secretary General’s Special  Representative for West Africa and the Sahel (2016), and Professor Chukwuma  Charles Soludo, former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (2015) and  Professor Maurice Iwu, former Chairman, Independent National Electoral  Commission (2014).
  • Journalism Mentorship/Training/Workshop
  • Book Publishing/Biographies
  • Image Survey/Study for Corporate Organisations/Individuals
  • Media Consultancy/Advisory Services

Realnews Hall of Fame

The investiture into the prestigious Realnews Hall of Fame holds annually same day immediately after the Lecture series. The Realnews Hall of Fame was established in 2015 to exclusively honour our Guest Speakers, Chairmen, Discussants, Book  Reviewers, and Realnews Ambassadors for their contribution to knowledge and national development and service to the organization at its annual anniversary lecture.

Roll Call of Distinguished Members of the Prestigious Realnews Hall of Fame

Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and  Monitoring Board (NCMDB)

Engr. Simbi Wabote

Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Proton Energy Ltd

Chief Oti Ikomi

Consul General, Ghana Consulate General,  Lagos

Her Excellency, Ms. Samata Gifty Bukari

General Manager, External Relations Division, Nigerian  LNG Limited

Mrs. Eyono Fatayi-Williams

Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman,  Presidential Task Force on COVID-19

Boss Mustapha

Chief Medical Director, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba, Lagos

Prof. Chris Bode

College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi-Araba

Dr. Alero Roberts

Obgyn/Family Practice, Statcare Urgent Care, New York, United  States of America

Dr. Mike Okechukwu Ihemaguba

Former President of Ghana

His Excellency, Mr. John Dramani Mahama

Vice President, Islamic Development Bank and Former Finance  Minister of Nigeria

Dr. Mansur Muhtar

Director-General of Bureau of Public Enterprises

Mr. Alex Ayoola Okoh

Chief Executive Officer, American Business Council

Mrs. Margaret Olele

Former Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission  (INEC)

Professor Maurice Iwu

President, Media World

Dr. Ngozi Anyaegbunam

Former Managing Director, Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM)

Mr. Roberts Orya

Managing Director, Falcon Corporation Limited

Professor Joseph Ezigbo

Former Director-General, Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE)

Mr. Benjamin Dikki

Former governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Professor Ch ukwuma Charles Soludo

Founder/CEO Alpines Invests

Mallam Mohammed Hayatu-Deen

Former Director-General, Debt Management Office

Dr. Abraham Nwankwo

Former managing director, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria

Mr. Gimba Ya’u Kumo

Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, United Nations Office for West African and Sahel (UNOWAS)

Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas

Governor of Anambra State

His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano

Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC)

Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi

Inspector general of Police, (IGP) Nigeria

Mr. Ibrahim K. Idris

Liberian politician and Former President, Coca Cola’s Africa  Group

Alexander B. Cummings

Former Minister of Education and Former Vice President of World Bank’s Africa Region

Dr. (Mrs.) Oby Ezekwesili

Director-General and Chief Executive Officer of the West  African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM)

Professor Akpan Hogan Ekpo

Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum  Corporation, NNPC

Late Dr. Maikanti Baru

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Assets Management  Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON)

Ahmed Lawan Kuru

Executive Director, Small and Medium Enterprises of the Bank of  Industry, (BoI)

Waheed Olagunju

Former Chairman of Petroleum Trust Fund

Dr. Haroun Adamu

Chairman National Electoral Commission (INEC)

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

Director, Africa and West Asia Regional Programme and  Liaison office to the African Union, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Professor Adebayo Olukoshi

Dean, School of Economics, The College of Southern Nevada, Nevada System of Higher Education, Charleston Campus, Las Vegas, USA.

Dr. Charles Okeke

Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring  Board, Bayelsa, Nigeria

Engr. Simbi Wabote

Veteran Journalist and International Media and Communications  Consultant

Mr. Paul Ejime

Managing Director, Zevis Group

Sir Eze Emecheta

Managing Director, NEKEGO Ltd

Mrs. Comfort Coleman


Our Publications

  • Paragon of Journalism Volume 1 and 2
  • Federal Road Safety Corps In the Eye of the Media Volume 1,2 and 3
  • Pathways to Political and Economic Development of Africa

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