Mrs Ibim Semenitari is an award winning investigative journalist, editor and publisher who has worked for over 20 years with some of Nigeria and America’s leading titles.
She has also worked as Journalism Trainer/Editor with the BBC World Service Trust.
She was the first Nigerian female journalist to win the CNN African Journalist of the Year Awards and for her reports in the Nigerian print media, she came second in print journalism in the CNN African Journalist Award in 1997.
The vastly-experienced journalist is a two-time winner of the Nigerian Media Merit Award and a three-time winner of the Diamond Award for Media Excellence amongst several others.
Besides being an award winner herself, Mrs Semenitari is a mentor to several award winning journalists.
The former commissioner has contributed as a resource person to journalism training workshops organized by UNICEF, the World Bank, Freedom House, the BBC and International Labour Organisation (ILO).
Mrs. Seminatari is a devoted wife, mother of four beautiful children, and his well revered by her community.
She is said to be a devoted Christian who teaches during Sunday School at her local Nigerian church.